District 1020 and COVID-19
As clubs and district we are having to adapt how and what we do very rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic. To help clubs there is a new section under "What we do" for Covid-19, where we will post updates from the District Governor, how clubs are switching to online life, and how they are still helping their communities. There is also a section in the members-only pages for Rotarians-only consumption such as club contacts, potential speakers etc.
Learning new skills from home
Even when you can’t hold training meetings in person, members can still develop new skills and knowledge by taking courses online. Rotary’s Learning Center offers courses on everything from managing training sessions and mentoring to leading change and dealing with conflict. See the COVID-19 section of "What we do".
Young Musician Finals
Dalkeith Club hosted the Young Musician 1020 Final at
Heriot Watt University on 23rd February 2020. Those attending enjoyed an afternoon of amazingly high quality
musicianship from our young people reflecting their talents and dedication.
The winners were : (left to Right), Shaunie Craig – Lockerbie (V), Ceri ann Townsend – Dalkeith (I), Lewis Hendry – Coatbridge (I), Ava Duncan – Coatbridge (V) & Thomas Holmes – Dumfries (I), (and Jess Thomson – Galashiels (V) but she was not present for the photo), with Rotary DG Jo.Ceri-ann, Thomas, Jess & Ava went forward to the Regional Competition on 8th March but unfortunately were not placed. They however, very much enjoyed the experience and the opportunity.
First Minister at Rotary Stand
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid a visit to the Rotary Scotland stand at The Gathering in Glasgow. The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. Over 3,000 people interested in the voluntary sector attended, and a number of contacts were made which could help clubs with projects, partners and potential new sources of funding for those projects.
A full report will be made at the next District Council meeting.
Scottish Schools Athletics
The Scottish Rotary Districts again sponsored the Scottish Schools Athletics Association Championship in the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow on 5/6 February. A great event, with over 200 schools across Scotland represented. More photos here. Sadly the outdoor event at Grangemouth in May has had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 but we will be supporting the schools' athletics again next year.
Young Chef District Final
A very successful District final of Young Chef was held at in Livingston on 1st February. Four young chefs took part after qualifying from the club and area rounds of the competition and as always the standard was impressive. The judges commented that had some of the dishes been presented at a City and Guilds exam they would have been awarded a Merit or even Distinction.
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About Rotary District 1020
District 1020 covers the south of Scotland from coast to coast and from the Forth to the Borders.
We have around 1500 members in 55 Clubs
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