Rotary Ride is a national initiative taking place on Father’s Day (21st June) in which Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland will be hosting a range of cycle rides for all ages and abilities. We are inviting members of the public, just like you, to join one of your local clubs at their event and get peddling to raise money for prostate cancer, a disease which affects so many families across the UK and Ireland.
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District Young Musician in national finalEveryone at the District Young Musician final in Edinburgh remembers Lucy Hughes' superb winning performance of The Girl in 14G. So it probably won't be too much of a surprise to learn that she went on to win the Scotland and NE England regional heat too, and is through to the RIBI Final, on Saturday May 16th in Darwen, Lancashire
We wish her good luck and success.
Young Chef 2015
A very successful District final of Young Chef was held at West Lothian College, Livingston on Saturday 31st January. 8 Young chefs qualified out of 4 area rounds of the competition. As always the standard was impressive, making judging difficult for the two experienced judges --- Andy McDougall, teaching chef at the college, and Ian Potts, Lockerbie Rotarian and also a teaching chef.
Rotary Champion of ChangePeace Conference organiser and Kirkcudbright Rotarian Jean Best will be among the 12 Rotarians from throughout Great Britain and Ireland selected for Rotary Champions of Change Awards.
The Awards will be presented at the House of Lords on 17th March by Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Wallace of Tankerness.
Jean was nominated by District Governor Alistair Marquis who said: “As District Peace Co-ordinator, Jean has been proactively developing a Scottish Peace and Conflict Resolution programme which meets the specific needs of young people and also the Scottish secondary School ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. She has been an inspirational leader, actively inspiring young people to promote change and harmony.”
It takes a special type of person to be a Rotarian... although admittedly having four legs is not usually a requirement.
Still, Eyemouth and District's latest recruit helped get attention at their local Co-op.
Clubs looking to raise their profile can get a set of two outdoor banners and two Rotary wheels as shown at a competitive cost by contacting MPRC chair Archie Ralston. Sadly, it doesn't include the dog.
Bill Gates congratulates Rotary
Bill Gates' message to Rotarians on what we have achieved in the campaign to eradicate Polio from the world. Rotarians in District 1020 are very active in this campaign, raising a large sum of money towards it, and many have helped as volunteers in mass immunisation days.
He says that "144,000 Rotarians in the region worked tirelessly to secure the political commitment and the money...". That's the difference with Rotary, It's not just fundraising, we're an organisation of influencers and achievers. If that describes you, why not contact your local club? The "Clubs" menu option above will let you find out about the ones in our district, or see below to use the postcode search.
About Rotary District 1020
District 1020 covers the south of Scotland from coast to coast and from the Forth to the Borders.
We have over 1700 members in 60 Clubs
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