Rotary Club of Allander - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
March 2019 Newsletter
Allander's Monthly Newsletter covering March 2019 activities and upcoming events.details
Rotary for Children aged 12 and under. Killermont Primary School have become Allander Rotary's first affiliated Rotakids Club.details
Primary School Quiz 2019
Teams of 4 P7 (or P6) from local primary schools compete in our annual competition with the winners progressing to the District competition. Can this year's winners emulate 2018 winners, Milngavie Primary, who went on to win the district competition?details
Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
Proving Einstein's 1916 prediction of the existence of gravitational waves has been the challenge Professor Sir James Hough has worked on from a young physicist to world expert. This has now been achieved through perseverance and development skills.details
50 Year Logo Competition
A school competition to design a logo for Allander Rotary's 50 year celebrations in 2020. Prizes were awarded to the top three entries which all came from 3rd year pupils at Douglas Academy.details
Charity Duck Race 2019
The Duck Race is back again this year. Look out for new ideas and opportunities. Tickets on sale from members and at our stalls at the Highland Games (8th June) and on the day in the town centre.details
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Allander which is the local Rotary Club for the Bearsden and Milngavie areas on the north side of Glasgow.
The club was formed in 1970 and has developed strong links with the local community eg Milngavie Youth Centre,Friendship Circle and with local schools. The recently developed Clyde Coastal Path (http://www.focrt.org/ccp) provides a route between the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way. Our annual Duck Race and Sportsman's Dinner raise funds for the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Kidney Kids Scotland, Milngavie Youth Centre and other local charities. Over the years we have raised over £200,000. We also raise funds for Shelter Boxes and Water Boxes which contain tents and other equipment to purify drinking water and help survival in those parts of the world where a natural disaster has struck.
Rotary was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris and in 2012 celebrated its centenary in Scotland. Rotary International now has 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas with a membership of 1.2 million. When working together it can produce wonderful life changing results as shown by the fight against polio.
Polio is a virus which can cause paralysis and death. In 1985 there were 325,000 cases in 125 countries. Rotary raised $250m dollars, matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to fund an immunisation programme. Polio remains in only 4 countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria. A new target to complete the task was set for Rotary: $200m matched by a $350m matching Challenge Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate's Foundation. It is reckoned by the time Polio has been eradicated, in terms of money, expertise, equipment and volunteers, Rotary International will have contributed close on $2billion.
Rotary provides an opportunity to make a difference: locally, nationally and internationally.
Rotary is based on fellowship and fun. In addition to our various Rotary service projects, we have a very active social and sports programme.
Allander Rotary Club is keen to hear from men and women in the local community who wish to know more about the activities of the Rotary organisation and the Allander club in particular.
If you are interested in joining Rotary contact firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Rotary Club of Allander
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 30th April 10.00
Primary School Quiz 2019
Teams of 4 P7 (or P6) from local primary schools compete in our annual competition with the winners progressing to the District competition.
Can this year's winners emulate 2018 winners, Milngavie Primary, who went on to win the district competition?
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
We are currently meeting at The Burnbrae Bearsden. For more information please contact our Secretary or see our social media sites. G61 3TA 0141 942 5951