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WE ARE MEETING FORTNIGHTLY ON-LINE at 7.00pm on WEDNESDAYS! Members of Rotary and those interested in Rotary are invited to join us on-line. Please contact us at "Info and Press" for details.

Youth Speaks 2020 version


Gryffe Valley Rotary public speaking competition for young people held on-line

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Young Carers Evenings Out


80 young carers visited The Experience Hillington for Go-karting and supper over four nights in January 2020

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Christmas Books for Homestart kids


Christmas books given to 200+ disadvantaged local children whose families are helped through difficult times by the Homestart charity (https://www.home-start-renfrewshire.org.uk/.

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Gryffe Valley Rotary 10K 2021


Watch this space for details of our 2021 10K events ! Run, walk, cycle in your own time or (hopefully) race the 10K course , sponsored for Alzheimer's Scotland. Supported again by Arnold Clark.

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New leaflet about Gryffe Valley Rotary


The club has published a new leaflet about its activities and is distributing it around the area to increase awareness of Gryffe Valley Rotary. We are keen to encourage new members and partnerships with like-minded organisations/causes.

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Young Chef 2020 version


In place of the normal competition the club worked with two local schools on a 2020 version

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About us

The River Gryffe flows from the Gryffe reservoir and emerges near Kilmacolm. It then flows through Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, Crosslee and Houston before joining the Black Cart river near Glasgow airport. The surrounding area is known as the Gryffe Valley, and it provides the name and the catchment area for our Rotary club.

Please look around the website to see more of what Rotary does and contact us if you have good ideas for projects. Our activities continue and we are supporting local COVID causes as well as the charities and charitable actions that we have supported in the past, including Alzheimer Scotland,Young Carers and End Polio.

Since March  we have been meeting on-line and have run various events on-line. Our members have been donating some of the monies saved due to us not having weekly meals to the charities account - £5425 in total by December  2020.

We are a friendly club with 40+ members with a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. Most hail from Houston, Bridge of Weir and Kilmacolm with others from Brookfield, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch. We enjoy our speaker meetingsand through our joint efforts we like to give something back to the broader community through three branches of Rotary service -  Community, Youth and International. By the end of the Rotary year in June 2019 we had raised more than a quarter of a million pounds in support of charitable causes in these three areas!

Our club is all about helping others less fortunate than ourselves and our ethos is governed by three principles - Fun, Fellowship and Funds:

  • FUN - we like to have a good time! We aim to enjoy a decent meal and an array of informative and entertaining speakers at our weekly meetings, and we organise a series of social events (like a Burns Supper and our BBQ in the summer) when we invite our friends and families to join us in having a good time whilst of course helping us to raise money.
  • FELLOWSHIP - we aim to maintain our membership at around  45 -50 members ie big enough to achieve something worthwhile but small enough to ensure that everyone knows everyone and can create and sustain friendships. Our meetings are friendly and convivial, and we welcome visits from other Rotarians. We encourage those about to retire or recently retired to join us.
  • FUNDS - apart from our own efforts, time and energy, we need funds in order to be able to help most of the good causes we identify. Social events help raise much of our cash, but we attend shows, organise quiz sheets, raffles etc and will rattle cans if it helps. Thus far as a club we've raised more than £250,000 and have disbursed it to a wide variety of local and international projects which we select from time to time, as well as to Rotary's own Foundation charity which aims to advance worldwide understanding, goodwill and peace with major projects like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

    Check out here to find out more about us or better still why not come along to a meeting and see what we are getting up to. We'd love to see you so just use the "Contact Form" tab above and we can set it up. If you are concerned that you wont know anyone, why not come along with a few friends.  Who knows you may want to join us!

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    Gryffe Valley Rotary 10K 2021


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    Where and when:

    We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30
    (First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting)
    River Inn
    Crosslee by Houston
    Renfrewshire

    PA6 7AW  01505 613288

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