We are delighted to be celebrating our 100th anniversary – our Century of Service in 2021-22
In our long and proud history we have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds and practical help to the people of Dundee and beyond, all in keeping with the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.
In our landmark year this record is to continue as we prepare to donate more than £100,000 to good causes in Dundee in a full programme of projects and events worthy of our special celebration.
Our celebrations have been a long time in planning by our Centenary Committee of Past President Robert Dunn (chair) and members President Clive Murray, President-Elect Andrew Argo, Past Presidents Mary Crighton, Jim Patrick, Tim Heilbronn, Gavin Strachan and Peter Leyland; Treasurer Michelle Lyall and Rotarian Wendy Maltman.
Some parts of the centenary calendar have had to be rescheduled because of the Covid pandemic restrictions.
But these troubled times we are experiencing are not dissuading us from marking our Century of Service in a big way.
In the following pages Centenary Committee Chair Robert Dunn gives an overview of the programme, projects and events for the next year, here
Other pages give details of some of our key projects that are already in place.
- A £24,000 scheme to provide tutoring support to pupils at four Dundee secondary schools whose education has been disrupted by the Covid pandemic. here
- A £25,000 bursary scheme to pay the fees of post-graduate design students at Duncan of Jordanstone College in Dundee for the next five years. here
- Matched funding joint ventures with the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee and the Dundee Guildry. The first will see ten grants of £2000 each being awarded to ten charities to mark the start of our centenary year in May. The second will see £10,000 being donated to a healthcare project. here
There is a report on how our story began at the Queens Hotel and has taken us to Zoom here
There is also a feature on the meetings we held and the issues we discussed in our early days. here
It is our Century of Service, and we are delighted to be celebrating it.
Welcome from the president
A very warm welcome to the Rotary Club of Dundee. Founded in May 1921, the club has a long history of working for communities in the city, undertaking numerous projects and campaigns over the period. Members have also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds and this fundraising activity has been used to support good causes, primarily at local level but also at international level. As the club approaches the centenary, a range of celebratory events are being planned to mark this special occasion. However, the regular business of the club continues, especially at this difficult time, with members following the Rotary motto of ‘Service above Self’ to deliver support and donations, that provides direct benefit, where the need has been identified. There are many examples of Rotary Club of Dundee working with local communities, promoting youth activities and supporting good causes – while all the time allowing members to channel their volunteering efforts in an enjoyable way that fosters an enduring fellowship. This a special time for the Rotary Club of Dundee, so why not become part of it and join us – to help celebrate the centenary and provide that much needed assistance, to develop and support our people and communities. Finding a way to turn your sense of community service into action could not be easier – contact us here.
Dundee Rotary Club is still open to requests from our community.
We have recently donated £6,500 to a number of local good causes who are making a big difference in our communities. Our Rotary Club members along with just about everyone else may have been confined to our homes and effectively ceased having any physical contact, but we still talk to one another and have online meetings. If you need some help and think that the club can be of some assistance then please take a look at our Community pages here
Do take care and stay safe.
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