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.
One of the highlights of the Rotary year is the Great Escape Boat Race on Loch Leven at the beginning of September. It’s a fun event for all the family, centred around Queen Mary’s escape by rowing boat from Castle Island where she had been imprisoned. To make life a bit simpler, our race is a timed event, out to a float moored a few hundred yards out from the old pier and back. Two rowing boats compete against each other, with four rowers and a Mary (in costume), but to make it more interesting, there are only three oars and one paddle in each boat. There are prizes for the best time and runner-up and for the best Mary costume. Quite a few teams have a second attempt, once they see what times the opposition achieve.
Rotarians provide a burger stall and Nelson provide their wonderful ice cream and there are various stalls such as tombola, Kinross Museum, treasure hunt, bouncy castle and more. Fortunately again this year we were blessed with a reasonable day and a good crowd turned out to enjoy the afternoon’s activities.
In August, the club was well represented at the Kinross Show at Vane Farm, manning the entrance and car park and looking after the club stand. This year, as well as various games to entertain, we also had a unique smoothie making machine, with a liquidiser driven directly from a bicycle wheel. Adults and children had great fun peddling furiously to liquidise fruit generously provided by Ivan Wood and Sons.
Our Breakfast Meeting held on the third Tuesday of the month continues to be well attended by members and Associates.
We have enjoyed a variety of speakers in recent weeks at both the Monday evening meetings and at the breakfast meetings, always exceptionally well looked after and fed by the staff at the Kirklands Hotel. We’ve heard about the Kinross Cricket Club, a member’s experience during national service with the Black Watch, Seamab School for vulnerable children and the work of the Civic Trust.
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
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 25th September 18.15
Dinner; Speaker: Alistair Robb, A Different Type of Rotary Club.
Monday 2nd October 18.30
Dinner & Business Meeting
Monday 9th October 18.30
Dinner & Speaker: Andy Middlemiss - The Battle of Passchendaele
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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 01577 863313