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Fireworks Display


The Rotary Club of Dumfries Devorgilla organise an annual and free public fireworks display for Dumfries in partnership with the People’s Project on the Mill Green. We have received a bronze medal from Cash for Kids for donations raised this year!

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Bollywood Night


We have completed a Charity Bollywood Night to raise money for Katha Lab school in New Delhi.

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Dragon Boats


We have organised Dragon Boats Festivals on River Nith, Dumfries in partnership with Dumfries Multi Cultural Society. All proceeds were provided to local good causes.

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Run4Health


An amazing £84,000 has been raised for local health causes over 9 successful years of the Run4Health. A partnership project with the NHS and Dumfries and Galloway Council as a truly family fun event.

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Santa's Grotto


Visit Santa at his grotto during December held at Gardenwise Plant and Garden Centre, Dumfries. This is an annual event in partnership with Gardenwise. All proceeds go to local good causes with an amazing £18,000 raised to date.

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Solway Sportive 2018


A partnership event with Dumfries Cycling Club and Dalbeattie Community Initiative. Enjoy a great day out riding the beautiful solway coast whilst raising money for charity. 2018 was the 10th anniversary and 173 riders raised £3000 with this event.

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About us

We are an active and young Club formed in 2002 and serving Dumfries and and it's immediate environs with a succesful record of fundraising and community events including Santas Grotto, Solway Sportive and Run4Health. More information on our events can be found on:

https://www.facebook.com/devorgillarotary

https://twitter.com/DumfDevorgilla

Our meetings are held weekly in the evenings on a Monday night at the Station Hotel, Dumfries and involve a range of club visits, interesting speakers and good fellowship. Check our calender for forthcoming meetings.

Service to the community requires our Rotarians to devote their time, energy and professional skills to particular projects. This often involves fundraising to provide charities with financial support but this is not our Clubs first aim. Our emphasis is on personal service.

Recent club news: Urgent help needed. Our community fireworls extravaganza is at risk without a major sponsor. 

We have been fortunate in the past by generous sponsors. Regrettably, at present, we do not have any major sponsor and unless someone comes forward, we’ll be unable to stage this event. As well as the cost of the fireworks themselves, financial backing is needed to pay for, among other things, road closures, a licence and entertainment on the night. 
The fireworks display has always been really popular but it’s at risk of being a victim of its own success. Initially they were held at Park Farm with an entrance fee charged.  However, the event was so successful that a larger venue was needed and so it was relocated to the Whitesands. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to charge an entry fee for the Whitesands although voluntary donations have been collected by Rotary club members, family and friends.  These donations have been given over to the nominated charities advertised as the beneficiaries. Last year, the magnificent sum of £3,900 was split between children’s charities Cash for Kids and the Katha Lab Project. However, if the display doesn’t go ahead this year, these charities will miss out.

We really hope that this appeal will encourage a willing sponsor to come forward before mid September to ensure that we can yet again stage the fireworks display for the people in Dumfries.

If you can help the to save the fireworks pleas contact Rotarian Alistair Bremner at alistair_bremner@msn.com


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 1st October 19.30

Club Meeting - Club visit - Baptist Church


Guided tour of the new Baptist Church in Dumfries

Monday 8th October 19.30

Club Meeting - Speaker - Phil Stewart


Monday 15th October 19.30

Club Meeting


Monday 22nd October 19.30

Club Meeting - Dinner Meeting


Gourmet carvery night with partners

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Station Hotel, 49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, We meet on Mondays at 1930
(Note: Meal meetings are the last Monday in the month only)
The Station Hotel, 49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LT  01387 254316

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