2024 NEWS

20th May

Curator at Low Parks Museum in Hamilton, Mike Taylor gave

an extremely interesting talk to the Club about

the Museum and its connection with South Lanarkshire and

his particular area of interest the Cameronians, Scottish Rifles.

 

16th May

          Airdrie Golf Club hosted our Golf Am-Am fundraiser,

10 teams of Four took part in what turned out to be an excellent day for Golf,

cloudy to begin with brightening up as the day went on.

 

10 am saw breakfast rolls with tea or coffee and when the rounds were complete

the teams got back to a two course meal enjoyed by all.

Prizes were issued to the winning teams and golfers getting closest to the pin at certain holes.

Over £2,200 was raised for Charity

photos can be uploaded from this LINK

The Raffle then completed the day with many wonderful prizes.

 

 

      13th May

          At this evening’s Business Evening

  Acting President John Barbour

announced that the Rotarian of the Year Award

was to go to Vice President John Beever.

Well deserved

for all the hard work being done by John.

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  22nd April

The Airdrie Community Uniform Bank were represented by Kirsty Taggart and Natalie Stewart.

They described the work they do and  how they had used the small grant award to help the community.

There is no doubt about the well deserved award of the King’s Award for Voluntary Service

Natalie, President John, Kirsty.

  16th April

The Club Outing took us to the Glasgow Central Station Tour

and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours in the company of our excellent guide Jackie.

Jackie entertained us enthusiastically and educated us on Glasgow Central Station as well as Scottish History.

  15th April

Past President Bill McMullen updated the club on Lend with Care

and described his hopes and plans for the future.

Both Bill and Martin are doing a magnificent job and

are now involved in District training around Lend with Care and School projects.

New Members Joe & Helen McEachan, Leekan Omadara are seen in the photo wth PP Bill.

 

PP Bill, Helen, Leekan, Joe.

March 25th –

 

Sharon and Lorna updated the club on the work taking place at Bear Necessities (facebook)

 a charitable organisation who gift essential baby and children items to families within the local community who may be in crisis. They also deliver classes and support groups for parents, babies and toddlers.

photo:               VP John, Lorna, Sharon, Sec Carol, Stallone

Small Gramt Awards

 

Claire and Mhairi from Hilltop Parent Council described

the amazing amount of work done to fundraise

for the local community primary LCSC and

nursery school (facebook)

 

 

photo:  Stallone, VP John, Mhairi, Claire, Sec Carol

 

March 18th –

Sasha from Monklands Women’s Aid

described how the service needed the grant and

how it was used to help the service clients.

 

Helping over 640 women and over 140 children over the year

with 9 staff and overseeing 9 refuges in the area

is no mean task.

photo: VP John Beever, Sasha Bennett and Secretary Carol Cairney

March 15th –

Huyen thanks us and other lenders on Lend with Care

 

 

March 4th – 

 

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind ambassadors John and Sheila

Moore visited the Club

along with Elaine Perry and her Guide Dog Arthur.

John and Sheila are volunteers who

foster guide dogs like Keiran. 

 

Sheila described how the dogs are trained and

the jobs they do for children with special needs

as well as the blind.

 

Although not apparent, Elaine is registered blind

and she described how Guide dogs

have made a difference to her life.

 
 

March 1st – 

Annual Burns Supper Fundraiser

 

An excellent evening for everyone.

Link to photos

Indoor Bowling Club, Coatdyke on FRIDAY, 1st March, 2024
President: John Barbour
Vice-President: John Beever
Secretary: Carol Cairney
CHAIRMAN Williiam Devoy
WELCOME……………………………………………………John Barbour
TO A HAGGIS……………………………………………………Williiam Devoy
THE SELKIRK GRACE……………………………………Williiam Devoy

DINNER / INTERVAL

Song Gallimaufry

IMMORTAL MEMORY………………………………………………………..John Gilfillan

Song Gallimaufry

RAFFLE / AUCTION

Tam O Shanter………………………………………………………John Gilfillan
Toast to the Lassies……………………………………………………Billy Young
Song………………………………………………………………………Gallimaufry
Holy Willie’s Prayer………………………………………………..Ken Robertson

Vote Of Thanks………………………………………………………John Barbour

 

Auld Lang Syne 

 
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February 29th – 

 

                 Monklands Talking Newspaper Volunteers

visit the premises of Shire Radio

February 26th – 

 

                 Alec Nicol and Arthur Grainger from Shire Radio received the small grant award for £200. They both provided us with an update on the Radio programs and the Lanarkshire web pages.

 

The web pages are now covering every village in North and South Lanarkshire which is incredible. They are receiving great numbers of visits to the website and providing an amazing amount of information.

 

Shire media seems to be growing and going from strength to strength.

 
 

February 19th – 

 

                 District Commissioner of Calder District Scouts,

Neil Kelly,  described how the small grant was being used.

Calder District has an area of Woodland, Coltswood, that is owned and operated by Clyde Region.

 

It is intended to make the area  accessible for evreyone by fitting a new gate instead of a style.  They also intend to create a Blind Trail in the woodland.

photo :  PP Martin Cairney, Neil Kelly and PDG John Barbour

February 5th – 

 

 

Two groups who received small grants gave

presentations to the club describing their work

Coatbridge Community Foodbank

Web and Facebook page

 

photo:  Shelley Wilkie,  PDG John Barbour and Angela Easton

 

 

Visiting this evening was

DG Elect Dàibhidh Wallace

meeting youtube video

 

Crafty Bees

producing all sorts of knitwear for all sorts of needs

 

photo:  VP John Beever, Lorna Godfrey, Daibhidh Wallace and PP Tom Harrigan

 

January 29th – 

 

Two groups who received small grants gave

presentations to the club describing their work

Parkinson Self Help Group

Facebook page

photo: Ian Eadie, Rotarian Stallone and Marylin Murray

 

 

 

meeting youtube video

 

Hope for Autism (Lanarkshire)

 

( webpage       facebook )

Derrick, Rotarian John and Gregor

January 27th – 

 

The Area final of the Young Musician Competition took place in St Andrews Church, Bath Street, Glasgow.

 

Our Club finalists Ellie and Oliver performed well

and were unlucky not to proceed to the District Final on 

the 18th February.

 
 

January 22nd – 

The Club Burns night at the Tudor Hotel, was as usual, an excellent and enjoyable evening.

Willie Devoy, our Burns afficianado, excelled as Master of ceremonies and had us

enthralled with his Tam O’Shanter.

photos

January 15th – 

                           Two groups who received small grants gave presentations to the club describing their work

The Albion Rover Buddies are a group who work with and help Autistic adults.

Eddie Hegarty gave the talk helped by Jacquie Morrice who was present with her son Gordon.

 

 

L>R Rotarian Stallone, Eddie Hagerty, VP John, Gordon and Jacquie.

 

 

 

The 1st Battallion of the Boys Brigade Coatbridge were represented by Battalion Secretary Stewart Bone

and Billy Barclay, Captain of the 15th Coatbridge company. They described how the grant would help them try

to grow their membership numbers.

 

L>R  Stewart Bone , Rotarian Tom Harrigan, VP John Beever and Billy Barclay.

January 11th – 

 

Presentation of £500 donation to

St Andrew’s Hospice (Airdrie)

in the name of John Jarvie

our former treasurer who received excellent care.

 
 
 
L-R: Lynsey Scobie (Hospice) Margaret Jarvie, SVP John Beever, PP Tom Harrigan
 

January 4th – 

Sad news to begin 2024

Rotarian John Sheridan has passed away at just 69 years old. He will be deeply missed.