Rotary Club of Gryffe Valley - 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.
2017 Gryffe Valley 10 K Run
10 K Run on the attractive country lanes between Houston and Bridge of Weir suitable for serious runners, novices and joggers. Funds raised will be donated to the DEBRA charity.details
Princess Royal Visits Castle Semple
The Princess Royal, Patron of the RHA Sailability Programme, visited Castle Semple for the hand over of a specially adapted dinghy from the club.details
GRYFFE VALLEY 10K RUN 2018
Route on country lanes between Houston, Bridge of Weir and Kilmacolm, starting from Houston Public Park, for all abilities from serious runners to novices/joggers.details
Charity Car Wash
Rotary Charity Car Wash at Beaton Bros Bridge of Weir. Treat your car to a quality hand wash - normally reserved for Beaton's limos.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.
Report, results, times and photos for 2017 can be found by clicking on the Programme tab above, then Completed Diary.
Please look around the website to see more of what Rotary does and contact us if you have good ideas for projects.
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
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 21st February 19.00
Dinner - Speaker:Jim Mearns –‘The Antonine Wall’ - guest of Alan Watt
Wednesday 28th February 19.00
Dinner - Speaker Jim Watson speaking himself – Part 2
Wednesday 7th March 19.00
Dinner - Business
Wednesday 14th March 19.00
Dinner -Speaker Guest of Ian Jackson .
Wednesday 21st March 19.00
Dinner - Speaker: Nigel Willis –‘The Darien Scheme’ guest of Ross Anderson
The Darien scheme was an unsuccessful attempt by the Kingdom of Scotland to become a world trading nation by establishing a colony called "Caledonia" on the Isthmus of Panama on the Gulf of Darién in the late 1690s
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Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting)
Crosslee by Houston
Renfrewshire PA6 7AW 01505 613288