The River Gryffe flows from the Gryffe reservoir and emerges near Kilmacolm. It then flows through Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, Crosslee and Houston before joining the Black Cart river near Glasgow airport. The surrounding area is known as the Gryffe Valley, and it provides the name and the catchment area for our Rotary club.
Our club is all about helping others less fortunate than ourselves and our ethos is governed by three principles - Fun, Fellowship and Funds:
- FUN ï¿½ we like to have a good time! We aim to enjoy a decent meal and an array of informative and entertaining speakers at our weekly meetings, and we organise a series of social events (like a Burns Supper and our BBQ in the summer) when we invite our friends and families to join us in having a good time whilst of course helping us to raise money.
- FELLOWSHIP ï¿½ we aim to maintain our membership at around 45 -50 members ï¿½ big enough to achieve something worthwhile but small enough to ensure that everyone knows everyone and can create and sustain friendships. Our meetings are friendly and convivial, and we welcome visits from other Rotarians. We encourage those about to retire or recently retired to join us.
- FUNDS ï¿½ apart from our own efforts, time and energy, we need funds in order to be able to help most of the good causes we identify. Social events help raise much of our cash, but we attend shows, organise quiz sheets, raffles etc and will rattle cans if it helps. Thus far as a club we've raised around Â£200,000 and have disbursed it to a wide variety of local and international projects which we select from time to time, as well as to Rotary's own Foundation charity which aims to advance worldwide understanding, goodwill and peace with major projects like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
- 10K Run
Check out here to find out more about us ï¿½ better still why not come along to a meeting and see what we are getting up to. We'd love to see you ï¿½ just use the "Contact Form" tab above and we can set it up. If you are concerned that you wont know anyone, why not come along with a few friends. Who knows you may want to join us!
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We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30
(First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting)
Crosslee by Houston
Renfrewshire PA6 7AW tel: 01505 613288