The Rotary Club in Kinross is a group of people who provide service to the community, raise money for local and international charities and, at the same time, have a really, really good time! Welcome to our website!
There are loads of opportunities for meeting new friends at our weekly meetings and by becoming involved in all of our activities. Guided by Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self", members are well known for their friendly and engaging manner and take active roles in the club as well as its many and varied local and international activities.
You are very welcome to browse the pages of this site and certainly would be most welcome on a Monday night at the Kirklands Hotel, High St., Kinross. We meet at 6.15 for 6.30 pm, but there is no meeting on the third Monday of the month, because we then have a breakfast meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, meeting at the Kirklands Hotel, 7.15 for 7.30 am.
Another busy month just passed for the club, with a variety of interesting speakers at our weekly meetings as well as a couple of social events. Speakers over the last month have included John Marshall whose talk “A Potato Story” enlightened us about his life and travels in the world of potato growing and marketing.
At the March breakfast meeting Associate Member, Richard Scott spoke about the work of the dedicated group of volunteers who keep the Kinross Library open on the days when the Council staff aren’t present.
Retired Marie Curie nurse, Margaret Meade spoke passionately about the work of the Marie Curie charity including some touching stories from her own experience and at the most recent meeting, our guest was Kirsteen Ross of the Kinross Cricket Club. She gave us a fascinating insight into her role at the club over the past 14 years of the club’s 162 year history.
Groups of Rotarians and their partners have also enjoyed a showing of the ‘Buddy Holly Story’ at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre on 1 March and more recently attended the Aero Space Kinross astronomy evening.
Most recently, a group of Rotarians and Associates enjoyed a challenging morning at Clunie Clays, shooting with mixed results!
For over 30 years, Rotary International has been committed to fighting to eradicate the crippling disease of polio across the world. The number of polio endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving the vaccine, with thanks to the help of Rotary.
With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.
Following a request from a Rotarian in District 1240, Tiptree Jam (Wilkin & Sons Ltd) has made and donated 52,000 jars of Purple4Polio jam. The jars have been sold to every Rotarian across Great Britain & Ireland for £2 and the aim is to fill each jar with money once the jam has been finished, with the aim of raising £1,000,000 for the polio campaign.
Euroscola is a project which involves Rotary clubs sponsoring a young person to join a group of other Scottish school students on a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where they pose questions and debate in the Parliament Chamber with students across the EU. Our representative, Rosie Cormack or Kinross High School, has made her visit to Strasbourg and arrangements are in place for her to share her experiences with the club at a future meeting.
We also undertook a series of Mock Interviews at the High School, to give final year students a taste of what a job interview might be like. Each year, the club provides volunteers with experience in the professional and business worlds to carry out the interviews. One of this year’s interviewees was in the process of applying for the Navy, an application which was subsequently successful.
The local heat of the annual Primary Schools Quiz was held recently at the High school and after a closely run event, Portmoak Primary School was the winner and will now go forward to the Area competition towards the end of April.
Breakfast meetings and Associate membership
As well as the regular weekly evening meetings, the club continues to meet over breakfast every third Tuesday of the month. Since the start of these meetings in June 2016, the club has recruited 12 Associate members who enjoy many of the privileges of full membership and are able to take part in the vast array of activities of the club.
Some recent photos from our archives:-
2016 Primary School Quiz winning team, Arngask Primary School
2016 president Cliff Megginson presents the PSQ shield tto Arngask Primary Schopol
2015/16 President Cliff Megginson and Rotarian Neil Maclure welcome new member Phil Teale to the Club
2015 - lunch after visit to Eden Brewery
We meet on Mondays at 18.15 for 18.30
(Every 3rd Monday of month NO meeting - replaced with Breakfast meeting on 3rd Tuesday at 07.15 for 07.30)
The Kirklands Hotel
20 High Street
Kinross. KY13 8AN tel: 01577 863313