The Club's Charitable Activities
Our club is involved in an amazing range of initiatives and activities on a regular and ongoing basis. Many are charitable, some sporting and some social. The club raises money through these activities and makes charitable donations of between £20-30,000 every year. We also get involved 'hands-on' but offering support to other organisations and some of these activities are listed below.
Young Musician CompetitionBanchory Academy pupils take part to identify the local finalist for the regional heats. Our club works with the school music department to arrange an evening concert attended by friends and families as well as the general public. It is a very successful evening.
Working with around 6 local primary schools, the club encourages pupils in public presentation skills. For many of the participants this is the first time that they have spoken in public.
Shoebox AppealIn conjunction with local schools, the club organises a shoebox collection. Each box contains food, utensils, toys etc and is sent to needy families in third world countries or disaster zones .
Founded by the Rotary Club of Helston in Devon, Shelterbox is a modular survival kit containing a tent, cooking utensils, tools and general survival equipment. Each box can support 10 people.
Our club funds 3-4 of these boxes per year.
Rotary clubs from the north of Scotland all sponsor secondary school pupils to attend this out-door course. Applicants are interviewed, selected and then sent on the one week course. On their return, they give a short presentation on their experiences.
Banchory Academy Dux Awards
The club funds the annual cost of these medals for the outstanding student of the year.
A joint effort with other Rotary Clubs. A full day of entertainment, snacks and fun for special needs and other local children.Held in Aberdeen at a venue with many facilities and a fun day is had by all involved.
Dictionaries for Life
Senior Citizens Concert
Sponsoring young pupils in Chennai, India
Braemar Royal Highland Gathering
Banchory Development Initiative (BDI)
Banchory ShowThe club has a fund-raising stand at the Banchory Show.
Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally
more One of the club's biggest projects.
more International exchange visits.
more For several years the club has given financial support for two children in a school in in Chennai, India.
more Young Musician 2015 was held on 29th January in the Banchory Christian Fellowship Church. Fifteen performers from Banchory Academy provided a very talented and varied repertoire to a full house of nearly 300 people.
more In the past we have hosted students from Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
more The club stall and scenes from the Banchory Show
more A group of young professionals from Western Australia came to visit
more The club's Christmas dinner complete with Santa
more The London Olympic Torch comes through Banchory and passes the Eastern Gateway Stane.
more Supporting the local pipe band
more Members doing car-parking duties
more Our annual charity golf tournament
more A performance of music and song for our older friends in the community.
more Occasionally we go hillwalking.
more Club members organised and funded the restoration of the first Banchory Fire pump dated 1858
more This historial landmark was celebrated with a beacon on the top of Scolty Tower.
more Collecting boxes of useful items and gifts for the less fortunate abroad
more A public speaking competition for primary schoolchildren in the Banchory catchment area
more Every year Banchory Rotary Club and Banchory Academy organise a concert showcasing the best local musical talent.
more Some of the many social and sporting aspects of Rotary life.
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