Rotary Club really care about the community
Local groups benefit from the great work it does
A wealth of local children are benefitting from the hard work of Rutherglen Rotary Club as it makes young people a priority in 2016.
The club started the year by handing over a cheque for £688 to Rutherglen High School to cover the cost of a trip to the pantomime for S1 and S2 pupils.
In February the club helped sponsor the Scottish Secondary Schools Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates Arena, with members also assisting in the running of the event.
Also helping to promote the championships, the club’s vice president Bill McIntosh’s firm put an advert on president Ian Wilson’s Glasgow taxi.
In March, inspired by Rutherglen Rotary Club’s gift of crocus bulbs to Calderwood Primary, pupils held a coffee morning to gather funds for the major Rotary project ‘ End Polio Now’ which is eradicating Polio across the world. March also saw local primary schools take part in the Rutherglen Primary School Quiz, run by the club, which saw Burnside Primary win the 2016 title.
More recently the club has supported two local sports clubs, Rutherglen Swimming Club and Archie Durie’s Boxing Club.
It provided much- needed funding to Durie’s gym, to continue its very successful t raining of young boys and girls to become award winning champions, and paid for starting blocks for the swimming club.
Two Rotarians went to the Eastfield pool to see the new starting boxes being used by some of the 100 swimmers who are members of the much-loved club.
Rutherglen Rotary Club president Ian Wilson said: “We support international charitable works, national and local.
“Obviously we are very much about the local community and that’s why we are trying to support these local groups, right across the age spectrum.
“These initiatives encourage partnerships in the community and that’s what we are interested in and we try and help the best we can.”
Last month also saw the return of Rutherglen Rotary Club’s annual plant fayre in partnership with the town’s Abbeyfield Care Home.
Held within the Abbeyfield grounds in Stonelaw Drive, the event - supported by Reynards Nurseries and Fosters Funeral Care - saw hundreds of plants sold, raising £ 1,500, with £ 750 going to the care home.
Champions Award winning boxers at Durie’s gym accepted a donation fom the Rotary Club in May
Athletics Rutherglen Rotary club promoted the schools championships throughout Glasgow
Panto A cheque for £688 funded a trip to the panto for Rutherglen High School students
Crocus Calderwood Primary took the End Polio Now campaign to their hearts
Cheque Calderwood Primary hand over a cheque to Rotarians to help End Polio Now