RCAD Receives Certificate of Merit.

District Gonvenor Graeme Archibald presented the Club with a 'Certificate of Merit' in recognition of Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside’s contribution to ‘End Polio’.


 

District 1010 Governor - Graeme Archibald, visit to RCAD 22 Nov 17.

District Governor Graeme Archibald began by bringing greetings from his own club of Elgin.  He then spent some time commending Aberdeen Deeside for its enthusiasm and innovation and mentioned many of the activities the club has been involved in.  

He then turned to some of the challenges that Rotary as a whole faces.  Membership is one of the biggest of these.  Aberdeen Deeside does comparatively well in this area, but the same is not true for the organisation as a whole in the UK which now has less than half the members it had 5 years ago.  He indicated his belief that it was necessary to use PR to get across the message of what Rotary does.  One way to do this is to count up the number of hours spent and reckon up the value in kind.  Clubs could count the number of hours members spent on activities and using £1 per hour put a monetary value on their activities.  Rotary Central provides advice on this.  Clubs should use social media, statistics and be open to changed ways of doing things.  District is there to support clubs and it is hoped clubs will work together in clusters to complete projects, raise money and publicise the organisation.

His theme for the year is “Working Together’ and he saw Rotary Foundation as a key means of achieving this.  Support for Foundation helped clubs to then apply and receive funding back.  In District 1010 £32k was received this year for 9 international and 4 District projects.  This amounted to 2/3 of the cost.

 He also stressed the need to continue supporting ‘End Polio’.  Earlier this year the world had four months in which no new cases of polio were reported.  A polio free world is very near reality but without sustained action will not happen.  Bill Gates has promised 300 million dollars in the next 3 years and has challenged Rotary to raise $50M in each of these years.  This was easily possible if we all worked together.

DG Graeme ended by wishing the Club a successful year and presented President Dave Gordon with a Certificate of Merit in recognition of Aberdeen Deeside’s contribution to ‘End Polio’ last year.

President Dave thanked DG Graeme for visiting the Club and giving us an insight into his hopes for Rotary.
 

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Rotary Scotland 'Service Above Self' Face Mask.

Rotary Aberdeen Deeside are offering Rotary Face Masks for Sale. All profits go to Rotary's 'End Polio Now'. Masks can be ordered by contacting Julien Brown at julien.brown@fabian-ltd.com and/or Ellen Smith at ellen.aberdeen@btinternet.com.

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An evening with artist Mike Samson on line in his studio

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Last RCAD Volunteer day at Easter Anguston

We held an on-line quiz on Zoom on Wednesday 10th June starting at 7.00pm..

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This was a new event for RAD, held at the Cults Kirk Centre.

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Scottish Lunch – Tor-Na-Dee Care Home, 30th January 2020

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was held on March 5th 2019. The winning team, Airyhall Primary School, Aberdeen are pictured with their trophy.

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Ross is pictured with his father Ian and John Whitfield the Youth and Vocational Convenor for Aberdeen Deeside Rotary Club.

RCAD sponsored a Cults Academy pupil for this year's Euroscola Programme. Ross Menie reported on his experience to the club on 27 March.

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The Rotary of Aberdeen of Aberdeen Deeside, together with 16 Rotary Clubs of the surrounding area gave 496 special needs primary school children a fun day out with numerous activities.

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Volunteers from RCAD at the Calendar Girls performance at His Majesties Theatre Aberdeen. The total raised by all Rotary Clubs for the Aberdeen performances was a magnificent £7,317.11.

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The Rotary Aberdeen Deeside has supported the VSA Easter Anguston Farm project for several years.

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Tickets can now be purchased on line for this year's event on Sunday 26th May at 7.00pm.

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Job Well Done

Members of the Rotaract Club of Aberdeen joined with Members of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside to plant crocuses.

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2018 Contestants of the Primary School Public Speaking Competition.

The Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside hosted the 2018 Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition at Milltimber Primary School, Aberdeen.

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This Rotary year 2018 Aberdeen Deeside Rotary Club sponsored Alexandra Cowie.

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We get support from some local organisations which we in turn support when we can.

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Partners Night & Guests - Scottish Evening

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RAD in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Aberlour and Speyside & Kemnay and Kintore have successfully completed the refurbishment of Rubona Primary School. The final video summarising the whole project can be found here.

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This project has provided piped water supplies to the Kyakatara Health Centre in Uganda by harvesting rainwater from the Health Centre roof.

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Some of our events and activities for 2017

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Some of the good causes supported last Rotary Year

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Raise money for..

Help to raise funds & collect donations for Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside with Easyfundraising

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some links and news from other Rotary organisations

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In October 2013 a group from the club helped to brighten up the local Allan Park.

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DG Graeme Archibald Presented Cert Of Merit to RCAD 22Nov17

District Gonvenor Graeme Archibald presented the Club with a 'Certificate of Merit' in recognition of Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside’s contribution to ‘End Polio’.

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Veja was inducted by President Dave Gordon.

Two New members were inducted into our club in November & December17

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Our Club supports local Primary schools and Cults Academy in a number of ways.

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Time ‘n’ Talent is an initiative whereby individual members raise funds for charity by carrying out a service or providing goods. It is a re-incarnation of Churn Your Cash.

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some older events

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Presentation from Lars Foyen

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