Completed meetings and events 2019-2020

Mon 15th June 2020 Club Council Meeting

Mon 18th May 2020 Club Council Meeting

Thu 30th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Pat Pirie; Stewards - Ann Chapman, Bill Wood; Speaker - Mike Purdie; Vote of Thanks - Sam Sinclair

Mike is a Police Sergeant who is stationed at the Kittybrewster Police Offices and Custody Suite in Great Northern Road - opposite the Northern Hotel. He will give us a talk about the Kittybrewster facilities and then lead us on a tour of the building.

Tue 28th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Annie Wilson; Stewards – Vester Buchan, Ann Chapman; Speaker/Vote of Thanks – Pat Pirie

Thu 23rd April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Alan Pirie; Stewards – Jenny Shirreffs, Sam Sinclair; Business Meeting

Each month, we hold a Club Business Meeting during which we share updates on our project work and deal with matters of club management. This is one of those meetings.

Tue 21st April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Arthur Williamson; Stewards – Hugh Black, Gordon Bowie; Business Meeting

Mon 20th April 2020 Club Council Meeting

Thu 16th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Stuart McKay; Stewards – Alan Pirie, Pat Pirie; Speakers - Cerys McGonigal, Maddie Pritchard, Lucy Stocks and Kanisha Smyth; Vote of Thanks – Rona Leith

The aim of Aberdeen University’s Sensory Awareness Society is to raise awareness of the challenges faced by sensorily impaired individuals and support local charities that provide guidance in overcoming those adversities. Our speakers will explain.

Tue 14th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Sam Sinclair; Stewards – Anna Andráskó, Krish Betuwal; Speaker/Vote of Thanks – Alan Pirie

Thu 9th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Rona Leith; Stewards – Rona Leith, Stuart McKay; Speaker - Janice Stewart; Vote of Thanks – TBA

Tue 7th April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Jenny Shirreffs; Stewards – Jim Young, Bruce Anderson; Speaker/Vote of Thanks – Stuart McKay

Thu 2nd April 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – John Lamb; Stewards – John Lamb, John Laing; Speaker/Vote of Thanks – John Laing

Thu 26th March 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – John Laing; Stewards – Nigel inglis, Meg Forbes; Speaker - AD Lamb; Vote of Thanks – John Lamb

Thu 19th March 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Nigel Inglis; Stewards – Muriel Fowlie, Sam Sinclair

Each month, we hold a Club Business Meeting during which we share updates on our project work and deal with matters of club management. This is one of those meetings.

Mon 16th March 2020 Club Council Meeting

Thu 12th March 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Emilie Kellmer; Stewards – Peter Fogiel. Emilie Kellmer; Speaker - Emilie Kellmer; Vote of Thanks - Graeme Robertson

Having shared an outline of her autobiography with us last year, Emilie plans to give us a bit more detail, especially regarding her involvements with Rotary over the years.

Thu 5th March 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Sam Sinclair; Stewards – Gette Cobban, Tony Crabbe; Speaker – Rick Meeken; Vote of Thanks – Muriel Fowlie

Rick is an American, whose talk is titled 'The Eagle and The Leopard'. Sub-title is 'The USA and Aberdeen'. Intriguing!

Thu 27th February 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Muriel Fowlie; Stewards – Stuart McKay, Annie Wilson; Speaker – Jules Goodwin; Vote of Thanks – Nigel Inglis

Jules is a fundraiser with Alzheimer Scotland in Aberdeen and will bring us up to date with the charity's activities.

Thu 20th February 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Margaret Forbes; Stewards – Sam Sinclair, Gordon Bowie

Each month, we hold a Club Business Meeting during which we share updates on our project work and matters of club management. This is one of those meetings.

Mon 17th February 2020 Club Council Meeting

Thu 13th February 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Peter Fogiel; Stewards – Krish Bhetuwal, Hugh Black; Speaker – Mike Gibb; Vote of Thanks – Gette Cobban

Mike's talk is titled 'The Colourful Life of Lorna Moon'. He will tell us about Lorna Moon, a lass from the North-East who became a Hollywood script writer in the early 1900s.

Thu 6th February 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Tony Crabbe; Stewards – Vester Buchan, Anna Andráskó; Speaker – Peter Fogiel; Vote of Thanks – Graeme Robertson

Thu 6th February 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Tony Crabbe; Stewards – Vester Buchan, Anna Andráskó; Speaker – Peter Fogiel; Vote of Thanks – Peter Fogiel

Thu 30th January 2020 Games Evening

We will join together with the Rotaract Club for a fun games evening, along the lines of the Gavel Challenge.

Thu 23rd January 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Gette Cobban; Stewards – Bill Wood, Jim Young; Business Meeting

Mon 20th January 2020 Club Council Meeting

Thu 16th January 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Ann Chapman; Stewards – Arthur Williamson, Annie Wilson; Speaker - Meg Forbes; Vote of Thanks – Graeme Robertson

Thu 9th January 2020 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Vester Buchan; Stewards – Jenny Shirreffs, Sam Sinclair; Speaker – Tony Crabbe; Vote of Thanks - Graeme Robertson

Thu 19th December 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Gordon Bowie; Stewards - Meg Forbes, Pat Pirie.

All Rotary clubs are required to hold a Special General Meeting before the end of each calendar year, to elect the following Rotary year's club officers. This is the St Machar SGM day for 2019.

Mon 16th December 2019 Club Council Meeting

Meeting cancelled.

Thu 12th December 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Stewards - Rona Leith, Stuart McKay; Christmas Dinner

In the run-up to Christmas each year, we cancel our routine lunchtime meeting and switch to an evening with family and friends, with some entertainment added. That will happen on 12 December this year.

Thu 5th December 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Hugh Black; Stewards - John Lamb, John Laing; Speaker - Robbie Middleton; Vote of Thanks - Alan Pirie

Robbie is a member of the Portlethen Club and is co-ordinating the Aberdeen Area's Rotarian support for a Ugandan schools project. He will update us on the project and take delivery of our cheque.

Thu 28th November 2019 Club Meeting—lunch served at 12:50; Raffle—Krish Bhetuwal; Stewards— Nigel Inglis and Emilie Kellmer; Speaker - Emilie Kellmer; Vote of Thanks - Graeme Robertson

Shortly after new members join our club, they are invited to tell us a bit of their autobiography. This time, it is Emilie's turn.

Thu 21st November 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Anna Andráskó; Stewards – Muriel Fowlie, Neva Haites; Club Business Meeting

Mon 18th November 2019 Club Council Meeting

Thu 14th November 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Bruce Anderson; Stewards – Tony Crabbe, Margaret Forbes; Speakers - Bruce Anderson, Stuart McKay; Vote of Thanks – Graeme Robertson

Bruce and Stuart will have just returned from an audit visit to our projects in Nepal and will report their findings to the meeting. read more...

Thu 7th November 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Jim Young; Stewards – Gette Cobban, Peter Fogiel; Speaker – Hugh Black; Vote of Thanks - Graeme Robertson

Shortly after new members join our club, they are invited to tell us a bit of their autobiography. This time, it is Hugh's turn.

Thu 31st October 2019 Scottish Parliament Visit

When there are five Thursdays in a month, we try to do something different on the fifth Thursday. This time, we will visit the Scottish Parliament. Our normal lunchtime meeting is cancelled.

Thu 24th October 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle – Krish Bhetuwal; Stewards – Nigel Inglis, Emelie Kellmer; Club Business Meeting

Once a month, we update each other on what is happening with our projects and matters of Club administration. This is that meeting for October.

Mon 21st October 2019 Club Council Meeting

Thu 17th October 2019 Club Meeting—lunch served at 12:50; Raffle—Annie Wilson; Stewards—Martin Bogoychev and Gordon Bowie; Speaker/Vote of Thanks—Krish Bhetuwal

Thu 10th October 2019 Club Meeting—lunch served at 12:50; Raffle—Arthur Williamson; Stewards—Krish Bhetuwal and Hugh Black; Speaker — Anna Andráskó; Vote of Thanks - Graeme Robertson

Anna will tell us a bit about her native culture in Hungary.

Thu 3rd October 2019 Club Meeting—lunch served at 12:50; Raffle—Sam Sinclair; Stewards—Neva Haites and Sam Sinclair; Speaker/Vote of Thanks—Alan Pirie

Speaker: Kirsty Walker of Charlie House who will tell us all about their efforts to raise funding for their proposed Centre within the grounds of Woodend Hospital

Thu 26th September 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Pat Pirie; Stewards - Arthur Williamson, Annie Wilson; Speaker/Vote of Thanks - Jim Young

Thu 19th September 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Alan Pirie; Stewards - Pat Pirie, Jenny Shirreffs; Club Business Meeting

Mon 16th September 2019 Club Council Meeting

Thu 12th September 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Jenny Shirreffs; Stewards - Hugh Miller, Alan Pirie; Speaker - Owen Wright; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Each year, St Machar Rotary sponsors a St Machar Academy student to attend a Rotary Youth Leader Award (RYLA) course. Owen is this year’s winner and will share his thoughts about it.

Thu 5th September 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Hugh Miller; Stewards - Rona Leith, Stuart McKay; Speaker – Malcolm Rooney; Vote of Thanks – Graeme Robertson

Malcolm will explain Rotary International’s environmental vision and discuss why climate change is an issue for Rotary. He will suggest how Rotarians might help to look after our environment.

Thu 29th August 2019 No lunch meeting. 2.00pm - Visit to Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project

When there are five Thursdays in a month, we try to do something different on the fifth Thursday. This time, we will visit the extension to Aberdeen Harbour that is being built near Cove. We meet at the site at 2pm. Our lunchtime meeting is cancelled.

Thu 22nd August 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Rona Leith; Stewards - John Laing, John Lamb; Club Business Meeting

Mon 19th August 2019 Club Council Meeting

Thu 15th August 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - John Lamb; Stewards - Nigel Inglis, Neva Haites; Speaker - Tom Mason; Vote of Thanks - Sam Sinclair

Former member of our Club, Tom Mason MSP, will share with us some information and observations about his time in the Scottish Parliament. This will be a precursor for our visit to Holyrood in October.

Thu 8th August 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - John Laing; Stewards - Gordon Bowie, Muriel Fowlie; Speaker - Jamie Smith; Vote of Thanks - Arthur Williamson

Jamie is a member of the fund-raising team for The Archie Foundation, a children’s charity with a family of funds, all different, but with the same aim – to make a difference to children’s healthcare.

Thu 1st August 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Nigel Inglis; Stewards - Muriel Fowlie, Ann Chapman; Speaker / Vote of Thanks - Jenny Shirreffs

Thu 25th July 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Neva Haites; Stewards - Tony Crabbe, Gette Cobban; Speaker - Jason Schroeder; Vote of Thanks - Bill Wood

Jason is the Executive Officer of the Scottish Men's Sheds Association. He will give us an overview of the Association and the role of Men's Sheds.

Thu 18th July 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Muriel Fowlie; Stewards - Gordon Bowie, Vester Buchan; Club Business Meeting

Mon 15th July 2019 Club Council Meeting

Thu 11th July 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Margaret Forbes; Stewards - Bruce Anderson, Krish Bhetuwal; Speaker - Krish Bhetuwal; Vote of Thanks: Graeme Robertson

Shortly after joining our Club, our new members have the opportunity to share their autobiographies. This time it is Krish's turn.

Thu 4th July 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12:50: Raffle - Peter Fogiel; Stewards - Bill Wood, Jim Young; Speaker - Bruce Anderson; Vote of Thanks: Meg Forbes

Bruce recently visited our projects in Nepal. Today, he will give the members some feedback.
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