Wine tasting in conjunction with Great Grog at Newtongrange Mining Museum - contact secretary for more info
Rotary Young Citizens
At this year's Rotary Young Citizen Awards, two of the awards went to young people nominated by clubs in our district. Joseph Cox was nominated by Leith Rotary Club for taking action to help rough sleepers, and Ryan Montgomery was nominated by Corstorphine Rotary Club for his initiative in setting up Cortorphine Emergency Response.
You can watch the awards below, and find out more about these remarkable young people by clicking "more".
A great day of music making as the District Final of the 2018 Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition was held at Heriot Watt University, showcasing the incredible musical talent we have in our District.
There were 15 young musicians sponsored by Rotary Clubs across the District from Lockerbie across to Selkirk and up the Edinburgh area.
A project in the Philippines spearheaded by Selkirk Rotary Club and supported by the Rotary Clubs of Hawick, Langholm, Kelso, Melrose and Galashiels,was recently featured on ITV news. You can watch the item below.
Champion of Change
Peter Croan (Galashiels Rotary Club) has been awarded one of the 12 RIBI Champions of Change awards for 2017-18. He was nominated by DG Lindsay for his work in securing medical units for Pakistan (10 former NHS Scotland breast screening trailers sent to Karachi in July/August 2016 and one trailer sent to Dhaka in Bangladesh in Summer 2017).
He will receive his award in Cardiff on 18 May.
District hosts national Young Musician Final
year D1020 has the privilege of hosting the final of the RIBI Young
Musician of the Year competition. This is the climax of hundreds of
competitions, starting with Clubs and going through Area, District and
Regional finals to reach this stage.It highlights the amazing quality
and variety of musical talent we have in this country.
District 1020 Peace Officer Jean Best was one of only six Rotarians and Rotary Peace Fellows around the world to be honoured at this year's Rotary Day at the United Nations in Geneva.
Not only that, but one of the two Peace Fellows honoured, Kiran Sirah, was a member of our GSE team which went to Colombia in 2009. Subsequently he was suggested as a Peace Scholar and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tranent.
For one District to be associated with two Champions of Peace in a single year is probably unique and our congratulations go to Jean and Kiran on this well-deserved recognition.
You can see both of them at the opening session on UN Web TV below (from 51 minutes), introduced by John Hewko, RI General Secretary.
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