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In the next 30 days...

Tickets for our popular Wine and Cheese evening on 24th February are now available. Call Penicuik 673493 for a ticket. £9 per ticket. All the fun of the fair from various stalls, quizzes, games and a great selection of savouries and wine/soft drinks.
Our Annual Coffee Morning held in St Michael's Kirk Hall is organised by our Youth Services Committee to raise funds for local youth good causes in Linlithgow and the surrounding area. more
Carmondean Community Centre, Nether Dechmont
For all Members of the District Executive and District Chairs and Committee Members, Club Presidents, Presidents- Elect and all interested Rotarians.
RotaryBGI President Eve Conway is the next ‘big name’ to take time out to talk to the eClub of Southern Scotland on Tuesday, 7th March. more
How you as a Rotarian can help Grow Rotary in your club and your community. more
Here's an exciting fundraising concert - raising money for ex-street children in Malawi with the Steka project and also for vulnerable people in Edinburgh with the Thistle Foundation. more
The next S W Area Meeting will be at 7pm in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries on 13 March.
How you as a Rotarian can help Grow Rotary in your club and your community. more
Donna McArdle and Charlie Hanks talk about how food which would have been thrown away can be re-used - and made into delicious meals. more
The East Area Meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th March start 7pm in the Townhouse, Haddington
The City Area meeting will be held at 8pm on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the RC of South Queensferry.(The Hawes Inn). more
Charity Concert for - School Lunches for Kamuli - Featuring : - Edinburgh Gaelic Choir. Isobel Mieras and Clarsach Players. Portobello Road Quartet. Don Uttley on the Bagpipes.
The Borders Area Meeting will be held on 20th March at Selkirk High School and runs from 7pm till 9pm. It will include sessions on Rotary Club Central and getting the best from your Club website.
How you as a Rotarian can help Grow Rotary in your club and your community. more

Meet RIBI President Eve Conway online

RIBI President Eve Conway is the next ‘big name’ to take time out to talk to the eClub of Southern Scotland on Tuesday, 7th March.

Fresh from her visit to India for an End Polio Immunisation Day and an on-line ‘meet the President’ on 27th February (when she will will field questions about Rotary in these islands) Eve will talk candidly about her Rotary experience to the Club and its guests. There will also be an opportunity for questions from Rotarians.

eClubs are nowhere, but everywhere and this unique form of communication makes exclusive chats like this possible.

We will be welcoming individuals and whole clubs to join in the Zoom meeting, but places are, as always, limited, so register as soon as possible by going here, after which you will be sent a link and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting.


Rotary Foundation Receives Top Honour

The Rotary Foundation, charitable arm of Rotary, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

“While almost everyone is familiar with Rotary, not everyone may realise just how much an impact Rotary and the Rotary Foundation have had on countless people and communities across the globe,” said interim AFP President and CEO Jason Lee in a press release.

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Sammi Kinghorn

Rotary Young Citizen winner and Honorary Member of The Rotary Eclub of Southern Scotland  Sammi Kinghorn smashed the European T53 800 metres record to reach her third final of the Rio Paralympics.

Sammi finished sixth in the final. She was twice blocked in between 300 metres and 500 metres and had come wide in the closing stages.

Sammi also reached the 100 metres final on the opening day of competition, where she finished fifth, and the 400 metres, where she finished sixth but was later disqualified for a lane infringement.


The picture shows Sammi and Peter, her Rotary Polio Bear, up Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio.

Cycle for Shelterbox

A late rash decision to take part in this event resulted in a group of Rotarians from Dalkeith, Esk Valley, Grangemouth & Portobello riding the 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the idea of gathering up some funds to help support Shelterbox.

With Gift Aid they have raised nearly £1,800 - well done guys! You can still donate to this great cause - click below for more information

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International Fellowship of Rotary Educators

Every Rotarian should be interested in education, as a parent, grand-parent, teacher, tax payer, on-going learner, Rotary Club member supporting school and young people's activities, etc - we all know that education is the key for a better quality of life around the world!  Education underpins many Rotary programmes.

It is amazing that although Rotary International has countless world-wide Fellowships, it has never, until now, had one specifically focused on Education.  You are now invited to become a member of this recently formed Fellowship and remember, you do not have to be a professional educator to join.  There are already members who have joined from D1020. 

Learn more and join up at www.rotarianeducators.org - membership dues are $20 for 1 year, $50 for 3 years and $100 for life membership.  You can also write to IFRE to Charles Grant, 13018 Hidden Castle Drive, Houston, TX 77015, USA with a US$ payment.

Alistair Marquis
Charter Member, IFRE

Flood Relief Fund aids local communities

Thanks to donations by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Scotland, funds were collected to help communities affected by the unprecedented flooding at the turn of the year. Find out how some of the funds have been used by Rotary Clubs to help their communites get back to normal.

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More young winners from 1020

The Rotary Young Musician competition starts with individual clubs organising local competitions in schools, through area finals to the District final, then regional finals and finally to the UK and Ireland final. The standard is always high and we are delighted that competitors sponsored by clubs in D1020 took third place in both the vocal and instrumental categories at the national final.

Anna Michels, a pianist sponsored by the Rotary Club of Falkirk took third place in the Instrumental category. You can read more on the Falkirk website here.

And Marcus Swietlicki, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penicuik, took third in the Vocal category. More on the Penicuik website here.

A great achievement for them, and for our District. 

Details of the 2016-17 Young  Musician competition can be found here.

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We have around 1700 members in 59 Clubs

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