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Rotary Club of Allander - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Kidney Kids


Allander Rotary present a cheque for £36,220 to Kidney Kids Scotland,founded in July 2000 to help children with renal illness and their families. Families continue to be a priority for the Charity ensuring they are supported when they most need it.

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Glengoyne Single Malt Whisky Raffle,


On sale now. Win a 70 cl bottle of 10 year old Glengoyne Single Malt Whisky, packaged in its original box. To buy on line and in shops it would cost from £32.49 upwards. Net proceeds to Kidney Kids www.kidneykids.org.uk

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April 2020 Newsletter


Update with news of new fund raiser information

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50 Years of Allander Rotary


A review of 50 years of Allander featuring events, fund raising, competitions including a range of activities with the local community and schools. Chartered on 29th May 1970. Click on logo to start. Last update 9th May 2020

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Milngavie Week 2020 & Duck Race


Milngavie Week has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The Duck Race will not take place in June but may be held later in the year. A decision on this will be taken after the summer and will be dependent on Covid-19 status.

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Raffle for charity - Signed Man Utd Shirt


On sale now. On line raffle for a framed, signed Manchester United season 2017/18 shirt. £1 a go. Shirt supplied by Manchester United Foundation Ltd - letter included.

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About us

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Allander which is the local Rotary Club for the Bearsden and Milngavie areas on the north side of Glasgow.

The club was formed in 1970 and has developed strong links with the local community eg Milngavie Youth Centre,Friendship Circle and with local schools. The recently developed Clyde Coastal Path (http://www.focrt.org/ccp)  provides a route between the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way. Our annual Duck Race and Sportsman's Dinner raise funds for the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Kidney Kids Scotland, Milngavie Youth Centre and other local charities. Over the years we have raised over £300,000. We also raise funds for Shelter Boxes and Water Boxes which contain tents and other equipment to purify drinking water and help survival in those parts of the world where a natural disaster has struck.

Rotary was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris and in 2012 celebrated its centenary in Scotland. Rotary International now has 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas with a membership of 1.2 million. When working together it can produce wonderful life changing results as shown by the fight against polio.

Polio is a virus which can cause paralysis and death. In 1985 there were 325,000 cases in 125 countries. Rotary raised $250m dollars, matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to fund an immunisation programme. Polio remains in only 4 countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria. A new target to complete the task was set for Rotary: $200m matched by a $350m matching Challenge Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate's Foundation. It is reckoned by the time Polio has been eradicated, in terms of money, expertise, equipment and volunteers, Rotary International will have contributed close on $2billion.

Rotary provides an opportunity to make a difference: locally, nationally and internationally.

Rotary is based on fellowship and fun. In addition to our various Rotary service projects, we have a very active social and sports programme.

Allander Rotary Club is keen to hear from men and women in the local community who wish to know more about the activities of the Rotary organisation and the Allander club in particular.

If you are interested in joining Rotary contact  secretary@allander-rotary.org

President, Rotary Club of Allander

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 29th May 08.00

Allander is 50


The formal charter of Allander was on 29th May 1970. Formal celebrations may not be possible but it should still be celebrated.

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Friday 29th May 19.30

50th Aniversary Dinner Postponed


Celebration Dinner. 50 years to the day since the original Charter Dinner.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We are currently meeting at The Burnbrae Bearsden.  For more information please contact our Secretary or see our social media sites. We meet on Thursdays at 18:00 for 18:30
We are currently meeting at The Burnbrae Bearsden. For more information please contact our Secretary or see our social media sites. G61 3TA  0141 942 5951

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