Rotary Club of Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay
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The Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and
Over the summer the Club has attended a number of events to promote it’s role in the community.
Our Treasure Hunt stall at the Dalgety Bay Gala did well in disappointing weather raising £115. The weather was a little more favourable at the Inverkeithing Highland Games on 2 August where £237 was raised. Both sums will be added to our Charity Account for distribution later to worthy local and national charities.
But the Club’s largest involvement was at the Aberdour Festival. The Club working closely with the Festival Committee raised the magnificent sum of £1600 partly from Festival supporters donating change at the bar in the Festival marquee and partly from the proceeds of the Raffle. Topped up by donations and Rotary’s other fundraising efforts the sum of nearly £2000 is being used to buy 4 Shelter Boxes to help the Burmese.
ShelterBox, a grassroots disaster relief organisation supported by Rotary Clubs around the world, was one of the first charities to reach the cyclone victims in
The next community event is the annual Sponsored Walk from Ballast Bank, Inverkeithing along the coastal path to the Silver Sands at Aberdour on Saturday 6th September. It is 6 miles nearly all off road and flat and is suitable for all ages. The walk attracts around 100 walkers and is well supported by the Boy Scouts and Boys Brigade in Inverkeithing. These groups have contributed massively to the success of the walks which have raised around £14000. Rotary supports their projects with grant aid. Come on
At the weekly meeting in the Bay Inn (12.40 on Wednesday) Club members and guests are entertained by a range of interesting speakers. These have include Kath Mclean who spoke about the work of the Leonard Cheshire organisation and George Owenson who spoke about The Connection an emerging project by local churches to connect with the youth of the areas. The club met in the evening of 30 July and members were joined by 5 guests who listened to Cath Chorley describe what Rotary means to her. Another evening meeting is planned for 29 October where we hope to be joined by guests for a taster of life in Rotary. Anyone male of female interested in this or any meeting please contact the secretary