I thought that before I hand over to our new President Jim Macgregor, I should just
bring you up to date on all that has been happening in our Club since Christmas.
As I told you in my last letter we were trying to move into a new age (for us) of communication via email and our website. This has been quite successful and now all our meetings, events, special occasions and details of new members are all on the website. You can follow everything we do by clicking onto The Rotary Club of
One of our members, John Black, has spent many hours transferring all the old Bulletins and Star magazines onto the web so that they will be there as a history of what our club had done over the years and, as you all know, we have the wonderful scrapbooks which Ian Johnston has kept over the years which also show the history of our Club. Ian has decided the time has come for him to retire from the Publicity scene after fifteen years of committed and devoted service. He has attended every event we have had and taken photographs as well as writing an article for the Citizen newspaper each week. He has been a very loyal, devoted Rotarian since joining the Club thirty four years ago.
Since the start of the year we have had some very good speakers with interesting things to tell us.
One of our new members Arthur Griffiths gave his vocational talk After qualifying as a vet, he was sent to Staffordshire as a Veterinary Officer before getting a posting to
Burns Lunch this year was organised by the two Jimmies (my two henchmen) and a great job they did with Bob Philip piping in the Haggis.
Peter Davidson gave us a very interesting talk on the Life of Paul Harris the founder of Rotary and we are proud to have nine of our members who have been made Paul Harris Fellows for the outstanding work they have done in Rotary. We had a young man from
We had a visit to the Byre to see Jim MacGregors latest production, which included Zac, one of the Ambassadorial Scholars taking part in it. He was the student who spoke at our Joint meeting with Inner Wheel. He is a very able young man from
Then we had Gordon Wowk, a new member, give his vocational talk. Gordon was born and educated in
Past Presidents Sylvia Donaldson and Alan Constable, along with Alan
more Changemaker Award to Rotary Club of St Andrews collected by President Kathleen Thain
more An archive of club newsletters and bulletins - 1981 to 2011
more Ian Johnston came across this article about the beginnings of the club. our Our thanks to member John Black who has posted the original 'Saint' bulletin on the club website.
more Honorary membership was conferred on Dr George Caithness with the presentation of a framed certificate and tribute by President Jim Macgregor and former Moderator of St Andrews Presbytery David Murdoch.
more Club newsletters and bulletins from 1981 to 2011.
more News update from President Kathleen - November 2011