Completed meetings and events 2019-2020

Fri 26th June 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Presidential Handover

All change as the 2020/2021 President and other Office Bearers take up their roles
Want to “virtually visit” this meeting? Please email t.marchbank@sky.com for the Zoom Meeting details...

Wed 24th June 2020 Annual Charity Am Am Golf Tournament CANCELLED

Due to the situation surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Rotary Club of Dumfries, after taking careful account of the latest UK and Scottish Government and Public Health guidance, are today (8 April) announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Am Am.

Fri 19th June 2020 Weekly Club Meeting -

Speaker: John Glover - “Treasures of Lockdown” - a reflection of some surprising 'gems' discovered among attic family papers - spawned out of a decision to 'tidy' during Covid lockdown.

Fri 12th June 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Club Assembly

In Rotary a Club Assembly is when the members get together to discuss the status of the club. The incoming president will offer an insight to the coming year, reveal the new committee convenors, committee members and some of the events/items to come...

Wed 10th June 2020 CANCELLED. National Rotary KidsOut Day

The biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK. The National Day Out is run nationally in conjunction with Kids Out 'the fun & happiness" charity and is always on the second Wednesday in June. read more...

Tue 9th June 2020 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 5th June 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Ann Ferguson - “The Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group” read more...

Fri 29th May 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Video Conference

Speaker: Rolf Buwert - “Making products from trees” read more...

Fri 22nd May 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Video Conference

Speaker: David Kay - “Interesting Guests at my Hotel” read more...

Fri 15th May 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Video Conference

Speaker: Professor Stuart Monro OBE - “Living On A Dynamic Planet” read more...

Tue 12th May 2020 Monthly Council Meeting - Video Conference

Fri 8th May 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Video Conference

Informal... read more...

Fri 1st May 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Video Conference

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Fri 24th April 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - CANCELLED

“Football Shirt Friday” - Speaker: Mark Blount read more...

Sun 19th April 2020 CANCELLED - Rotary's Cycle Path Spring Clean Uo

The Rotary Club of Dumfries via it's Community & Vocational Committee adopted a mile of Dumfries & Galloway's Cycle Paths several year's ago this community facility twice a year.

Fri 17th April 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - CANCELLED

Speaker: Ann Ferguson - “The Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group” read more...

Tue 14th April 2020 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 10th April 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - CANCELLED

Rev John Notman will give the Easter message read more...

Fri 3rd April 2020 Weekly Club Meeting: CANCELLED

Speaker: Dr Lorraine Scotson “Saving a Unicorn - the remarkable story of the Saola” read more...

Fri 27th March 2020 Weekly Club Meeting. Speakers - CANCELLED

The Rotary Primary Schools Speechmaking Competition Winners

Tue 24th March 2020 CANCELLED - The Final of Rotary’s Primary Schools Speechmaking Competition

The Final!
Nine young speakers will compete, talking on the subject “Famous Scots connected with Dumfries”. read more...

Fri 20th March 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - CANCELLED - Committee Engagement

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Fri 13th March 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Dr David Devereux “Tongland Abbey - Archaeological Excavations” read more...

Tue 10th March 2020 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 6th March 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Business Meeting

In Rotary a Business Meeting relates to the business of the club. Generally held twice a year, business meetings are led by the club president who invites the convenors and club officers to discuss their areas of business for the benefit of club members.

Fri 28th February 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Dr Janet Brennan - Hysteric Scotland read more...

Fri 21st February 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Marion Kirkwood “Drumuir: From family farm to ice cream” read more...

Fri 14th February 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Donald Henderson “The story of the Titanic” read more...

Tue 11th February 2020 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 7th February 2020 Weekly Club Meeting - Committee Engagement

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Thu 6th February 2020 Rotary Primary School Quiz Club Heat

The Club Heat of the Rotary District 1020 Primary Schools Quiz will take place on the 6th February at 4:00pm in Troqueer Primary School.
The Quiz consists of 8 rounds of 5 questions on subjects ranging from Maths and Numeracy to Scotland & it’s People, read more...

Fri 31st January 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: John Stewart: “Shambellie House” read more...

Wed 29th January 2020 The Rotary Club of Dumfries’s Annual Burns Supper

Dumfries Rotary Club's Annual Burns Supper, this year at The Cairndale Hotel, will feature the usual array of club talent, the club 'RAFTAs' - Rotary Academy of Film and Television Awards, fellowship and fun in tribute of Scotland's National Bard. read more...

Fri 24th January 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Dr John Brennan “King of the Castle - Restoration of a Ruined Galloway Tower House” read more...

Tue 21st January 2020 First Round - Rotary’s Primary Schools Speechmaking Competition

For the First Round of this year's competition, each of the young people competing will speak for five minutes on the topic “The ups and downs of a town dwelling seagull” read more...

Fri 17th January 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: New Member Ann Hill “My Job Talk” read more...

Tue 14th January 2020 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 10th January 2020 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: David McCullough - “Dumfries Male Voice Choir”

Fri 3rd January 2020 No Weekly Club Meeting - Happy New Year!

Fri 20th December 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Christmas Message

Fr Jim Hayes, Parish Priest of St Teresa’s read more...

Fri 13th December 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Christmas Lunch

Tue 10th December 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 6th December 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speakers: Mo Muir and Pauline Boardman “Solway Sharks Ladies Ice Hockey” read more...

Fri 29th November 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Alex Dickson - “Making a Difference” read more...

Mon 25th November 2019 Rotary Young Chef Competition

They won at the Area Final!
The two Young Chefs representing our Rotary Club: Cameron Scott from Dumfries High School and Lucy Langan from St Joseph’s College now progress to the District Competion in February 2020. Full story on our Facebook page... read more...

Sat 23rd November 2019 Rotary Christmas Bag Packing Fundraiser

Members of The Rotary Club of Dumfries offer a Bag Packing Service to customers in the Food Hall of M&S Dumfries for a donation... read more...

Fri 22nd November 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - “Scatter Week” - No meeting at The Cairndale Hotel

Fri 22nd November 2019 Rotary Christmas Bag Packing Fundraiser

Members of The Rotary Club of Dumfries offer a Bag Packing Service to customers in the Food Hall of M&S Dumfries for a donation... read more...

Wed 20th November 2019 Young Musician - Local Heat @ The Bridge

This Competition aims to offer young instrumentalists & vocalists the experience of performing on a public stage, an opportunity to showcase their musical talent and receive impartial feedback & assessment of their performance by experienced adjudicators read more...

Fri 15th November 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Committee Engagement

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Tue 12th November 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 8th November 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Business Meeting.

In Rotary a Business Meeting relates to the business of the club. Generally held twice a year, business meetings are led by the club president who invites the convenors and club officers to discuss their areas of business for the benefit of club members.

Fri 1st November 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Tom Marchbank - 'Bravehearts to Beijing'

Fri 25th October 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Following on from World Polio Day yesterday... End Polio “Let’s Keep Our Promise”

Thu 24th October 2019 World Polio Day 2019

Some of our members will be in Dumfries town centre inside Marks & Spencer from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm raising awareness about the global fight to end polio. read more...

Fri 18th October 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Immediate PP Dr Andrew Walls - Bob-sleighing for Britain

Fri 11th October 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Victoria Brett: “Victoria’s Adventure - Girlguiding Scotland Team Cambodia 2018” read more...

Tue 8th October 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 4th October 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Committee Engagement

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Fri 27th September 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: John Caskie, M.B.E: My involvement with Guid Nychburris

Fri 20th September 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Provost Tracey Little “Being the Provost of Dumfries & Nithsdale”

Fri 13th September 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Pam Mitchell: "Jane Haining - Heroic Martyr" read more...

Tue 10th September 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 6th September 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: District Governor Jo Pawley

Fri 30th August 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: John Brown of The Rotary Club of Kilsyth - “Aquabox” read more...

Fri 23rd August 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Informal

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Fri 16th August 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Kevin Simpson CEO Malawi Fruits “Sustainable Community Enterprise” read more...

Tue 13th August 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 9th August 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Roland Proudlock “Prostate Buddies - Filling the Gap”

Fri 2nd August 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Mick Seed, Out Reach Worker - Scottish War Blinded read more...

Fri 26th July 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Francis Toolis “My job”

Fri 19th July 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Past President Arthur Jardine - “Loch Kindar Angling Club Video”

Fri 12th July 2019 Weekly Club Meeting - Informal

Informal meetings are held every 6 weeks and allow club members to gather in fellowship without a speaker or top table.
Members are encouraged to sit in their committees to discuss committee business. Top table Officers will sit among the membership

Tue 9th July 2019 Monthly Council Meeting

Fri 5th July 2019 Weekly Club Meeting

Speaker: Dr Tara Beall - “Dumfries Stonecarving Project” read more...
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