L to R -John McMillan Joint President, Irene Ogilvie Outgoing President and Andy Bennetts Joint President
We are a group of people who work together to improve and make a difference to the lives and communities both locally and globally.
To provide financial support we organise fundraising events such as our annual Charity Golf Tournament and we have a Community Chest fund where financial support of up to £300 is available for projects which benefit the community. We have an active Youth programme working with local primary and secondary schools encouraging development events such as the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
We also support Knox Academy in their local challenges such as Young Volunteer, Young Environmentalist, Young Writer, etc. We have provided financial assistance to junior sports teams. We support Blooming Haddington in making Haddington a beautiful town to live in. We provide a range of services to support the successful running of events such as the Haddington Show, the Farmers Market etc. We organise Santa’s visit to Haddington and his tour around the town. However it is not all work and no play!
It is essential to enjoy ourselves and have fun while fundraising and supporting good causes , and so we organise regular social events both within our usual meetings and other external events where partners and friends are welcome to join us.
We have a new and exciting nature project starting this year. Rotary Haddington have secured a 25 year lease on a piece of ground between the Acredales estate at the south west of Haddington and the River Tyne. This 6 acre area will be transformed over time into an attractive, accessible and biologically diverse space for all to enjoy. Developments will be posted on our Facebook page, and although Rotary Haddington have arranged the lease, we see it very much as a Haddington project involving many other local groups such as Friends of The River Tyne and Blooming Haddington to name just two.
Our motto this year is -
MembershipMembership is open to anyone and we are always delighted to welcome new members .
We meet on Thursdays at 18-30(Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.) 24 Sidegate
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