Welcome to Helensburgh Garelochside Rotary Club

We extend a warm welcome to visitors and particularly welcome prospective members.

We are a friendly club with relaxed and informal meetings every Monday at the Rosslea Hall Hotel from 18.30 to 19.45, with just coffee or a drink, except once per month (usually the last Monday) when a meal is served and there is a visiting speaker. Most meetings involve some Rotary business and a short informative and entertaining talk or presentation relevant to our community and Rotary.

Visiting Rotarians are welcome to come along to our meetings and on 'coffee only' evenings can join some of the members for a bar meal afterwards.

Our activities

The club was formed in 1981 to extend the presence of Rotary from Helensburgh to the Rosneath peninsula and Garelochhead.

Our members engage in a wide range of activities. We fundraise and help the needy in our local, national and international community in many different ways.  We organise programmes to help the young people in our community.  We have lots of fun and fellowship.

Our first new member in 2017 was inducted on 20th February. Professor Tariq Durani is shown here being welcomed into the club by President Sheenah.

In January 2017 we were delighted to support the excellent Police Scotland Internet Safety presentation given to all local primary schools. Visit our Photo Gallery to read a full report.

To view some of our recent charitable activities please explore these links.

  • HeartStart emergency life support training,
  • Community Spirit Awards - recognising exceptional achievements in the community 
  • Crocus planting - Polio campaign brings Purple Crocuses to schools and highways



A good social programme caters for the wide ranging interests of our gender balanced membership from golf and walking (e.g. the West Highland Way) to attending educational or cultural events.

This web site is intended to provide information for members and non-members alike on the objectives, activities and opportunities within Rotary to better serve the local community's needs, whilst enjoying the fellowship of like-minded individuals. There are links to news from across the Rotary World.


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The Rotary Club of Helensburgh Garelochside Charitable Trust Fund is a Scottish Charity.

Charity No. SCO35270

 Site last updated: 1 May 2017

Meeting Information...

Rosslea Hall Hotel, Ferry Road, Rhu, Dunbartonshire, We meet on Mondays at 18:30 (No meeting on Bank Holiday Mondays.) Rosslea Hall Hotel, Ferry Road, Rhu, Dunbartonshire, G84 8NF tel: 01436 439955

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