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.
Provisional dates for 2020 are April 19, May 10, June 14,
Santa on his sleigh and with his elf helpers has been lucky with the weather and has completed his tour of the streets of Cowbridge. Next week, weather permitting, he will be out from Tuesday to Thursday in Aberthin, Ystradowen, Colwinston and Llangan. If you haven't had a chance to see him on his travels, he will be outside Café Nero on Saturday, 14th December.
On Monday 18th November, the Club held the annual Youth Night at the Bear Hotel. The purpose of the evening is to highlight the cooperation and support between the Club and both the local Primary and Secondary schools.
The evening was chaired by Huw Davies, Chair of the Youth Committee.
Presentations were made by:
The head Pupils of Cowbridge Comprehensive School, Sophie Hawkins and Adam Durrant
The chair and deputy chair of the Interact Club, Nia Evans and Sophie Louise-Evans. Following their talk, President Peter Davies presented the Interact Club with the Rotary’s President Citation for their work in the last year.
RYLA - Emily Gregory and Rebecca Murray gave a presentation on their experiences at Storey Arms Brecon during the Summer. Both were presented with their certificates.
Ysgol Y Bontfaen - Rebecca Millard and Bob Wilson showed a video of their work with Rotakids in the school.
The final presentation was from Mrs Debra Thomas Headteacher at Cowbridge Comprehensive School.
After a most enjoyable and interesting evening, President Peter Davies thanked everyone that had contributed to the evening.
Community Charity Quiz
On Saturday, 16th November, Cowbridge Town Hall was buzzing with conviviality as 28 quiz teams strived under control of question master President Peter Davies,
to answer questions set by Rtn. Mike Jones and his crew. The team of
markers confirmed the top three teams who won for their charities a
total of £400. A further £300 was made for Rotary Charities.
Good Citizen Award
On 31 October President Peter Davies presented Olive Rawson with a Cowbridge Rotary "Good Citizens" Award. This was in recognition of the tremendous work that Olive has done for over 20 years in supporting the Cowbridge Friendship Club and also her involvement with the Monday Club for nearly 40 years. Olive is shortly to move from Cowbridge to be closer to family and she will be sadly missed by all of her many friends in Cowbridge.
World Polio Day - October 24th
An early start was made by lighting up Ashby House, Maendy, at 00:01hrs.
Later in the day a team from Interact planted hundreds of crocus corms in Jack's Garden at the Comprehensive School ably assisted by Len Baldwin.
Llanblethian Church goes Purple for Polio
WE even got the sails on the Cardiff Barrage lit in purple:
Primary Schools 7 a-side Football
The Pendoylan A team beat St Brides Major in the primary Schools
Seven a side football competition at the All Weather pitch at Cowbridge
Comprehensive School on Friday 12th July. The event was organised by
The Rotary Club of Cowbridge.
Five schools took part, Llangan, Pendoylan A and Pendoylan B, Peterson super Ely, and St Brides Major. The preliminary stages involved all teams playing each other. In the semi finals, Pendoylan A beat Peterson super Ely, and St Brides beat Pendoylan B. The final was keenly fought, and it was a draw at full time. It went to penalties, and it was again a draw after the first three. It went to sudden death, and after three further penalties, the Pendoylan A team came up as winners. Both winners and runners up were awarded medals by the President of Cowbridge Rotary, Mr Peter Davies.
Cowbridge Rotary Club are grateful for the support of the Cowbridge Comprehensive School for the use of the pitch, Ysgol Y Bontfaen for the loan of the gazebos, and Waitrose Cowbridge and Tesco Cowbridge for the provision of bottle water.
In the spirit of the game, both teams were photographed at the end, wearing their medals.
Support for Dementia Friendly Cowbridge
On Friday 21st June, Dementia Friendly Cowbridge held an Open Day in the Town Hall to give information about the help available to dementia sufferers. Apart from the supporting stalls, there were opportunities for one-to-one discussions and entertainment was provided. Rotary assistyed with many aspects of the day. Click on the image on the left to see more photos.
Rotary Open Gardens
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Presentation of a £2000 cheque to Jo Leonard of Crisis ‘Together we will end Homelessness’.
St David's Day Concert
Although held on the 2nd March, our St David's Day celebrations were a great tribute to our patron saint and all things Welsh. After a delicous meal of cawl and Welshcakes, club members and guests were entertained by three extremely talented musicians from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Rtn. Caryl Thomas with a selection of beautiful Welsh music and poems. Many thanks to tenor, Osian Wyn Bowen, soprano, Esyllt Thomas and harpist Elin Kelly. Thanks also to Heather Weddell and members of the Cowbridge United Free Church for the use of the Ramoth and to the three Cowbridge Interactors for supporting the event. A total of £1034 was raised to be shared between Samaritans, Y Bont and Homelessness.
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 has now been extended to Year 5 pupils.
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Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 3rd December 17.30 - 19.00 Friday 13th December
Santa's tour of Cowbridge and environs.
Touring the town and villages from Tuesday 3rd December until Friday 13th Dec. Details to be confirmed.
Saturday 14th December 09.00
Santa at Café Nèro
Santa will be in his grotto with his elves to delight the children (Young and Old!)
Monday 16th December 19.15
Christmas Dinner.with parners.
Monday 23rd December 19.15
****NO MEETING**** Bank Holiday
Monday 30th December 19.15
****NO MEETING**** Bank Holiday
Monday 6th January 19.15
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