Ways and Means
Ways & Means work to provide the Funds we need to assist our Communities
Ways & Means
Our Fund Raising Programme for the new Rotary Year is in place and will be every bit as busy as in previous years. As always, we need your help, not only to deliver these events, but also for all club members to encourage family, friends and colleagues to attend.
Our first fundraising event of the year will be our 8th Annual Charity Oktoberfest at our new venue, Slessor Gardens just behind the new V&A Building,. It will held over three days 27th 28th and 29th September, on Thursday and Friday from 6.00pm to 11pm each evening. On Saturday we'll start at 2pm in the afternoon and go right through until midnight. Arrangements are coming together as we prepare for this event. We will once again provide a full and mixed musical programme on each of the three evenings, along with an interesting and varied selection of beers, stouts and craft lagers. Our objective, as always, is to have a bigger, better and more successful event; so look out for the separate webpage and on Facebook for booking details. Staging this event is a major undertaking on behalf of the Club and we will require as many Rotarians and their families as possible to help.
Our next event is the 33rd Annual Charity Dinner in the Invercarse Hotel on Friday 26th October. This will repeat our successful format, where we will look for support from Rotarians and the wider business community to raise funds for charities through our prize draw, silent auction and main auction.
Swimarathon took place in February 2018. This event is one of the biggest participation events we run with over 240 swimmers raising money that they can donate to charities that are of special interest to them. Our Rotary Club uses the organisational skills of our members and puts them at the disposal of the local community, as well as providing some very svelte, and some not so svelt swimmers for the event. Groups of friends, 6 is the number, are encouraged to enter a team and seek sponsorship for the charity of their choice. As a guide charities have benefitted by over £15000 being raised at this event which takes place in the Olympia Swimming Pool. Our next Swimarathon will again be held at Olympia February 2019.