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Emma takes Rotary Young Chef 2016 Title

Emma Grant, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld, takes the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Young Chef title.more

Primary Schools Quiz 2016

The Winners

11 Teams competed in the Final of the District 1020 Primary Schools Quiz, held in Carluke on Saturday 11th June.more

Duke of Edinburgh Award Rotary Foundation Project

D1020 teams up with the Duke Of Edinburgh Award in a project to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundationmore

Young Artist

The Rotary Young Artist Competition is a recently proposed competition organised by Rotary District 1020more

In the next 30 days...

Our 7th annual abseil from the iconic Forth Bridge more
District Handover Dinner, Friday 1st July 2016 more
Venue - The Shopping Mall, Gyle Shopping Centre. This is a series of events for children from 12 noon to 3pm on each Friday from 8 July to 12 August inclusive.
Coach from Motherwell to Glasgow and return - Sail to Rothesay - Time Ashore including Meal in Victoria Hotel - Bookings to be made by Thurs. 26th May more
Three student groups from North America, with some 90 musicians performing a varied, high energy and exciting programme. more
Rotary Club of Thornhill and District Annual Golf AM/AM Competition 2016 more
Supporting President John's Scottish Disability Sport fund raising, being held at Linlithgow Bowling Club. more

Flood Relief Fund aids local communities

Thanks to donations by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Scotland, funds were collected to help communities affected by the unprecedented flooding at the turn of the year. Find out how some of the funds have been used by Rotary Clubs to help their communites get back to normal.

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District quiz update

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Langholm in winning this years District 1020 Quiz trophy and to the runners up of the trophy competition The Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange. The winners of the plate competition was The Rotary Club of Longniddry with the same score as Langholm very well done to them.
 
Unfortunately the plate trophy has disappeared last heard of at Dundee and given to an unknown secretary. If any one knows where this trophy is can they please either give it to a District Officer or advise of its location!
 
The questions for the first round of the 2016 2017 will be in the post early July, good luck to all clubs.

More young winners from 1020

The Rotary Young Musician competition starts with individual clubs organising local competitions in schools, through area finals to the District final, then regional finals and finally to the UK and Ireland final. The standard is always high and we are delighted that competitors sponsored by clubs in D1020 took third place in both the vocal and instrumental categories at the national final.

Anna Michels, a pianist sponsored by the Rotary Club of Falkirk took third place in the Instrumental category. You can read more on the Falkirk website here.

And Marcus Swietlicki, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penicuik, took third in the Vocal category. More on the Penicuik website here.

A great achievement for them, and for our District. 

Details of the 2016-17 Young  Musician competition can be found here.

Young Citizen Awards 2016

In December 2010 Samantha Kinghorn was crushed in an accident at the family farm near Gordon in the Borders, breaking her back. She had emergency surgery and spent five months in hospital, but the injury to her spine left her paralysed from the waist down.

Physiotherapy led her to wheelchair racing, where she excelled, setting Scottish records and representing Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has since represented Team GB in the European Championships, winning Golds in the 100m, 400m an 800m, and she has qualified to take part in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Stop Press - In her qualifying competitions Sammi has just broken two records which were held by 11-time Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. See the BBC Sport feature here.

Her inspiring story prompted Duns Rotary Club to put her forward for one of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards presented annually by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and we are delighted that she was chosen as one of the winners. These awards were televised by the BBC and you can see Samantha and the other winners here.

The Rotary link doesn't stop there though. Samantha has been made an Honorary Member of the eClub of Southern Scotland, and we look forward to a long and inspiring relationship with her.

You can read more about the winners here.

Champions of Change

Congratulations to Grant Stephen, of the Rotary Club of Duns, and Robin Hamilton, of the Rotary Club of Dunbar, who were among the winners of this year's Champions of Change awards. Twelve awards were presented in a ceremony at the House of Lords, hosted by Baron Inglewood and presented by Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson.

Two well-deserved winners.

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District 1020 covers the south of Scotland from coast to coast and from the Forth to the Borders.

We have around 1700 members in 59 Clubs

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