Awards for Rotakids Clubs

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The Rotakids Club of Dornoch Primary School has impressed the whole of Rotary with their community work and fund raising all year and as a result the club has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the head of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Denis Spiller.  Area Youth Officer for Rotary in the Highlands and Island Alistair Risk handed the Certificate over to Amy Fraser the club President while the members look on.  It is also interesting to note that this club and its members are a major feature in this year’s Rotary magazine as they demonstrate Service within their community and are an inspiration to others – just like the clubs in Brora, Golspie, Lairg, Helmsdale and Rogart

Also presented with a Presidential Citation were two of the most remote Rotakids clubs in the UK, Rogart Primary School and Lairg Primary School.  The Presidents Citation is an award which recognises the great work and community contribution each club has given in the last year be it craft sales, entertaining the elderly in their villages, car wash days, or just good deeds.  It also recognises their International efforts in filling Shoe Boxes and swimming for Polio.  These very young Rotarians are an example to their elders as they try so hard to make the world a better place.


Following the awards to Rogart, Dornoch and Lairg the wee school at Helmsdale had a surprise when they too received a Presidential Citation from the head of Rotary in the UK.  The school Rotakids have a membership of almost 20 but on the day the certificate was presented the pupils were out and about leaving a very select group headed by Vice President Natalie Hudson and Secretary Danielle Cowie along with teacher Linda Mackay to receive with the certificate.  The Club received the honour for all their work for the community including the Polio Swim, Christmas Carols in the Hub, Bag Packing for charities, filling shoe boxes and helping the elderly.

Congratulations to all Clubs on gaining the awards and for all the hard work they do in their respective communities.