Completed meetings and events 2023-2024

Tue 11th June 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only. Note this is being held one week later than usual, because of the District Conference the previous week.

Tue 4th June 2024 No meeting tonight.

Rotarians can stay away tonight as no meeting has been arranged. Our Executive Secretary (and Zoom Host) is in Strathdon all week, ahead of attending the District Conference in Aberdeen on Saturday,

Tue 28th May 2024 Our 2024 RYLA candidates

At the Meadow Inn, we will meet our two entrants for RYLA 2024 - Ailish Headington and Andrew Grant. We will be wishing them well for their forthcoming adventures at Abernethy on Speyside.

Tue 21st May 2024 Progress with 'our' Maize Mill (on Zoom)

We met, on line, the hard-working Rev’d Picklen Chafulumira from Zomba Presbytery who updated us on emerging costs for 'our' maize mill - first proposed by the Club in 2019. A new location is being sought.
The end of the walk at Chepstow

Tue 14th May 2024 That Epic Walk around Wales

Our intrepid IPP, Chris Dowse, will tell us about his 2023 walk around Wales when he raised around £17,000 for Blood Cancer UK.

Tue 7th May 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 30th April 2024 Samye Ling in Eskdalemuir

At the Meadow Inn, the previously scheduled speaker had to withdraw and instead our President gave us an illustrated talk about the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe.

Tue 23rd April 2024 Future of Crieff Rotary

Starting 35 mins later than usual, at the Meadow Inn our President led what should have been an important debate on the future of our Club, in the light of its diminishing membership numbers - but only five members bothered to turn up!

Tue 23rd April 2024 Heart of Gold Rose Garden

A small work party of Rotarians collected and laid donated wood bark and weeded the rose garden in MacRosty Park. Dinner afterwards was at the Meadow Inn (at 7.05pm).

Sat 20th April 2024 RGBI Young Chef champion 2024

Rowan Haines won the RGBI Final at Alcester today!

Tue 16th April 2024 Rowan Haines - our culinary hero

Young Rowan won the Scottish Final of the 2024 Rotary Young Chef competition and is going to the RGBI final in Alcester on Saturday. At the Meadow Inn we will present him with his Scottish winner's certificate, his new chef's jacket and our best wishes.

Tue 9th April 2024 Heart of Gold Rose Bed (MacRosty Park)

We had been offered a large supply of bark and, as the bed required urgent weeding, a small work-party was needed - but forecasted bad weather led to a postponement.

Tue 2nd April 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

Council members only.

Tue 26th March 2024 The Ness Viaduct collapse - 35 years on

At the Meadow Inn we should have learned about the collapse on 7th February 1989 of Joseph Mitchell's magnificent viaduct over the River Ness, and about the work done to replace it by 9th May 1990 - but this meeting has now been cancelled.

Wed 20th March 2024 Crieff Rotary - Primary School Quiz 2024

Our annual fun event involved ten teams from five primary schools across Strathearn (Madderty could not attend this year). Was won by St. Dominic's P7, with Crieff P6 second and Morrison's Academy P6 third.

Tue 19th March 2024 Club AGM (& Business Meeting)

At the Meadow Inn. The 2023/24 AGM completed the necessary appointments for 2024-25 following last November's SGM. The Business meeting included final briefings ahead of the following day's PSQ.

Tue 12th March 2024 Tom Duiguid's Inaugural Talk

At the Meadow Inn, our newest member told us a little more about himself.

Tue 5th March 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 27th February 2024 Reichstag Fire - 27 February 1933

At the Meadow Inn, our President told us about this infamous fire which was used by Hitler to gain absolute power in Germany for the next 12 years. This talk replaced the scheduled one, postponed by the illness of our speaker.

Tue 20th February 2024 No meeting tonight.

Blank evening, so members should just rest and be thankful!

Tue 13th February 2024 Friends of Crieff Cemetery

At the Meadow Inn, Mark Hunter (Chair of FOCC) updated us on progress and suggested ways in which Crieff Rotary might help restore this iconic and respected area of our town.

Tue 6th February 2024 Meeting suspended

Due to changes requested by the original speaker allocated for 30th January, tonight's scheduled Council Meeting was actually held last week. An alternative 'entertainment' for tonight has not yet been arranged.

Tue 30th January 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only. Note this is February's Council Meeting, but being held one week early.

Fri 26th January 2024 Auchterarder RC 'Burns Night' celebration

One day 'late', this was our friendly neighbour's annual party which was attended (as usual) by several Crieff Rotary members

Tue 23rd January 2024 No meeting tonight.

Blank evening, unless a Zoom session is arranged.

Tue 16th January 2024 Monthly Business Meeting then 2023 World Scout Jamboree

Partners Evening at Meadow Inn. Heavy snow meant that Tavish Tares, our sponsored Scout, could not safely travel from his home in Bankfoot so the meeting just became a friendly meal for Crieff-based Rotarians.

Tue 9th January 2024 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 2nd January 2024 New Year holiday

No meeting tonight.

Tue 26th December 2023 Christmas Holiday

No meeting tonight.

Tue 19th December 2023 Review of 2023 (incorporating monthly Business Meeting)

At the Meadow Inn, the Business Session was followed by a pictorial reminder of all that Crieff Rotary has achieved over the past year - and included a look ahead into 2024.

Tue 12th December 2023 Christmas Dinner at G's Bistro

16 places have been provisionally booked for this great annual event - open, as always, to friends and partners to join us.

Tue 5th December 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 28th November 2023 Bruce Keith - Scotland below the surface

At the Meadow Inn, popular author Bruce Keith returned for a third time to tell us about his latest book. He previously introduced 'Bridgescapes' and 'Are we nearly there, yet' to us.

Tue 21st November 2023 Club SGM (incorporating monthly Business Meeting)

The Club's annual SGM - when next year's President Elect will be selected and other officers confirmed for 2024-25. Will be conducted via Zoom.

Tue 14th November 2023 RYLA 2023 - feedback

At the Meadow Inn, our four Crieff High School participants, Kathryn, Felix, Findlay and Marley told us most amusingly how they got on at the Abernethy Adventure Centre on Speyside in July.

Thu 9th November 2023 Rotary Young Chef competition

At the Strathearn Community Campus, this was the first round of the 2023-24 RIGBI competition involving candidates from Morrison's Academy and Crieff High School. The event was won by Rowan Haines from Crieff High School.

Tue 7th November 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

For Council members only.

Tue 31st October 2023 No meeting tonight.

Fifth Tuesday of month, so no meeting tonight.

Tue 24th October 2023 World Polio Day 2023

We were hoping to raise awareness of the continuing fight against ever letting polio back into our world by walking a sponsored mile on a circuit from/to the Meadow Inn via MacRosty and Sauchie parks - and over £178 was raised!

Tue 17th October 2023 No meeting tonight

Previously scheduled for a Business Meeting, this became a 'blank' date, so dog-walks or other evening activities were indulged for by Rotarians!.

Tue 10th October 2023 Gavel - first round at Crieff Golf Club, commencing 5pm

We played at home against the Rotary Clubs of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry. Aberfeldy RC withdrew from the contest which was won by Blairgowrie RC.

Fri 6th October 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

Council members only. Had to be postponed to a Friday because there was no quorum possible on the original date (Tuesday 3rd).

Tue 26th September 2023 Club meeting at Meadow Inn

Golf Day 'wash-up' session. We reviewed how things went and what lessons might be learned for next year.

Tue 19th September 2023 Aberfeldy-Crieff link-up meeting

At the Meadow Inn we welcomed four friends from our neighbouring club for a useful discussion on the problems facing rural Rotarians and what we might do together to resolve these issues.

Tue 12th September 2023 Partner's Meeting (incorporating monthly Business Meeting)

Tom and Angie Duiguid from the Crieff Branch of the RNLI talked to us at the Meadow Inn about the background and history of the RNLI - 200 years old in 2024! read more...

Tue 5th September 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

Council members only.

Tue 29th August 2023 No meeting tonight.

Fifth Tuesday of month, so no meeting tonight.

Tue 22nd August 2023 Partners' Evening - Crieff Community Trust

David McCann from the Trust updated us on current activities and some ideas for the future.

Tue 15th August 2023 No meeting tonight.

Business meetings are now combined with Club meetings (as held last week) so no meeting is needed tonight. Watch this space in case anything changes!

Thu 10th August 2023 Crieff Rotary Golf Day

Our popular annual golf day at Crieff Golf Club is also our main source of income to our charity account.

Tue 8th August 2023 Business meeting plus final arrangements for Golf Day on Thursday

Zoom session. Business decisions arising from August Council meeting were discussed first. Then we needed to conclude the arrangements for the Golf Day on Thursday.

Tue 1st August 2023 Club Council Meeting (on Zoom)

Council members only.
Chris at the start of the coast path

Thu 27th July 2023 - Tue 17th October 2023 Round Wales charity walk for Blood Cancer UK

Our IPP Chris Dowse is now on the second and longest stage of his Round Wales walk, this time tackling the Welsh Coast Path from Chester to Chepstow via Anglesey and everywhere else! read more...

Tue 25th July 2023 Golf Day pre-planning

At Golf Club. We will need all available members and helpers to attend tonight, please.

Tue 18th July 2023 Final separate Club Business meeting (via Zoom)

All members to attend this important session, please.

Tue 11th July 2023 Lawn Bowling challenge and BBQ

Our annual fun competition at Comrie Bowling Club, followed by a BBQ at the Deil's Cauldron.

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

Council members only.
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