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At last night's meeting President Geoff Price welcomed three new Associate Members to the club. Chris and Lyn Lyon and Sue Williams.
Following our meeting, which was a rehearsal for next Thursday's Membership Recruitment Evening, Sue decided she would like to become a Full Member. Maybe we are moving along the right lines?
On Tuesday last President Geoff Price presented a cheque for £200 to the Conwy and North Denbighshire Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society at their meeting at St.John's Church Colwyn Bay.
Geoff pictured here with Linda Cook of MS Society of Conwy and North Denbighshire and Pauline Hogan from Rhos on Sea Rotary Club
Commemorative Oak Tree planted at Bodysgallen Hall in memory of local Welsh Soldiers who fell at Matetz Wood in World War 1
A visit to WW1 battlefields organised by former Rotarian Merfyn Thomas and the chance collection of an acorn from the Matetz Wood battle site by Rotarian Wyn Jones of Rhos-on-Sea Rotary Club, resulted in an oak sapling from Mametz Wood being planted by the current Lord Mostyn at Bodysgallen Hall recently.
Welsh men where either killed or wounded during the battle. The
sapling was planted in the same field at Bodysgallen Hall where a
century earlier another oak was planted to commemorate the battle. It
was in this field where the regiment was first mustered by Lord
MYSTERY BUS TOUR
Today members enjoyed our annual mystery bus trip organised by Rotarian Clive Myers.
travelled on a fully refurbished,1967 ERG3 Bristol, formerly operated
by Crosville Motor Services throughout North Wales.
Our trip took us along the coast in an easterly direction passing through Talacre, Mostyn, Whitford and Carmel.
We sampled an excellent Carvery at the Travellers Rest on the A55 near Lloc.
Clive provided an insight into many local landmarks from trees to mining history.
A grand day out.
Tree of Lights donation to St. David's Hospice
This morning we presented a cheque for Â£11,127.44 to St.David's Hospice, Llandudno which had been donated through our Tree of Lights event. Since its inception we have raised over Â£179,000 for the hospice thanks to the generosity of our local community. Each individual donation, in memory of a loved one, is recorded in a Book of Thanks kept in the chapel at the hospice.
On Thursday last President Geoff Price inducted our first new member of 2017.
Owen Morris is a Business Education Consultant, originally from Holyhead. Owen currently lives in Colwyn Bay.
Welcome to Rotary Owen.
Tree of Lights
Rhos on Sea Rotary Club's Tree of Lights in aid of St David's Hospice was switched on 27th November. Some 700 people attended and an extra Â£1009 was donated to add to the posted Â£8000 approx given to date. Thanks to all who attended and in particular our sponsors the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, Specialist Technical Services Denbigh, Gap Electricals Conwy, Absolute Sounds Colwyn Bay and the Pioneer and the North Wales Weekly News.
Rotary spruces up the Park
A team from Rhos on Sea Rotary took on a challenge to spruce up their local park. Benches were rubbed down and painted. Posts were similarly tackled. The odd crocus was added to the bank. We are looking forward to a fine display in the Spring.
All in all a most enjoyable few hours improving the look of our neighbourhood. We hope you like it.
Great Wall of China
At our last meeting club member Pauline Hogan retold her adventures when she trekked along the Great Wall of China last year in aid of St. Kentigens Hospice.
High temperatures, strange food and steep climbs were taken in their stride, well almost.
Ably lead by Rotarian Rev Clive Southerton of the Rotary Club of Prestatyn the team raised over Â£133,000 for the hospice, a magnificent achievement.
Where will our superhero go next on her travels? Nepal or Rhyl? Who knows?
On 1st July President Ken Owen handed over to our new President Geoff Price.
Geoff thanked Ken for his hard work during the year, in particular his continuing organisation of the "Tree of Lights" ceremony.
Geoff looked forward with working with all members to achieve another successful Rotary year for the club.
Following the induction we were "Royally" entertained by Paul Richards a former member of the Royal Protection Squad of the Metropolitan Police. Paul originally from North Wales had served in Wrexham and Beaumaris before transferring to the Marine Section in London. His many tales of the characters working in the royal palaces gave a real insight into a different world. Thank you Paul.
We meet on Thursdays at 1915 for 1930
(Dress code for normal meetings is "smart casual". Variations for special events will be notified to members. No meetings Christmas, New Year and Maundy Thursday.)
Rhos On Sea. LL28 4NG
except second Thursday when we meet at 0915 at Wetherspoons, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA LL28 4NG tel: 01492 548185