We enjoyed an evening of music and verse our Burns Supper. Club members and friends who entertained the company (from left) Mike Jamieson, David Cuthbert, Club President Heather Stewart, Fraser Bruce, Bruce Thomson, Helen MacKinnon, Alexander Stewart, Stuart Cameron and Piper Ian Stevenson.
We had two excellent speakers at our charity dinner in February. Craig Brown CBE, Aberdeen and former Scotland manager, gave us a fascinating and amusing insight into the Scottish Game. He was partnered by journalist Sandy Strang, who kept the whole room laughing throughout his speech.
Thanks to our sponsors, generous gifts for the auction and our guests, we raised over £3000. The money raised at the dinner goes to our nominated charities: Marie Curie Cancer Care, ShelterBox, and local charities the Spectrum Club and Headway. It also helps to fund our activites throughout the year.
Top table guest and speakers, front from left: Ben Gunn, President Rotary Club of Perth; speaker Craig Brown; Club President Heather Stewart; speaker Sandy Strang; Colin Moreland, President Rotary Club of of Perth Kinnoull. Back from left: Rotarians Graham Harding and Rob Burke; MC Gordon Bannerman; auctioneer Ian Smith; Mike Crighton from sponsors Farquhars Ltd.
We held our concert for older adults on 29th February. For the first time the event was held at the Gateway in the afternoon. Members of the Gateway Day Club attended as well as older members of Headway (the local brain injury support group which our club is supporting this year.
The entertainment was varied and included performances by young people from Jambouree, with duets from Rotarians Heather and Alexander Stewart. Rotarian Helen MacKinnon brought her fiddle and was accompanied by Anna (from the Gateway) on the accordion.
We also had a fun Scottish Quiz, a sit-down spot dance and a free raffle. A great afternoon ended with a communal sing song of old favourites.
President Heather Stewart and vice-president Louis Flood presented a cheque for £350 to Ann Barrett of Spectrum Club Scotland. The club is for those aged 16yrs and over with Asperger syndrome or higher functioning autism. We also passed on the money raised at the dinner to Marie Curie Cancer Care, ShelterBox, and local charity Headway.
The weather smiled on the Rotarians and friends at Tentsmuir for the picnic on the beach – well at least very close to it. It was a lovely day, a great atmosphere and a lot of very happy people.
The food stall was set with a whole medley of goodies including tomato soup, hot dogs, tray bakes and of course your five a day items apples, tomatoes, cucumbers and bananas – super.
After an ice-breaking game of kill the balloons, the Young Carers and the lads from the Spectrum Club rushed off to the beach to make the best sand structure they could in 30 minutes. The four teams threw themselves into artistic mayhem and it was unclear if it was the younger or older members of the teams who were having the most fun. After being fed and watered more games took place including a tug of war. The young people joined in and seemed to have had a great time and there is no doubt that there will be more Rotary Picnic’s in the future.
Local and international charities are set to benefit from the new ‘Moneyspinner’ installed at Perth Leisure Pool. Supplied by the Rotary Club of Perth St.Johns, it is hoped that the device proves a fun attraction and will persuade patrons to part with their pocket change and generate funds for worthy causes.
In the photo, club President Heather Stewart and the Leisure Pool’s Operations Manager Debbie Scott try their hand with the Moneyspinner.
Great fun was had by everyone who attended the Club BBQ held in President Louis back garden. Before the BBQ we enjoyed a Treasure Hunt round the North Inch. Afterwards we we tucked in to good food, good refreshments and good company. Thanks to Louis, Fiona and others for organising such an enjoyable afternoon.