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50 Years of Allander Rotary

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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Oetzi the Iceman now on YouTube

Oetzi the Iceman now on YouTube

Did you miss our talk on the Ice Man? Don't despair its now available on our YouTube channel.

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Boat Building Competition

Boat Building Competition

A challenge for 5-11 year olds to build a boat as a design challenge and then a race down the Allander. FREE ENTRY. Prices for design and race winner.

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June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

As our 51st Rotary year comes to an end, some reflections on the past year and news of plans for the coming year.

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Duck Race 2021

Duck Race 2021

Our charity Duck Race will be back on the water in September (all going well). Full details to come. We have 1200 brand new ducks ready to go.

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Online Charity Balloon Race

Online Charity Balloon Race

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.

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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 or attending one of our meetings contact  secretary@allander-rotary.org

President, Rotary Club of Allander

Happening soon...

Thu, Jul 29th 2021 10:00 am

Club Meeting

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Thu, Aug 5th 2021 6:30 pm

Club Meeting

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Weekly meeting - agenda TBC
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Thu, Aug 12th 2021 6:30 pm

Club Meeting

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Thu, Aug 19th 2021 6:30 pm

Club Meeting

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Thu, Aug 26th 2021 6:30 pm

Club Meeting

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Guest speaker - Amber Rose Connelly Guiding

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:30

(We are currently meeting by Zoom. To join a meeting and hear one of our guests or for more information please contact our Secretary or see our social media sites. secretary@allander-rotary.org Prior to Covid our venue was The Burnbrae Bearsden.) The Burnbrae Bearsden


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