Planting 5000 Crocuses

Planting Crocuses

In October we planted 5000 purple crocus corms. The Rotary Purple4Polio campaign has been planting crocuses across the country to raise awareness of our effort to eradicate polio.

The colour purple represents the purple dye used to mark the finger of each child in mass immunisation programs across the world.

Our crocuses went to Millenium Park in Kinnoull at a community event, the Walled Garden, several care homes, and a children's nursery. We were helped by residents and staff at the care homes, as well as community volunteers, and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.

Life Saving Equipment at the Royal George Hotel

Defibrillator at the Royal George Hotel

We have equipped the Royal George Hotel with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

This device can make the difference between life and death for someone having a cardiac arrest. Time is critical in this condition, and many public buildings are being equipped with AEDs. Ideally they are used by people with instruction in the device, but they can be used successfully without training. This one will be kept at reception, where it will be available for vistors to the hotel and people nearby. Rotarian Ian Dargie, a first aid instructor, will be training Royal George staff and Rotarians to use it.

In the picture, Ian Dargie and President Gail Mackay present the defibrillator to hotelier Eddie Anderson.

Ladies of Perth Raised £2700 for Rotary Charity Work

Ladies AFternoo Tea scenes

Joined by over 115 ladies from Perth, the 'Pearls and Prosecco' afternoon tea at Huntingtower Hotel included a fashion catwalk show by Phase Eight which featured over 40 pieces from their autumn and winter collections.

During an afternoon of fun and fashion, we also heard from contemporary jewellers Number Five about the history of pearls, and from Lynn Urquhart from Debenhams about the magic of perfumes. After some gentle dance moves with Live Active Leisure, the afternoon finished with a headline demonstration by John Gillespie and his team on how to achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful hair.

We are very grateful to all of the businesses and individuals who supported our ladies event and helped us raise this great amount for charity.


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

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 Gail on for more information.

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Our activities include:

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

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

  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Churches Action for the Homeless in Perth (CATH)
  • CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
  • The Gesby Charity (Riding for the Disabled)
  • Letham Community Sports Club
  • Perth Academy Breakfast Club
  • ShelterBox Trust.

We've donated over £17,000 and supported more than 25 charitable causes in the last three years!

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

  • Curling in the Rotary league competition.
  • Bowling evening.
  • Rotary Gavel Competition.

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