Rotary Fellowship



Rotary Fellowship takes place during weekly meetings where members meet and converse enjoying the company of old friends and acquaintences whilst seeking new with kindered spirits. The Rotary Club of Elgin members participate in regular social outings, it's not all work and no play, see some examples below.

Entertainers Ceilidh

This evening of celebration takes place annually, it is the culmination of our Winter Entertainments Programme. Performers from our Winter Schedule gather together for an evening of music, song, laughter and a little dancing entertaining rotarians, friends, clients and each other. It is an evening where the club offer thanks to those who give their time freely during the winter evenings.

Friends of Rotary and Partners Nights

Evening club meetings are held periodically with invitations to Friends and Partners to enjoy a relaxed evening of fellowship. These are often themed evenings around food and tastings.

Gavel Competition

An annual interclub competition where a club visits a host club to play an array of pub games and parlour style games. This is a knock out style competition with 8 members in each team. It is a fun evening of inter club fellowship.



Golf is a sport enjoyed by many and within Rotary there are regular opportunities for Golf and Fellowship combined.

Rotary Clubs regularly hold fund raising events inviting other clubs to participate.

Elgin Rotary Club have regular and annual golfing outings and competitions.


The Harry Rankine Fishing Competition takes place annually and is competed over 2 legs. Rotarian's from all over country compete in this event.

Fishing Report Provided by Robin Sutton

Monday 3rd September was the second and final leg of the Rotary Harry Rankin Fly Fishing Competition held at The Lake of Menteith. Twenty competitors, (reduced to eighteen on the day) participated in this annual event, and we reverted to a random boat draw to select fishing partners. Conditions were nearly ideal, overcast, warm, dry but little or no wind. Participants attended from as far afield as Elgin and Inverurie in the north to Dumfries in the south.
After the match we all retired to the Lion & Unicorn in Thornhill for a well-earned meal and a chat about the one that got away and prize presentations.
The winner of the second leg was Graeme Mackenzie from the Elgin Rotary Club with 6 fish and a combined weight of 13lbs. Second was Ian Coutts from Penicuik with five fish weighing in at 10lbs, and third was Philip Allison of Stirling Rotary Club with 3 fish at 6.56lbs.
The heaviest fish on the day was caught by Chris Kirk of Perth Kinnoull weighing in at 3.25lbs, and second was Murdo Mackenzie formerly of Perth.
The overall winner of The Harry Rankin Trophy for the two legs was Howard Hughes of Inverurie with a catch of 10 fish and a magnificent combined weight 24.6lbs. Second was Steve Manion from the Perth Club who unfortunately was unable to attend the second leg as he was representing Scotland in the Five Nations Police Team International to be held at Lough Corrib, Ireland. Third was Graeme MacKenzie of Elgin.
The winner of the Jim Green Quaich for the heaviest individual fish over the two legs went to John Middleton of Shotts & District with a catch of 4lbs.
The photograph shows some of the Rotarians after the event standing on the shore of The Lake of Menteith.

A club fishing day for all abilities is held at a local fishing loch on occaision and is open to family and friends to enjoy.


Cycling trips are regularly organised by enthusiasts within the club, members, friends and family members are all welcome and pace dictated to suit all.


Regular walking events are arranged for members, friends and family members, usually culminating in a bar supper or BBQ. Routes are usually planned ensuring that all fitness abilities can participate.


An annual snooker competition is held within the club for The Brentwood Trophy an attractive shield. In recent years this has been held in the Ex Servicemens Club in Elgin.

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