President Julie Douglas welcomed five international students attending various English speaking courses at a variety of University and Colleges in Edinburgh as part of the Rotary Club of Musselburgh’s continuing involvement and promotion of international commitment to world peace and understanding.
International Flavour and Support
from Bowling Green, Memphis, Kentucky. Aric is being hosted by Julie and Gavin Douglas and he is a pre-med student studying biomedical science at Edinburgh University.
The students came from Kazakhstan, Spain, Latvia, South Korea and Sweden and each gave a brief account of the educational courses they were involved with and how the benefit of improving their expertise in the use of the English language would benefit their individual careers.
In addition the Musselburgh Club this year are hosting a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, Aric Johnston,
Rotary Club Awards
Five Rotarians have recently been awarded Paul Harris Fellowships by the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld the highest honour that a Club can bestow on its members. The Fellowships were created in the name of Paul Harris a Chicago Lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905 and are given ‘in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world’. These are the first Fellowships awarded by the Club in over 20 years.
Commenting on behalf of the recipients Professor Frank Clark said ‘I know that I talk for my colleagues when I say that these awards came as a complete surprise. As Rotarians and, in keeping with our motto of ‘Service Above Self’, we seek no personal recognition for our work except for the
It’s a Knockout
knowledge that at a local, national and international level we have been able to
c onditions for those less fortunate than ourselves. That these awards came from our fellow Rotarians makes them particularly special.
Past Presidents Ken Davie, Frank Clark, Norman Andrews, Alex Mearns and Ian Montgomery with their medals and citations
Members of the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld are seen here honing their cooking skills, not very successfully at this point, on the Barbecue at the Annual Strathcarron Hospice ‘It’s a Knockout’ Tournament held at the Scottish Police College Tulliallan.
Club Communications Officer Professor Frank Clark said: ‘In a marathon session lasting eight and a half hours 12 Rotarians from Cumbernauld cooked off and sold over 500 burgers, mostly cooked to perfection. This has become an annual event in the Club’s calendar and it all helps to raise much needed funds for Strathcarron, our local Hospice, which is held in high regard by the people of Cumbernauld.’
Frank added ‘this is exactly the sort of local community activity that Rotarians enjoy and is one of many which we have planned over the next year.
Music and Singing in the Grand Hall
The Braids Club heat of the Young Musician of the Year Competition 2011/12, as in previous years, was held in the Grand Hall of Merchiston Castle School.
© Rab Stevenson December 2011
As usual, it was a most enjoyable event involving a significant audience and a group of participants entering from local schools with high vocal and instrumental standards. This collective involvement created a really good social element, during the refreshment break, as well as an engrossing
In a sense it is unfortunate that there had to be winners as in truth none of the young people taking part could be termed a loser. They were all winners in the eyes of the audience.
But the judges had the unenviable task of choosing those President Alex Justice would present with the prizes. First and second in the instrumental section were Kirsten MacFarlane and Ralph Cheng, followed by first and second in the vocalist section, namely Douglas Miller and Karen Procter.
The Club held an open evening at The Quay on 14th November when the members welcomed professional and business men and women to explain how local Rotarians individually and collectively are involved in both local and international projects.
poor, less able and needy. By explaining the actions and practical input it is hoped that more and more members of the public will become aware of the good works and support given by our local Rotary club. www.rotaryclubofmusselburgh.org
appears not to advertise their good works and support they give to the
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