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1020magazine july 18 final

1020magazine july 18 final



District Governor Agnes Special points
of interest:
A very warm welcome to the new Rotary
Year. It was a great honour and privilege to • Feedback on
receive the District Governor's chain at the our Duke of
Handover Dinner in Bathgate on Friday June Edinburgh
29th. I am delighted to report that the raffle Peace Project
has raised £720 for the Rotary Foundation.
Many thanks to all who supported the event • Kids Out
and contributed to this amazing amount.
• Club Reports
Rotary International President Barry Rassin
has chosen 'Be the insipration' as his theme
for 2018-19. Rassin urges Rotary members to
drive to do more, to be more, to create
something that will live beyond each of us, to work for a sustain-
able future and to inspire each other and the community at
large. He says, "Together, we see a world where people unite
and take action to create lasting change — across the globe,
in our communities, and in ourselves. This describes the Ro-
tary that we all must help to build."

I look forward to visiting you in your Clubs, learning about all
the work you are doing, as we seek to inspire our
communities and create a sustainable future for our

Agnes Ritchie

District Governor 2018/19

Deadline October 1st.


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A large group of Rotarians and concerned citizens
of Jedburgh, took part in a wide-ranging litter-
pick in and around Jedburgh on 4 May covering
the stretch from Riverside to Hundalee.

The group collected every scrap of litter they could find or reach. A
difficult section above the river down from Parkside School, was
hard to reach because it was above a sheer drop into deep water
and involved clambering down over the dense plant cover
obscuring the ledge below. It had been embedded with cans and
bottles for some time but is now litter free. Thanks to Chico Woods
and Tony Rae, all the items were recovered and recycled. The club
would like to thank all the volunteer members, Chico, Mr. and Mrs.
Sayer and Scottish Borders Council (which provided litter-picking
grabbers, gloves and refuse sacks for the work).

The Rotary Club of Jedburgh held
its ‘Junior Fishing Day’ at the Hass
Loch near Jedburgh, on 26 May. It
was a gloriously sunny day and all
of the young participants were
successful in their efforts. Well done
to all the young people who took
part and to the Rotarians who
organised and supported the event
The club is looking forward to the
visits of the Jedburgh Callant and
his henchmen on 21 June this year.
This is always an enjoyable event,
with the visitors receiving the hospitality of the club and all present
singing the Jedburgh song: ‘Jeddart’s Here.’
Preparations are well in hand for what is fast becoming a Jedburgh
annual fixture: the festival of music and good cheer: ‘Borders Birl n ‘
Beer,’ organised by Rotarian Chris Scott and assisted by members
of the Jedburgh Rotary Club as well as many others within the town.
Publicity for this event has already begun, with an advertisement in
‘Border Events’ and more news of this day of fun and enjoyment will
be appearing. Hope to see you there on 25 August!

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North Berwick– First Lady President

After 51 years, the Rotary Club of cally and abroad. So,

North Berwick inaugurated its first I approached a Ro-
lady President, Liz Martin, on the tarian, who was col-
26th June, at the Marine Hotel,
lecting at Tesco’s,

North Berwick. To mark the work and was told that the
of new President Liz with young Club did not have

people in and around North Ber- any women mem-

wick, and especially among the bers but would love
local schools, the evening’s enter- some! I went to a

tainment was provided by young- meeting and was
sters from Law Primary and the made so welcome

North Berwick High School. After that I decided to

a superb display of drumming, we stay! The members
heard the Skye Boat Song with are such wonderful

voice and flute, and a song ac- people and we have

companied on the guitar. The a lot of fun in what
evening ended with two exquisite we do, as well as

pieces on solo piano. through the active

Liz grew up in Ayr, studied Dental social side.”

Therapy in London and after qual- Liz decided that she

ifying moved to Nottingham. Liz particularly wanted
found no job satisfaction in this so to get involved in the

instead joined the police force. Club’s youth work. She has gone

She is known to have been Not- on to develop a close working re-
tingham Forest Manager Brian lationship between the Club and

Clough’s favourite lady police of- the local schools involving Club

ficer! After a medical discharge in members in a variety of projects.
1995, Liz did various jobs and was
involved with many charitable or- The Club now has 4 women mem-
ganisations. It was after her broth- bers but Liz says, “there is room
er and sister-in-law relocated to for more!” “We are a constantly
East Lothian that she fell in love changing club, moving with the

with the area and so moved to times. During my year as Presi-

North Berwick. She now works as dent I want to show more people
what we have to offer and what we
a General Assistant at Leuchie
House which she loves! do. I should particularly like to

So why did Liz join Rotary? She see more women members and
says “I wanted to get really in- also some more active men get-
volved in my local community and ting involved. We are a great

do something at the same time team, working together for the

where I could have a lot of fun. I benefit of others. I am really look-
ing forward to my year as the
had heard that Rotarians were
prepared to give their time and President of this wonderful club.”
effort to help people in need lo-


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Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands

Rotary Club of Coat-
bridge,Airdie and Mok-
lands President Colin Ooi
welcomed Willie Devoy,
who is well known to the
Club, as a new member.
Willie is associated with
local Burns Clubs and he
has often entertained
at Rotary Burns functions.

Global Scholars Kayla

Stovall from Dallas,Texas

and Anna Casalme from
Los Angeles, California
RYLA is an intensive lead-
described their first expe- ership experience organ-
ised by Rotary clubs and
rience of Rotary in the U.S. This has had a positive ef- districts where you devel-
by taking part in a local op your skills as a leader
fect on their lives, the pub- while having fun and mak-
Rotary Essay competition ing connections.
lic image of Rotary, and Kayla and Anna both con-
for schools. tinued their Rotary con-
The essay competition for the future of Rotary. nections and both attained
It led to both of them being scholarships to Edinburgh
15 year olds is based on University and are study-
sponsored by their local ing Healthcare.
the Rotary 4 way test...
The Four-Way Test. Rotary Club to take part in The young ladies teamed
the Rotary Youth Leader- up to give us an excellent
and humorous overview of
ship Award. the differences in the US
and UK healthcare system.
They spoke highly of The
Rotary Global Scholar-
ships and are excellent
examples of the value of
the scholarships.

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Kids Out children and 51 Car- the Emergency Ser-
ers. vices.
‘Fun and happiness’
all round was the or- Thanks to Kilysth Ro- The sun shone, the
der of the day at Kid- tary Club, a group of kids smiled and
sOut writes Rab Smith pupils from Glen- laughed, the senior
of the Rotary Club of cryan School were pupils dressed up as
Dumfries. treated to a day out at clowns and the Rotari-
Blair Drummond Safa- ans tried to keep or-
On the second ri Park. It was a mem- der. In the words of
Wednesday of June orable day for the Ian Starkey of the Ed-
each year, Rotarians youngsters, teachers, inburgh Club the
all over Great Britain helpers and Rotari- event was ‘organised
and Ireland take tens ans. chaos, but tremen-
of thousands of disad- dous fun’.
vantaged children on In Edinburgh, some
a day out. District 200 children from 14
1020 was no excep- schools for those with
tion. special needs togeth-
er with their carers,
In the South- West senior pupils from
Area, nine clubs local secondary
worked together to schools and 80 Rotari-
deliver two National ans from nine Clubs
Rotary KidsOut Fun spent the day at the
Days. At Dumfries, 45 Jack Kane Centre.
Rotarians, friends and
family from four clubs On offer were 29 dif-
hosted 232 disadvan- ferent activities from
taged children and face-painting to grass
their carers at SRUC sledges, Zoo Lab and
Barony Campus. Sim-
ultaneously, the other
five Clubs hosted a
Fun Day at Cream
O'Galloway for 54


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Beach Clean

Seventeen Rotarians and fami-
ly members, including three
grandchildren, took part in
the Rotary Club of Edin-
burgh’s Beach Clean on 21st
In the course of a very sunny
morning, ten bags of waste, a
bicycle wheel, car tyre and
length of metal pipe were col-
lected from the foreshore at

Thanks to Edinburgh City
Council who provided litter
pickers and sacks and took
away the collected waste for
disposal. Gregg’s kindly do-
nated ‘treats’ which were en-
joyed by all.

You may well be aware that Tom Griffin
from District 1080 was duly elected RIBI

President for 2020/21 last year.
However you may not know that Tom
began his Rotary life in 1984 as a mem-
ber of the Rotary Club of Selkirk until

he moved south in 1986.


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Foundation Centenary Project Feedback

Feedback from the and topic of the train- other activities and to Thanks for the
Duke of Edinburgh ing and put into prac- become more involved support and
Groups taking part in tice some of the Skills in other projects. funding without
the District Foundation learnt in dealing with Three completed the which we would
Centenary Project is conflict in a real live full Award while the not have been
coming in. situation. The group other four completed able to offer this
developed a training three sections but opportunity to
For the Central Area session and leaflet to found the expedition the young peo-
Group from Falkirk Liz hand out to their peers too overwhelming to ple. It was prob-
Paton writes: ‘Falkirk in local youth clubs. complete at this mo- ably just as an
council were delighted ment in time. The important a
to be offered the op- For the Volunteering young people also had learning journey
portunity to take part in part of the Bronze the opportunity to gain for my staff who
this exciting project. Award, the young peo- multi awards including have reflected
We decided to offer ple all participated in youth achievement on their own de-
the places to care ex- different activities, award and participa- velopment
perienced young peo- some volunteering at tory democracy certifi- throughout this
ple who have less op- local youth club, one cate, thus improving project
portunities and poorer worked as member of their achievements
outcomes in both the local youth parlia- and, self-esteem and Liz Paton, Falkirk
health and long-term ment and another confidence. Most of the Council
unemployment. Seven helping at champion group have continued
young people were board. They also took with their volunteering
recruited through the part a wide variety of and there had been an
Falkirk Champions new Physical activi- increase in their par-
Board, leaving care ties such as walking, ticipation with ser-
service and residential kick boxing, vices.
care units. taekwondo, and gym.
This was challenging The funding provided
The Peace and Con- as the young people by Rotary in Southern
flict Resolution Advo- were reluctant to im- Scotland enabled Fal-
cacy Programme at prove their physical kirk council to success-
Carronvale House was activity. fully pilot the Duke of
a challenge for our Edinburgh award for
young people as they The young people care experienced
had not stayed away linked up with a local young people. We
from their care place- youth club for their have now been suc-
ments or home before. Expedition section. cessful in obtaining
The youth work staff They showed an in- cash back monies to
worked with the young crease in resilience continue with
people to prepare for and motivation to com- another group
this. Feedback after plete the training ele- for 2018/19.’:
the event was very ments and the final ex-
positive in terms of pedition.
their learning but they
reported back conflict The young people re-
with other groups ported that they had
which allowed them to increased their skills,
reflect on the purpose confidence and moti-
vation to take part in


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The City Area Group achieved sectional local gym MSP Rachel Hamilton
taking part in the pro- awards and one has for our presents Jack from the
ject were pupils at finished her Bronze Physical Falkirk group with his
Craigroyston Com- Award have recently section of
munity High School in completed her Expe- the award. Without Bronze Certificate
Edinburgh. dition. She was the this money we would
only Craigroyston not have been able to
Leader Katie Nicol of High School partici- get the group in-
Muirhouse Youth De- pant on the expedi- volved in new activi-
velopment Group re- tion which demon- ties and be able to
ports ‘a substantial strates the increase in make decisions about
impact on the young her confidence over what they’d like to do
women involved in the past year. ‘I don’t on their Expedition.’
our Duke of Edin- think she would
burgh experi- have taken part Photographs above and below
ence. Two of the girls without having from Carronvale Residential
we brought to the res- the experiences weekend
idential [weekend at of the Peace Pro-
Carronvale] are now ject and the
working in full time Duke of Edin-
jobs, one a in a hotel burgh’s
and the other in a Award. All the
child care role within girls are hoping
a local nursery. One to become peer
of the girls has be- mentors in the
come a mum and has future cohorts
managed to return to interested in do-
education in order to ing their
get some qualifica- awards.’
tions. I feel the im-
pact has been con- The funding from Ro-
sistency and being tary enabled us ‘to
able to have a re- hire MYAdventure, an
sponsibility within outdoor education
their local community social enterprise,
by helping others to work with us to-
through their section- wards our expedi-
al awards and feeling tion and teach us
better about them- about canoeing,
selves through exer- walking, cycling,
cise and health and fire building and
wellbeing within their camping. We
Duke of Edinburgh were also able to
award.’ get the partici-
pants a decent pair
Five of the girls of walking boots
and access to the


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Rotary District 1020 Upcoming Events
serving Southern Scotland and the

Calum Thomson, PDG Olive
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July, 2018
Geddes, Peter Croan
The BUAS have again asked our local Borders Rotary
WEB ADDRESS and Inner Wheel Clubs to offer the wristband service
WWW . RO TARY 1 0 2 0 . O RG to families attending the Show this year, and we hope
that many of you will volunteer to help. This is a great
opportunity for service to the community without you
opening your purse or cheque book. You also get
into to Show, and car park, for FREE (this would oth-
erwise cost you AT LEAST £12).

Just a couple of hours on duty helping to ensure chil-
dren don't get lost - the rest of the day is yours to en-
joy the Show!

There will be a donation from the Society, and this
plus any bucket collections will be distributed to par-
ticipating Clubs in proportion to the volunteers they

provide. Contact PP John Barker from the Kelso Club
for more details

Rotary Club of North ties. tion, participants get a
Berwick Annual Chari- hearty Carvery lunch.
ty Golf Day The Glen Golf Club is
one of the golfing jewels Teams of 4 are invited.
The Rotary Club of North in East Lothian, Scot- The cost per team mem-
Berwick’s 24th Annual land’s Golfing Coast, ber is £45 (£180 per
Charity Golf Day will be with spectacular head- team). Bookings can be
held at the Glen Golf land views across the made by contacting
Club on the 9th Septem- Firth of Forth. The Golf James Campbell on (H)
ber 2018 commencing at Day is a very popular 01620 860997 or (M)
11 am. This will be the event with the opportuni- 07743 778897 or Email
Club’s first major fund ty of winning the Rotary [email protected]
raiser this Rotary Year. Trophy and other sub- Early booking is ad-
President Liz Martin stantial team prizes, spe- vised!
hopes the event will cial cash prizes for a
raise between £4000 and Hole in One at each of
£5000 for Children’s Hos- the par 3 holes, magic
pices Across Scotland 2’s, nearest the pin and
(CHAS) and local chari- many other prizes in our
fabulous raffle. In addi-

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