Completed meetings and events 2014-2015

Thu 25th June 2015 Queen Victoria School Volunteering Awards

The annual awards to celebrate the efforts of pupils at Queen Victoria School in volunteering and fundraising took place at a special ceremony at the school. read more...

Thu 25th June 2015 25 June 2015 Annual Am-Am Golf Day at Dunblane New Golf Club for Strathcarron Hospice

The 30th Am-Am Golf Competition in aid of Strathcarron Hospice was held at Dunblane New Golf Club on Thursday 25 June 2015.
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Thu 18th June 2015 Wallace High School Awards Ceremony

Caitlin Smith with her award, presented by Paddy Holmes. The annual Awards Ceremony at Wallace High School read more...

Thu 18th June 2015 Business Meeting,talk on Battle of Waterloo by member Ranald Shepherd and reports on Marie Curie Coffee Morning and Strathcarron Hospice Midnight Walk

Ranald Shepherd with President Peter Farr Monthly club Business Meeting and talk on Battle of Waterloo by member Ranald Shepherd and reports on Marie Curie Coffee Morning and Strathcarron Hospice Midnight Walk read more...

Thu 11th June 2015 11 June 2015 Bill McColl - A Vet's Life

President Peter Farr, Jacquie Bradley, Fiona Dick, Beth Young, Bill McColl and Rod Jones. Bill McColl talked about his life and work as a vet. We had our RYLA candidate Fiona Dick and Beth Young who is attending a Round Square conference along. Both are being supported by the club. read more...

Thu 4th June 2015 4 June 2015 Duck Race prizewinners, PHF awards to Iain Fraser and Lawrie Orr and Club Assembly

Iain Fraser, Assistant Governor elect Alistair Spowage, President Peter Farr and Lawrie Orr. Club Assembly when plans for the next Rotary year are presented by the incoming President and committee chairs. read more...

Sat 30th May 2015 30 May 2015 Duck Race at Fling by the River

Members of the Queen Victoria School Interact Club help launch nearly 5,000 ducks into the Allan Water from the Faery Bridge. The annual Duck Race was held at 1pm on Saturday 30 May as part of the Dunblane Fling. The Rotary Crepe stall was in action serving fresh crepes and hot and cold drinks and the Bouncy Castle was busy all day.. read more...

Thu 28th May 2015 28 May 2015 Scatter Week - no meeting at the Westlands Hotel

The annual Scatter Week where members visit other clubs.
There is no meeting at the Westlands Hotel.

Thu 21st May 2015 21 May 2015 Business Meeting.

Paul Gentiles Visits From Canada Monthly club Business Meeting. read more...

Thu 14th May 2015 14 May 2015 Audrey Cooper - Grangemouth Survival Plan

l-r Kenny McGregor, Hance McPherson, speakers host Peter Holmes, Cumbernauld President Gordon Wright, President Peter Farr, spaeker Audrey Cooper, Nick Dekker, Christina Mbiza, Alun Morgan and Bobby Johnstone Club member, Audrey Cooper gave a talk on the Ineos Grangemouth facility and plans for its future. read more...

Thu 7th May 2015 7 May 2015 Gail Edwards Face to Face

Speakers host Colin Strachan, Gail Edwards and President Peter Farr New member Gail Edwards gave her Face to Face talk to the Club. read more...

Thu 30th April 2015 30 April 2015 Fellowship Evening

Some of the 'colourful' attire worn by members and visitors to the Fellowship Evening A Fellowship Evening for members and guest to relax and enjoy.

Thu 23rd April 2015 23 April 2015 Hayley Best - Barnardos

Speakers Host Jim Gardner, Hayley Best and President elect Mary Fraser. Hayley Best, Community Fundraising volunteer manager gave a talk on the history and work of Barnardo's. read more...

Thu 16th April 2015 16 April 2015 Business Meeting and AGM

Monthly club Business Meeting followed by AGM.

Thu 9th April 2015 9 April 2015 Christina Mbiza - Malawi Scholarship

Mary Fraser, Khlayre Cairney, Christina Mbiza, Jean Kelly, Jennifer Macrae and President Peter Faff Christina Mbiza is a Masters educated midwife from Malawi and has been sponsored by Rotary for her Masters studies at Stirling University. Tonight she tells the Club her story. read more...

Thu 2nd April 2015 2 April 2015 Euroscola - Anna Steen

Keith Dingley, Pauline Steen,Anna Steen, Davison Steen, President Peter Farr Our Euroscola, Anna Steen from Dunblane High will tell us of her experiences at the European Parliament in Brussells. read more...

Tue 31st March 2015 31 March 2015 Charlie Proctor Broom

Rod Jones, Alan Lee, Stuart Brown, Iain Smith(skip), Jim Gardner(skip) Graham Russell, Colin Strachan, Nick Rawlings The annual Charlie Proctor Broom curling match took place at the Peak Ice Rink on Tuesday 31 March at 8.30pm.
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Thu 26th March 2015 26 March 2015 Annual Debate with Stirling University Debating Society

Members with the Stirling University Debating Society.
Apologies for the out of focus picture! The annual debate with Stirling University Debating Society was held on 26 March 2015. read more...

Thu 19th March 2015 19 March 2015 Business Meeting.

l-r Colin Strachan, Peter Williams, Nick Rawlings and John Kilby Monthly club Business Meeting and induction of new member, Peter Williams. read more...

Wed 18th March 2015 18 March Curling Match against Stirling Rotary Club

Stirling Rotary skip, Jim Kerr and Bridge of Allan and Dunblane skip, Jim Gardner hold the Christiansen Trophy with the other team members before the annual match. Our annual match for the Christiansen Trophy against Stirling Rotary was held at the Peak Ice Rink. read more...

Thu 12th March 2015 12 March 2015 Prof. Linda Bauld - Lifestyle and Behaviour Impact on Cancer.

l-r Mary Fraser, Bethany and Elaine Burch, Linda Bauld and John Kilby. Professor Linda Bauld , Stirling University Institute of Social Marketing gave a fascinating presentation on the Lifestyle and Behaviour Impacts on Cancer. read more...

Fri 6th March 2015 6 March 2015 Primary School Quiz

President Peter Farr and the winning team from Newton Primary School with their trophy and certificate. The local heat of the Primary School Quiz was held in Bridge of Allan. read more...

Thu 5th March 2015 5 March 2015 John Bolton - Testing Airplanes

l-r Norman Morrison, Paul Phillips, Audrey Cooper, John Bolton, Alan Dougan and Matthew Aitken. read more...

Fri 27th February 2015 27 February 2015 Quiz Night at Bridge of Allan Church Hall

The annual Foundation Quiz Night was held at Bridge of Allan Church Hall. read more...

Thu 26th February 2015 26 February 2015 Rebecca Thoms -Woodland Trust

Speakers host Colin Strachan, Rebecca Thoms and President Peter Farr Rebecca Thoms, a volunteer with the Woodland Trust gave a presentation on the Great Trossachs Forest Project. read more...

Thu 19th February 2015 19 February 2015 Business Meeting.

Monthly club Business Meeting.

Thu 12th February 2015 12 February 2015 Vocational visit to Forth Valley College, Stirling Campus

Hospitality students and staff with President Elect Mary Fraser on left, Caroline Hogg and Bob Armstrong in centre and college principal Dr Ken Thomson on the right. The club paid a visit to the new Stirling Campus of Forth Valley College. read more...

Sat 7th February 2015 7 February 2015 District Final of Young Chef Competition.

Anna with proud parents David and Heather McFarland and David Mackie. Anna McFarland from Dunblane High School represented the Club in the District Finals of the Young Chef Competition in Dundee

Thu 5th February 2015 5 February 2015 Isabelle Uny - Maternal Health in Malawi

l-r Speakers host Russell Wheater, Anna Steen, Isabelle Uny and President Peter Farr PhD student Isabelle Uny talked about her research project on Maternal Health in Malawi. read more...

Thu 29th January 2015 29 January 2015 Burns Supper

l-r Ryan McDougall, Warwick Adams, Eric Abell, Gill Carrie, John Kilby, Hannah Sloan, Alasdair Mackie and Alan Lee. The Annual Burns Supper was held at the Westlands Hotel. read more...

Thu 22nd January 2015 22 January 2015 Ally Gemmell - Armed Services Advice Project

l-r Ian Ballance, Tony Ford, Ally Gemmell, President Peter Farr and Ed Campbell Ally Gemmell talked about his involvement with Armed Services Advice Project, based in Stirling, which provides support and assistance to ex-service personnel. read more...

Thu 15th January 2015 15 January 2015 Business Meeting

Monthly club Business Meeting.

Thu 8th January 2015 8 January 2015 John Coyle - Bee Keeping

l-r Speakers Host Andrew Hilley, Agnés Hilley, President Peter Farr, John Coyle and Christina Mbiza. John Coyle gave a talk on Beekeeping read more...

Thu 1st January 2015 1 January 2015 No Meeting

Meetings restart on 8 January.

Thu 25th December 2014 25 December 2014 - No Meeting

There will be no meetings on 25 December 2014 and 1 January 2015.

Thu 18th December 2014 18 December 2014 Business Meeting and Special General Meeting

Monthly Club Business Meeting followed by Special General Meeting.

Thu 11th December 2014 11 December 2014 Visit by District 1010 Governor, Keith Hopkins

District Governor Keith Hopkins presents John Kilby a Paul Harris Fellowship District Governor Keith Hopkins visits the Club for his visit and presents John Kilby with his Paul Harris Fellowship read more...

Thu 4th December 2014 4 December 2014 Ranald Shepherd - The Battle of the Falklands 1914 and Gail Edwards induction.

l-r Speaker Ranald Shepherd, Jill Adams, President Peter Farr, Gail Edwards and speakers host Iain Smith Member Ranald Shepherd gave a talk about the Battle of the Falklands in 1914. Gail Edwards, was inducted into membership. read more...

Thu 27th November 2014 27 November 2014 Juliet Chadwin - Harvey Maps

Speakers Host Bob Watson, Juliet Chadwin and President Nominee Nick Rawlings with some of Harvey Maps products. Juliet Chadwin from Harvey Maps based in Doune gave a talk to the club on the history of Harvey Maps and the map making processes. read more...

Thu 20th November 2014 20 November 2014 Business Meeting

Monthly Club Business Meeting

Wed 19th November 2014 19 November 2014 Young Chef Competition

The Young Chefs with their dishes l-r Hannah Pill, Angus Clelland, Joanna Brannan, Anna McFarland and Jenna Fleming. The first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition was held at Dunblane High School read more...

Thu 13th November 2014 13 November 2014 Graham Stewart - The Art of Silver

Graham Stewart gave a talk entitled The Art of Silver to members and partners. Irene McKie, Chief Executive of Strathcarron Hospice, was presented with a cheque from this year's Am-Am Golf competition. read more...

Wed 12th November 2014 12 November 2014 Winter Treat for Senior Citizens

Some of the guests being greeted by the QV pupils. The annual Winter Concert for senior citizens was held at Queen Victoria School. read more...

Thu 6th November 2014 6 November 2014 Mary Fraser - Policing in the Early 20th Century

President elect Mary Fraser gave a talk on Policing in the early 20th Century. read more...

Thu 30th October 2014 30 October 2014 Fellowship Evening

DG Keith Hopkins and Mary with members, visitors and the QV Interactors.
An evening of fellowship. read more...

Thu 23rd October 2014 23 October 2014 Sean Adams - Act of Union

 l-r speakers host Lawrie Orr, Sean Adams and President Peter Farr. Sean Adams gave a talk about the Acts of Union of 1707. read more...

Sun 19th October 2014 19 October 2014 Beat Beethoven Fun Run

The annual Beat Beethoven Fun Run took place at Stirling University. read more...

Thu 16th October 2014 16 October 2014 Business Meeting

Monthly Club Business Meeting

Thu 9th October 2014 9 October 2014 Kerry Mathewson - From the Teith to the Tigris and on to Helmand

l-r President Peter Farr, Kerry Mathewson and speakers host Billy Phillips Dr Kerry Mathewson, a GP from Callendar, talked about his experiences as a Senior Medical Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. read more...

Thu 2nd October 2014 2 October 2014 Dr Joan Ross Central Scotland Rape Crisis Centre

l-r President elect Mary Fraser, Dr Joan Ross, visitor Gail Edwards, Natalie Graham and speaker's host Glen Montgomery. The Club heard from Natalie Graham and Dr. Joan Ross from Central Scotland Rape Crisis and Sexual abuse centre. Natalie has been a rape crisis support worker for 3 years and Dr Ross is a long Standing member of the board of trustees. read more...

Thu 25th September 2014 25 September 2014 Fiona Watson - Bannockburn

l-r Matt Aitken, Sean Adams, Estelle Nichol, Ranald Shepherd, Fiona Watson, Nick Rawlings, Gail Edwards, Peter Williams, Ramsay Green and Alan Dougan. Dr. Fiona Watson paid a welcome return visit to the club to give her perspective on the Battle of Bannockburn. read more...

Thu 18th September 2014 18 September 2014 Business Meeting

Monthly Business Meeting

Thu 11th September 2014 11 September 2014 Eric Clarke - Helicopter Safety

l-r Speakers Host, Ken Murray; President Elect, Mary Fraser; Christine Mbiza and speaker, Eric Clark. Eric Clark gave a talk on Helicopter Safety and we welcomed Christine Mbiza, our Global grant Scholar from Malawi, along to the Club. read more...

Thu 4th September 2014 4 September 2014 Debbie Mitchell - Children's Hearings Scotland.

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Sat 30th August 2014 30 August 2014 Beat the Borders Challenge for CHAS

Members Graham Russell and George Morrison with support from Ed Campbell took part in the second Beat the Borders event which entailed a 40 mile cycle followed by an 18 mile cross country trek. read more...

Thu 28th August 2014 28 August 2014 Ian Morris - Foodbanks

l-r Gail Edwards from QV School; speakers host, Andrew Hilley; Interact President, Hannah Sloan; speaker, Ian Morris; Interact Vice President, Lucy McNair and President, Peter Farr. Ian Morris. a Crisis Food Bank worker for 'Start-Up Stirling' gave a talk on the work of this charity. read more...

Thu 21st August 2014 Business Meeting

Monthly Business Meeting

Thu 14th August 2014 14 August 2014 Ian Kendall - Bentley Motors

Ian Kendall (front right) and his partner, Mandy Thompson (front left) with the Bentley Mulsanne (and a few envious members and visitors. Bentley Motors Head of Infotainment, Ian Kendall gave an illustrated talk on the history of Bentley Motors and some insight into the planning and production processes for the famous marque.
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Thu 7th August 2014 7 August 2014 Ed Campbell - The Dunblane War Memorial

Temora visitors at either end, Ed and Cilla Campbell in centre, Peter Farr  and Jill Adams with banners. Honorary Member, Ed Campbell gave a talk to the Club about his recently published book on the Dunblane War Memorial. read more...

Sun 3rd August 2014 3 August 2014 Bridge of Allan Highland Games

The Club was selling crepes, tea, coffee and soft drinks at the annual Bridge of Allan Highland Games. read more...

Thu 31st July 2014 31 July 2014 Fellowship Evening

Past President Rod Jones organised a 'mini gavel' night for members to brush up their skills.

Thu 24th July 2014 24 July 2014 Visit to Deanston Distillery

Members and guests enjoy a meal at the Deanston Distillery Visitor Centre. The club paid a visit to Deanston Distillery. read more...

Thu 17th July 2014 17 July 2014 Business Meeting

Monthly Business Meeting

Thu 10th July 2014 10 July 2014 Sally Boa - Goal setting in healthcare

Good morning
Report on last week's meeting with photo showing l-r President Peter Farr, Sally Boa and speakers host David Mackie.
Sally Boa talked to the club about her recent PhD project in which she collaborated with Strathcarron Hospice to develop a system to put patient's wishes at the centre of the care they received. read more...

Sat 5th July 2014 5 July 2014 Doune and Dunblane Show

President Peter Farr receives the rosette and certificate for the Best Charity Stall. The Club had a busy day selling filled crepes, tea, coffee and soft drinks at the annual Doune and Dunblane Show at Keir Mains.
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Thu 3rd July 2014 3 July 2014 Club Handover

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