President's Night

Fri, Nov 26th 2021 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Club's annual 'big night', with dinner and entertainment, at Hawick Rugby Club's clubrooms

Seventy eight members, friends and Rotarians from other Borders Clubs attended President Scott Elliot's special night at Mansfield Park Clubrooms on Friday evening (26th November). The date was unlucky! It coincided with Storm Arwen! District Governor Ken Robertson and his wife Elizabeth had to turn around in a whiteout at Soutra, but Assistant Governor Lizette Bingham and her husband Paddy reached us from Livingston, and were joined by our guests from the Galashiels, Jedburgh, Langholm, Lauderdale, Melrose and Selkirk clubs. Reaching us through the wind and the sleet was bad enough but returning home around 11 pm was much worse, especially for the Langholm 15. Thanks to all for making the effort on such a horrid night.

After a captivating performance by local Act 1 Youth theatre group, the company enjoyed a fine meal presented by Debbie Brown Catering, and then further entertainment by the 3Ds, Debbie, David and Drew. To complete the problems of the evening a power cut at the very moment when 3Ds were finished and Auld Lang Syne had been sung presaged the difficulties still ahead for the travellers.

The interval raffle raised the wonderful sum of £600, divided equally between Act 1 Youth and Operation Smile, the international charity which corrects cleft lips and palates in less well-off countries.

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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

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!


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.


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