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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

Young Citizen Awards 2017


Order Form for Purple Crocus Corms

Clubs in District 1020 continue to support End Polio Now and Purple4Polio.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

In the next 30 days...

The 1020 District Conference takes place in the Majestic Hotel Harrogate from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October
The Community and Vocational Committee of the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw are holding an Autumn Fayre from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, in the Bentley Hotel, High Road, Motherwell to raise funds for Furniture for Families (see our "What We Do" section) more
We are holding a Ballroom Dance Competition at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. No previous experience is necessary as dance tuition will be given. Money raised will be in aid of River Kids, First Steps, CHAS, Friends of Chernobyl's Children.
The City Area meeting will be held on Monday, 14th November 2016 at 7.30pm in Camerons, Chartered Architects, 16/3 Timberbush, Leith, EH6 6QH courtesy of the President of the RC of Edinburgh Breakfast.
The Rotary eClub of Southern Scotland Invites you to a Curry and Quiz Night more
Presidents Elect Training Seminar, Carluke Lifestyles Centre more
Our ever-popular annual Rotary Scotch Hop in the Queen Margaret Hall, Linlithgow, on Saturday 19th November 2016. Scottish Country Dancing at its best. All dances introduced by John Carswell. Raising funds for Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Programme more
This year's Christmas Market in the Piazza, Channel Street, will be bigger and better than ever. Many stalls are planned and Santa will be visiting Gala for the day. Watch this space for more details

Rotary reacts quicky to polio outbreak

Rotary started the campaign to eradicate Polio from the planet some thirty years ago. There are now only two regions left where polio is endemic, in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Nigeria, however, which has been polio-free for two years, there have been two cases in the past few weeks, with a third just confirmed. Rotary has released a rapid response grant to support emergency efforts to stop this outbreak in its tracks. Please watch the video below.

Sammi Kinghorn

Rotary Young Citizen winner and Honorary Member of The Rotary Eclub of Southern Scotland  Sammi Kinghorn smashed the European T53 800 metres record to reach her third final of the Rio Paralympics.

Sammi finished sixth in the final. She was twice blocked in between 300 metres and 500 metres and had come wide in the closing stages.

Sammi also reached the 100 metres final on the opening day of competition, where she finished fifth, and the 400 metres, where she finished sixth but was later disqualified for a lane infringement.


The picture shows Sammi and Peter, her Rotary Polio Bear, up Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio.

Cycle for Shelterbox

A late rash decision to take part in this event resulted in a group of Rotarians from Dalkeith, Esk Valley, Grangemouth & Portobello riding the 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the idea of gathering up some funds to help support Shelterbox.

With Gift Aid they have raised nearly £1,800 - well done guys! You can still donate to this great cause - click below for more information

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International Fellowship of Rotary Educators

Every Rotarian should be interested in education, as a parent, grand-parent, teacher, tax payer, on-going learner, Rotary Club member supporting school and young people's activities, etc - we all know that education is the key for a better quality of life around the world!  Education underpins many Rotary programmes.

It is amazing that although Rotary International has countless world-wide Fellowships, it has never, until now, had one specifically focused on Education.  You are now invited to become a member of this recently formed Fellowship and remember, you do not have to be a professional educator to join.  There are already members who have joined from D1020. 

Learn more and join up at www.rotarianeducators.org - membership dues are $20 for 1 year, $50 for 3 years and $100 for life membership.  You can also write to IFRE to Charles Grant, 13018 Hidden Castle Drive, Houston, TX 77015, USA with a US$ payment.

Alistair Marquis
Charter Member, IFRE

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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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.

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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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