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Visit to Treborth Gardens

About 15 members of the club with partners visited the  University of Bangor Treborth Botanic Garden situated on the south side of the Menai Straits between the Telford and Britannia bridges. Most of us had no idea that garden existed and we only found our way there because John Pack's experience!
We gathered in the lecture theatre to hear a fascinating account of the history of the land and gardens given by the Director.  He also told us that there were three other staff and dozens of volunteers, without whom the whole place would not manage. The University only gives an upkeep grant of £5000 per year; the rest comes from fundraising, support from the National Heritage Lottery Fund and from the Confucius Organisation in China, since there is a close link with Treborth and its Chinese garden.

After the talk we were taken to three of the plant houses with displays of various exotic plants, including lots of orchids and cacti.         


At our last meeting Colin Evans from Action on Hearing Loss gave a most useful talk on what is available to assist those whose hearing is deteriorating.
Colin explained how we can lose our hearing gradually and how this can lead eventually to social isolation and poor quality of life.
He demonstrated a wide range of aids which can be of assistance to those who are hard of hearing.
The large number of questions posed after the talk showed it was a subject which could affect us all. Several members already wore hearing aids and were able to recount their own experiences and the improvements available
If you want to test your hearing it can be done over the phone.

Dial 0844 800 8880 and follow the instructions. Both ears are tested and the results given at the end. It takes about 5 minutes per ear. Give it a try.          

Michael Richard Ernest Hovey


2 July 1934 - 10 September 2017

Funeral Arrangements


Date         Monday 25 September 2017  

09:30       Private Cremation         Family & Invitees only


10:30       Thanksgiving Service    All welcome    No Flowers please. 

                        St.Joseph’s R.C. Church

                        63 Conway Road, Colwyn Bay

                        LL29 7LG 

Noon       Refreshments 

Rhos Fynach Pub

Rhos Promenade

Colwyn Bay

LL28 4NG 

Undertaker      T Conchar & Sons Funeral Directors 

4 Woodland Rd.W

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7DH 

01492 532206 

Donations       No Flowers Please.                       

The family requests that donations be made to:

St Joseph’s RC Church Restoration Fund.


At last night's meeting President George Price inducted our first new member of the Rotary year.

Felicity Coleman, known as " Flick", has recently retired from the NHS were she worked as physiotherapist.

We welcome Flick to the wider world of Rotary and am sure she will make a great contribution to our club.

Our evening started with a Treasure Hunt around Rhos on Sea organised by Wyn Jones. The winners were Roy and Jan Whittington who won a bottle of "top quality" wine. A fun night out with friends and partners. Many thanks to Wyn for organising the game.


Enjoying local produce

Last night members visited Gwinllan Conwy an award winning vineyard close to our village.
Owners since 2012, Colin and Charlotte Bennett have transformed part of the valley to create a valuable local asset which benefits from the "foehn" effect to create a microclimate. 
Their exceptional Pefriog sparkling wine won a Silver award at the Iatest International Wine Challenge.
Well worth a visit to taste the wine and enjoy local produce. www.gwinllanconwy.co.uk

Supergran tackles Catherdral Challenge.

Last Saturday a Rotarian Supergranny from the Rotary Club of Rhos on Sea tackled an abseil from the 100 metre tower of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in aid of Rotary Charities. Well known for previous knuckle riding challenges this was taken with her usual aplomb.

Well done Supergran.

Evening Train Trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Last Thursday evening, following a meal at the Station Hotel, members and friends took a trip on the Conwy Valley line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Beautiful scenery along the Lledr and Conwy valleys, a first for most of us. Many thanks to Rotarian Clive Myers for organising the trip.

            New President Inducted

At a recent meeting our new President Rotarian George Price was inducted by 2016/2017 President Geoff Price.

George is a retired solicitor who has lived and worked in the area all his life. We wish him every success in his year of office

New members  Inducted

At last night's meeting 5 new members were inducted into the club. We also took the opportunity to have a group photo.

We wish our new members a warm welcome to our club  and a happy time in Rotary .

Membership Update 2nd June 2017

   We now have 5 prospective members!!

                           5 new prospective members!

Last night we held a Membership Recruitment Evening at the Rhos Fynach.

8 prospective members attended and were given an introduction to Rotary by club members and District Membership Recruitment Officer Tony Cotton. 5 completed application forms for membership. Great result. We have several others who were unable to attend so we will be chasing those up.


At a recent 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.

4000 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 Mostyn's ancestor.


Today members enjoyed our annual mystery bus trip organised by Rotarian Clive Myers.

We 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 £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 £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.

New Rotarian

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 £1009 was donated to add to the posted £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 £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. 





Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 23rd November 19.15

District Quiz . Home to Colwyn Bay

Rhos Fynach .

Sunday 26th November 16.30

Tree of Lights Switch On

Ken will advise arrangements

Thursday 30th November 19.15

Barevelli Chocolate Event

Rhos Fynach

Thursday 7th December 19.00

Carol Concert with partners

Horeb Chapel Colwyn Bay in aid of St.David's Hospice and Ty Gobaith Hospice

Thursday 14th December 09.15

Breakfast meeting

Wetherspoons, Colwyn Bay

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Rhos Fynach
Rhos Promenade
Rhos On Sea. LL28 4NG
except second Thursday when we meet at 0915 at Wetherspoons, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA 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 Fynach
Rhos Promenade
Rhos On Sea. LL28 4NG
except second Thursday when we meet at 0915 at Wetherspoons, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA LL28 4NG  01492 548185

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