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Rotary Primary School Quiz  - 4 March 2020


The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s annual Primary Schools Quiz competition was held in Chatelherault  Primary School on Wednesday 4 March.  As usual the competitors and supporters were enthusiastic and the competition closely contested.

Rotarian Jim Provan set and asked the questions in a room filled with supporting parents, teachers, pupils and interested Rotarians, all of whom enjoyed the closely fought contest. Throughout there was a friendly and good competitive atmosphere in the room.

The quiz consisted of 10 rounds of six questions covering varying topics. After a keenly fought contest with St John’s Primary School coming out as winners with Townhill Primary very close runners up. The winning team was presented with gift vouchers, a winner’s certificate and the winners shield by Club President, Arthur Barrie. The other competing schools were Chatelherault, Neilsland, Our Lady and St Anne’s and St Mary’s Primary School.

The Rotary Primary Schools Quiz is a national competition for Primary Seven pupils and the winning team, St John’s Primary will represent Hamilton in the District final which takes place in late April.

Photo shows the St John’s team of Emma Topping, Nathan Farrell, Findlay Baxter and Rose Scott together with Club President Arthur Barrie.

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Thursday 16 January 2020



The Rotary Club of Hamilton held a very successful Burns Supper on Thursday 16 January  which all members and guests enjoyed . Photo shows top table guests – Bryce Calder ( Toast to the Lassies ) ,  Allison Rennie ( Reply for the Lassies ) , Arthur Barrie ( Club President) , Irene Henderson  ( Soroptimist , Hamilton) , George Trayner ( Immortal Memory) and Robert Kent ( Probus Hamilton)

2020 Burns supper


Rotary Club of Hamilton - Rotary Ride 2020

Sunday 19 January 2020


Rotary Ride 2020


The Rotary Club of Hamilton has organised a Sponsored Cycle for Prostate Scotland, kindly hosted by the Hamilton David Lloyd Health and Racquets Club

The event will be held on Sunday 19th January between 2pm and 4pm in the spin room at the above venue

 Invitations are invited from anyone wishing to get on a bike and raise sponsorship, or make a donation

 Further details can be obtained from Rotary Club Secretary Bernie Crozier on either bernie.crozier@financialperspectives.co.uk or Hamilton 459809

 Donation can be made via our Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hamiltonrotaryride

                                           The Rotary Club would be delighted to see you on the day for this great cause




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Primary School Quiz  21 May 2019

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s annual Primary Schools Quiz competition was held in St John’s Primary School on Tuesday 21 May. Seven teams participated this year. As usual the competitors and supporters were enthusiastic and the competition closely contested.

The quiz consisted of 10 rounds of six questions covering varying topics; some of questions the adult spectators found difficult to answer. After a keenly fought contest, Chatelherault Primary School came out as winners with St John’s being runners up.  The winning team was presented with gift vouchers, a winner’s certificate and the winners shield by Club President, Arthur Barrie. The other competing schools were Beckford, Our Lady and St Anne's , St Mark’s, St Mary’s and Woodhead Primary Schools

Chateelherault Primary Team



Photograph shows Team Members Leila Barr, Emma Simpson, Rebecca Keus and Zaynab Sarwar with Rotary President Arthur Barrie


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May 2019 - Fellowship Walk



This year's annual fellowship walk was along the Northumbrian Coastal Path. Organiser Bob Hamilton was joined by Robin Wilkie, Kenneth Miller and Mark Williams. President Arthur Barrie provided driving assistance and joined in the social aspects of the weekend.

Staying at The Hogshead Inn at Annick the walkers completed 41 miles of the path passing Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castles and finishing at Berwick upon Tweed. Apart from a half hour spell of rain on the first day the weather was kind with some spells of sunshine. 

 

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Driver Arthur ( he was only there for the social side ) , Kenneth , Robin and Bob


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Bob, Kenneth and Robin


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Kenneth, Bob and Robin


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Mark , Robin and Kenneth


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Garside Curling Trophy - March 2019

 

The Rotary Club of Hamilton has always had an active Curling Team although Honours have been few in recent years. In March much to the delight of our curlers, the team won the Division A championship and were presented with the Garside Trophy (the first time since 1990/91)


Curling Team

 

The photo shows our curlers John Downie, Jack Baillie, Euan Stirrat and Bob Hamilton  


Garside Trophy

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Visit by District Governor - 14 February 2019

The club had it's annual visit from the Rotary District 1230 Governor , this year DG is Jim Ross from Dunoon Club.

The photo shows him presenting a banner to Club President Arthur Barrie

 

 

 

Burns Supper 17 January 2019

Thursday 17 January saw the Club run its annual Burns Supper. The evening was hosted by Club President Arthur Barrie, with John Martin providing the “Immortal Memory”, Robert Nimmo giving a very amusing “Toast to the Lassies”, Duncan Birnie doing various recitations of Burn works and Raymond Tulips providing the musical accompaniment for the evening together with Robert Dickie piping in the Haggis etc. A very enjoyable evening for all those present.

 

Photo  shows ( Left to right) – Raymond Tulips , Duncan Birnie , Marilyn Jack ( President of Hamilton Soroptimists) , John Martin , Club President Arthur Barrie , Robert Nimmo , Jean Hawke (President of Hamilton Inner Wheel) Robert Dickie  and Bill Howson ( President of Hamilton Probus Club)     

 

 

 

Maggie's Meals Presentation 6 December 2018

The club has once again become involved in providing back packs for the charity Mary's Meals . These back packs contain school related items and clothing and are sent to children in Malawi by the charity. This year Rotarians managed to sponsor 20 packs .

Mary's Meals Community Ambassador Bob Carty is shown with Rotarian Harry Doyle ( who co-ordinated the project) together with Club President Arthur Barrie

 

 

 

 

Presidential Handover Meeting - 5 July 2018

At the recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hamilton, Reverend Arthur Barrie ( left ) was installed as President by past President Mark Williams

 

 

 

 

 

On 21 June we held a Charity Whisky Tasting evening at Harry Doyle's House with funds raised being put to Rotary Charities ( OK , we were eating fish suppers when the photo was taken)

 

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A Photo of the winning team of our annual Primary School Quiz at the District Final which took place on 22 May

This was one of the closest events we have had in recent years. Milngavie Primary were the winners with 93 points out of a possible 120. Hutchesons' were 2nd, just one point behind and one more point behind them were Our Lady of the Missions from Thornliebank. There was a three way tie for 4th place and just 10 points covered the top ten teams.

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A selection of Photos from the Annual Club Fellowship walk which took place in early May

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Primary School Quiz 21 March 2018

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s annual Primary Schools Quiz competition was held at St John’s  Primary School on Wednesday  21 March. 

Rotarian Jim Provan set and asked the questions in a room filled with supporting parents, teachers, pupils and interested Rotarians, all of whom enjoyed the closely fought contest. Throughout there was a friendly and good competitive atmosphere in the room.

The quiz consisted of 10 rounds of six questions covering varying topics. After a keenly fought contest with the leading school, St John’s  Primary School came out as winners with Hamilton College runners up after the fifth tie break question. The winning team was presented with gift vouchers, a winner’s certificate and the winners shield by Club President, Mark Williams . The other competing schools were Chatelherault, Our Lady and St Anne’s , St Mark’s and  St Mary’s.

The Rotary Primary Schools Quiz is a national competition for Primary Seven pupils and the winning team, St John’s Primary will represent Hamilton in the District final which takes place on 22 May

The winning team, St John's Primary School comprising Oliver Cameron, Adam McEwan, Noah Rogers and Niamh Leiper with Rotary President Mark Williams .

 

The very close Runners Up , Hamilton College ( Junior School) comprising Callum Murdoch , Adeeb Sarfraz , Angus Paterson and Alastair Cooke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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