President Stuart Cameron presented a cheque for £500 to Susan Guild of Home-Start Perth.
Donations were also made to Stepping Stones (a theatre project for the disabled) and YMCA Perth, as well as the international project First Steps Himalaya.
We had two outstanding speakers - Tommy Docherty and Jim Leishman - at our Sportsmans Dinner this year. Both in their different ways are legends in the football sphere, and we had a great evening at the Lovat Hotel in Perth.
Thanks to our sponsors, generous gifts for the auction and our guests, we raised over £5000. The money raised at the dinner goes to our nominated charities, and also helps to fund our activites throughout the year.
Top table guest and organisers : Club President Stuart Cameron is seated centre, flanked by speakers Tommy Docherty and Jim Leishman. On the far left Colin Moreland, President of Perth Kinnoull Rotary Club, and right Charles Evans, President Rotary Club of Perth.
Around 70 Senior Citizens had a most enjoyable evening at the Salutation Hotel, enjoying the superb music of the Dunkeld and District Strathspey and Reel Society. Rotary drivers provide transport to the event for those that need it, and for the first time we added a free raffle which proved a great success.
Once again intrepid members, friends and families headed to The Boathouse at Glenturret for our annual summer BBQ hosted by the Perth and District Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association.
This year the old soldiers had set the club two challenges - one being a fun shoot testing skills with air pistols, balloons, catapults and mint imperials - and the other being an emergency aircraft crash survival scenario.
St Johns Rotarians past and present united to celebrate the club’s 35th anniversary in November. Around 40 gathered at the special charter dinner in the Royal George enjoying chat, sharing memories and wining and dining in fellowship.
Special guest was Scottish biscuit “Royalty” Boyd Tunnock CBE who arrived in his chauffeur driven Rolls Royce to entertain everyone with his pithy and humourous tales from the production line. And there were Tunnocks Caramel Wafers for everyone from the Teacake tycoon and a plea to keep buying more - “to help keep the car on the road”.
A toast to St Johns was given by Louis Flood Snr from the mother club of Perth Rotary and son Louis Flood Jnr - our own Vice President - responded and gave the vote of thanks.