Teams from Oakbank and Viewlands Schools were joint winners of our annual Primary School Quiz.
For the first time ever, the top two teams couldn't be separated, even after a tie-reak round and six sudden-death questions. Both teams went forward to the Rotary zone round in April.
Once again, our thanks went to all the teams that took part, as well as their teachers and supporters.
At the Scottish Parliament with club member Alexander Stewart MSP.
We were delighted to host our old friends, and some new ones, on a weekend visit from Aschaffenburg. Activities included a tour of the Scottish Parliament, a trip to the V&A Museum in Dundee, dinners hosted by our Rotarians, and an international Gavel competition.
Children of Agun Ki, The House of Hope, at the end their school term with a present (pens and pencils).
One of our members, John Pepper, is Project Manager with AfrAsia-link, and currently working in Thailand, getting volunteers into teaching roles to help poorer Thai children. He sent as an update on two activities in Nagaland, NE India in support of NARUDA, a local NGO. We have donated to these activities.
The children may look happy enough now, but they’ve all had a poor start in life – abandonment, being sold into servitude, abusive parents … which the charity is now rectifying.
Water is an issue in Nagaland. Many people live on hilltops (easy to defend!) and, during the dry season, there is no water. People have to walk downhill to pools for bathing and to collect water. AfrAsia-Link bought water tanks – some which came from Rotary money – so that rainwater can be harvested during the wet season.
We have recently made donations to some important charitable causes: Lead Scotland, Perth & Kinross Music Foundation, and AfrAsia-link.
Representatives, seen here with President Robert Macduff-Duncan and other Rotarians, joined us at lunch recently to tell us about their work.
We also made donations to The Brain Tumour Charity, and Freedom From Fistula.