Completed meetings and events 2022-2023

Tue 27th June 2023 Club Assembly / Handover

At the Meadow Inn. Changeover of President from Chris Dowse to Bob Milne, plus other important 'end-of-year' matters. Our Assistant Governor, Celia Norton, has been invited to attend.

Sat 24th June 2023 Static Cycle challenge for Prostate Cancer

Courtesy of Crieff Co-Op, we again challenged passing donors to guess how far our team of volunteers could cycle in four hours. Using our new card reader, we accepted digital payments as well as cash and took £272.32. read more...

Tue 20th June 2023 Sebrinica - 1990's horror story

At the Golf Club. One of our official 'Friends', Christine Couser, told us of her experiences at the site of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust. We welcomed Crieff's Soroptimists to this meeting.

Tue 13th June 2023 Club Business Meeting (via Zoom)

This was held one week earlier than usual, to enable our visitors from the Rotary Club of Benzie Sunrise in Michigan (on a cycling tour of Perthshire) to attend next week's meeting in person.

Tue 6th June 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.
Chris at start of Offa's Dyke, near Chepstow.

Mon 5th June 2023 - Fri 23rd June 2023 Chris Dowse - Offa's Dyke Walk

Part One of Chris's 1,077 mile trek around Wales, raising money for Blood Cancer UK - his target is £10,770 or £10 per mile!
By 24th June, he had already raised 40% of this target - and he still had until mid-October to complete the full walk! read more...

Tue 30th May 2023 No meeting tonight.

Fifth Tuesday in the month, so no meeting tonight.

Wed 24th May 2023 Heart of Gold Rose Bed (MacRosty Park)

Five Council members tackled the weeds and long grass in and around 'our' rose-bed in Crieff's MacRosty Park.

Tue 23rd May 2023 Welcome back to Crieff Golf Club

Nothing formal - just a chance to meet and chat over dinner, back at the Golf Club at last.

Tue 16th May 2023 Club Business Meeting (via Zoom)

All members to attend this important session, please.

Tue 9th May 2023 Partners Evening - Anne Cramb on SUDEP Charity

At Meadow Inn. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Anne’s son died 10 years ago suddenly, having been epileptic all his life. This charity raises awareness of and research into this subject.

Sun 7th May 2023 Coronation Music in the Park

Crieff Rotary was asked to provide the car parking marshalls for this fun event (celebrating yesterday's coronation) in MacRosty Park. The 45 minutes gap between performances, however, made it seem more like Silence in the Park!

Tue 2nd May 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 2nd May 2023 Coronation Oak ceremony

Four days before His Majesty's coronation, President Chris and Secretary Jim installed the commemorative plaque alongside our new oak tree in MacRosty Park.

Tue 25th April 2023 Club Business Meeting (via Zoom)

Running one week late because of last week's speaker.
One of the 'I am Doddie Weir' cars at 2022 rally.

Sun 23rd April 2023 Perthshire Vintage Car Rally

Once again, our friends at Perth RC would like Crieff's Rotarians to assist with marshalling these wonderful cars at the Crieff Hydro.

Tue 18th April 2023 Bruce Keith returns to us with 'Are we nearly there yet?'

Bruce's new book is about Scottish milestones in which he's tried to bring the same approach to the subject as he did with 'Bridgescapes', with hopefully the right blend of humour too!

Tue 11th April 2023 Meeting our 2023 RYLA candidates

Partners Evening at Meadow Inn. We have invited Felix Field and Kathryn France to join us tonight ahead of their respective week at Abernethy.

Tue 4th April 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council Members only.

Thu 30th March 2023 Coronation Oak tree planting

To commemorate the forthcoming coronation on 6th May of HM King Charles III, Rotarians have planted this splendid oak tree in MacRosty Park.

Tue 28th March 2023 Business Meeting & Club AGM at Meadow Inn

Following our usual monthly Business Meeting was the AGM when the Club's new officers were selected for 2023-24.
Meadow Inn presentation

Tue 28th March 2023 Young Chef 2019 - Presentation at last!

Over three years after she won our 2019 Young Chef competition, Maisie Tares received the silver plate from our Youth Services Convenor, Callum MacLeod.

Wed 22nd March 2023 Rotary Primary School Qeiz

Twelve teams from six Strathearn primary schools (Comrie, Crieff, Madderty, Morrison's Academy, Muthill & St. Dominic's) competed for the Ross-Bell Quaich. Crieff Primary P7 were the winners on this occasion.

Tue 21st March 2023 The work to complete the Forth Bridge

Partners' evening at Meadow Inn. Our Executive Secretary related the story which culminated in the Prince of Wales wielding a hammer on 4th March 1890. Members were also be briefed on tomorrow's PSQ.

Tue 14th March 2023 Club Meeting cancelled

Due to a minor covid outbreak amongst key members, tonight's meeting at the Meadow Inn has been cancelled.

Tue 7th March 2023 Club Council Meeting on Zoom

Council members only.

Tue 28th February 2023 Club Meeting

Social evening at Meadow Inn - time for a blether, so we brought along our partners on order to find out all the current gossip!

Tue 21st February 2023 Club Business Meeting (on Zoom)

Important discussions - all Rotarians to attend, please.

Tue 14th February 2023 Logos Counselling Project

The Meadow Inn on St. Valentine's Day saw our guest Helen Simpson welcoming the chance to tell us about the LOGOS counselling scheme.

Tue 7th February 2023 Club Council Meeting

On Zoom - and for Council Members only.

Tue 31st January 2023 Circles of Support

Lynne Cunningham told us more about this new initiative to help our local community.

Tue 24th January 2023 Club Business Meeting (at Meadow Inn)

Our first face-to-face Business Meeting since 17th March 2020 at Yanns.

Tue 17th January 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 10th January 2023 Cycling in the USA (on Zoom)

Valerie Gerhart from the Rotary Club of Benzie Sunrise in Michigan will tell us about her recent cycling adventures.

Tue 20th December 2022 Club Business Meeting (on Zoom)

Final meeting of 2022.

Tue 13th December 2022 Christmas Dinner at G's Bistro

Our annual evening of fun and food, courtesy of Yann at G's Bistro in Crieff's East High Street. Car parking at Leadenflower (300 yards).

Tue 6th December 2022 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For council members only.

Tue 22nd November 2022 Crieff Rotary SGM and Business Meeting (on Zoom)

Important session - all members to attend please. We will be selecting the Presidential Nominee (SVP) for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Sun 20th November 2022 EPN Crocus Planting

Volunteers needed at Heart of Gold rose bed in MacRosty Park.

Tue 15th November 2022 Club Meeting at Meadow Inn, Crieff

At the Meadow Inn, Colin Crawford told us about Defibs. He identified the locations around Crieff where these vital gadgets are available for use in an emergency..

Tue 8th November 2022 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For surviving Council members only.

Tue 1st November 2022 Club meeting (at Meadow Inn, Crieff)

A representative from the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band will be telling us about the plans for a Band School. We will be meeting at the Meadow Inn, 38 Burrell Street, Crieff PH7 4DT.

Fri 28th October 2022 End Polio Now - crocus planting

Aided by children from Comrie Primary School, we will be planting 4,000 crocus corns in St Kessog's Square, Comrie - all on behalf of 'the 'End Polio Now' campaign.

Tue 25th October 2022 Club Business Meeting

Important Business meeting on Zoom - all Rotarians to attend, please.

Tue 18th October 2022 Club meeting at Royal Hotel, Comrie

Talk by Craig Dobney entitled "An Object(ive) World Tour. We will be meeting at the Royal Hotel in Melville Square Comrie, PH6 2DN. This is a Partners' Evening.

Tue 11th October 2022 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 4th October 2022 Rotary Gavel Challenge

We will welcome Rotarians from Aberfeldy and Pitlochry to Crieff Golf Club for an evening of challenging games.

Tue 4th October 2022 Meet the District Governor

While en-route to Callendar & West Perthshire Rotary, District Governor Ken McLennan and Assistant Governor Celia Norton will pop into Crieff Golf Club for a brief meeting.

Tue 27th September 2022 Club Business Meeting (via Zoom)

Important business meeting - all members to attend, please.

Tue 20th September 2022 Harrow & Wealdstone - nearly 70 years on

Our Executive Secretary told us about the double train collision which occurred on 8th October 1952 in north-west London. 112 people were killed, making it England's worst rail disaster.
Logan with President Chris outside Westlands Hotel in Dunblane

Thu 15th September 2022 RYLA feedback from sponsored participants

Joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Bridge of Allan & Dunblane at the Westlands Hotel, Doune Road, Dunblane, FK15 9HT to meet 'our' candidate Logan McAlpine.

Tue 13th September 2022 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 6th September 2022 Crieff Community Garden

Will be held at the Golf Club. As a thank-you for our recent £300 donation towards a replacement bench, Catriona Smith will tell us more about the wonderful Community Garden on the east side of Crieff.

Tue 30th August 2022 No meeting tonight

Fifth Tuesday in month, so no meeting scheduled today.

Tue 23rd August 2022 Club business meeting (on Zoom)

Important business meeting - all members to attend, please.

Tue 16th August 2022 Club Weekly Meeting - Compass Scotland

Elaine Stewart, Services Development Manager for the Prostate Scotland charity, told us about this new support service which helps affected men navigate the options for dealing with prostate cancer.

Tue 9th August 2022 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Thu 4th August 2022 Rotary Club of Crieff - Golf Day Cancelled

We regret that, because of staffing issues, we have had to cancel this event. All intending participants have been notified and their fees have been refunded.

Tue 2nd August 2022 Partners' Evening

Our SVP (Bob), in a fascinating presentation, told us about "The Importance of Being Last". This was a chance for Rotarians to bring their favourite partners for an interesting evening at Crieff Golf Club.

Tue 26th July 2022 Club business meeting (at Golf Club)

Note this will be a 'live' meeting. ALL members MUST attend on this occasion.
Bowling challenge in progress

Tue 19th July 2022 Lawn bowls challenge (& BBQ)

Our annual fun competition with Crieff Round Table was held at Comrie Bowling Club, followed by an excellent BBQ in the garden of the Deil's Cauldron restaurant.

Tue 12th July 2022 Club Council Meeting

For Council members only. Will be held via Zoom.

Tue 5th July 2022 Club Assembly 2022

The Club Assembly, as usual, included the handover of Presidential duties, this time from Jim McConnell to Chris Dowse. Our retiring AG Alun Morgan and our new AG Celia Norton were both attending,
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