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CAR BOOT SALE        

The Cowbridge Rotary Club Car Boot Sales raise around £3000 each year for Rotary Charities and we would like to thank all who participate. It is held in the car park behind Cowbridge Town Hall. Additional parking is available in Arthur John's car park for buyers.

Dates for 2019:
Sunday 14th April , Sunday 12th May , Sunday 9th June
Sunday 14th July , Sunday 11th August , Sunday 8th September

Sellers set up from 7am – Fee £6 per car. Buyer’s welcome from 8.30am

Visit to St Athan Search & Rescue

Club members enjoyed a visit to the local base of the Helicopter Search & Rescue  (SAR) service operated by Bristow. It is housed in a purpose built, seven million pound facility on the St Athan airfield. An explanation of administration and organisation of a service that covers much of Wales and parts of South West England was followed by a tour of the hanger and the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters used for search & rescue.

Microfinance at Y Bont Faen Primary School

With the support of Rotarians and using part of a generous donation by a benefactor, Year 6 at Y Bont Faen Primary School have started a micro-finance project. Using a non-profit international platform called Kiva they have chosen from over 7,000 listed projects to loan money to 14 deserving cases. The micro-loans of $25 each range from purchasing goats in Kyrgyzstan to children's primary education in Lebanon. This project integrates well into the school curriculum, incorporating elements of geography, maths, IT, etc. The project will soon be extended to Year 5 pupils.

Purple for Polio

To celebrate World Polio Day, the club held a meeting in the Shampan Indian Restaurant. As the theme was piurple Rotarians and their partners had to wear something (visible!) in purple. The four miscreants who failed to do this had to dip their "pinkies" in purple ink to reflect the action taken when children are imunised to show that they have received the vacine.




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Rotary welcomes new members interested in having fun while 'giving something back' to the community. Fresh ideas and enthusiasm are the life blood of any organisation! It is easy to contact us using the "Click Here" button at the top right of the page.


Rotary provides opportunities to connect with people of like ideas, providing unique opportunities to serve the community using one's own professional skills alongside leaders of other businesses and professions. Rotarians help one another, and together help others.

Rotary is fun  every club holds social activities that offer diversions from today's demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and other events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and the opportunity for service.

Rotary helps personal growth and development by continuing one's growth and education in human relations and by developing and extending leadership skills. Serving in Rotary helps one learn how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

Rotarians are people who believe that whilst it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.

Cowbridge - A Market Town in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan

Cowbridge is a township that has developed on the site of a Roman fort built in the 1st century AD. Sir Richard de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, granted Cowbridge a Charter in 1254 and developed the town. By 1266 Cowbridge had town walls with four gates, although the North Gate was used mainly for cattle. It was an important centre for trade and was the last recipient of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1886 and was able to appoint its own Councillors and Mayor. This tradition has continued in spite of the local Government reorganisation of 1974.

Cowbridge was renowned for its fairs but also became well known for its traffic jams on the main route from Cardiff to West Wales. A bypass to the north of the town solved that problem and the town continued to develop as a business and commercial centre as well as a popular dormitory town for Cardiff.

Today Cowbridge is known as the Bond Street of Wales and there are many shops that make the atmosphere of the High Street an enjoyable place to wander and to spend money! A farmers market twice a month also adds to the variety of goods available.

The Rotary Club of Cowbridge was chartered in February 1961, currently has 36 members and meets in the Bear Hotel, a historic coaching inn. We are always pleased to welcome visiting Rotarians or others interested in the work of Rotary to our meetings.


Rotary was founded over 100 years ago on the principle of "meeting regularly to enjoy and expand one's circle of business and professional acquaintances." That principle remains true today, and in an increasingly complex world, Rotary continues to provide one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship.              

(Photos by Mike Baker. www.bakerlite.co.uk)


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 21st January 09.00

Club Young Chef Competition


Unfortunately, no spectators can attend this event which is held in the Comprehensive School Kitchen.

Monday 21st January 19.00

Business meeting


Scatter Night

Monday 28th January 19.00

Scatter Night


The objective is to visit as many clubs as possible and sell the 6 Nations competition.

Monday 4th February 19.00

Club Committees


Monday 11th February 17.30

Club Council


Speaker meeting - Matt Murray - To be confirmed

Monday 11th February 19.00

Speaker meeting - Matt Murray - To be confirmed


Matt is a reporter working for the BBC. His talk will be "Life as a roving reporter" (he is also Rtn Lyn Murray's son).

Monday 18th February 19.00

Business meeting


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Where and when:

Bear Hotel, High Street, Cowbridge, We meet on Mondays at 1915
(No meeting on Bank Holidays)
Bear Hotel, High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7AF  01446 774814

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