RNLI collection at ALDI Renfrew

RNLI collection at ALDI Renfrew
On 29th May the under-noted Rotarians assisted in the collection on behalf of RNLI Dunoon branch:
Gordon Drummond, Martin Moir, Gary Louttit, Adam Louttit, Scott Jeffrey, John Stuart, Marion Wallace
We manned a collection point at Aldi in Renfrew from 10.00 until 4.00 and the sum raised was £194.70.
We have received a letter to thank us for our assistance from Lynsey Anderson the area co-ordinator.

The Bench Renovation

Elizabeth Meikle, a long standing friend of Renfrew Rotary brought it to our attention that the bench we donated to Arkleston Cemetery in 2005 had seen better days.
So, Rotarians Martin Moir with his expertise, Robert Flynn and Paul Maiolani (with their elbow grease and muscle) set upon renovating the bench (so, Martin did most of the work). A few weeks later, blisters and wounds the bench was complete and re-installed looking better than ever.
Trust President Gordon and Jack to turn up for the photos when all the work was done!

Music Evening 2020

Thank you to the artists, Rotarians, family and friends who all took part in the Zoom concert, with their generous donations we all managed to raise a fantastic amount of £530.00 for the two local hospices. A special mention to the four artists who donated their time on the evening, Rotarians Iain Balfour and Sam Elliott for the idea and their time and effort in organising the whole evening.


PoppyScotland 2019 Collection

Our PoppyScotland collection starts at the beginning of October every year, we put collection cans in shops, schools and businesses. We had approx 220 volunteer hours as part of the 2019 Collection, this takes into consideration collections at Sainsbury’s, Ibrox, Renfrew, Dobbie’s, Braehead etc.

We raise around 30,000 every year, a big thank you to not only the volunteers but the local community for their continued support and generosity.

Annual Dinner Friday 29th November

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Dinner at Ralston Golf Club on Friday 29 November. It was a successful evening with over 74 Rotarian’s, family and friends.

The evening got of to a great start with songs from Sasha Kaloheris, we had mixture traditional and modern entertainment with Bruce hosting a session of ‘Play Your Cards Right’, while Jack compered a fantastic raffle and auction that resulted in raising approximately £530.00 for the presidents charities. A big thank you to everyone that donated raffle prizes with a special mention to Helen (Bruce’s wife) for hand making the beautiful advent calendar.

Sasha closed with another set of popular and traditional songs. The golf club out did themselves again with superb food and hospitality.

The Big Dinner for Morabie Primary School

Words from Charlie Newlands

Rotary International committee take credit for a very successful day.
The Enable Hall was packed to capacity with 92 hungry bodies who enjoyed a superb fayre of soup, 5 choices of main course and at least 6 sweets to choose from.

On the day we raised £1400 and by Tuesday it had risen to £1500, a fantastic effort.
Morabie is desperate for this building and the junior secondary pupils have already started the excavations.
This money will pay for the foundations and ground slab and hopefully start the concrete blockwork.
This month saw the start of the new school year and children are being turned away, the nursery class now meets in the ministers living room.

Thanks to everyone who worked and supported the project.

Renfrew Care Home – Revisited

Sunday 7th April
Monday 8th April
After the success of last years ‘Gardening and Painting Day’ at Renfrew Care Home, Renfrew Rotarians, friends and family are revisiting the site to give a helping to hand tidy up the gardens. Just a few of the jobs we’ll be taking on the day are:

• General Gardening tidy up
• Digging and Weeding
• Fence and Bench maintenance
• Sanding and Painting

So, if you’ve got some free time and you want to help in the local community why not contact Andrew or Martin and lend a hand!

Clyde Coastal Path – Book for sale

The Clyde Coastal Path takes you on a 36mile journey from Wemyss Bay to Milngavie via the Erskine Bridge.
As well as giving directions, the guidebook describes the influence that the River Clyde had, and still has, on the communities it passes through. It highlights the beautiful and diverse scenery en route. The guidebook describes the shared experiences and history north and south of the river. It documents some fascinating social, natural and developmental history of Scotland and her people.

Since the publication of the book, two spurs have been added to the path: the Partick Spur and the Paisley Spur.
The Partick Spur is in three parts:
Partick Station to King George V Dock
King George V Dock to the two Rivers Cart
The two Rivers Cart to Boden Boo
The Paisley Spur runs from Paisley Abbey to the two Rivers Cart.

To purchase your Rotary Clyde Coastal Path Guide book message Paul Maiolani through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/renfrewrotary

Quiz Night – Brookfield VIllage hall

Renfrew Rotary Quiz Night Saturday 30th March

There will be a raffle on the night so we are looking for raffle prizes.
We are also looking for bottles of wine as we are not allowed to sell alcohol.

Any unused bottles will be put in the raffle.

43 Woodside Rd, Brookfield PA5 8UB
Saturday 30 March, 6.45 for 7.00pm

£10 per ticket
Indian/Italian Buffet included in the price
Prizes for first three teams
(Dep on Numbers)

For Tickets
Please contact Paul Maiolani on 07831 511 473 OR 0141 585 0316

We are depending on your support to make it a memorable evening. If you can’t attend with friends and family please let Paul know ASAP

Colin Prior Evening

Membership & Guest Evening
Colin Prior will be our guest speaker for the evening
Tuesday 12 March, 6.00 for 6.15pm

Colin takes panoramic landscape photographs of Scotland and around the world. He has had several solo exhibitions, most notably The Scottish Visual Experience, Land’s End and The World’s Wild Places. Colin has appeared on a number of TV Programmes in the UK, including The Adventure Show (BBC), Landward (BBC), Countryfile (BBC) and Weir’s Way (STV).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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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

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"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.