Club 1777 - District 1010
Welcome to our Club
We are based in the ancient Scottish capital of Perth. History is perhaps neither our raison d'être nor strength but it does provide us with a sense of belonging. We feel that we are a part of Perth and we support many activities within the city and the local area. In true Scottish tradition, some of these activities embrace the world.
Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont, who was our guest at the Tayside Challenge, rode 21.92 miles (35.3km) in an hour on the vintage-style Penny Farthing bike to beat the 127-year-old British record at Herne Hill Velodrome.
But the Scottish cyclist was 290 yards short of the world record of 22 miles and 150 yards.
Mark holds the record for cycling around the world, which he did in 2017 in 79 days, 44 fewer than the previous record.
Rotary Grand Tour
Rotarians George Delgaty and Brian Johnstone with the Spitfire raised £900 for End Polio Now and to raise awareness of Rotary and the Purple for Polio Campaign.
Presentation to S.H.I.P.
President Colin with S.H.I.P. charity manager Nicola Schelbert.
Welcome to New Member
Photo shows President Colin Moreland (centre)welcoming our newest member Ken Thompson (on right) together with Rotarian Bruce Cameron who introduced him to the Club.
Ken has transferred from Grange -over-Sands Club having recently moved to Scone to be near his children and grandchildren.
Ken started his Rotary " career " in Aberdeen at the St. Machar Club when Bruce was then President of that Club and they met again at church in Perth. He has also been a member of the Frome Rotary Club when he and his wife (Liz ) ran the Post Office and shop in Midsomer Norton.
For 33 years he worked as a Chain Store Manager for Littlewoods.
Founder members of the club are pictured on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its formation. (Left to right) Douglas Sinclair, Ian Stevenson, Eddie Anderson, Bob Reid, Iain Brown, Brian Raine. Michael Thomson, another co-founder, was unable to attend the evening.
We meet every Tuesday evening in the Royal George Hotel on Tay Street at 6.15 pm. Visiting Rotarians are always very welcome. If you are in town, do come along and enjoy our fellowship.
The programme of forthcoming meetings can be viewed here.