Our Causes

Current Initiatives

Thondwe, Malawi

We have a long-term partnership with Thondwe Primary School, which has 2,000 learners and 35 teachers. We raise money to buy desks to lift school children off the floor and onto desks. This is a collaboration with the Rotary Club of Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair, the Rotary eClub of the Willamette Valley, and the Church of Scotland Thondwe Partnership.

Causes - Thondwe Desks
Causes - Engin

English in Ukraine

We’re delighted to be supporting ENGin, which pairs Ukrainian English learners with volunteers for free online conversation practice and cross-cultural connections. Our member Rebecca volunteers as an English speaking buddy for a Ukrainian living in Ivano-Frankivsk. She was introduced to the organization at a Rotary meeting. They meet online for an hour once a week, and are having fantastic conversations about all sorts of topics.

Environment

We have a special focus on environmental initiatives. Our club has recently taken a pledge to play our part in reducing plastic waste. We also enjoy cleaning up our local communities. To mark World Environment Day and the Clean Up Scotland initiative, a few of our members did their bit in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Causes - World Environment Day
Causes - Wildlife in Need Center

Community

We encourage members to help in their local communities. This has included making face masks during the covid pandemic, volunteering with local community organisations, promoting and collecting for local food banks, and supplying benches for a local primary school. Our member Judith folded, stuffed, and sealed 1200 envelopes for the Wildlife in Need Center in Oconomowoc, WI.

Charity Fundraising

Members support local, national and international charities with a wide variety of fundraising events, as well as supporting other Rotary Clubs with their community fundraising. Our associate member Denis rode to support Prostate Cancer Scotland.

Causes - Prostate Cancer Scotland
Causes - Pride of Workmanship

Pride of Workmanship Australia

The primary object of this award is to encourage Pride of Workmanship by providing employers with the opportunity, through Rotary, of recognising and acknowledging the efforts and contributions of an employee who consistently achieves an overall high personal standard and work performance. Our member Martin has presented several awards to worthy recipients.

Past Project Highlights