Renfrew Rotary Canadian Style

Tuesday 11th September.
Hi guys,
Yes – I’m missing you loads too!

I visited Renfrew Rotary Club for their lunch time meeting. I was very warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Their equivalent of Mac was at my table. (Larry I think he was called).

An exchange student did a very good presentation on her home country Hungary.
The meal was Canadian fast food priced at $12 +tax
Banners were exchanged and I was given a booklet on the clubs history and a business card folder with the club crest. I declined both due to luggage weight considerations.
Very good visit indeed

Seniors’ Day Out Thursday 23 August

Five of the ‘seniors’ from Renfrew Rotary were collected by our chauffeur of the day (Mr Shan), who kindly transported us in his winged chariot.

Flying into the big metropolis of Scotland’s second city, we were slightly too late for a tour of the majestic City Chambers…
However, nothing daunted, Mr Williams sprinted off in the lead,with the aid of his third leg to introduce us to the delights of the Royal Concert Hall’s catering – coffee with roll & bacon!

Thereafter, once again ensconced through the gullwing doors of Mr Shan’s chariot, we embarked on a Mystery Tour, reminiscent of the Western SMT tours of the 1950’s.
Surprise, surprise… we ended up in that palm-tree lined coastal resort, much envied by the Vikings – Largs. Refreshed by a lemonade in the Anchor Bar, we repaired to a Morris Minor themed hostelry to partake of a lunch – soup, followed by steak pie or fish and chips.

Being in a nostalgic frame of mind, we felt drawn to visit the famous art-deco cafeteria by the sea-front (where we used to entertain our ‘lumbers’) for a ‘pokey hat’.

Happy, refreshed and with full tummies, the five boys returned home in their super-smooth transport just in time for their afternoon naps…

Donald McNeil
Eddie Williams
Martin Moir
Jack Winch
David Shan

4th August 18 ‘Doon the Watter’

The Waverley Trip…

17 Rotarians’ and friends met at Glasgow Science Centre at 10am to board the Waverley for our trip doon the watter. We had an absolute smashing day out enjoying good weather and a sail with fantastic views.

We docked at Rothesey at 2pm and headed for a small refreshment before having fish and chips at Zavaronis back on the Boat at 5 for good humour and a few more beers.

A great day had by all.

Purple4Polio Rotary Grand Tour

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Purple4Polio Rotary Grand Tour

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MONDAY 21 MAY 2018
Renfrew REVellers are participating in the Purple4Polio Rotary Grand Tour in a Merc E220 Convertible.

Around 50 cars and their teams are embarking on an epic road trip around the UK on the 21st of May in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for End Polio Now, the Rotary campaign to fund and administer polio vaccines as well as invest in research. The four day tour finishes at Halifax Minster on Thursday 24th May.

Jack, David S, Martin Moir and I are doing the Rotary Grand Tour for Purple4Polio. A bit of fundraising, you can donate online

Overseas Visitors

Our overseas visitors will be with us Monday evening for dinner and an informal get together at Ralston Golf Club.

Ralston Golf Club
Strathmore Avenue

7:15pm for 7:30pm Start

Charity Poker Day

Saturday 24th March 2018.
Priorscroft Bowling Club,
Cochran St,
Paisley PA1 1JY

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Texas Hold’em/ Re-buys / Charity Raffle
£20 Registration Fee (Payable in advance)

Scottish charities supported:
ACCORD Hospice
Mary’s Meals

Early Bird ‘Chips’
Contact us below and pay in advance to get
additional early bird chips.

Michael Campbell – 07789 864 632
David Atkinson – 07979 681 674

Burns Supper

Tuesday 23rd January will be our annual Burns Supper. A light-hearted look at our national bard, this is a guest evening – all welcome!

Ralston Golf Club
Strathmore Avenue

5:45pm for 6:00pm Start

We have moved our meetings

From Tuesday 28th November Renfrew Rotary with be meeting at Ralston Golf Club:

Ralston Golf Club
Strathmore Avenue

5:45pm for 6:00pm Start

Visit to INTU Braehead – Tuesday 21 November

Rotary Club of Renfrew, Club Visit to Braehead
(Not a Shopping trip)
DATE – 21st November 2017
Time to be confirmed 2.30pm-3.00pm possibly later. If Rotaract & Interact wish to join.
Bruce Harley has agreed to give us a tour of Braehead to see some of the behind the scenes processes, and to give us a history of the site of where Braehead now occupies. Meeting place to be advised.

We will be leaving Braehead in time to be at the Rotary meeting in the evening.

For further details contact Marion Wallace.

Annual Dinner – 1920s Murder Mystery, Friday 3rd November

Join us for one of a Murder Mystery evening at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew. The Murder Mystery night take place in various forms, with numerous different plots. Will someone sitting next to you be another guest or an actor who will shortly slump to the floor? Keep your super sleuth hat on all evening and a keen eye out for clues and overheard conversations. You will be given the opportunity to guess ‘Whodunnit’ and a prize given to the winner. In the unlikely event of everyone guessing correctly, we draw the winner from a hat.

Tickets £35.00 per head

Contact David O’Rorke on 07812 437 559

Charlie Newlands made it safely back from Morabi and presented a gift from there to the club. A lovely handcrafted plaque.

Excellent meeting tonight. Thank to our speaker, Ron Seeth, cameraman, director of photography just a couple of strings to his bow. Very interesting and entertaining. @RotaryDist1230 @RonSeeth

Fantastic Murder Mystery Dinner at Renfrew Rotary Dinner tonight.
One or two shocked at the verdict.
Thanks to all for their participation.
Huge thanks to Ralston Golf Club for hosting a great evening.

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Weekly Meetings

We hold weekly meetings at The Normandy Hotel, Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew PA4 9EJ. Telephone: 0141 886 4100. Tuesday, 5:45pm for 6:00pm

Bill Gates

"One thing is for certain. The world would not be where it is without Rotary, and it won't get where it needs to go without Rotary." Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.


The president for 2016/2017 is Paul Maiolani. Iain said "Exciting times, I'm really looking forward to building on the success of Rotary in Renfrew over the last 63 years".


"I was introduced to Renfrew Rotary in 2005 through a business contact. Joining was the best business decision I have ever made" – David Atkinson, CO2 Design, Paisley.