The Guitar Ensemble and Percussion Group, together with some of our team (above), and the Wind Ensemble receive applause (below).
In association with Perth and Kinross Music Service, we presented “A Little Light Music” in St Ninian’s Cathedral.
The music was excellent, and the event raised almost £680 for PKAVS and Perth and Kinross music groups. Our thanks go to the young musicians, their music tutors, St. Ninian’s helpers, and to the audience for their generous donations.
A team from Oakbank School are the winners the Perth round of our Primary Schools Quiz.
Once again, it was a close competition, with Viewlands School leading most of the way, before Oakbank overtook in the final round. Both teams will go forward to the next round, and we wish them well.
Our thanks go to all the teams that took part, for their enthusiasm; as well as their teachers and supporters.
We installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the Royal George Hotel last year. Staff and several of our Rotarians have now been trained to use it.
Although training is desirable, AEDs provide voice instructions and can be used without previous experience. It’s essential that the device is used without delay, which is why AEDs are needed in publicly accessible locations like this.
We enjoyed the company at lunch of representatives from four local charities and community groups. They received donations totalling £800 from our Club this summer. PKAVS Shopmobility, Perth & Kinross ADHD Support, Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross, and Perth Starter Pack.
The donations followed our Club’s fundraising efforts during 2017-18. Thank you to all who helped us raise funds and support these important local organisations.
President Pam Dickson and Vice-President Robert Macduff-Duncan were delighted to present a certificate to Harry Elder, who recently completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 2018. Harry presented to our Rotary Club on his leadership adventures and personal development, following a week’s leadership programme with the Abernethy Trust in July.
RYLA is a regular part of our work at Rotary. Each year we sponsor a young person to take part. Often it’s a life-changing opportunity for the individual, bringing new friendships, new skills and confidence that take them forward in life.
Members of the Rotary Club of Perth St Johns joined the big-hearted membership of 1st Luncarty Guides to support a mammoth gift-packing appeal in the run-up to Christmas.
Leader Gillian Telford and her guides took on the challenge of filling 450 Rotary Shoeboxes. Our club provided the boxes, and the project is also supported by Sandy Dow of The Rotary Club of Perth who collected and stored the boxes ready for dispatch abroad.
Filled with toys, toiletries, educational items and household goods, each Shoebox is sent to a family in Eastern Europe who are struggling with basic everyday necessities. The scheme helps over 50,000 individuals living in poverty in countries such as Romania, Albania and Moldova.
The guides have taken on this project for several years now. Each year, they display outstanding effort and enterprising ability to ensure hundreds of boxes are filled with support from family, friends and their local community. We thank all the young people and their leaders for their generosity and hard work.
Treasurer Helen and President Pam welcome the first customers to our charity pop-up shop.
The shop was organised from concept to delivery in just two weeks! We opened on 1st December for 7 days, and raised £2,000 from donated clothes, jewellery, toys, CDs, bric-a-brac and much more.