Welcome to Elgin Rotary Club's website. Here you will find a brief introduction to the club and its history as well as a little bit of information on the local area and its landmarks.

Elgin Rotary Club is part of the 1010 District which stretches from Fife in the South to the Shetland Isles in the North, a small but vital part of the Rotary International organisation that stretches over 200 countries with approximately 1.2 million Rotarians.

Currently the club has 74 members & 3 honorary members. An extremely active club, Elgin is involved in most aspects of Rotary where service and fellowship apply. Read about who we are and what we do here.

Visiting Rotarians will find a warm welcome.

If you are interested in joining Elgin Rotary Club, click here

Meetings are held every Thursday at 12.30 for 12:45pm in the Sherwood Suite of the 8 Acres Hotel, Elgin IV30 6UL (at the western edge of Elgin just off the A96 road to Inverness)

01343 543077

Email: eightacres@crerarhotels.com

Club News


'Giving at Christmas' Collections 2014

Through bag packing and street collections and the amazing generosity of the public Rotary Club of Elgin’s ‘Giving at Christmas’ Collections raised a fantastic 7,000.

It is known that 1 in 4 of us will have a mental health episode at some time in our life so the Rotary Club of Elgin's support this year includes Mental Health.

The funds collected will be distributed evenly to 7 local mental health charities to support them in their good work.

The charities benefitting are Samaritans, Cruise Bereavement Counselling, Alzheimers Scotland, Scottish Association of Mental Health, Crossreach Counselling Moray, Turning Point Scotland, Enable Elgin and District.

Thank you to all who donated so generously.


33rd Bothy Ballads 7th February 2015

Swimarathon: swim to help end polio worldwide

Diageo Marafun 2015 

Presentations at Club Christmas Party

Club gives over 35,000 to good causes in 12 months

Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship Award to ex club secretary

Presidents Ice Bucket Challenge for Polio Eradication 

Mocktoberfest Brews up 10,00 for Rotary Charities


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Club Calendar 2015

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Saturday 21 February:

Moray Leisure Centre 12 noon to 1pm

or Lossiemouth Pool 4 to 5pm

Do you want to be part of the biggest swim in the world and help end polio for ever?

Then sign up now for Elgin Rotary’s Swimarathon on 21st February.

The aim! To raise sufficient funds to end polio across the world by 2018. For every 1 raised by Rotary worldwide, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives 5. You can make a difference.

 Who can participate? It’s for everyone: businesses, schools, swimming clubs, local organisations, families, individuals. You can enter on your own or as a team of up to 5 members.

 Entry donation is 5 for under 12s, per person, 10 if over…plus whatever sponsorship you can raise. Sponsorship can be for every length swum or for taking part. The minimum number of lengths you need to do is 6, but see if you can last the hour and let’s see how many lengths can be achieved by all!

 It’s in relay format, lanes related to swimming competency. As each swimmer gets to a half length the next goes in. You swim 2 lengths and then rejoin your lane queue.

 So, whether a good swimmer or not so good, Swimarathon is fun and for you! Take part and help end polio. Come along and make that difference.

Help End Polio

Click a link to download an Entry Form : Sponsorship Form : Guidance for Swimmers : Guidance for Team Captains : Important Additional Information

Forms are also available from Moray Leisure Centre, Lossiemouth Pool or Elgin, Lossiemouth & Burghead Libraries

If you have any further questions please contact swimarathon@elginrotary.co.uk or call 01343 543593

Sunday 7th June 2015

Marafun, the 26 mile team relay race and fun run in Elgin City Centre. Stalls, entertainment, food and a lot of excitement will be back on the streets of Elgin on 7th June 2015.

Whether you are running for fun or to win, start planning your team of five and your training strategy.

Entry forms will be available in early 2015.

The Fellowship Malt:


A special and exclusive bottling of a smooth Speyside Single Malt brought to you by Elgin Rotary Club and sold to benefit Rotary Foundation where the funds raised have been used to immunise over 250,000 children against polio, helping the global push to eradicate this dreadful disease.

To read more and place an order click here.

The Fellowship Malt Tablet: 'made to share' Click here for more.

Club Projects:

The Elgin Club organises many fund-raising events and projects at home and abroad.

Click here to read about new and completed NEWAH water projects and Treks to Build in Nepal or here for other Club achievements.

Contacting Elgin Rotary Club:

If you wish to contact Elgin Rotary Club, please e-mail the secretary or contact the webmaster on the link at the foot of the page.

Your enquiry will be passed to the relevant person but there may be a short delay.

The Rotary Year 2014-15

After another busy and very successful Rotary year presided over by Bill Ross, 2014-15 sees a new theme of "Light Up Rotary" with President Lawrence Fraser taking over from Bill.

Lawrence has an experienced team to support him comprising Senior Vice President Donald Miller, Junior Vice President Sandy Ritchie, new Secretary Margaret Stenton and treasurer Brian Bremner. The Club has already mapped out its plans for the year with many exciting old favourites and new fund-raising events and entertainments.

Bill tries out the Chain of Office on Lawrence

Club Roll of Honour 2014-2015

Honorary Members

HRH The Princess Royal; Mr Grenville Johnston, Lord Lieutenant of Moray; Mr Frank Strang

Club History     About Elgin Rotary Club               

Contacting Elgin Rotary Club

Please direct all queries about Rotary business to the Secretary

New Members

If you are interested in finding out more about Rotary and its ideals, and perhaps eventually joining Elgin Rotary Club, please contact our Secretary  - Margaret Stenton on 01343 551036 or click here to read more about us.

For information on the kind of work undertaken by Rotary Clubs, click to watch 'Rotary- We're for Communities'.

If you are considering joining a Rotary Club other than Elgin and would like to know more you can click here to register your interest.

Rotary Links

District 1010 : RIBI : Rotary International

Contacting the WebMaster

Club members wishing to have news or articles included on the site or to have errors or omissions corrected may e-mail the webmaster by clicking on the link at the bottom left of the page.