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.
Weekly Meeting with Graeme Smith - visitors welcome
Graeme will be talking to us on Thursday 11th October about The Theatre Royal: Entertaining a Nationdetails
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
Friday 1st January - 23.55 Monday 31st December
COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND
Could you or your organisation use £200?details
Thursday 18th October 18.30
Michael & Libby Shekleton - Swaziland, The Forgotten Children
Michael & Libby will be speaking to us on Thursday 18th October - visitors welcome.details
Thursday 25th October 18.30
Terry Swinn - Serendipity and War Memorials
How Ayr St. Columba reclaimed a WW1 hero and how Robert Shankland V.C., D.C.M. was hidden in plain sight.
Terry will tell all on Thursday 25th October
Thursday 1st November 18.30
Proposed date for our Young Achievers Dinner - visitors welcome
Rotarian responsible for Speaker - John Enos
There is a Club Council after this meeting.
Wednesday 7th November 15.00
Young Chef Competition
Possible date for our Young Chef Competition
Thursday 8th November 18.30
Nick Kuenssberg talking about 'Threads of history - the largest industrial company in the world.'
Nick will be speaking to us on Thursday 8th November.
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