Completed meetings and events 2022-2023

Mon 26th June 2023 Handover Dinner

The handover from the 2022-23 team to the 2023-24 team took place at a two-course dinner at The Royal Mackintosh Hotel, our warm-welcoming regular venue.

Mon 19th June 2023 The Museum of Flight

Adam Love-Rodgers takes the meeting on a verbal flight around the museum.

Mon 12th June 2023 Grammar School battlefield trip

A teacher and a pupil ftom Dunbar Grammar School tells the meeting about their trip to the battlefields of Europe.

Mon 5th June 2023 supplementary business meeting

an extra business meeting as the club prepares for the next Rotary year

Mon 29th May 2023 no meeting - scatter week

No meeting (the fifth Monday in the month)
President Elaine with ADG Tom Shearer

Mon 22nd May 2023 Annual Club Assembly / AGM

The meeting was joined by incoming Assistant District Governor Tom Shearer (RC Longniddry & District)
Debbie Renton

Mon 15th May 2023 Oddballs

Debbie Renton emphasised the need for young men to watch for symptoms of testicular cancer. Though treatment is 98% successful if caught early, it can spread, as it did with her late youngest brother Cameron.

Mon 8th May 2023 No meeting - Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday for the Coronation weekend

Mon 1st May 2023 Preparing for interviews

Our speaker is Rob Moore, a chef by trade, now an employability coach helping people prepare for interviews, preparing cv's etc , and a non-exec at the Golden Jubilee Hospital.

Mon 24th April 2023 A.G.M.

AGM as business this month

Mon 17th April 2023 The next generation

Attenders will hear from Japanese Global Scholar Hiroshi Komatsu, RYLA (Youth Leadership Award) candidates Naomi Mells & Ian Curtis, Evan Pettet, Young Musician District Finalist, and Elaine Lennon, Community Salver awardee.

Mon 10th April 2023 No meeting (Easter Monday)

No meeting (Easter Monday)

Mon 3rd April 2023 Harbour jottings

Meeting at the Sailing Club, beloved by late Rotarians John and Thelma Band. Harbour Master Fiona Kibby shared ideas for our wonderful Cromwell and Victoria harbours. Deputy H.M. Denholm Horsburgh also attended.

Mon 27th March 2023 Monthly business meeting

progressing the current projecs

Wed 22nd March 2023 Bridge Evening

Show your support for Rotary international projects - but don't show your hand too soon during the games. Buffet included.
President Elaine with Jo Farrow

Mon 20th March 2023 Weather reporting

Jo Farrow, an STV weather presenter, gives a behind-the-scenes view of how weather information is gathered, processed and finally broadcast.
Young Carers

Mon 13th March 2023 Young Carers Service

Marie Prior describes the work of this essential service
Global Scholars

Mon 6th March 2023 Global Scholars evening

We hear from this year's Global Scholars, sponsored by Rotary International.

Mon 27th February 2023 Business meeting

Collections for earthquake victims (at Garden Centre & ASDA) totalled £1,402, so Edinburgh Direct Aid and the DEC appeal each receive £750. Evan Pettet (2nd in his section at Young Musicians District) was congratulated on superb electric guitar playing.

Mon 20th February 2023 Scottish Air Ambulance Service

Stuart Turnbull, a volunteer with the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (text SCAA to 70085 to donate) tells us of the excellent - and often life-saving - efforts, now 800 missions a year, of the pilots and paramedics in the Service .

Mon 13th February 2023 Remembering 1 of 55,000

Member Ian Dickson recounts personal remembrance in the context of WWII sacrifices - how a relation killed in a Lancaster downing is remembered by the Dutch town who honour his grave.

Mon 6th February 2023 Scottish Night

It's Burns season elsewhere, so it's Scottish Night at Dunbar Rotary, as several members contribute light-hearted pieces to the post-meal entertainment.

Mon 30th January 2023 Business meeting

Business meeting

Mon 23rd January 2023 Cruse Scotland

Jacqui Marwick describes the work of Cruse Scotland, a bereavement counselling service.

Mon 16th January 2023 Using I T

Dunbar member Alison Elliott shows the presentation which she created for the Community Day in December, after which the I T needs of the Club will be discussed
Neil Houston

Mon 9th January 2023 Club Night - Neil's job talk

New member Neil Houston, formerly of the Rotary Club of Guernsey, gives his job talk to introduce himself to members.
A Christmas tree

Mon 19th December 2022 Christmas meal

Book in advance - via Vanessa. Please provide a gift of food or drink, gift wrapped so it can go into Santa's Sack, no labels required.

Mon 12th December 2022 Dunbar Shed (aka Men's Shed)

The Dunbar Shed was described by Kevin Blair and Bob Fleet - no longer just for Men, it is a community place aiming to promote well-being, welcoming anyone over 18 who wishes a bit of help to make something.
The six musicians

Wed 7th December 2022 Rotary Young Musicians

Six young singers and instrumentalists competed to enter the next round of the Rotary competition. Lauren Kerr and Evan Pettet were selected to proceed.
Rotarians and young staff Dec. 2022

Wed 7th December 2022 Intergenerational Group

A Christmas thank-you to the young staff, who all enjoyed the ice cream sundae bar provided specially for them. They can be proud of their work bringing generations together in a friendly group.

Mon 5th December 2022 Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor, a Mancunian who has now spent 17 years in Dunbar, told about his pastoral work, in particular the role of Andy's Man Club and its secondary school offshoot in encouraging young adults to share experiences and thoughts.
ASDA supports Rotary projects

Thu 1st December 2022 - Sat 31st December 2022 ASDA supports Rotary projects

ASDA showed its support of Dunbar Rotary's community projects by a generous donation of £950 to Rotary work.
Librarians at Dunbar showing the Angel Tree for the photo for the 'East Lothian Courier'

Mon 28th November 2022 Business meeting - annual SGM

The annual business SGM - the photo shows Dunbar Library staff with the Angel Tree for the photo published in the 'East Lothian Courier (17th Nov)

Mon 21st November 2022 NHS & Covid

Stephen Gallagher, director of Scotland's Covid Vaccination programme 2021-22, and his dedicated staff worked at speed and with multi-disciplinary teams, saving 27,000 lives! Stephen, a Dunbar resident, is now Director of Digital Health and Care.

Mon 14th November 2022 Personal Travels of India

Ian Coltart shares thoughts and experiences of India
Young and adventurous

Mon 7th November 2022 Young and adventurous

Rebecca Porteous tells Rotary about plans to visit Thailand, while Caitlin Wishart and Anthony Birrell share experiences of RYLA (Rotary Young Leadership Awards) read more...

Mon 31st October 2022 Business meeting

Monthly business meeting

Mon 24th October 2022 A 'scatter' week

No meeting at the hotel this week - probably recovering after the District Conference
Jim Watson with President Elaine

Mon 17th October 2022 Agatha Christie

Club member Jim Watson shares his interest in the life and works of Agatha Christie - a talk larded with fascinating facts about one of Britain's best known authors.
Veronica Wallace & Jackie Brown receiving cheque

Mon 10th October 2022 A talking newspaper

Veronica Wallace, one of the team of the East Lothian Messenger (started in 1993, Scottish charity SC020820), a talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired, describes their current work.

Mon 3rd October 2022 Archery

Bob Halpin speaks about Archery, at our usual venue and time - the social evening proposed for this week is not possible, but happily our meetings are always very sociable!

Mon 26th September 2022 Business meeting

Monthly business meeting

Mon 19th September 2022 No meeting (funeral of Queen Elizabeth)

The Queen was the epitome of the objective of the 4way test. Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? and most important - Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
The Harbour Chapel

Mon 12th September 2022 The Harbour Chapel in Dunbar

Fiona Veitch describes the conversion of the 1764 Methodist Chapel (where Wesley preached in 1770) and outlines her future hopes for this charming venue for weddings and events.
DG Duncan and Pres. Elaine (Sept. 2022)

Mon 5th September 2022 District Governor visit

Duncan Collinson, District Governor, thanked Dunbar Rotarians for their very many activities in the community and challenged them to continue to IMAGINE ways of changing things for the better, both locally and internationally.

Mon 29th August 2022 A 'scatter' week

This week there is NO MEETING in the Royal Mac. Instead, members have the opportunity to make a friendly visit to any other club of their choice, at whatever day and time that club meets, and can then report their visits to Dunbar members next week.

Mon 22nd August 2022 Business meeting

The monthly business meeting, taking projects forward.

Mon 15th August 2022 Seattle Past & Present

Theresa Schrempp talks on the history of Seattle entitled: “From Skid Row to Microsoft: A Short History of Seattle”.
David Laird

Mon 8th August 2022 David Laird

Club member David Laird, known to many as the Club piper, takes on a different role as a reader of humorous verse and raconteur of groan-producing, rather spurious, anecdotes.
John Rennie plaque at East Linton

Mon 11th July 2022 Alexander Carrick, sculptor

John Scott gives an illustrated talk on his grandfather Alexander Carrick, a renowned sculptor, who created figures for about 20 war memorials, from Lochawe to Berwick; his other work included the John Rennie plaque at East Linton (illustrated).
One of the Harbour Murals

Mon 4th July 2022 Dunbar harbour

Robin Hamilton describes the Harbour Murals, the work of pupils in six local primary schools, co-sponsored by Dunbar Rotary, and Fiona Kibby, Dunbar’s new Harbour Master, outlines her new challenges in managing a working harbour.
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