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Rotary Charity Classic / Vintage Car Show 
Sunday 24th September 2017 
Hopetoun House 
South Queensferry, Edinburgh 

Enjoy classic cars and cars of the future at magnificent Hopetoun House. After an absence of five years, the Hopetoun Class Car Rally returns.

We are delighted to announce the regeneration of this popular meeting, a favourite with classic car enthusiasts and the general public alike. On Sunday 24th September, the Rotary Club of South Queensferry is holding a Charity Classic / Vintage Car Show in the magnificent grounds of Hopetoun House, one of Scotland's premier great houses situated on the south bank of the Forth within easy reach of Edinburgh, the motorway network, and the new Queensferry Crossing which opened this month. 
A wide variety of classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and other vehicles will be on display. There will be a Trade Village where suppliers and agents from the automobile industry will be exhibiting cars and offering advice. The leading electric car manufacturer will be making a special appearance and there will be an innovative section showing cars of the future.
Rotary Club President Neil McKinlay said: 'This is a great opportunity to raise funds for good causes and at the same time give car enthusiasts the chance to display their vehicles in an unrivalled classical setting. We are grateful to The Earl of Hopetoun for hosting the event and the management of  Hopetoun House for offering us their splendid facilities. We hope the show will again become a fixture on the classic motoring calendar.'
The show opens at 10.30am and closes at 4.00pm. Entry costs £5.00 per adult. There is free entry for children under 16.  Every ticket includes a 10% discount voucher to visit historic Hopetoun House. Parking is free.

For further information, visit www.hopetoun.co.uk

Rotary Club of South Queensferry Trust Fund Charity Number SCO2 5363

Pics:  Hopetoun House and its magnificent grounds.
          The last Hopetoun Classic Car Rally in 2012

President Neil's  August Message

"Wow, Another Exciting and Eventful Month in Many Ways!"    

August got off to a great start with our annual BBQ at a new venue namely Drew and Christine's beautiful farm house set in stunning countryside with a fantastic view over to the Pentlands. The day was a great success with good fellowship and great food and refreshments. We had a few pulses of heavy rain but that did not dampen the great atmosphere or make our sausages soggy! My thanks again to our brilliant hosts and to Robbie and the organising team.

During the month we enjoyed the usual high quality of guest speakers covering a wide range of diverse topics but they all share one thing in common a real passion for what they do.

On the sporting front we were delighted to hear that our local lad Lewis Johnson won the scratch competition at the District Area Golf final event which was held locally at Kingsfield Golf Club, well done Lewis we are so proud of you.    

Sadly our senior team of intrepid golfers did not win anything at the Linlithgow Charity golf day which was held towards the end of the month. However we had a heart stopping moment at the short 17th hole when Sandy Mackenzie's ball trundled to within 4 feet of the hole before stopping. A little more momentum and he would have been the proud winner of a brand new car.  He said he would have shared the value of the car with his 2 playing partners if the ball had gone in….aye right!

On the social front a number of members enjoyed a great afternoon at the Champfleurie Estate near Linlithgow where Rotarian Ricky Kerr held a food and drinks buffet with an Indian theme including Indian dress and dancers and gorgeous Indian finger food. The event was to raise money to provide medical interventions for needy children in India, great event, great cause, well done Ricky. 

I have to mention the opening of the Queens Crossing at the end of the Month. We were so fortunate to be allocated tickets for both the Sunday bridge walk and also for the opening ceremony on Monday, both events being well attended by members of the club.  It's a stunning piece of engineering we should all be proud of.

 I have just signed off on the programme of workshops I will be running at the High School during 2017/18. These will number about 20 in total with new ones being launched for all S5 and S6 students on "Choosing Careers". I am also arranging for about 100 + second year students in groups of 6 to visit about 18 businesses in town during the year to learn about employability skills.

Finally it's going to be another busy and exciting month coming up with our inaugural Vintage Car Event happening at Hopetoun House on the 24th September, everyone keep your fingers crossed for good weather! I think it should be a belter with Lord Hopetoun himself awarding the prizes to the different categories of entrants. Well done to David Hull and his team for pulling all this together so far, a mammoth effort.    

Rotary Young Golfer Competition

The Rotary Young Golfer competition was held at Kingsfield Golf Club near Linlithgow on 3rd August 2017.
The competition brings together the winners of Rotary Club Competitions held throughout District 1020. Max age of competitors is 16 as at 1st January 2017.
This competition has effectively 2 winners a scratch winner and a handicap one, with the District Shield being awarded to the Handicap Winner.

The competition was delayed on the day by severe rain with some 40mm falling in 2 hours. However when play did get underway we were treated to some very good golf being played in the best of spirits by all competitors.

Our photo shows  Lewis Johnson who won the scratch event which is the best score of the day. Lewis had an excellent one over par round of 69.   For more photos go to our past events page entitled Rotary Young Golfer 2017 Competition.

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Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 26th October 18.45

Speaker Evening

Speaker - Dr. Gill Ainsworth, Social Scientist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
What marine environments can do for us and what we can do for them.

Raffle - Richard Brown.

Reception - Sandy Mackenzie / Matt Purdie

Fellowship Evening

Thursday 2nd November 18.45

Fellowship Evening

Raffle - Irene Brownless.

Reception - Gordon Wood / David Batty.

Thursday 9th November 18.45

Speaker Evening

Speaker - Mr John Wood, Headteacher Queensferry High School.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow” J Dewey .

Raffle - David Buchanan.

Reception - Norman Watson / Rob Brechin.

Speaker Evening

Thursday 16th November 18.45

Speaker Evening

Peter Arnold and Andrew Newton - an update on the Almondell Model Engineering Centre

Raffle - Derek Clark.

Reception - Jill Templeton / Richard Brown.

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