The club has now raised (and spent) more than £278,000 over the twenty-six years since its formation in 1995.Details
Gryffe Valley Rotary public speaking competition for young people held on-lineDetails
In place of the normal competition the club worked with two local schools on a 2020 versionDetails
80 young carers visited The Experience Hillington for Go-karting and supper over four nights in January 2020Details
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
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/.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. 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 - £7500 to date.
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, Howwood, 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 2020 we had raised more than a £278,000 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:
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
We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30(First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting) River Inn
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