Rotary Kilmarnock - 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.
An insight into the 'Lieutenancy' with Sheriff Iona McDonald, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran- visitors welcome
Primary Schools quiz
Report on this year's Quiz held at New Laigh Kirk, John Dickie Street, Kilmarnockdetails
Craig Brown, A Life in Football - visitors welcome
We were delighted to welcome past Scotland Football Manager, Craig Brown C.B.E. who spoke to us on Thursday 14th February on his life in football.details
Kilmarnock Rotary is a friendly group of men and women who meet weekly in the Park Hotel for a meal, listen to an inspiring speaker and discuss future activities whether they be helping the community or perhaps our next social event.
During the last few years we have been active in:-
· Helping our Youngsters by assisting reading at Onthank Primary School; organising a Primary Schools Quiz for all the local Primaries; sponsoring students to attend the European Parliament and International Youth Rallies; arranging Young Chef, Young Musician and Young Photographer competitions; sponsoring students to attend Youth Leadership courses.
· Helping our Community by raising funds for Combat Stress, CentreStage, Hansel Village and we have a Community Support Fund which we use to donate small sums to local deserving causes. We also gather food weekly to donate to Ayrshire East Foodbank.
· Helping our National Community by raising funds for Diabetes UK, Prostate Cancer, Motor Neurone (MND Scotland) and many others.
· Helping Internationally by supporting and raising funds for disaster related charities such as Shelterbox, Aquabox, Medecin sans Frontieres. We have also raised funds for Mary's Meals and the Wheelchair Foundation.
We mentioned the Social Side earlier and in addition to our weekly meetings we arrange visits to places of interest, e.g., the new Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College, the new Wm. McIlvanney Campus that comprises Kilmarnock Academy and James Hamilton Primary School, the House of an Art Lover, etc. We have an annual Burns Supper and often explore local restaurants. We also have an annual Social Weekend and, for this, have visited Warsaw, Berlin, Lisbon and Versailles in the past four years.
If you would like to be part of this please scroll to the bottom of this page and hit the Membership Enquiry button, we'd love to hear from you.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 28th February 18.30
Ella Kerr - Ayr Fort Players, visitors welcome
Ella will be speaking to us on Thursday 28th February.details
Thursday 7th March 18.30
Bill McGregor - “Macpuff 1 - The West"- visitors welcome
Bill will be talking to us on Thursday 7th March.
There is a Club Council after this meeting.
Wednesday 13th March 18.30
District Council Meeting
3rd meeting of District Council
Thursday 14th March 18.30
Weekly Meeting with May Gilchrist - visitors welcome
May will be talking to us on Thursday 14th March about the local charity, SeAscape.
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.