Rotary in Southern Wales
Cardiff Young Carers win a Young Citizens' Award
Read a report on the Young Carers from Cardiff who won a BBC Young Citizen of the Year 2013 award. Click here
More Youth Competition Success!!
Young Musician Regional Final Results - Saturday 23rd March
At the recent Region 6 Young Musician Final in Wolverhampton, District 1150 won both the Vocal & Instrumental competitions & they will now compete in the RIBI National Final on 4th May in Kent.
The vocalist winner was Lucy Elson sponsored by the RC’s of Rhondda, Lantrisant & Aberdare, The instrumentalist was Jack Mainwaring sponsored by RC Pontlanfraith
Congratulations to the contestants and the sponsoring clubs,
District Young Chef and Youth Speaks Finals
Reports on the District Finals of these competitions can be read by following the links below:
District Young Musician Finals.
The District final of the Rotary Young Musician Competition was held at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea on Saturday 16th February.
The winner of the vocal competition was Lucy Elson sponsored by the RCs of Rhondda, Llantrisant & Aberdare. The runner up was Sioned Haf Wyn Llewelyn sponsored by the RC of Narbeth & Whitland.
The winner of the instrumental competition was Jack Mainwaring (Flute) sponsored by the RC of Pontllanfraith. The runner up was Angharad Wynne sponsored by the RC of Llantwit Major.
Many thanks to all the organisers and adjudicators for making the competition so successful.
More pictures can be found in the photo galleries.
The Purple Crocus goes International
Fabric flowers – such as Remembrance Poppies and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Daffodil – are well established in the UK as a charity fundraising and advocacy tool. The idea of crocus buttonholes was started by Lynn Mitchell, when she was DG of District 1120 in 2011-12. Lynn trialed 25,000 crocus buttonholes in around half the RIBI districts for Rotary Day 2012, and they proved a great success, raising over £25,000. For Rotary Day 2013 that number has increased to 150,000 with the aim of raising over £150,000. Better still, the Crocus Campaign is becoming a global phenomenon. It is now being trialled and test marketed all over the world, from Canada and Nigeria to the US and Brazil.
The Rotary Crocus Campaign has the target of raising £15 million a year by 2015.It sounds a lot, and it is, but it’s not difficult to achieve if everyone works together. After all, great goals are achieved by small efforts made by many. All it would take would be for each Rotarian around the world to wear a crocus, make a donation and encourage a few of their family, friends and colleagues to do the same. And the more people who are involved, the easier the task becomes – more details from the Crocus Team - Mike Parry via firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynn via email@example.com or David Price via firstname.lastname@example.org
Since Rotarians started their humanitarian programme to counter Polio in 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. Reported cases have dropped 99.8%. Due to the efforts of Rotary & its global partners, the world is on the threshold of eradicating the wild polio virus
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