Dunbar Rotary Recruitment

Open Letter to the Dunbar Community

During this very difficult lock down period the community spirit and level of volunteering in Dunbar has been incredibly uplifting to observe.  As life gradually returns to some version of normalcy many may find that they have really enjoyed actively giving their time to volunteer and will miss the opportunity to be involved in helping others. We are looking for community minded, passionate and fun, practical and resourceful and generally helpful people.

What is Rotary and is Rotary for you?

The Rotary Club of Dunbar is involved volunteering with many local groups in addition to supporting them financially.  It is also working on some international projects to enhance life for people around the world. Last, but not least, is the social aspect of belonging to this group.

On the local level the club is very active within the schools. We mentor and help students compete in different areas of interest such as young golfer, young artist, young writer, etc.  We assist in reading and events like bikability. An annual school quiz is something the children look forward to.  Members help primary students with gardening. We have developed an intergenerational group to integrate students and elderly with great results.

Internationally the club has been involved with a Rotary initiative to eradicate polio around the world with great success and as part of that we have educated students in the local schools about the project. The Rotary Club of Dunbar is very involved with a project in Kalimpong, India to build a safe haven for women that will train them to be self supporting. The Rotary Club of Adelaide has recently asked us to help them with a project in Bhutan to provide clean toilets in schools.

As a group the club has held many social outings in the past year and as a result many great friendships have been forged. Garden parties, fish suppers at the harbour, Christmas parties, quiz nights, bowling with Eyemouth Rotary are a sampling of our fun times.

Over the lock down period the need in the community for club support has been increased and here are some of the ways in which we helped. We have collected and donated games, books and older computers to the school hub. Financial support includes: £500 to doctors surgery towards syringe drivers, £500 to local boy Dax needing operation in USA, £300 to Ridge for backup funds, £250 to East Lothian Womens Aid, £100 to Dunbar British Legion, £250 to National Trust.

Contact me to see how you can help change the world starting in your very own community.
Rena Keller
01368 238 541