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.details
Gryffe Valley Rotary passes milestone £250K
Following the success of the Gryffe Valley 10K Run in may 2019 the club has now raised (and spent) more than £250,000 over the twenty-four years since its formation in 1995.details
Annual Burns Supper 2020
The 2020 event at the River Inn was a great success and raised £3500 for local Rotary charitable causesdetails
Young Carers Evenings Out
80 young carers visited The Experience Hillington for Go-karting and supper over four nights in January 2020details
Wheelchairs on Water - the Wheelyboat project
To support disabled sailing for wheelchair users at Castle Semple Loch Gryffe Valley Rotary purchased a special powered Wheelyboat to enabled those in wheelchairs to get out onto the water.details
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.
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 meetings and great meals at the River Inn, Crosslee and 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 last 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 around £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!
The River Gryffe
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting)
Crosslee by Houston
Renfrewshire PA6 7AW 01505 613288