Donations to Local Charities

Charity representatives and Rotarians with a big cheque

We have recently made donations to some important charitable causes: Lead Scotland, Perth & Kinross Music Foundation, and AfrAsia-link.

Representatives, seen here with President Robert Macduff-Duncan and other Rotarians, joined us at lunch recently to tell us about their work.

We also made donations to The Brain Tumour Charity, and Freedom From Fistula.

Supporting AfrAsia-link

One of our members, John Pepper, is Project Manager with AfrAsia-link, and currently working in Thailand, getting volunteers into teaching roles to help poorer Thai children. He sent as an update on two activities in Nagaland, NE India in support of NARUDA, a local NGO. We have donated to these activities.

School children with end-of-term presents of pens and pencils

Children of Agun Ki, The House of Hope, at the end their school term with a present (pens and pencils).

They may look happy enough now, but they’ve all had a poor start in life – abandonment, being sold into servitude, abusive parents ... which the charity is now rectifying.

Village council members with 500L water tanks

Nzau village council members with 500L water tanks for households.

Water is an issue in Nagaland. Many people live on hilltops (easy to defend!) and, during the dry season, there is no water. People have to walk downhill to pools for bathing and to collect water. AfrAsia-Link bought water tanks – some which came from Rotary money – so that rainwater can be harvested during the wet season.

Visit from Rotary Club of Aschaffenburg-Schönbusch

Rotarians on the steps inside the Scottish Parliament

At the Scottish Parliament with club member Alexander Stewart MSP

We were delighted to host our old friends, and some new ones, on a weekend visit from Aschaffenburg. Activities included a tour of the Scottish Parliament, a trip to the V&A Museum in Dundee, dinners hosted by our Rotarians, and an international Gavel competition.

Meetings

We meet: Every Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm.
In: The Royal George Hotel,
Tay Street / George Street
Perth, PH1 5LD
Scotland

Interested in Joining Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Perth St Johns is a vibrant and expanding Club, with a commitment to getting hands-on involved in what we do and making sure we enjoy ourselves along the way. We represent a mix of age and occupations from across business, public and voluntary sector, and sport one of the largest proportions of female Rotarians in the district.

We are always looking for dynamic individuals from all backgrounds to join the Club. Why not come along to one of our meetings to get a feel for how we work? Contact President Pam on president@perthsjrotary.org.uk for more information.

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Activities

Our activities include:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Primary School Quiz
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award
  • Fundraising events.

We've supported a wide range of organisations, most recently:

  • Perthshire Musical Festival Association
  • Rotary Foundation
  • Rotary Shoeboxes
  • ShelterBox Trust.

We've donated £14,000 and supported 20 charitable causes in the last three years!

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Fellowship

In addition to our regular weekly meetings we enjoy other social activites. In the last year that has included:

  • North sea cruise
  • Restaurant evenings
  • Rotary Gavel Competition.

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