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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Allander by the President


Welcome to the Rotary Club of Allander which is now in its 50th year. We meet on a Thursday evening at 6.15pm in The Burnbrae,Milngavie Road, Milngavie G61 3DQ. We are involved in various projects in the local Bearsden and Milngavie community eg a major partner in the Milngavie Youth Centre in Milngavie, assisting in the transport to and from Friendship Circle every Wednesday at Milngavie Town Hall, engaging with local Primary and Secondary schools. Each year in June you will come across us in Milngavie and at Bearsden Highland Games selling ducks for our Annual Duck Race which has raised funds for CHAS (Children's Hospice Association Scotland), Kidney Kids Scotland and other local charities. Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris and in 2012 celebrated its centenary in Scotland.We are part of a worldwide family of Rotary clubs of which there are 33,000 in 200 countries and geographical areas, with a membership of 1.2 million.With this extensive organisation on the ground, collaboration can produce wonderful life changing results. There is no greater example of this than the story of the fight against Polio. Polio is a virus which can cause paralysis and death. In 1985 there were 350,000 cases in 125 countries. In 1998 Rotary International and the World Health Organisation embarked on a campaign to eradicate Polio.Rotary raised $250 million.The Bill and Melinda gates Foundation matched this sum.As a result of the immunisation project, Polio remains in only 4 countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.Rotary set a new target: $200m. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has agreed to match this sum with a Challenge Grant of $350m. Teams of Rotarian volunteers are in these countries immunising children.It is reckoned by the time Polio has been eradicated , in terms of money, expertise, equipment and volunteers, Rotary International w8ill have contributed close on $2 billion. Rotary provide Shelter Boxes and Water Boxes which contain tents and other equipment to purify water and help survival in disasters.  Allander Rotary has, and continues to provide funds for these projects. Rotary provides an opportunity to make a difference..... locally, nationally and internationally.  Allander Rotary is looking for new members to continue the valuable service given by members over the past 50 years and which reflects the lifestyle of the present day. If you are interested in hearing more about Allander Rotary, e mail the club at secretary@allander-rotary.org 

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In 2019 Allander Rotary decided that they would like to offer the residents of Milngavie, Bearsden, the surrounding area and wider public a new service. Free to attend, a lecture on a topic of general interest and where no audience expertise was necessary

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All of our Challenges from the summer and October holidays are available here. Our aim is to have more at Christmas holiday time. Watch our Twitter and Facebook pages plus The Waypoint Facebook page for news.

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50 year logo

Two videos celebrating 50 years of Allander Rotary created as part of their birthday celebrations.

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Community Bed mid August

50 year celebration in Milngavie Town Centre

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One off or irregular fund raising. Annual fund raising is covered elsewhere.

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A review of 50 years of Allander featuring events, fund raising, competitions including a range of activities with the local community and schools. Chartered on 29th May 1970. Click on logo to start. Last update 9th May 2020

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In addition to the Duck Race Allander in conjunction with Clyde Coastal Path are sponsoring a number of activities in this year's Milngavie Week. Full details on next page.

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Our main fund raising events are listed here with details.

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Details of the charities we are and have supported in recent few years

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Details of local organisations that we support

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Competitions in Allander Club's area with winners progressing to level of Rotary Organisation and other support.

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The Firth o Clyde Rotary Trail (FoCRT) runs from the Mull of Galloway to Milngavie via Greenock and the Erskine Bridge. The route comprises the Mull of Galloway Trail, The Ayrshire Coastal Path and the Clyde Coastal Path.

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Milngavie Youth Centre

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Rotary for Children aged 12 and under. Killermont Primary School have become Allander Rotary's first affiliated Rotakids Club.

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The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

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Along with the Rotary Club of Gourock, Allander are responsible for the Clyde Coastal Path (Kelly Burn to Milngavie) which forms part of the Firth o Clyde Rotary Trail (Mull of Galloway to Milngavie) which is part of the International Appalachian Trail.

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