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Text Box: Text Box: Wednesday 15 February 2006
Text Box: The monthly Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Perth St Johns


Rotary Clock Unveiled

A Long Gestation But A Very Quick Birth Says President George 

Report by Sandy Scrimgeour

were represented at the ceremony, along with District Governor Erik Simpson, Centennial District Governor John Minhinnick and ADG Cowan Macnair. Archie Jamieson from Scottish Enterprise, Tayside, who put up half the costs, also attended.

Apart from the official party, it was good to see that Stuart Cameron, Alexander Stewart, and Frank Muirden (Perth Kinnoull) had taken time out to witness this historic occasion.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Jimmy Doig also witnessed Provost Bob Scott unveil the inscrip

a clock, to symbolise the passage of time and to meet the criteria for a project that would fulfill a community need and create a permanent sign, plaque, or inscription at the project site that identifies both the sponsoring Rotary club and Rotary's centennial year. Although there was not immediate acceptance, George persevered and got the commitment of all 3 Perth Clubs.

Whilst the clock has been a long time in the planning, the physical arrival was at very short notice, leading to President George to remark it had been a long gestation but a quick birth.

tion, which reads “Presented to the City of Perth to mark the Centenary of Rotary International by the three RotaryClubs in Perth. 23 February 2005”.

Provost Scott spoke of how the area has been and is still being developed, and mentioned that an artist had been commissioned to come up with views that will highlight the Horsecross as an alternative to the more common paintings of Perth featuring the River Tay or Kinnoull Hill. As he unveiled the inscription, he addressed the clock with the words “May you keep us all on time

“Will this clock still be in use at our bicentennial?”, asked President George at the unveiling, “only time will tell”.

The unveiling of the nine feet high granite clock took place yesterday - Tuesday 14 February 2006 - three and a half years from when the project was conceived.

All three Perth clubs

no matter what our appointments”.

It was during my Presidential year, in August 2002 to be exact, that I passed on the call from District for Centennial Projects to be registered with them by January 2003.

Rotarian George Pollock almost immediately suggested

      VP George Dalgety (Kinnouull) Provost Bob Scott, President George Beaton                      (St Johns) and VP Bill Miller (Perth) at the unveiling

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