Special Lecture

Tue 15th March 2016 at 07.15 - 08.30

You are invited to a Special Lecture by EWAN AITKEN, Chief Executive of the charity Cyrenians and formerly Leader of Edinburgh City Council



   Supporting people excluded from family, home,
work or community on their life journey.


The Rotary Club of Edinburgh Breakfast would like to invite you to our first Special Breakfast Lecture of the current Rotary Year.


We are absolutely delighted, and indeed privileged, that the Chief Executive of one of Scotland’s leading voluntary charities, Cyrenians will deliver this talk. Ewan Aitken joined Cyrenians in May 2014 from the Church of Scotland where he was Secretary of the Church and Society Council. Previously, Ewan has held several senior roles in Local Government, including being Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council and Executive Member for Education and Cosla spokesperson for Education.

Ewan has worked extensively in trying to reduce inequalities in society, at a policy and strategy level as well as working closely with communities and people to support them in changing their lives and life circumstances. Cyrenians works particularly closely with those who may be excluded from full participation in society and in helping them to be able to transform their lives through support.

As Chief Executive, he leads the organisation to work within the following 4 areas:
- Family & People
- Home & Housing
- Work & Skills
- Community & Food
The values that are championed by Cyrenians will be familiar to many of us, especially Rotarians and are as follows:
- Compassion
- Respect
- Integrity
- Innovation

Ewan is an accomplished speaker with a powerful message about the need for substantial change in the way we treat each other in society and how we can enable those less fortunate to achieve their potential through some direct action and continuing support.

This talk will take place on Tuesday 15th March
7.15am for 7.30am finishing by 8.45am.

Cost £10 (includes a bacon roll breakfast and a donation to our supported charities Tong-Len and Fischy Music). I hope you can make it along and please feel free to bring a guest. Please let me know if you’d like to attend.

Best wishes.

Willie Maltman, President