Portlethen & District Rotarian Robbie Middleton has been honoured at the House of Lords where he was prsented with Rotary’s Champions of Change Award for his outstanding work in supporting orphans in Uganda.
Robbie was chosen to receive the award after more than 20 years of raising funds to support orphans in the Kabale and Bubaare area of South Uganda.
Robbie joined ten other previously unsung Rotary heroes to receive his award at a ceremony hosted by Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Harris, who said, "The reputation of Rotary goes before you with your extraordinary work and we are very privileged to have you here today.”
Lord Hague congratulated each recipient in presenting the awards and said Rotarians should be extremely proud of their work.
Rotary International is a volunteer service organisation where members use their skills and their time to improve the lives of others.
Rotary is open to anyone aged over 18. All that is required is a positive attitude and a sense of adventure.
Portlethen and District Rotary meets every Tuesday at 6.30 and extends a warm welcome to prospective members. Come along and meet us. For further details ring 07981122984.
Rotary Primary Schools Quiz
Congratulations to Portlethen Primary B team who won a very close contest, only dropping 3 points in the whole competition.
They were closely followed by Portlethen A and Newtonhill A in 3rd.
It was also good to see younger pupils from the new Hillside school joining in as a class exercise.
Well done, and we may see you at the Beach ballroom in the District final!
The under 5's at Bourtree Pre-school have been helping Rotary to plant crocus bulbs.
FUN AT PORTLETHEN ROTARY
We recently beat St Fitticks Rotary in a Gavel Competition that included Jenga.
Past Presidents Moira Hogg and David McGhee present a further cheque to support Newtonhill Pipe Band
Portlethen Rotary has received a very kind donation of £25,000. This money will be added to our Charity Fund and will be used to support local projects.
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Every year Portlethen & District Rotary Club organises the local Primary School Quiz - the winner is once again Newtonhill
Skea Ross and several rotarians help raise £2,300 for this worthy local cause
STONEHAVEN DIALYSIS UNIT
Portlethen Rotary have already made a Club contribution to the fund to establish a Dialysis Unit at Stonehaven and in association with our Motherclub - Stonehaven Rotary we continue to support this very worthwhile local cause.
Fundraising Fun at Portlethen Rotary
A great day for a healthy sponsored walk at Ballater
An unusual sight - Donald in an apron at the recent BBQ.
Past Presidents Iain McLeod and Graham Knight
Portlethen and District Rotary Club organised the recent annual lunch of all the Rotary Clubs in the North East.
BBC personality and "weel kent" Robbie Shepherd kindly volunteered to be our speaker at the event and Robbie spoke of the help he had received from the local UCAN charity. £400 was raised at the lunch and Portlethen Rotary has since raised even more. The picture shows Graham Knight and Robbie Shepherd with a Cheque made out to UCAN for £700.
Rotary Meetings to be "More Fun"
President Moira recently commented on the image that Rotary presents to the public. Moira said, "We are often seen as folks from an older generation who do good works. While this image is partially true, we have younger members and we do try to do good in our local community and internationally but we also have a lot of fun. In fact it is my resolve in my Presidental year that we have even more fun.
If you are in the Cove Bay, Portlethen or Newtonhill district and are looking at this site for the first time - come along and join us for a complimentary meal and find out what Rotary is all about.
We meet at the Newton Arms, Newtonhill on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
As you can see from the pictures - we are a friendly bunch!
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Fund Raising is fun!
2000 ducks were dropped in the river
NNo ducks were harmed during the race
Portlethen Rotary demonstrate the life-saving "Shelter Box" at Chevron Aberdeen
Portlethen Rotary has helped organise support for the disabled athletes taking part in the annual Wishaw Games.
Robert Humphries, together with members Moira Hogg and Robbie Middleton also helped at the actual games event.