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In the next 30 days...

HM Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

Thursday 2nd June 2022

RC Falkirk Family Friends and Little people all welcome for afternoon tea. Fun, Games and much more.

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Annual Swimarathon

Sunday 12th June 2022

RC Falkirk After two years of Covid it's up and running again

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Zippos Circus

Saturday 25th June 2022 - Sunday 26th June 2022

RC Falkirk Zippos is encouraging Rotary Clubs across UK to have Exit Collections at their weekend shows, Contact Martin at zipposcircus@yahoo.com

Summer Wine Tasting With Great Grog

Saturday 25th June 2022

RC Esk Valley Details To Follow

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District Handover and Braids 50th Charter Dinner

Saturday 25th June 2022

District Event: Join the celebration of Braids 50th Charter Dinner and meet the new District team as they take office.

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50th Charter Dinner - Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 25th June 2022

RC Braids Rotary Braids celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022, and the Dinner will combine this with the District Governor Handover. Guest Speakers - Gordon McInally, International President Nominee and Ian Murray MP

RI President Elect Jennifer Jones

Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones visited Scotland at the beginning of May.

She visited all three districts and took part in an open Zoom meeting with Rotarians from across the country.

As well as a club visit, she went to a RotaKids club who demonstrated what they do, and planted a tree in Cumbernauld Peace Garden, where she also got into the swing of the Wrap Up project!

You can see a few photos of her visit to D1020 and watch the Zoom meeting here.


Ukraine support

Many clubs are collecting for humanitarian relief in the Ukraine crisis. Rotary GB&I has produced a graphics pack suitable for A3/A4 posters, bucket wraps or collecting cans. The pack can be downloaded as a zip file here.

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has confirmed that all funds received in its Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 will qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts. This is in response to Rotary members requests around the world to contribute funds to support relief efforts.
 
For Rotary GB&I this means that donations can be made to the Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom’s (RFUK) Disaster Response Fund. This allows for the addition of 25% Gift Aid on eligible donations, meaning every £1 donated becomes £1.25. 

More details on Rotary's response to the crisis and how you can help can be found here.


RI President 2023-24 Gordon McInally

District 1020's own Gordon McInally has been selected to serve as Rotary International Presdident  for the year 2023-24.

Gordon is a member of South Queensferry, a past District Governor of D1020 and a past President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also served Rotary International as a director and as member or chair of several committees. He is currently an adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and vice chair of the Operations Review Committee.

Congratulations to Gordon, this is a richly deserved appointment, and we know he will be a first-rate RI President.

You can see more about his appointment here.



Freedom From Fistula

PDG Jo Pawley and Sue Hope from Freedom From Fistula were interviewed on Rotary Radio for the Global Grant being done in 1020.

You can hear the interview here.

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Tablets for the vulnerable

A special Covid-19 grant from The Rotary Foundation has allowed clubs in the District to supply tablets to day centres, care homes or hospitals in their locality who deal with dementia patients.

Work in a local district general hospital highlighted that the use of technology and various meeting platforms could bring individuals together remotely. This was found to be a highly positive experience for patients, families and staff increasing the social contact with families while reducing distress and agitation with dementia patients.

With guidance from the dementia nurse specialist, staff downloaded music, games, puzzles and painting apps to tablets and were very enthused when the cognitively impaired individuals with a little prompting in the beginning were soon mastering the technology and the games. The technology was also used to allow carers and families be in contact daily with patients who were identified as being isolated and vulnerable.

District 1020 applied for this special grant from The Rotary Foundation, which allowed us to supply each club in the district who wish to participate with four tablets which they can provide to suitable centres or care homes in their area. A Global Grant providing local support to the vulnerable in our communites.

More details of the scheme can be found here.

Africa declared Polio Free

After decades of work across 47 countries on the continent, the World Health Organization has certified the Africa region polio free.

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