Club Centenary

The Rotary Club of Dundee came into being on May 19, 1921.

Civic Reception with Dundee’s Lord Provost to celebrate the Club’s centenary

Dundee Rotary Club is celebrating... 

Dundee Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a £100,000 bounty for local charitable bodies and good causes.

It is a stunning sum of money for a Rotary Club to disburse, especially at a time when charity budgets are under severe pressure because of the economic impact of the pandemic.

It is a sum which the club think is worthy of marking its “Century of Service” - its slogan for 2021-22 - to the people of Dundee.
Robert Dunn, Past President of Dundee Rotary Club and chair of its centenary committee, said: 
“This will be a very special year in the Club’s proud history." “We are well advanced with our plans to celebrate this milestone next year with a variety of social events being planned for club members, their families, the Dundee community and our local and international Rotary friends." “However, key to our celebrations will be our ongoing support to local good causes, at a time of most need, as a result of COVID19.”
Lord Provost Ian Borthwick said: 
“The 100th anniversary of Dundee Rotary Club is a tremendous achievement, and I am well aware of the excellent work they have done over many years." "To celebrate the 100th anniversary with the disbursement of £100,000 is remarkable, and excellent news." "The disbursement of such a large amount of money to local charitable bodies and good causes is worthy of celebration, and Dundee Rotary Club and its members are to be congratulated for this tremendous effort.”
Photograph: Civic Reception with Dundee’s Lord Provost Bill Campbell to celebrate the Club’s centenary

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Dundee Rotary Club 2020-21 President Clive Murray with David Barrie of We Are With You

Dundee Rotary Club gives £2,100 to addiction recovery programme

more Money will go to fund two volunteers with a lived experience of addiction to use that awareness to gain qualifications for careers in health care.

Professor Mackenzie in foreground with members of our Rotary Club and the Guildry

Letter of appreciation from professor of cardiology

more Thanks for the £10,000 donation for blood pressure monitors

56 Reform Street, the site of Ingram's Restaurant. Where we met after leaving the Queens Hotel

Our early years

more 56 Reform Street, the site of Ingram's Restaurant. Where we met after leaving the Queens Hotel

From the Queens Hotel to ZOOM

more The Rotary Club of Dundee held its first meetings in the Queens Hotel before moving to Reform Street later.

Programme and Projects

more Plans for our Centenary Celebrations

Centenary Bursary for design post graduates

more Our £25,000 Bursary Scheme

Baldragon Academy head teacher Hugh McAninch, pupil Imogen Robertson, Dundee City Chief Educational Officer Audrey May and Dundee Rotary Past President Robert Dunn

Major Centenary Project Helps Pupils Whose Learning Hit By Covid

more £24,000 pilot scheme part of £100,000 bounty of charitable spending for good causes

Major Medical Research Project

more major medical research project by the University of Dundee

Lectern presentation

RC Claverhouse Gift

more Presentation of a new lectern from RC Claverhouse to mark our centenary.

Rotary Centenary Dundee Cake

Centenary Dundee Cake

more £12 per cake, £3 of which goes to the End Polio Now campaign

Rotary Club President Clive Murray, Professor Isla Mackenzie and Lord Dean of Guild Scott Williamson with the monitors.

Dundee Rotary and Guildry donate £10,000 for life-saving monitors

more Matched funding charitable ventures with the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee and the Dundee Guildry