CLYDEBANK Rotarians will soon celebrate 50 years of serving the local community and communities beyond.

A grand dinner has been organised at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel to mark the club’s special 50th anniversary landmark.

The Scottish politician and former Rotarian, Baroness Annabel Goldie, will be speaking at the event on Friday, October 26, and Provost Hendrie will attend in order to offer his congratulations on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council.

The Clydebank Rotary Club has been involved in supporting the local schools and organisations – including St Margaret’s Hospice, the Faifley Art Group and Bankie Talk.

They also help farmers in Malawi and finance ShelterBoxes to help people in times of world crises.

The group meet up every Friday at lunchtime at Clydebank and District Golf Club.

Members Emma Scott and Margaret Yuilie said: “In our welcoming and friendly club with far-reaching links and bonds across the globe, we both enjoy the satisfaction of fundraising to help others.”

The club is growing and has recently welcomed a new member, Elspeth Talbot, who follows in the footsteps of her father, Norman Ritchie.

Elspeth said: “I’m looking forward to supporting the wide-ranging Clydebank community and international charity projects.”

Colin O’Brien, club president, said: “We welcome contact from folks interested in celebrating with us, at this celebratory event or later in the year.”

Local people who are interested in joining or hearing more about what the club do to support the community can contact them on 01389873633.