Completed meetings and events 2016-2017

Wed 28th June 2017 Dinner - Speaker Chris Butlin "An island in the sun"

Wed 21st June 2017 Speaker David Hill "Disabled Sport at Castle Semple"

GVRC Wheelyboat

Wed 14th June 2017 Dinner -Prof Graham Wren Major Projects Director, Strathclyde University, guest of Mike Farley

Wed 7th June 2017 Dinner - Club AGM

Wed 31st May 2017 Dinner - May 31 Allan Gilfillan - Sharon Gilmour, Parklea Branching Out


Wed 24th May 2017 Dinner - Speaker David Walker, ‘Glasgow buildings’ - guest of Edwin Fisher

Wed 17th May 2017 Dinner - Primary Schools quiz – John Douglas


Wed 10th May 2017 Dinner -Speaker Jim Dorward – Waterloo – Britain’s busiest railway station – guest of Alistair Fernie


Sun 7th May 2017 2017 Gryffe Valley 10 K Run

Start of the 2017 Gryffe Valley Rotary 10k Run 10 K Run on the attractive country lanes between Houston and Bridge of Weir suitable for serious runners, novices and joggers. Funds raised will be donated to the DEBRA charity. read more...

Wed 3rd May 2017 Dinner - Business

Wed 26th April 2017 Dinner - Speakers from Young Carers


Wed 19th April 2017 Dinner - Speaker guest of Alan Bowie – Susanne Smith


Wed 12th April 2017 Dinner -12th April – Major Tucker, Salvation Army – ‘Glasgow Lighthouses’- guest of Ian Beaton

Wed 5th April 2017 Dinner - Business

Wed 29th March 2017 Dinner - Speaker Mike Farley on the topic


Wed 22nd March 2017 Dinner - Speaker - Bob Hanna a guest of Ross Anderson on


Wed 15th March 2017 Dinner - Speaker: Ron Aitchison presenting ˜Tales from the Back Green"

Wed 8th March 2017 Dinner -Jim Watson will tell a


Wed 1st March 2017 Dinner - Business

Wed 22nd February 2017 Dinner to celebrate 100 years of Rotary Foundation. Speaker: Jim Morton

Purple Dinner - recognition of local gardening groups

Wed 15th February 2017 Valentines Dinner

Wed 8th February 2017 Dinner -Speaker Gillian Craig "“ "˜My year in Cambodia"™ - introduced by John Douglas

Jillian Craig in Cambodia

Wed 1st February 2017 Dinner - Business

Wed 25th January 2017 Dinner - Speaker Rev Donald Campbell - guest of Bob Ross

Rev Donald Campbell

Wed 18th January 2017 Dinner - Speaker Ahmad Mourad "Tales of the Syrian Weegie""“ guest of Donald Robb

Wed 11th January 2017 Dinner -Speaker guest of Iain Robertson on a Kibble project in Malawi

Wed 4th January 2017 Dinner - Business

Wed 23rd November 2016 Dinner and Talk

Dr Scott Hendry of the Royal Hospital for Children, a guest of Ronnie Mercer, will speak on "Paediatrics"

Wed 16th November 2016 Dinner and Talk

Captain Sean Rathbone Captain Sean Rathbone to speak about the work of the Northern Lighthouse Board on 16 November.

Wed 9th November 2016 Dinner and Talk

Colin Neill - a follower of football John Melrose, representative The Malcolm Group who are a Corporate Member, introduced an old friend, Colin Neill who was billed to speak on "Sport". Colin was formerly a Supply chain director of Diageo, works as a business advisor and is a Director of

Wed 2nd November 2016 - Business meeting

Dinner and business

Thu 27th October 2016 Curry Night

Curry Night at Shimla Cottage for Rotary End polio campaign Rotary will hold its annual Curry Night at Shimla Cottage restaurant in Bridge of Weir. A few tickets are available from Rotary members. The funds raised will be donated to the Rotary End-Polio campaign.

Wed 26th October 2016 Dinner and talk

Gray Dempster on Scottish Golf Museum

Wed 19th October 2016 Dinner and talk

Willie Harper will speak on "Politics of Farming"

Wed 12th October 2016 Dinner and talk

Member Neil McAllister will speak

Wed 28th September 2016 Dinner and Speaker: Darren Gillan on "I Enterprise"

River Inn

Wed 21st September 2016 Dinner and Speaker: Graham Forsyth on U3A

River Inn

Wed 14th September 2016 Dinner and Speaker: Andrew Macleman on Christine Glanville

Christine Glanville On 14th September we were able to enjoy a fascinating talk by "one of our ain", Andrew Macleman, who subject was "The Life and Times of Christine Granville". Christine Granville served as an SOE Agent in WW2.

Wed 7th September 2016 Dinner and Business meeting

River Inn

Wed 31st August 2016 Speaker Meeting - William Manley: Egyptology

William Manley, a resident of Houston,is an "Egyptologist". He is a former curator at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and lectures at the University of Glasgow.

Fri 26th August 2016 Charity BBQ and Disco

Rotary members and their friends enjoyed an excellent BBQ and Disco on Friday 26th August at Brookfield Village hall. The event raised over £2000 for the Rotary charities account and this sum will be used to support local and international causes.

Wed 24th August 2016 Speaker Meeting - Ian Jackson

Wed 17th August 2016 Speaker Meeting -

Wed 10th August 2016 Speaker Meeting - Paisley 2021 Bid

Louise Mahon, guest of Rod Headon-Smith will speak on the Paisley bid for the UK City of Culture 2021.

Wed 3rd August 2016 Business Meeting

New Convenors will report and all budgets etc for 2016/17 will be finalised.

Wed 27th July 2016 There is no meeting this week but we are visiting The Experience at Hillington.

The Kibble Experience members will be visiting the Kibble facilities at Hillington.

Wed 20th July 2016 Mark Hathaway will talk about Scottish Opera.

Mark will be the guest of Colin Hall.

Wed 13th July 2016 There is no meeting this week.

Wed 6th July 2016 Presidents Handover and Club Assembly

David Fairbairn will handover the presidential reins to Peter Dickie and plans for the new Rotary year will be outlined.
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