The Rotary Club in Kinross is a group of people who provide service to the community, raise money for local and international charities and, at the same time, have a really, really good time! Welcome to our website!
There are loads of opportunities for meeting new friends at our weekly meetings and by becoming involved in all of our activities. Guided by Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self", members are well known for their friendly and engaging manner and take active roles in the club as well as its many and varied local and international activities.
You are very welcome to browse the pages of this site and certainly would be most welcome on a Monday night at the Kirklands Hotel, High St., Kinross. We meet at 6.15 for 6.30 pm, but there is no meeting on the third Monday of the month, because we then have a breakfast meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, meeting at the Kirklands Hotel, 7.15 for 7.30 am.
Throughout recent weeks, we have enjoyed interesting speakers once again. Anna Jemmet, assistant warden for the RSPB Tayside Reserves, gave a very interesting talk on the society’s work and her part within the operation. She advised that there are now over 1.2 million RSPB members, over 2,000 staff and 13,000 volunteers involved in education, research, conservation and advisory work. Anna said that she is currently involved in managing the vegetation at their 350 hectare site at Loch Leven for the benefit of the under threat lapwings and 26,000 pink footed geese who visit the loch. Around 55,000 people visit RSPB Loch Leven and the reserve annually and this year will mark the Society’s 50th anniversary.
Our next speaker was Michael Mulford whose topic was ‘Keeping Morphology (big words and phrases) Alive’. Michael, who has held senior appointments in journalism, television and public relations, gave a very interesting and humorous talk on the use and misuse of words. His stories came from time spent as Parliamentary Correspondent with The Scotsman, a Producer and Director with ITN and STV and Director of Communications with the Prison Service.
Rotary International’s major campaign to eliminate Polio throughout the world has almost succeeded and there have been only five cases reported so far this year. The final push is currently under way, with fund raising continuing so that vaccine can be purchased to ensure that this terrible disease is eliminated once and for all.
The Interact Club which meets weekly at Kinross High School at lunchtime during the school term, consists of senior pupils with the objective of developing their organising and teamwork skills and gaining confidence in their own abilities. One of their projects has been to run a disco, a games night and a Beetle Drive for the Primary 7 pupils, to help the primary pupils to meet their peers and make the transition to High School an easier experience. The club also took part in the Rotary Shoe Box appeal, filling shoe boxes with presents at Christmas time for under-privileged families in Eastern Europe. The club also assisted Rotary at the Day Centre Christmas Party, an enjoyable evening during which members played music and chatted to the Day Centre members. They also organised a tea dance at the Day Centre in January. The success of the various events has been due to the members’ enthusiasm and this year’s president, Hannay Miller is looking forward to welcoming new members joining from the current 4th year after the summer break.
Some recent photos from our archives:-
2016 Primary School Quiz winning team, Arngask Primary School
2016 president Cliff Megginson presents the PSQ shield tto Arngask Primary Schopol
2015/16 President Cliff Megginson and Rotarian Neil Maclure welcome new member Phil Teale to the Club
2015 - lunch after visit to Eden Brewery
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 21st August 18.30
No Meeting - breakfast meeting 22 August 07.15 for 07.30
Monday 28th August 18.30
Speaker: TBA. Subject TBA.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Every 3rd Monday of month NO meeting - replaced with Breakfast meeting on 3rd Tuesday at 07.15 for 07.30)
The Kirklands Hotel
20 High Street
Kinross. KY13 8AN 01577 863313