Rotary Year 2017-18
On this occasion our speaker was our own Roddy Greig, who had used his investigative powers, plus his professional genealogy skills, to track down the history of the coat of arms on Firth House. This building is near Roslynn Chapel and Roddy explained how he had used the combination of his skills and knowledge, with a little help from Google, to identify the arms as that of Col. Francis Duncan. He provided details about the Duncan family background and his search.
18 July 2017
On a summer evening our guest speaker was Lt. Colonel Graham Meacher, formerly of the Royal Engineers, seen outside with President Paul and Dave Roberts. Graham spoke about the work of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Established in 1885, the charity’s main aim is to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. It acts as an important strategic umbrella organisation, pulling together efforts by the host of other forces charities, and most importantly ensures that veterans really do obtain the right kind of help and assistance to meet their circumstances.
11 July 2017
Our guest speaker, introduced by Robin Rippin, was Cupar businesswoman Jennifer Martin. Jennifer outlined for us her thirty year business career from leaving school, determined to be self-employed, through to the present. She acknowledged how fortunate she was to embark on an IT career at a point where it was innovatory, enabling her to build JEM Computers into the successful enterprise it is today. In addition her entrepreneurial drive led to the creation of the Little Beehive chain of nurseries started in 1998, joined more recently by the Drive & Store self storage business at Cupar Trading Estate.
4 July 2017
On this evening we were delighted to welcome Lewis Scotherne, the Distiller, from Ogilvy Vodka, an interesting farm diversification business. Members were more than happy to hear about how this business developed as a way of utilising surplus potatoes to produce Scotlands only genuine potato vodka. Palates were tickled when tasty samples were offered round! Lewis is seen showing our Barbara Acheson the unique bottle design and a bottle of their fruit cocktail product.