Completed meetings and events 2021-2022

Tue 28th June 2022 Club Business Meeting (via Zoom)

Our last club meeting for 2021-22.

Tue 21st June 2022 Photography in Mental Health Therapy

In another change to our programme, Scott Broadley came to join us at Crieff Golf Club to tell us more about this initiative.

Tue 14th June 2022 Club Council meeting (on Zoom)

Meeting for Council members only.
President Jim pounds away on the bike.

Sat 11th June 2022 Static cycle challenge for Prostate Cancer

A team of Rotarians took turns on the bike at Crieff Co-Op on Town Green. Passers-by tried to guess how far they 'travelled'' for a cash donation and one young lady won an exciting cash prize!

Tue 7th June 2022 Club Meeting - Craig & Bentley murder case

In a change to our programme, honorary member Jeff Davies (a former police Royal Protection Officer) took us back seventy years to a notorious murder case and a probable major miscarriage of justice.

Sun 5th June 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebration at MacRosty Park

A team of loyal Rotarians helped with the parking of cars for those attending the excellent 'Thank You Day' Party in the Park celebrations in Crieff.

Tue 31st May 2022 No meeting tonight.

As this is the fifth Tuesday of the month, there will be no meeting tonight.
President Jim McConnell with Vice President Chris Dowse (plus Dougie).

Wed 25th May 2022 Platinum Jubilee Tree in MacRosty Park

Having planted our donated Rowan Tree back in February, today we returned to install the commemorative plaque.

Tue 24th May 2022 Club business meeting (on Zoom)

Monthly business meeting on Zoom - all Club members MUST attend, please.

Tue 17th May 2022 Avril Duncan on stopping girl trafficking

Avril has a project in India to stop the trafficking of girls and has written a book called "Diverted Traffic". Together with husband Bill, she updated us on progress with her campaign and brought some books to sell.

Tue 10th May 2022 Club Council Meeting

Will be held via Zoom - Council members only.

Tue 3rd May 2022 Club social evening

Social evening of whist at Crieff Golf Club, playing with partners after dinner.

Thu 28th April 2022 Rotary 'Heart of Gold' work party

A dedicated team of Crieff Rotarians weeded and prepared the Rotary centenary 'Heart of Gold' rose garden in MacRosty Park ready for summer.

Tue 26th April 2022 Club Business Meeting

Review of proposals from last Council meeting, plus discussion of Chill UK (Perthshire) support request.

Sun 24th April 2022 Perthshire Vintage Car Rally

Organised by Perth Rotary Club. Crieff Rotarians assisted with the marshalling of the cars at the end of the rally at the Crieff Hydro hotel and were delighted to meet HRH Duke of Kent and brother Prince Michael.

Tue 19th April 2022 Club Meeting - Chill UK (Perthshire)

Murray Fraser, director of this Crieff-based charity, told us of the benefits of cold water immersion in local lochs as a cure for stress and depression.

Tue 12th April 2022 Club Council Meeting

Conducted via Zoom - for Council members only.

Tue 5th April 2022 Club meeting on Persecuted Christians today

The Rev'd Barry Hughes told us of the appalling persecution of Christians in many countries (mostly Muslim-dominated) around the world - including several otherwise popular tourist destinations.

Tue 29th March 2022 No Rotary meeting tonight

As previously agreed, no meetings are held on the 5th Tuesday in a month.

Tue 22nd March 2022 Club Annual General Meeting

Note change of date. Venue to be confirmed. Club regalia to be worn at tonight's important event.

Tue 15th March 2022 Club Meeting - Strathcare

Ian Buchan updated us on Strathcare - the local charity that helps our elderly and infirm neighbours and is the home of Bertie the Bus. When we couldn't find a suitable venue, the meeting reverted to Zoom.

Tue 8th March 2022 Club Council Meeting

Club Council Meeting on Zoom.

Tue 1st March 2022 Club Meeting - Logos Youth Project

Caroline Murphy told us about this important local initiative which provides a safe place for disadvantaged young teenagers to meet and play in a safe, caring environment.

Tue 22nd February 2022 Club Meeting - Talk on Strathearn Cheese

A summary talk from Andrew Watson from Strathearn Cheese, a highly successful local business. This meeting was held at the Deil's Cauldron in Comrie and included a cheese-tasting opportunity!

Tue 15th February 2022 Club Business Meeting

Sadly the new catering facilities at Crieff Golf Club do not extend to Tuesday evening, so this session will now be conducted via Zoom.

Thu 10th February 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee trees

The Rotary Club of Crieff resolved to help celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee by planting trees in Crieff, Comrie, Muthill and Braco.

Tue 8th February 2022 Club Council Meeting

On Zoom.
Perth Concert Hall

Tue 1st February 2022 Club meeting on Zoom

Talk by Eileen Waterston, the Secretary of ‘Perform in Perth’ which offers performance opportunities to everyone in the Perthshire community, including the one held a month later in Perth's Concert Hall.

Tue 25th January 2022 Rotary Burns Night

For the second year running, it was necessary to conduct virtual celebrations via Zoom, but several Rotarians made appropriate contributions and the event was enjoyed by all participants.

Tue 18th January 2022 Club Business Meeting

Held via Zoom.

Tue 11th January 2022 Council Meeting via Zoom

Regular Council Meeting Via Zoom

Tue 21st December 2021 Showing of 1952 'The Schoolmaster' film at Crieff Golf Club

Showing of 1952 film "Schoolmaster" (shot at the Junior Secondary School in Crieff's Commissioner St.) - courtesy of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive (part of the National Library of Scotland).

Tue 14th December 2021 Rotary Christmas Party

Rotary Christmas Party at Yann's new restaurant in Crieff's East High Street.

Tue 30th November 2021 Club Council meeting

Will be held on Zoom.

Tue 23rd November 2021 Talk from Global Grant Student, only via Zoom

Talk from our Global Grant Student Faith Jimmy from Kenya on how her sponsored year went.

Tue 16th November 2021 Special General Meeting

To be held at Crieff Golf Club and will include the monthly Business meeting. President, SVP and JVP for 2022/23 to be decided tonight. There will be no Zoom link - attendance in person is required.

Tue 9th November 2021 Club Council Meeting

Will be held via Zoom.

Tue 2nd November 2021 Golf Club Meeting - 2022 Programme Debate

We aim for a mix of talks on subjects of interest in all areas relevant to Rotarians. This will be a discussion on what subject areas we would like to hear about as well as institutions, and how we make contact with them. Zoom link from 7.30pm.

Mon 1st November 2021 Crocus planting in MacRosty Park

We have now planted our remaining 'Purple for Polio' crocus corns around the Rotary 'Heart of Gold' rose garden on the upper level of MacRosty Park.

Tue 26th October 2021 Speaker Meeting, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Crieff Golf Club and Via Zoom

Talk from Barry Fisher, chief executive of "Keep Scotland Beautiful". We met at Crieff Golf Club and provided Zoom access for those who could not attend in person.

Tue 19th October 2021 Club Business Meeting

Will be held via Zoom.

Tue 19th October 2021 Club Business Meeting

Regular Club Business Meeting via Zoom
The site at Willoughby Street

Mon 18th October 2021 'Purple for Polio' Crocus planting afternoon

Together with 'Muthill in Bloom', we planted a large number of crocus corns next to the Dog Well alongside Willoughby Street in Muthill. Further corns were also donated for planting around the village War Memorial.

Tue 12th October 2021 Club Council Meeting

Will be held via Zoom.

Tue 5th October 2021 Hybrid 'Partners Evening' at Crieff Golf Club and on Zoom - The STEKA skills Centre

Emma Wood and Gift Thompson told us about their Scottish charity, partnered with the Malawian charity STEKA (Step Kids Awareness), to support STEKA''s ambition to build a Centre for Vocational Skills & Community Enterprise in Malawi.

Tue 28th September 2021 Club Business Meeting

Will be held via Zoom

Tue 14th September 2021 Club Council Meeting

Held via Zoom.

Tue 24th August 2021 Assistant Governor (Area 7) Jim Hatter

Jim Hatter again addressed the Club via Zoom on a variety of interesting topics and told us a bit about his background.

Tue 17th August 2021 Club Business Meeting

Held via Zoom.

Tue 10th August 2021 THE LAST SUPPER

As we were all aware, Yann and Shari have sold their restaurant and ceased operations in September. The idea tonight was that we had a "Last Supper" there as a club (to which partners were welcome) and bade farewell to Yann and Shari.
Crieff Golf Club

Thu 5th August 2021 Golf Day

After a two-year gap, our Golf Day returned for 2021 with teams competing at Crieff Golf Club all day. The usual 'raffle' operated as well. A net surplus of almost £6,500 was achieved, all of which was transferred to our vital charity account.

Tue 3rd August 2021 Golf Day arrangements followed by Council Meeting. Zoom

As this is the last meeting before our annual AM-AM Golf Day the meeting will concentrate on arrangements for the day. Followed by a Council Meeting which has been moved to facilitate the club Last Supper at Yanns on the 10th August.

Tue 27th July 2021 Business Meeting (Zoom)

To facilitate an important discussion (via Zoom) with the Chairman of the Zomba Presbytery on the Malawi Maize Mill plan, this Business Meeting started 30 minutes earlier than usual.
Rotarians in action on the lawn bowling evening with Crieff Round Table and Crieff 41 Club.

Tue 20th July 2021 BOWLING EVENING & BBQ

Annual bowling evening at the Comrie Bowling Club with Round Table. BBQ at Deil's Cauldron afterwards.

Tue 13th July 2021 Council Meeting (Zoom)

As this is a Council Meeting there is no speaker.

Tue 6th July 2021 Innerpeffray Library (Zoom)

Lara Haggerty will be updating us on the changes and improvements to Innerpeffray Library since she last spoke to the club some years ago. The oldest public lending library in Scotland , it was opened in 1680 and still functions today.
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