CLUB NEWS

Details of Club News

If you have any Club News please pass to the Club Press Officer, Aneurin Roberts. It will then be forwarded to the local press/media. Articles will also be added to the website.

15th August, 2015

Thank you to everyone that turned out to assist Ceredigion St John's street collection in Aberaeron. It turned out a very pleasant day and saw a total of £411.50 collected. I wish to pass on the thanks of Doctor Helen Herbet, Chairman of Ceredigion St John's.

6th December, 2014

Aberaeron Community Christmas, Pwll Cam, Market Street, Aberaeron. The club members stewarded those attending the event to assist and assure the safety of those attending. We were also assisted by some members of the Interact Club who supervised those visiting Father Christmas in his Grotto.

3rd December, 2014

Aberaeron Rotary Club entered two Quiz teams in a fundraising Quiz organised by the Interact Club of Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron. The funds raised to go to the Garden Project at the special needs unit at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron. The Club supplied the prizes for the winning team and one team, consisting of Roger Staite, Tony Yarwood, Louise Bradshaw and Malcolm Sumner, promptly won it.

16th November, 2014

Community Reading Scheme

Three members of the Club, Roger, Gaby and Elaine, are now reading volunteers, participating in the reading scheme at Aberaeron Junior School. Looking forward to be able to assist in terms to come.

13th October, 2014

District Conference, Plymouth 10th, 11th, 12th

Another excellent conference attended by 75% of our membership.

It was fortunate that the weather on the trip down wasn't what we would have to look forward to over the weekend. We had dry and beautiful sunny weather over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our conference events commenced on Friday afternoon with a win for Ernie Gunner and Tony Yarwood in the District 1150 Conference Bowls Competition, winning The Sphinx Plate. This was then followed, on the evening, with a victory in the fancy dress competition with all 15 of a party dressed as characters from Harry Potter. Hogwarts will never be the same.

The business of the Conference, over Saturday and Sunday, had the balance of information, humour and real life inspiration. This led to the final trophy that Aberaron A'r Cylch won, The Gordon Edwards Shield, for the best club attendance. Our Club has now won the attendance shield for the last 6 years and has won 7 times of the 11 times that it has been awarded.

Next year is Llandudno, so let us see if it is possible to get everyone there.

7th August, 2014

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron Interact Club

On the 5th August the Ysgol Gyfun Interact Club, which was established on 12th May, 2014, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aberaeron, was granted their Certificate of Organisation.

31st July, 2014

Visit by District Governor Sandra Townsend

The Club were pleased to greet Sandra Townsend, the new Rotary District 1150 South Wales, District Governor to our Club. The evening was very informal and most enjoyable.

Five members of the newly formed  Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron Interact Club also attend the meeting. The Interact members, who are all sixth former students at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron were Olivia Jones (President), Michelle Rafferty, Elen Adams, Amelia Jones and Emma Lally.

Interact is a branch of Rotary International for young people who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Rotary Interact Clubs there is guidance available, through the wider Rotary Family, to make things happen enabling young people to carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills and have fun! Currently the Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron Interact Club are significantly involved in a project with pupils who have additional needs at the Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron. 

24th July, 2014

Visit to Da Mhile Distillery and Teifi Farmhouse Cheese

Members and friends of the Aberaeron ar Cylch Rotary Club visited Teifi Farmhouse Cheese and Da Mhile Distillery at Glynhynod Farm, near Ffostrasol, Llandysul. We were greeted and shown around by the proprietor Mr John Savage-Onstwedder. He is the head cheesemaker at Teifi Cheese and gave an excellent presentation to the Rotarians on the history and methods of cheesemaking at their farm. The group were also given a presentation on the latest developments of the Da Mhile Distillery where they distil Whisky, Orange Liqueur and the very fast growing popularity of their different  varieties of Gin. The evening concluded to a tasting in the gallery where local artists works were displayed with a resident artist also in attendance. The Gallery will be part of the Ceredigion Art Trail through the month of August. An excellent evening was had by all.

3rd April 2014 - Cambrian News

High Sheriff's Commendation for Local Rotarian

Rotarian Malcolm Sumner of the Rotary Club of Aberaeron A'r Cylch was presented with an award for exceptional services to the community by John T Davies, High Sheriff of Dyfed, at an awards ceremony that was held at The Cliff Hotel in Gwbert, Cardigan on Saturday 22nd March, 2014.

This well deserved award was in recognition of Malcolm's work in his local village, Pennant, near Llanon within the Community Group and Charity 'Cymuned'. Malcolm is a hard working central figure in the Pennant village group and was involved in taking over the village school for the community when it closed in 2009. He joined the Aberaeron Rotary Club in 2009 and will take over as its President in July this year.

Malcolm has said that Cymuned is by no means a one-man operation. There is a loyal, dedicated team that has been involved for more than four years.

The regular and unsung supporters include a Ceredigion County Councillor, several village members, five Rotarians and a Director of Age Cymru.

The High Sheriff's Award recognises the appreciation of the residents of Pennant for the contribution in enhanciing the life of the community.