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Rotary joins Melrose Sevens to make a winning team

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland this year sponsored the Melrose Sevens rugby tournament, which took place in the Scottish borders town earlier this yearmore

RotaKids at the Kelpies

The family of Rotary was out in full force when Rotary, Inner Wheel and Rotaract came together to cheer on D1020's Rotakids on their 2 mile walk to the Kelpies.more

District Quiz

The finals of the District Quiz will be held on Sunday the 5th June at 14.00 hrs. 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

Emma takes Rotary Young Chef Title

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

In the next 30 days...

Annual Charity Golf day in aid of CHAS at Glencorse Golf Club more
The next in the Breakfast Club's series of special Breakfast Lectures. Following on from the Holyrood Elections, Devin Scobie will provide a post-election de-brief and analysis. more
Rotary Club of Cumbernauld Car Boot Sale more
The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District will be hosting their Spring Fayre & Alternative Games event more

Young Citizen Awards 2016

In December 2010 Samantha Kinghorn was crushed by snow and ice which fell from the roof 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.

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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RotaKids at the Kelpies

The family of Rotary was out in full force when Rotary, Inner Wheel and Rotaract came together to cheer on D1020's Rotakids on their 2 mile walk to the Kelpies.

Everyone enjoyed it, and after drying out, all the kids were presented with a medal by the RIBI President Peter Davey.

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Royal Highland Show Wristbands

Last year the Rotary Club of Corstorphine organised for the fifth successive year a wristband project at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston.

A record 188,000 people visited the show, and over 6,500 wristbands were issued to parents or guardians with young children, with over 100 Rotarians and friends from clubs across the district taking part over the four days.  The parents write their  mobile number on the wristband enabling a rapid reunion should the children and guardians be separated. The service was featured on the RHS Facebook page, and quickly brought in appreciative comments.

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Could you be a Rotarian?

Is Rotary for you? Have a look at this and see. If you think it is, why not contact a local club?

About Rotary District 1020

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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