Our Club in 3 Minutes

See some of the fun community activities we get involved in. From fundraising lunches to planting crocuses to installing a community defibrillator ... there's little we haven't tackled!

A Story of Food Poverty, Charity and Working Together

Food. We often take it for granted. We wake up each day to food in our cupboards. If we need something, we pop to the shops. When we want to enjoy a meal out, we treat ourselves, often without a second thought.

But across the UK, UNICEF estimates that 2.5 million British children (that’s 19% of children) live in ‘food insecure’ households. This means there are times when the family doesn’t have enough money to buy food or cannot buy the full variety of foods needed for a healthy diet. As we know, there are many life circumstances that can affect our financial stability - a job loss, a family breakdown, a delay in benefits, rising rent, heating or food costs, or ill health in the family.

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International Meeting

There is one advantage to virtual meetings - we can include people from many places.

At this meeting, our speaker was in Leatherhead, one of our members is in Thailand, and we had a guest from our our twinned Rotary Club of Aschaffenburg-Schönbusch in Germany.

We heard about the excellent work done by Global Sight Solutions, a charity that establishes eye hospitals in the developing world to treat avoidable blindness. It was started by a Rotary club and is supported by Rotary funding and volunteers.

Members and visitors on a video-conference screen

Recent Posts

Three Foodbank Volunteers

Three of our members volunteer at Perth & Kinross Foodbank...

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40 Years in Rotary

Roger Ward writes about what he likes best in Rotary.

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My Rotary Story

Robert Macduff-Duncan, our outgoing President, writes about his experience of Rotary.

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Early Days

Michael Archibald remembers...

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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 Shona 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
  • Supporting Foodbank Collections.
  • Fundraising events.

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

  • Andy's Man Club
  • Perth & Kinross Foodbank
  • Perthshire Women's Aid
  • ShelterBox
  • Starter Packs Perth.

We've donated £13,800 and supported 24 charitable causes in the last three years!

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Meetings

We meet Online every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm.
Usually The Royal George Hotel,
Tay Street / George Street
Perth, PH1 5LD
Scotland

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