Members visited Jurassic Parrr on 18th Sept for a fun day out as the first social event of our Rotary year. Somehow Ian managed to lose his ball down an unplanned hole. He wasn't the first as there were at least 3 balls inside the rock.Details
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 2020Details
At 3pm on Sat 11th Sept, the entries to our Boat Building Competition set off down the Allander. There were 3 winners in the competition, who are pictured with their entries. L to R Jacob (Aesthetic Design), Aiden (Engineering Design) and Rory Race).Details
Our eco friendly online balloon is now complete. Our race was won by Ennyl 3 who wins £50. We have raised £208 from this race. Our race was within a bigger race with a first prize of £500. Great news is that Ennyl 3 also won this race.Details
We have decided that we will not be holding our Duck Race on the river this year. All going well it will return in June 2022 during Milngavie Week.
Watch out for news in October of our new fund raiser.
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 or attending one of our meetings contact email@example.com
President, Rotary Club of Allander
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 7:00 pm
Visit by Assistant Governor Andrew Macleman who is also guest speaker talking about "'Sailability and Rotary".
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 7:00 pm
Meeting in Fraser Centre
We meet on Thursdays at 19:00(From 7th Oct we will be meeting on 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the Fraser Centre at 7pm. On other Thursdays we will meet on Zoom at 6.30pm with occasional alternative locations and times) The Fraser Centre
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