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Rotary Club of Elgin

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May 2020 

  • Club President Margaret Stenton is appointed as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Congratulations from all club members

April 2020

  • Club Members donate £1000 to Moray Food Bank
  • Zoom and Facetime Meetings replace face to face meetings for club members

March 2020

  • Club Face to Face and forthcoming activities cancelled due to Worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic

February 2020

  • 39th Champion of Champions Bothy Ballads held, Joe Aitken winner presented with Porridge Bowl and Donald Ferguson Medal.

January 2020

  • Indian Banquet arranged by International Team was held at Elgin Golf Club and is expected to raise in excess of £1,000 for our Mayaga Water Project.Guest Chef Pushp Vaid from Westhill arranged and prepared the fabulous food enjoyed Rotarians, Friends and Golf Club Members.
  • Peter Mutch of Moray Rotarct is awarded Paul Harris Fellowship, refer our Club Achievements page for full details on this award.
  • Caring at Christmas Presentations of £1,680.00 to Moray Wellness Centre, Alzheimer Scotland (Moray) and The Scottish Association for Mental Health. A total of £6,780.00 was raised.

December 2019

  • Caring at Christmas Collections involving collections and bag packing at Asda, Tesco and Marks & Spencers.

October 2019

  • IPDG Ian Dow presented President Margaret Stenton of Rotary Elgin with a 2018-2019 Rotary Citation with ‘Platinum Distinction’. Only eight Clubs in District 1010 have been awarded a Citation and Elgin were the only Club to gain ‘Platinum Distinction’.

September 2019

  • President Margaret Stenton had the pleasure of presenting The Rotaract Shield to Rotaract Moray. This is presented to a Rotaract club in within Scotland North Rotary - District 1010 for an event or project undertaken. They received this award for their fabulous show 'A Night at The Musicals' which has raised over £15,000 in the four years it had been run. The show will also be back for a fifth year in 2020.
  • President Margaret Stenton along with Ian Sutherlan of Robertson presented the top apprentice award to Lewis Sim of Macdonald & Munro at Moray College UHI Construction Awards Ceremony.
  • IPP George Duthie presented Rotaract Moray with Citation for all their hard work in our community and overseas during the year 2018/19.
  • Mayaga Water Project, launch of Global Giving Page 9th September to raise funds for much needed water supply.

July 2019

  • Moray Rotaract are presented with Presidential Citation from IPP George Duthie in recognition of their work within our community and End Polio Now.
  • Margaret Stenton becomes President of Rotary Elgin, succeeding Past President George Duthie.

June 2019

  • Garden Party at Spynie with Lord Lieutennant Grenville Johnston, friends and family.
  • HRH Princess Royal visits club for special lunch with Lucy Lintott (Lucy's Fight) and Cameron Main (Abbies Sparkle) speakers of the day.
  • Rotarian Julie Williams receives "Stepping up to Plate" award.
  • Rotary Elgin Hold Inagural Event Rotafun which is hailed a success by Press, Clubs and Organisations attending

May 2019

  • Finlay Weir receives a Paul Harris Fellowship Award

March 2019

  • Public Collections undertaken to help those in the aftermath of Cyclone Idia

January 2019

  • May Gilchrist of Coast to Coast is presented with Community Award
  • Brenda Munro receives St Andrews Quaich

December 2018

  • Caring at Christmas Collections

November 2018

  • Mosstowie Primary School form a new RotaKids Club

October 2018

  • World Polio Awareness Action - Schools get involved in crocus corm planting and a coffee morning is held raising over £600 towards End Polio Now

September 2018

  • President George Duthie and Ian Sutherland (Robertson) present Top Apprentice Award at Moray College UHI Construction Awards Ceremony

July 2018

  • President George Duthie takes over the reigns of Elgin club from Past President Andy Jamieson

May 2018

  • Davie Small give Secretary's report, full download available, read all about club activities during this Presidential Year

April 2018

  • Hugh Carter receives Stepping up to the Plate award from President Andy Jamieson

March 2018

  • Moktoberfest Present Club with Cheque for £10,000.00
  • Rotarians return from unforgettable trip to Nepal - refer Communities Overseas

February 2018

  • Ian Davidson receives the Saint Andrews Quaich

January 2018

  • Competition Launch - A Poem for Harry (Prince) and Meghan
  • Progress report from our Water and Sanitation Project in Nepal

December 2017

  • IPP Sandy Ritchie Receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award
  • New Elgin Primary School wins local heat of Primary Schools Quiz - refer Opportunities for Youth
  • Christy Lawrence wins local heat of Young Chef Competition - refer Opportunities for Youth

November 2017

  • Marafun 2017 Beneficiaries Announced
  • Elgin Rotary 90th Charter

October 2017

  • Press Statements relating to incident during annual fireworks display
  • World Polio Day 2017, Light up Elgin and Lossiemouth
  • Elgin Rotary Carribean Hurrican Appeal


  • Community Award Presented to Laich of Moray Trust
  • New Rotary year, new President for Elgin
  • Elgin Rotarian is District Governor for District 1010
  • Opportunities for Young, winners of Young Writer and Young Photographer 2016/17
  • Elgin Rotarian Margaret Stenton "Steps up to the Plate"
  • Rotakids fill Shoeboxes for Eastern Europe - refer Communities Overseas
  • Elgin to host informal night to new members
  • Hector Riddell takes Champion of Champions Bothy Ballads Title for 2017
  • Playlist for Life Creates Moray Hub - refer Communities at Home
  • Caring at Christmas Collections raises £6600 for local charities
  • Club launches joint iniative with Playlist for Life
  • Fenella Allan scoops Young Chef 2016
  • East End Win Primary Schools Quiz
  • Rotary Club Awards Winner of Castle-Cathedral-Cashmere Writing Competition
  • Rotakids Launch
  • Presidential Handover
  • Elgin Street Pastors awarded Community Award
  • Rotarian Andy, recognised with Community Award
  • Rotaract stage "A Night at the Musicals"
  • Lorna steps Up to the Plate
  • Rotarian Bill Ross awarded Paul Harris Fellow
  • Glen Elliot awarded MBE  
  • Emma Riddell picks up Young Chef Award
  • Winter Entertainment ends with Entertainers Ceilidh
  • Elgin Rotarians Celebrate receipt of The Queens Award for Voluntary Service    
  • Swimarathon 2016 hailed another success and raises in excess of £3,000
  • Bothy Ballads Champion of Champions 2016 - Winner Shona Donaldson
  • £6660 handed over to Mental Health Charities from Caring at Christmas Collection
  • Rotarian Ben Goss recognised with an OBE
  • Presentation of St Andrews Quaich
  • Diageo Marafun 2015 raises £46,024 for local charities and organisations
  • Rotary Club of Elgin receives The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
  • Fochabers Fiddlers receive Rotary Community Award
  • Presidential HandoverCommunity Award Presented to Laich of Moray Trust