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Rotary Club - Thurso
Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso, KW14 7AA  Thursdays 18.00
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What Is Rotary?
Rotary is the largest non-governmental voluntary service in the world.

Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders, united worldwide to help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and work towards world understanding and peace.

Rotary is 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to over 31,000 Rotary Clubs in 166 countries.  Membership is by invitation.

Rotarians meet weekly to enjoy each others' fellowship and discuss ways to serve others.

Rotary is compassion for the under-priveledged, the ill, and the disabled who benefit from over 50,000 Rotary Club service projects in the world each year.

rotary runs the biggest non-government-scholarships scheme in the world.

The Rotary Foundation gives more than $50 million every year to education and humanitarian programmes which promote international understanding.

Rotary began in Chicago in 1905.  the world headquarters are in Evanston, Illinois, USA., and the Secretariat in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is in Alcester, Warwickshire.


Burns Supper January 2006
The Rotary Club of Thurso Burns Supper is one of the premier events on the west side of the county. It is always a sell out with over 100 attending this year in the Pentland Hotel. The speakers, and indeed the whole event, was up to usual high standard with some performance that can only be described as superb. Ken Murphy gave an enthralling note free immortal memory, one of the best ever heard by regular supper goers. Rotarian James Campbell toasted the lassies with his customary humour and Celia McDougall replied in similar fashion. The address to the haggis was performed with gusto and superb delivery by Alan Sparling. The singing of Mod Gold medalist Raymond Bremner was outstanding as was a contribution from Celia McDougall. Alan Plowman was piper for the evening and there cannot be many as skillful in the county. The Rotary Club always have Thurso Round Table members as their guests at this function and their Chairman has the duty of getting the evening off to a good start with the Selkirk Grace and Michael Dunnett certainly performed his task with confidence. The evening was rounded off with community singing and a fine vote of thanks by Rotarian John Hook. Finally a report would not be complete without mention of the significant contribution made to the evening by Rotary Vice-President Murray Campbell who chaired the supper. His chairmanship was excellent and humorous and interspersed with authoritative interjections, in keeping with his position as an top grade football referee, when the audience became more than enthusiastic as the evening wore on.