About us


Thank you for visiting our Club website - I trust you will find some interesting information about Hawick Rotary.

This is my fourth term as President, previous years being 2009/10, 2013/14 and 2017/18 and I appreciate the confidence placed in me again by our members. Our Vice-President for this year is Jane Cox, one of our newer members. We are all looking to take the Club forward - and more new members would really help us to do this.

If you live locally and are interested in finding out more about Rotary, please get in touch with us, when you can hopefully be invited along to visit us at one of our Thursday evening meetings. We are delighted to have welcomed one new full member during June 2021, and we have also several Associate Members who want to find out more about Rotary before they might join. Why not contact our Membership Secretary Ron Smith at rhs@ellistrin.com

This year we will have Convenors responsible for Foundation, International, and Vocational & Community business, with all Club members supporting them all, rather than in the individual committees of previous years. Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's chosen motto for 2021/22 is 'Serve to Change Lives'. We want our Club to make a difference: in our community and across the world. We will also continue to support Rotary to achieve a world free of polio, and the end is in sight.

The Club's programme for this coming year remains somewhat tentative as we move out of the Covid restrictions. I hope that we can get back to face-to-face meetings during August so that we can better enjoy the fellowship, fun and friendship which are important parts of Rotary. We normally (pre Covid) have an interesting array of speakers, complemented by an enjoyable social programme. Each of the Borders Clubs has their annual President's Night, where we have an evening of fun and fellowship, with good food and entertainment. This year the Hawick night is on Friday 26th November 2021, when I hope to welcome fellow Borders Club Presidents and their members - all are welcome.

Scott Elliot - President 2021-22

Photo above :  'The Horse': possibly the best known landmark in Hawick, and a symbol of the town's historic traditions. However, we're an active club, and, while aware of our successful history, we're trying always to look forward, keen to welcome new members who will bring freshness and new ideas.

We aim to bring Rotary to the attention of townsfolk and to this end have planted a crocus display on a grassy slope at Heronhill Bank on Weensland Road. The crocuses are an emblem of Rotary's project to End Polio Now and their planting in 2017 incorporated a donation by local Rotarians to this project. 

Photos by Derek Lunn and Jack Swanston

Happening soon...

Thu, May 26th 2022 7:00 pm

Club's Annual General Meeting


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18.30 for 19.00

Mansfield House Hotel
Weensland Road

TD9 8LB  01450 360400

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