Ian Grieve, a Rotarian for 26 years, is the new President of the Rotary Club of West Fife. He was born and educated in Dundee at Morgan Academy.
Following his training as an efficiency expert he held a number of management roles with James Keiller & Son Chocolate and Confectionery Manufactures prior to moving to Dunfermline in 1969 when he joined Arthur Bell & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers in a management role.
Within a few years and after discovering he had the "Nose" for it he was appointed Bells Master Blender and Whisky Operations Manager, also creating a number of new blended whiskies "Bell`s Islander" being one of them. Following the take over of Bells by Guinness now Diageo Ian in his role as Master Blender and with his love of travelling spent a great deal of time travelling the world on speaking tours helping to promote the Diageo brands particularly Johnnie Walker the worlds Number I Scotch. After thirty-one years in the whisky business he retired in 2000.He retains an involvement with the Spirits industry with his role as Chairman of the International Spirits Challenge the premier international spirits industry competition.
He is married to Jennifer a former school teacher with one son Ross who manages one of the UK's leading five Red Star hotels. A former Chairman of Dunfermline Round Table his hobbies are Golf, travelling and seeing new places and the Arts. During his year as President he aims to continue with the high traditions of the West Fife club helping it to make a difference in the local, national and international communities where help is needed.
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more Links to all the Convenor's Reports
more Co-ordinator Mark Todd's report to the 2022 AGM
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more A look back on the Rotary Year 2019-2020 Who could have predicted how it would have ended?
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more General Report on Club.
more The regular Tuesday meetings of The Rotary Club of West Fife are held at 6.30pm in Keavil House Hotel, Crossford KY12 8NN
more President Elect Dave's vision for the new Rotary Year
more This club service committee has through its use of strategic and business planning contributed substantially to the rejuvenation and enthusiastic commitment of the club
more Alex Evan Wong was elected to serve a second term of office
more Handover to incoming President Alex Evan Wong was carried out before Alex went off on holiday to the Far East.
more This summary report covers Club Administration and House matters 2013/2014
more President Ewan Archibald takes over from Donald Mackay
more Attended by President Elect Ewan Archibald and six of his team.
more President Ewan Archibald
more The Ken Young Plate
more President Robert is installed
more Donald Mackay becomes first member to do a second term in the chair at the Rotary Club of West Fife.
more Presentation of the Ken Young - Club Service Shield
more Friday 8th June at Garvock House Hotel, Dunfermline
more Notes from the Glenrothes Assembly
more Convenor Ian Grieve's Report to Club Assembly
more Links to Reports from Club Assembly
more Vocational visit to Dunfermline Veterinary Practice
more 15 members of the club visited the Craig and Rose Paint factory at Halbeath
more Please return by Monday 29th August
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more Five members and their partners enjoyed a weekend of fellowship in Dublin
more An introduction to Greig W.W. Hill
more Rotary is continuing to go through a period of change and we must all adapt if this organisation is to continue to be as relevant in the future as it has been in the past
more We have both raised and distributed record sums of money this year
more Senior Vice President Ian Grieve introduced the plans for the next Rotary year.