About Rotary and our local Activities

What is Rotary?

• Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work towards world understanding and peace

• Rotary is more than 1.2 million service minded men and women belonging to 27,000 Rotary Clubs in 150 countries and 35 geographical regions. Membership is by invitation

• Rotarians meet weekly to enjoy each others’ fellowship and discuss ways to service others

• Rotary is compassion for the underprivileged, the ill and the disabled, who benefit from over 50,000 Rotary Club service projects in the world each year

• Rotary runs the biggest non government scholarship scheme in the world

• The Rotary Foundation gives more that £21 million every year to educational and humanitarian programmes which promote international understanding

How we “serve”today

• The Club takes an active role in Projects and organises events both “hand on” and fund raining for the benefit of local , national and international causes

Vocational and Community activates

• The Club presents annually a Community Service Award to a
• Person who is considered to have made a selfless
• Significant contribution to the Hamilton community
• over the years.

• Annual Youth Speaks competition for local secondary schools

• Support for Career programmes with schools

• Stroke Awareness Programme support by arranging and offering free blood pressure checks

• Udston Hospital Garden Maintenance

International  Activities

• Aid Projects – organising shoe box , aqua box and emergency schemes in conjunction with schools and other local organisations to send aid abroad

• Spectacles collections for third world countries

• Fund raising for Polio Eradication Programme for Water Aid in Africa and fast response funds to organisations such as the Red Cross for humanitarian disaster relief

• Sightsavers International – support given by Rotary has saved the sight of 5 million people worldwide

Youth Activities

• Hosting young people on exchange visits and international rallies.

• Business Challenge sponsorship for young entrepreneurs.

• Euroscholar – we sponsor students to visit and learn about the European Parliament


• We organise fellowship events such as sponsored weekend walks e.g. The West Highland Way , Fife Coastal Path

• We have fellowship weekends visiting both cities in the UK and Europe


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