Council meeting at 5.45, followed by Business Meeting

Thu, Oct 3rd 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Club members discuss their projects

After the increased activity of recent weeks, Hawick's Rotarians had a quieter meeting last week, which gave a chance to reflect on, for example, the Information Evening. This was felt to have been a success and the Club's Council agreed that it might become an annual event.

The Club agreed to donate £100 to Borders Talking Newspapers, where several members and / or their partners form part of the team which records The Hawick Paper for distribution to townsfolk who have sight problems. This has been a long-standing commitment of Hawick Rotary in association with Teviot Church which provides the venue and facilities.

The Club has also participated in the micro-financing scheme Lend With Care for several years, extending loans to small businesses across the world. Unfortunately we have just had our first loss when a Peruvian farmer was unable to repay part of his loan through suffering illness. This of course highlights the problems faced by such small entrepreneurs.

The various competitions promoted by Rotary for young people are taking off for the year and we are delighted by the enthusiastic cooperation of Hawick High School in such events as Young Musician, and Young Chef, which is to be sponsored this year by the local Morrisons store.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

2019-20 President Linden Warburton and Treasurer Scott Elliot (centre) meet with Polysport representatives Libby Kennedy (right) and Greg Cuthbert (left)

Hawick Rotary Club has been able to obtain funding for the restoration of the village's Polysport facility after it was inundated by floodwater


Some info on the entertaining activities we get up to!


This Committee focuses on international aid and projects


A summary of Hawick Rotary's work with the community during 2020, despite the problems of Coronavirus and Lockdowns


Our Vocational & Community Committee concentrates on supporting local community groups and on youth activities, often in collaboration with Hawick High School and with Primary Schools in the town.


Enquiries regarding membership are always welcomed and should be e-mailed to