Completed meetings and events 2021-2022

Thu 30th June 2022 NO MEETING

Too few members able to attend

Thu 23rd June 2022 Weekly meeting, COUNCIL MEETING TO FOLLOW

MENU - Cheese burger
green Thai curry

RECEPTION - Gordon Hepburn

Thu 16th June 2022 Weekly meeting COUNCIL MEETING TO FOLLOW

MENU - Choice of
Roast chicken veg and midd tatties
Smoked salmon salad

Thu 9th June 2022 Weekly meeting

RECEPTION - Alasdair Imray
MENU - choice of;
Steak pie
Mac and cheese

Thu 26th May 2022 GUEST SPEAKER, Myles Edwards

Myles will update us on the activities of the Gathimba-Edwards Foundation.
MENU - Beef stew with dumplings
Chicken burger and chips

Thu 19th May 2022 GUEST, SPEAKER; John Smith, Chairman of the Bridge of Don Mens Shed

John will talk about his group's activities.

Thu 12th May 2022 Weekly meeting

MENU - choice of;
poached salmon salad
beef olives

RECEPTION - Malcolm Ross

SPEAKER - Jack Archibald will do a quiz.


Reports and activities of the Rotary year.

RECEPTION - Jack Archibald

MENU - choice of;
Fish and chips
Caesar salad with chips and bacon

Thu 28th April 2022 Weekly meeting

MENU - choice of;
Stovies with pickle beetroots and oat cackles
Creamed Cajun pasta

RECEPTION - Tom Spencer
President Mary presents the trophy to the victors.

Tue 26th April 2022 PRIMARY SCHOOL QUIZ, 2022, Scotstown Primary the winners

All seven primary schools were represented in a spirited competition.
We were lucky to use the excellent facilities at Braehead Primary with space for teams, parents and teachers. Rotary members presented questions and scored the answer sheets.

Thu 21st April 2022 Weekly meeting

MENU - Choice of;
chicken goujon chips and salad
Mac and cheese chips and salad

Thu 14th April 2022 Weekly meeting

RECEPTION - Gordon Hepburn
SPEAKER - Tom Spencer
MENU - choice of;
Chilli with rice and sour cream
vegetarian lasagna with garlic bread and salad

Thu 7th April 2022 Weekly meeting

MENU - choice of;
Gammon Steak
Tomato and basil pasta
RECEPTION - Alasdair Imray

Thu 31st March 2022 BUSINESS MEETING

Plans for the upcoming activities.
MENU - choice of;
Steak pie
Cajun pasta

Thu 24th March 2022 GUEST SPEAKER, Jennie Miller of the Friends of Westfield Park

Jennie will discuss her group's activities in this important local amenity.
RECEPTION: Graham Donaldson
MENU - choice of

Thu 17th March 2022 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

Due to apologies for absence from several members it was decided not to hold a meeting on 17th March.

Thu 10th March 2022 SPEAKER MEETING

SPEAKER: Rotarian Graham Donaldson PHF
MENU - choice of;
Mince and tatties
Tomato and mozzarella pasta

Fri 4th March 2022 WEEKLY MEETING

We will discuss possible aid to Ukrainian refugees.

RECEPTION: Jack Archibald

MENU - choice of:
Chicken curry
Cajun pasta

Thu 24th February 2022 WEEKLY MEETING

MENU - choice of;
Steak pie
3 beans chilli

RECEPTION; Tom Spencer

Thu 17th February 2022 GUEST SPEAKER, Chris Hetherington of Family Learning

Chris will talk to us about Family Learning in Bridge of Don
MENU - choice of;
Lamb casserole
Vegan Wellington
RECEPTION: Gordon Hepburn

Thu 10th February 2022 QUIZ NIGHT

Jack Archibald will be Question Master.

Thu 3rd February 2022 WEEKLY MEETING

RECEPTION: Alasdair Imray
MENU - choice of;
Beef Olives

Thu 27th January 2022 Weekly meeting, FACE-TO-FACE

At last, we return to in-person meetings at The Mains of Scotstown.


MENU: Choice of
Haggis,neeps and tatties

Thu 20th January 2022 BUSINESS MEETING on ZOOM

Zoom invitations will be sent during the morning of Thursday, 20th January.

Thu 13th January 2022 GUEST SPEAKER, on Zoom

A presentation on slides with commentary from a fellow Rotarian.

Thu 6th January 2022 Weekly meeting on ZOOM

As previously, Tom Spencer will act as the Zoom host.

Thu 30th December 2021 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

Happy New Year

Thu 23rd December 2021 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

Merry Christmas

Thu 16th December 2021 CHRISTMAS MEAL

Starter - Parsnip & Spiced Apple Soup

Main - Roast Turkey, Honey Glazed Carrots & Parsnip, Pigs and Blankets, Roast Potatoes and red wine gravy
Darne of Salmon, new potatoes and roast veg

Desert - Selection of Cakes & Mince Pies


MENU: choice of fish pie with veg
Cream Cajun pasta
RECEPTION: Tom Spencer
Graham and Bob on site at Tyrebagger Forest.

Sat 4th December 2021 - Sun 12th December 2021 Tyrebagger 2021

We were pleased to again be able to conduct our fund-raising while helping with the car parking at the Forestry Commision's Christmas tree sales at Tyrebagger Forest.

Thu 2nd December 2021 WEEKLY MEETING, District Governor's visit.

Heather Stuart, District 1010 Governor, will join us for the evening.
RECEPTION: Gordon Hepburn
MENU: choice of
Cheeseburger with chips and salad
green Thai curry with rice

Thu 25th November 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

MENU: Beef olives, creamy mash and winter greens
Tomatoes and red peppers gnocchi


Thu 18th November 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

RECEPTION: Alasdair Imray
MENU: Chicken and leek pie With chips and peas
Smokey bean chilli with steamed rice
Council meeting to follow

Thu 11th November 2021 GUEST SPEAKER, Phionna McInnes

Phionna is the CEO of WE TOO, the Aberdeen Magazine for children with additonal support needs.
MENU: choice of
Highland venison sausages
creamy Cajun pasta

Thu 4th November 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

RECEPTION: Graham Donaldson
MENU: Balmoral Chicken
Vegetable Curry with steamed rice

Thu 28th October 2021 GUEST SPEAKER Jackie Ross, CIC of Doric Books

Jackie will deliver a presentation about their activities
MENU: Steak and ale pie with peas and chips
Chicken Goujons with peas and chips

Thu 21st October 2021 WEEKLY MEETING -

President Mary asks that all members wear something purple to signify our support for the Rotary worldwide campaign to end polio.

Sat 16th October 2021 Farmers Market 2021

We took a stall at the Bridge of Don Farmers Market selling a variety of items donated for our charity funds, many of which were acquired in a cultural exchange with the Rotary Club of Northeast San Antonio, Texas.

Thu 14th October 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

6PM for 6:30 at the Mains of Scotstown.

Thu 7th October 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

6PM for 6:30 at the Mains of Scotstown Inn
One of the many yoiung helpers from the primary schools of Bridge of Don

Fri 1st October 2021 - Fri 12th November 2021 Shoeboxes 2021

In spite of the complications imposed by the pandemic, our club, with assistance from local primary schools and others, collected over 100 shoeboxes filled with gifts for shipment to Eastern Europe.

Thu 30th September 2021 WEEKLY MEETING with visitors

Representatives of the Better Bridge of Don Committee will visit to discuss plans for community activities.

Thu 23rd September 2021 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

Members please note Gordon's emails of 17 and 20 September.
Some of the books.

Sat 18th September 2021 Bob's Books

Bob and Alison held a book sale in their garden. The proceeds enabled them to donate the sum of £320 to Orchard Brae School, a special education facility.

Thu 16th September 2021 WEEKLY MEETING

6PM for 6:30 at Mains of Scotstown Inn

Thu 9th September 2021 WEEKLY MEETING in person.

6PM for 6:30 at Mains of Scotstown Inn
Alex and a fellow walker admire one of the cattle used for the drove. He said he was wondering "where's the saddle?"

Sun 5th September 2021 Cattle Drove

Balgownie Rotarian Alex Bowes took part in a sponsored walk in company with a small herd of highland cattle.
The event was organised by members of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen St. Fittick and followed a portion of the route known as the Fungle Road.

Thu 26th August 2021 ZOOM MEETING

Hopefully discussing the resumption of face-to-face meetings and participation in community activities.

Thu 19th August 2021 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 26 August. It is hoped that will then be the last of the ZOOM meetings before we return to meeting in person at the Mains of Scotstown.
Rotarian Alex Bowes waves to one of the drivers arriving at the stage at Fetteresso Forest.

Sat 14th August 2021 Grampian Forest Rally 2021

Rotary members assisted with traffic, performing the unwelcome task of informing potential visitors that spectators were not permitted at this year's event.

Thu 12th August 2021 ZOOM MEETING

We hope to discuss the potential return to meeting weekly in person.

Thu 5th August 2021 NO MEETING, the club has gone to fortnightly meetings

The next meeting will be Thursday, 12th August.

Thu 29th July 2021 ZOOM MEETING with guest speaker

Fiona Miles will tell us about her activities with Global Sight Solutions.

Thu 15th July 2021 ZOOM MEETING


Thu 8th July 2021 NO MEETING THIS WEEK

The club has moved to fortnightly Zoom meetings. Next week, 15 July, we will have a guest speaker.

Thu 1st July 2021 GUEST SPEAKER, Hector Cardenas

Hector will show a presentation about the history of the San Antonio Fire Department.
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