Rotary open meeting dates

The new Rotary club will be set up in the Ythan Valley area
The new Rotary club will be set up in the Ythan Valley area

The team behind the new Ythan Valley Rotary Club will host three open information meetings this month.

The meetings will give those interested in joining the club the chance to learn more about Rotary and what to expect from the club.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, April 15 at Ellon Kirk Centre at 4pm.

The second meeting will be held at BrewDog on Thursday, April 18 from 6pm.

The third and final meeting will be held in Methlick at the Beaton Hall on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm.

Everyone who comes along will be able to hear about the exciting opportunities that the development of a new Rotary to the area can bring.

The formation of this innovative club is part of Rotary’s new approach to ensuring clubs are more flexible and accessible for those wishing to join, with a particular emphasis on attracting young business and professional people and members of ethnic groups.

District Governor Ian Dow said: “I think there is room for new style clubs that can reach out to those who want excitement and challenge without some of the traditions of regular meetings and meals. I also see all clubs working together to achieve great things in our local communities.”

Community spirited residents are being encouraged to come along to one of the information sessions and use their skills to help improve the lives of others.

Fresh thinking members from the local community are being sought to join and become part of an exciting volunteer led organisation.

Team member Eleanor Macalister said: “I would encourage people to come along and ‘dip their toes in the water’ at these open meetings to find out a little more about Rotary and how they could fit in to being a part of this brilliant organisation.”

Hilary Gordon added: “Rotary has given me the opportunity to give something back to my community to try to improve lives locally and internationally. I want to give others in the Ythan Valley the opportunity to make a difference.”