We were originally chartered in 2009 as the Rotary Club of Edinburgh Park.
We now have members who work in various parts of the world, including London and Singapore. This is one of the reasons why we took the decision to become an eClub, as it’s the ideal way of keeping all our members involved in the activities of the club. It doesn’t make any difference which time zone you work in or what location you live.
We decided to change our name as we are the first Rotary eClub in Scotland and in District 1020. We wanted our eClub’s name to reflect that we’re based in Southern Scotland, although we will welcome potential members from any location.
We’ve been involved in a variety of different fundraising activities including:
- Buying ShelterBoxes
- Can shakes
- Bag packing
- Giving out wristbands at the Royal Highland Show
- Taking primary school children on a canal trip
- Helping nearby Rotary Clubs with their fundraising
- Helping end Polio world wide
Our hope is to widen our membership, to be able to do more and to get fresh ideas for the future.
So come and join us!
If you’re interested in finding out more, or meeting us, we get together on the first Wednesday of each month on Zoom from 7.oopm. Please send us an email if you’d like to join us or have any questions.
Our club is delighted to be able to join forces with the Rotary Club of Accra, Tesano and Rite FM to provide a water filtration solution for school pupils and families of the Tsledom community. We trust the portable life-straw filtration units will enable, especially pupils, have access to much cleaner water and help reduce the incidence of water-related morbidity.
Our club was delighted to send badly needed pens to Brun Tesfah Academy in Ethiopia via our associate member Dominic.
The RC Southern Scotland supports „The Backpack-Project“
The Rotary eClub of Southern Scotland supports „The Backpack-Project“, which is organized by German Rotaract Clubs and Mary´s Meals. German Rotaract and Rotary Clubs are collecting used backpacks for African schoolchildren. The aim is to pack used backpacks with basic learning tools such as pencils and notepads and to support African kids during the school attendance.
During the German Rotaract Convention a contest between the German Rotaract Clubs to promote the Backpack-Project was proclaimed. More than 900 German members of Rotaract, Interact and Rotary participated at the Convention. One of the prize moneys was sponsored by the Rotary eClub of Southern Scotland. The prize in the amount of £100 enables the packing of additionally backpacks with basic learning tools.
Meet Sammi Kinghorn our new Honorary Club Member being presented with her Honorary Members Certificate by current president Branavan at the Rotary Young Citizens Award Ceremony in Bournemouth on 2 April 2016. (See the award ceremony and find out more on YouTube)
2015 – 2016 President Branavan Pathmanaban receiving chain of office from Rotary General Secretary Amanda Watkin
2014 – 2015 President Helen Syme receiving chain of office from past-President Gordon Paterson
2013 – 2014 President Gordon Paterson receiving chain of office from past-President Lynne Nelson
2012 – 2013 President Lynne Nelson with past-President Stuart Douglas