Irvine Seagate Rotary
The Rotary Club of Irvine Seagate is a mixed club formed in 1992. We have been twinned with the Rotary Club of Beauce Solonge in Orleans since 1993, meeting up every two years.
Our motto is “Seagate Rotary makes a difference.” We do this by providing service and support to international and local communities, including our local schools. This year, we will focus especially on Rotary International’s campaign to End Polio Now, which is “this close” to achieving a world without polio.
We enjoy the fellowship of Rotary through our fundraising activities and social events, such as walks, our annual Safari Supper, our highly successful Sportsmen’s Dinner and our Marymass Hot Dog stall in August. Each Christmas, we provide food hampers to one hundred elderly people in the locality, and we sponsor local school children in Rotary competitions such as Youth Speaks and Primary School Quiz. We then use these funds by providing support and service to both international and local communities.
We ran a zip slide over the River Irvine to raise funds for boreholes in Malawi; we organised our District Conference in 2009; and we refurbished a local Memorial Garden with the Irvine Rotary Club in 2005 to commemorate the Centenary of Rotary and since we started we have provided approximately £100,000 to various charities, groups and organisations.
We meet on a Monday night at the Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine – our meetings are relaxed and congenial.