Club Photographic Competition 2017

The Robert Cleland Photographic Competition was held at the Hawes Inn on 27 April 2017. Some 60 entries were entered by Rotarians and families and these were displayed to all present. The renowned local professional photographer Alistair Pryde, proprietor of Words and Pictures, 48 High Street, South Queensferry,  judged the images and kindly donated a framed picture of the winning image. Alistair produced a short list of 10 images before the top three were announced.

"Yippee" by Jason Roseweir was awarded first place

"Therapeutic Painting" by Jim McCulloch was awarded second place


    "An Old Campaigner" by Gerald Smith was awarded third place

Alistair explained why he had selected the winning images and announced the topic for 2018 - "Light". Alistair displayed examples of images that embraced the topic of Light and gave many other examples how the topic could be interpreted.   
Grainger Falconer, Convenor of the Rotary Club's International Committee, expressed grateful thanks to Alistair for his kind donation and for judging entries.   

All monies raised on the evening from entry fees and a raffle will be donated to the Nyumbani Orphanage in Nairobi.

President Graham's March Message

As we enter the final quarter of my year as president the variety of activities we get involved in as a club continues.  During March we went to Airdrie for the next round of the Rotary District Quiz (OK we didn't win but it was close): organised a swimming competition for local youngsters (and raised over £500 for the End-Polio-Now charity); held a concert for the Senior Citizens in our area (thoroughly enjoyed by all); and enjoyed talks on Dry Stone Walling, The Yard (an adventure centre in Edinburgh for disabled children and their families), our Website and Social Media plus Pete McHale told us about his business converting garages into liveable rooms.  All in one month!  

The highlight in April will be our club Photographic Competition, on the topic "Ferry Folk and Kirky Folk".  I'm expecting a few hilarious pictures.    

Looking ahead, The Rotary Club Abseil from the Forth Bridge is taking up a lot of time for a few members. The event is already sold out so we're looking forward to at least 340 people facing their fears and abseiling the 165ft on to the beach on 28th May.  If you haven't entered yourself, how about sponsoring one of the brave participants?  20 different charities are being supported - all extremely worthwhile causes.  

Have a good April!    
Graham Leith,  President, Rotary Cldub of South Queensferry

Volunteers needed!  If you would like to help us run the event then follow   this link

Sunday 28 May is the date for the 2017 Forth Bridge Abseil, courtesy of Network Rail and Balfour Beatty. Age Scotland and The Yard are our main charities, with nineteen additional charities also taking part.  You are now too late to register for this year, as we have completely sold out. You can still visit our dedicated website for information on the event.  Just click here to visit the site.  If you require further information, then contact a member of the abseil team here  

Rotary Service Awards

On Saturday morning as part of the first year anniversary celebrations of the CleanFerry group being formed our local Rotary Club President Graham Leith presented 3 Rotary Community Awards to key members of the CleanFerry Team. These were to David Hutcheson for his drive and determination in establishing and leading the group who have collected over 1173 sacks of rubbish across the town in the last 12 months!  Also receiving awards were Marina Shaw and Derek Hobson. Marina ( and her mum) and Derek are stalwarts who as well as participating in the regular  "litter blitzes"  go out each week, often more than once a week, to ensure their "patches" of the Ferry remain litter free . We are indebted to these wonderful volunteers and indeed to all the CleanFerry helpers for keeping our lovely town litter free. 

For more photos go to our Rotary Service Awards 2017 page.

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The Hawes Inn, Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, We meet on Thursdays at 1845 (The Club meets at 1845 for 1900 No meetings during Christmas and New Year weeks) The Hawes Inn, Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA tel: 0131 331 1990

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