The Rotary Club of Dundee was founded on 21st May 1921
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.”