International & Foundation Services

Activiities of the International/Foundation Committee

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Andrew Jackson, Rathin Khaund and Neil McKay


Committee Members for 2015-16 are Andrew Jackson, Rathin Khaund and Neil McKay. In  the forthcoming  year the intention is to build on the successful topics of previous year

1)  Thomas Blake Glover scholar.

A)  Later this year in August/September the club will be welcoming the Thomas Blake Glover scholar selected by the Nagasaki Rotary clubs in Japan. We will then arrange hosting and a programme of events to suit the interests of the visiting Japanese student. As in previous years, the assistance of the entire club will be required.

    B)  In 2016 it will be the turn of our club to send a TBG scholar to Japan for three weeks and   discussions      will take place  with Aberdeen University on the selection process. It is expected that  the           University     will assist financially as in past years on a 50:50 basis and will be involved in the selection             process.     Aberdeen City Council will also be asked for a contribution


2) Shelterbox.The need for shelterboxes has been highlighted by recent disasters and this is an excellent way to support those in greatest need in times of despair.

3)Shoebox Appeal. As in previous years it is hoped that shoeboxes can be filled and sent to parts of Eastern Europe where they are greatly appreciated. A recent report by District showed the need for these presents for children who have no comforts or treats to sustain them.

4) Mwingi School , Kenya. This project has been ongoing for a number of years and donations, amongst other things, assist the school to deliver teaching and provide teaching aids for the eager pupils.

5) The Gathimba Edwards Foundation. This project highlighted by Jack, supports under-privileged children. The Pavilion Village in Karatina, Kenya has been set up to provide secure accommodation for youngsters, most of whom have been orphaned, abandoned or abused. At present,the charity supports 174 children, having started with 22. It was established  by local athlete Myles Edwards and Kenyan athlete, Gideon Gathimba. Myles and his father have spoken to the club previously and Myles will be happy to do so in the coming months.

6) Foundation. It is recommended that a sum is donated to Foundation.





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Misato - Our visiting Thomas Glover Exchange student

more Various photos taken during Misato's visit in the NE

Shelter Box Update May 27th 2014

more Letter Received from Shelter Box May 27 2014

Akira plants a tree in the garden of the Glover house in Balgownie.

Thomas Blake Glover Scholar visit 2009

more Exchange visits with Nagasaki in honour of the Scottish Samurai, Thomas Blake Glover, who lived in the community.

Glover Scholar Visit to Nagasaki 2010

more Kelly Johnson, our 2010 Thomas Blake Glover Scholar, did Aberdeen proud during her visit to Nagaski. Photos from her presentation to Balgownie Rotary on 14 October are attached.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue with Balgownie President Allan Thom at Scotts the Kiltmakers.

Nagasaki Friendship Visit

more A delegation from the Japanese city of Nagasaki, led by the Mayor and including the President of Nagasaki Rotary Club, paid a visit to Aberdeen during October 2010. Balgownie Rotary Club has played a major part in the links between our two cities.