Dumfries Rotary Club Centenary Lunch

Dalbeattie Rotary Club at the Centenary Lunch hosted by Dumfries Rotary Club on Friday 5 November 2021

Dumfries Rotary Club President introduces  
Keynote Lunch Speaker Dame Barbara Kelly

Dumfries Rotary Club President introduces Keynote Lunch Speaker Dame Barbara Kelly 


President Douglas, Club Secretary Fraser Sanderson and Club member Douglas Kerr represented our Club at the Centenary Lunch hosted by Dumfries Rotary Club on Friday 5 November 2021. Dumfries Rotary Club is “Mother Club” to Dalbeattie Rotary Club and to two other Rotary Clubs in the Stewartry, Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright, which had also sent representatives. 

The Lunch marking the centenary of the founding of the Club in 1921 was hosted by Club President, John Glover. The Keynote Speaker was Dame Barbara Kelly, President of Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust and Chair of the Galloway National Park Association, the aim of which is to see Galloway established as Scotland’s third National Park.  

Dame Barbara, an octogenarian, highlighted the outstanding contribution of Dumfries Rotary Club to the life of the town and its townspeople over one hundred years in following the aim of Rotary International of “service above self.”  Drawing on local press reporting from 1921, she shared press reports of town life in those far off days, including reports on activities of the then recently formed Dumfries Rotary Club. She commented that prevalent issues facing the townspeople of the 1920’s remained largely the same today. 

Dame Barbara said that she was particularly pleased that representatives of Dalbeattie Rotary Club were among the company, as Dalbeattie was the town of her birth, it being understood that her late father was for some time Headmaster of Dalbeattie Primary School.

(ALL fields required)

Your email address will not be displayed, once the comment has been approved.

To reduce spam, http:// and www. are not allowed.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Ken Robertson

Dalbeattie Rotarians were privileged to have Rotary District 1020 Governor Ken Robertson (Cumbernauld) visit our Club at our meeting on Zoom on Thursday 3 February 2022.

more  
Curling Championship

Three of our members are taking part this week (8-15 April 2022) in the 26th Rotary World Curling Championships being held at the Dumfries Ice Globe.

more  
Dalbeattie Allotments

President Douglas visits the impressive and sizeable Dalbeattie Allotments during their Open Day

more  
Douglas and Fraser joined the online Zoom meeting.

Report on Rotary District 1020 Hybrid Annual General Meeting Held at Mercure Hotel, Livingston, 27 November 2021 and online.

more  
A company of over 120 in attendance

Dalbeattie Club were present on the evening of Friday 11 March 2022 on the occasion of the Centenary Celebration Dinner of the Rotary Club of Dumfries.

more  
The bikers before the start!

Celebrations of 40 years of Dalbeattie Rotary Club

more  
For the entirety of our Rotary Year 2020 – 2021, our then President Frank Williamson ably presided at all our regular Thursday evening meetings on Zoom.  Another Past President, Ian Lumsden, acted as host throughout the year, and still does, and faci

For the entirety of our Rotary Year 2020 – 2021 our regular Thursday evening meetings have been online on Zoom.

more  
Kacie Baumler on screen during our meeting on Zoom

Kacie Baumler is studying for a post-graduate Masters Degree at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh supported through a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship.

more  
Lord Lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant plants copper beeches at Dalbeattie Learning Campus to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

more  
Beth and Georgia raise the Peace flag outside Dalbeattie Learning Campus

Dalbeattie High School has become only the second school in Scotland to be awarded the Rotary Blue Flag of Peace

more  
Supporting the Community

Frank Williamson reflects on serving as Club President during 2020/21

more  
Grace Kelly and President Douglas Irving with the four prize winners

Dalbeattie Rotary Club’s sponsored Young Writers Competition this year

more  
Haugh of Urr, Dumfries and Galloway

Rotarians made a visit to the Biogas Plant at Crofthead Farm, Haugh of Urr

more  
Dalbeattie War Memorial, erected in 1921

Dalbeattie Rotary Club donated £1,000 towards the £5,000 renovation costs of the Dalbeattie War Memorial

more  
Group Photo courtesy of the Galloway News

Dalbeattie Rotary Club donated £500 towards the production costs of six “Anti-Litter Campaign” signs

more  
Douglas Kerr

Dalbeattie Rotary Club has its third Paul Harris Fellow, an honour awarded to those who demonstrate a shared purpose with the humanitarian and educational objectives of Rotary International and its motto of “Service above Self.”

more  
Chain Handover

Dalbeattie Club Presidential Chain Handover on 24 June 2021. Frank Williamson, Club President 2020/2021, hands over to Douglas Irving, new Club President 2021/2022.

more  
Dumfries Rotary Club President introduces  
Keynote Lunch Speaker Dame Barbara Kelly

Dalbeattie Rotary Club at the Centenary Lunch hosted by Dumfries Rotary Club on Friday 5 November 2021

more  
Club President Douglas Irving and Margaret Copp

Dalbeattie Rotary Club has planted a tree in the town’s Colliston Park to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

more  
Kupata Project in Uganda

Dalbeattie Rotary Club has been providing modest financial support for the Kupata Project in Uganda whereby sanitary products are made available to girls at school

more  
Skeoch Car, manufactured in Dalbeattie in the 1920’s

Dalbeattie Rotary Club donated £5,000 towards the construction costs of a re-make of the Skeoch Car

more  
Dalbeattie Rotaty Burns Night

On 27 January 2022 this year’s Club Burns Evening was held on Zoom.

more  
Dalbeattie Learning Centre Campus

Ten of our members, assisted by three friends of the Club, wielded spades at Dalbeattie Learning Centre Campus, to plant 100 young trees to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

more  

Dalbeattie Club Presidential Chain Handover on 24 June 2021. Frank Williamson, Club President 2020/2021, hands over to Douglas Irving, new Club President 2021/2022.

more  
Conference Hall

Report from Rotary President Douglas Irving from the Rotary District 1020 District Conference 23/24 October 2021

more