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Aberfeldy Rotary Club
The Rotary movement is over 100 years old having started in Chicago with the objective of encouraging and fostering amongst business people the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. These ideals are encapsulated in the Rotary motto of “Service above self.” Aberfeldy and District Club was formed in 1981. It is one of 34,164 Rotary Clubs, in 210 different Countries with 1,223,083 Members worldwide.
The main focus of our efforts in the Aberfeldy area is to raise funds to enable us to support good causes not only in our own area but also nationally and internationally. Because of our efforts after the Sri Lankan tsunami, there are now three fishing boats operating from that country called Black Watch, Schiehallion and Aberfeldy Rotary, all paid for by money the Club raised. In the past two years more than £20,000 has been raised and donated to good causes ranging from, Help for Heroes to shelter boxes, (which are used for disaster victims), to support for local young people both educationally and in sports pursuits.
Members also involve themselves doing practical things for those less fortunate than themselves by, for instance, delivering Christmas parcels on behalf of county charities to needy people in the upper Tay valley area.
Our aim in organising this event is to raise funds for good causes, and to encourage people to come to this beautiful part of Scotland, take part in a fantastic event and hopefully return in the future to stay awhile longer.