‘An Evening of Festive Song with Marcus Swietlicki’ in St Mungo’s Church. Marcus, a former Penicuik High School pupil, was Scottish Winner of Rotary 2016 Young Vocalist competition and is now studying at the Conservatoire in Glasgow.
District Foundation Centenary project with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, held in the Scottish Parliament more
Peace Conference: Unlocking Leadership Potential
The District Foundation Centenary project in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scotland is now reaching its final stage.
You are warmly invited to the Unlocking Leadership Potential conference at the Scottish Parliament on Monday, 18th December 2017, at which the young people supported have the opportunity to showcase their projects.
District 1020 Peace Officer Jean Best was one of only six Rotarians and Rotary Peace Fellows around the world to be honoured at this year's Rotary Day at the United Nations in Geneva.
Not only that, but one of the two Peace Fellows honoured, Kiran Sirah, was a member of our GSE team which went to Colombia in 2009. Subsequently he was suggested as a Peace Scholar and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tranent.
For one District to be associated with two Champions of Peace in a single year is probably unique and our congratulations go to Jean and Kiran on this well-deserved recognition.
You can see both of them at the opening session on UN Web TV below (from 51 minutes), introduced by John Hewko, RI General Secretary.
Congratulations to Rotary eClub of Southern Scotland's Honorary Member Samantha Kinghorn on being voted Female Athlete of the Para Athletic World Championships in London.
Sammi took gold in the T53 100m to add to her 200m gold from earlier in the event, and she also claimed bronze in the 400m.
D1020 GSE team make headlines in Ohio
The D1020 GSE team visiting Ohio, were featured in local paper The Chronicle during ther stop in Elyria, Ohio. Led by PDG Andy Ireland and hosted by local Rotarians the team of young professionals are visiting their counterparts in the States to learn how their own professions, and people's lives, differ from those at home.
Elyria Rotarian George Costaras said the visit encourages peace and cultural exchange.
“To me this is internationalism. A big concept in Rotary is making friendship and peace one person at a time. Its big part of what Rotary is about,” he said. “This is our opportunity for our club, a small club, that doesn’t always know what to get involved in. As you can see from today, it just re-energizes us.”
The District Foundation Centenary project, in conjunction with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scotland, was launched in February with a residential weekend at Carronvale House for disadvantaged youngsters as part of their DoE.
You can read more about it by going to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award section of the "What we do" menu above and clicking the link on the right, or click here to go straight to the page.
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