Strong support for Ythan Rotary group

The recent Ythan Valley Rotary public meeting at Ythanbank was a huge success
The recent Ythan Valley Rotary public meeting at Ythanbank was a huge success

Organisers of the new Ythan Valley Rotary are delighted with the “great progress” being made in setting up the group.

Eleanor Macalister and Hilary Gordon have been heartened by the interest in a new club with those coming along ranging from the young to the not-so-young.

Six information meetings have now run through the Ythan Valley corridor from Newburgh to Methlick with interest coming from further afield in Fyvie and Auchnagatt.

The last of these meetings was held in Ythanbank Community Hall.

There was a good and lively turnout with a wide ranging discussion on possible projects and activities.

In fact, across all the information meeting a list of some 35 possible projects and activities have been developed, some abroad but most in the local communities.

The conclusion from the meetings is that there are now sufficient people interested in taking this to the next stage.

Speaking at the Ythanbank meeting, District Governor Ian Dow said: “This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new and different style club, giving something back into the local community of Ythan Valley.”

Jim Hatter, Assistant Governor, added: “The Rotary philosophy of service above self, indicating sharing, caring and supporting, does mean that when an opportunity presents, you can give something back to your community using the power of Rotary as a vehicle.”

A meeting to ascertain the group’s next steps has been arranged for Sunday, June 9 from 4-5 pm in Ythanbank Community Hall.

Everyone is most welcome to this meeting, even if they were not able to attend any of the initial meetings.

Please drop a note to ythanvalleyrotary@gmail.com if you would like more information.

The organisers would be really delighted to see as many people at the meeting as that will be the springboard to a huge new opportunity in the Ythan Valley.

All are welcome.