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Crocus Display - End Polio Now

Crocus Display - End Polio Now

Crocuses that we have planted in various parts of the town over the years to mark Rotary's End Polio campaign provide a fine display.

World Polio Day

World Polio Day

We celebrated World Polio Day with Kilsyth Academy being impressively lit in purple to show our support and commitment to Rotary's End Polio Now campaign

Clean-up in Kilsyth

Clean-up in Kilsyth

Members joined with others from Kilsyth Environmental Group to tidy an area near a local primary school and also a popular walking route

Technology Competition

Technology Competition

A record number of schools took part in this year's west zone district competition organised by the club and held at Kilsyth Academy. Winners of the senior competition was Kilsyth Academy with Dalziel HS winning intermediate and Chryston HS foundation.

Kids Out - Safari Park

Kids Out - Safari Park

A group of pupils from Glencryan School had a great day at Blair Drummond Safari Park. Thanks to Rotarians, staff and helpers who assisted on the day.

Walk for CHAS

Walk for CHAS

A number of club members took part in sponsored walks across the John Muir trail to raise money for CHAS.


About us


Victoria Truesdale, President 2021-22

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kilsyth

We meet weekly on a Thursday evening, enjoying a meal and fellowship. Meetings can include interesting speakers, entertainment or business. We work with the local community, assisting youth, elderly and other community groups. We raise and distribute funds to charities and projects both at home and abroad.

Rotary is the world's leading service club organisation working on a local, regional and international level. Kilsyth rotarians dedicate themselves to the Rotary motto and philosophy "service above self"

Forthcoming Events

Family Games Night - Saturday October 2

Race Night - Friday November 12

Christmas Fun Evening - Thursday December 9

Santa's Grotto - Saturday December 11

Carol Service - Monday December 13 at Burngreen

Santa's Sleigh - December 11 -14

Cheese / Wine (prospective members) - Saturday February 5, 2022

Car Treasure Hunt - Sunday April 24. 2022

Our usual meetings have been cancelled until further notice. However we continue to meet weekly through zoom and have managed to support a limited number of projects, fundraising and social events. We're still active.

Environment Group

We're still actively involved with Kilsyth Environmental Group. Latest project is tidying up area near war memorial in Burngreen.

Murder Mystery

We held another successful murder mystery evening.


Members joined with a local Environment group to clean up a popular walking route.

Mary's Meals

We sent a consignment of satchels for Mary's Meals schools abroad.

Strathcarron Hospice

Rhona produced these lovely cards which Strathcarron sells

End Polio

The crocuses are about to bloom. We've been planting them in the town for several years to highlight Rotary's End Polio Now campaign. We've recently donated £1000, thanks largely due to the sale of Message of Hope cards created by one of our members.

New Member

Inspite of lockdown, we've managed to bring in a second new member. Welcome to Donna Kearney

On Call Africa

Having been the lead club in raising finance for an ambulance in Zambia, we contributed to raising money for a second. An article from the local press gives some detail.

Paul Harris Fellow

Congratulations to new Paul Harris fellow David Breton

Paul Harris Fellow

Well done to new Paul Harris Fellow Claire Walters

New Member

We have a new member. A big welcome to Janice Campbell.

End Polio Now Presentation

We're proud to receive a certificate for our commitment to Rotary's campaign to wipe out polio.

Afternoon Bingo

We enjoyed an afternoon bingo session with prizes and home baking.

End Polio Now

For a number of years, we have been planting purple crocuses in the town as a symbol of Rotary's commitment to help end polio worldwide.

New Member

President David inducts new member Moreen Cherry and presents her with a Rotary Welcome pack.

New member

We have a new member. Welcome Rhona Morrison.

End Polio Now

Some members, family and friends planted crocus corms along Westburnside as part of Rotary's ongoing campaign to end Polio across the world.

New Member

Warm welcome to our latest member Tracey Chalmers who is an MR Product Specialist at Siemens Healthcare

End Polio Now

Member Alex Mearns attended Rotary Club of Kirkintilloch Bowls Tournament which raised £2500 for End Polio Now. Great Effort!

New Honorary Member 

Bill Thomson became an honorary member. For many years Bill was club treasurer as well as Past President and was instrumental in organising west zone Technology Competition.

Canal Cruise

Members, family and friends again enjoyed a wonderful evening sailing on the canal.

Festival of Sport

We helped out at the Festival of Sport held at Colzium Estate. We assisted with parking and President David showed off Aquabox equipment.

Aquabox Community Pump

Balmalloch Primary 2 class raised money to go towards an Aquabox community pump for providing clean water. Pupils were delighted that this could help so many people in need of clean water.

Georgia Scholarship Student

President David hands over some club pennants to our Georgia Scholarship student Jennifer Wright who flies off to Atlanta later this month for a year's study. With them is dad John. We look forward to hearing how she is getting on.

Rotary Aquabox

John Brown has done a power of work this year demonstrating the benefits of Rotary's Aquabox all over the district and beyond. Here he is at Penicuik Gala.

Senior Citizens Concert

Sweet Harmony entertained senior citizens at our annual concert. Tea and cakes were enjoyed at the interval.


Club 55 at Buzz Bingo in Cumbernauld handed over knitted items to Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Rotary Clubs for Aquabox. Over 60 boxes of knitted baby jackets, blankets, teddies and toiletries were presented. Well done and many thanks.

Community Service Award

Marion Rankin was presented with a Community Service Award in recognition for her long service and dedication to the Scout movement.

Literacy Box

Thanks to 2nd Kilsyth Girls Brigade who raised money to fund a Literacy in a Box (a Rotary Charity) in Zambia.

Polio Eradication

Our annual show of crocuses is approaching. We have planted crocuses in the town for a number of years as port of Rotary's commitment to eradicating the scourge of polio. Nearly there!!!

Valentine's Tree

In collaboration with Cumbernauld club, we raised money for British Heart Foundation with our Valentine's tree in the Antonine Centre.

Challenge Enterprise and RYLA

Sophie and Emily Murphy spoke to us about their experience on Challenge Enterprise which we sponsored. William Houston gave an account of his week on RYLA sponsored by Cumbernauld club.

Buzz Bingo 

Rotarians and friends from Kilsyth and Cumbernauld clubs were guests of Buzz Bingo in Cumbernauld who supported Aquabox charity.

Hole Sponsorship

We're sponsoring a hole at Kilsyth Golf Club

Cottage Hospital

We donated two portable televisions for patients at the local Cottage Hospital


We supported local group Connections based at the Garrell Vale.

Young Philanthropist Competition

Member Frank Clark helped with the judging at this annual Charity focussed competition at Kilsyth Academy.

Tree Planting

We've been planting trees in the local community with the help of local scouts' group. Planted over 100 this year. More next year.

Rotary International Convention 2018

President Elect David Breton attended this year's RI Convention in Toronto in June. He gave an interesting presentation to the club about his experience.

Happening soon...

Thu, Oct 28th 2021 6:45 pm

Club Meeting - Fellowship and Council

Club meetings on Zoom start at 6.45 pm.


Thu, Nov 4th 2021 6:45 pm

Club Meeting - Business

Club meetings on Zoom start at 6.45 pm.


Thu, Nov 11th 2021 6:45 pm

Club Meeting - Friends and Family

Club meetings on Zoom start at 6.45 pm.


Fri, Nov 12th 2021 7:30 pm

Race Night

A virtual race night like last year.

Thu, Nov 18th 2021 6:45 pm

Club Meeting - Fellowship

Club meetings on Zoom start at 6.45 pm.


Thu, Nov 25th 2021 6:45 pm

Club Meeting - Fellowship and Council

Club meetings on Zoom start at 6.45 pm.


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18.30

The Coachman Hotel
4 Parkfoot Street

G65 0SP  01236 821649

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