Rotary Year

Tue 26th September 2017 at 12.30 - 14.00

District Governor Graeme Archibald visits the club

The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy is one of the 90 Rotary Clubs that make up District 1010 (Scotland North). The District is one of 25 Districts that make up Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. District 1010 encompasses Rotary Clubs from Inverkeithing to Stornaway to Shetland.

When Graeme Archibald, District Governor, spoke at the Kirkcaldy Club’s weekly meeting this week, it marked his 42nd visit to all 90 Clubs - a longstanding, and demanding annual role for any DG! In midst of a positive and appealing overview of Rotary ‘making a difference’,

Graeme encouraged all Rotarians to ‘make a difference’ locally, nationally, and worldwide. The DG highlighted Rotary’s immense drive over the years to eliminate the scourge of polio anywhere in the world. Only 9 cases have been notified this year to The World Health Organisation. Over the next 3 years Rotary has pledged $50 million dollars to end polio; and several governments worldwide are now pledged to give almost $1.5 billion dollars. With further monies pledged by the Bill Gates Foundation to end polio. All such on a global scale in tandem with Rotary ‘making a difference’ locally was evidence to Graeme Archibald that Rotary still held to its ideal of ‘service above self’.

Past President Bill Moodie proposed a much deserved Vote of Thanks.