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District 1150 – District Secretary's Monthly Newsletter
I am pleased to report I have had no notification of the deaths of members this month.
Congratulations to the following Clubs for inducting new members and a warm welcome to: Ray Bevan of the of Pontllanfraith RC; Derreck Webb, Dan Kenneally, Ann Baker-Hogan and Marcus Tindallof the of Cardiff Llanishen RC; La-Bessa Warren of the Henllys RC; Frank Williams, an Honorary Member of the Crickhowell RC has now returned to active duty; Martyn Lyons and Jannette Ellis of the Rhondda RC. Also to the following new Honorary members: Ray Williams former Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union to the Haverfordwest RC; Idwal Price of the Rhondda RC; Founder Member Edward James and former Rtn. Godfrey Rees of the Rotary Club of Cefn Sidan.
We are sorry to report the resignations of: Mike Phillips and Geraint Williams from the Briton Ferry RC; .Bryan Williams from the Haverfordwest RC; from the Merthyr Tydfil RC Dr Suhir Saigal, Ashley Collins and Phillip May after nearly three decades of Rotary; Malcom Davies, Terry Williams, Idwal Price and Bernard Alsopp all from the Rhondda Rotary Club and Peter Gretton from the Cardiff Llanishen RC.
Important dates and events:
Ø District Conference at Plymouth from 8 – 10th October. The District 1150 Conference Golf Competition will be held on Friday 8th October 2010 at the St. Mellion Golf Club (Kernow Course). Full details and an application forms are available on the District web site or by contacting the organiser, PDG Howard Griffiths at: email@example.com
Ø The next District Executive Meeting will be held at Briton Ferry Community Hall on 29 September starting at 18.30.
Ø The next District Council Meeting will be held at the Ty Newydd Hotel, Hirwaun on 3 November.
Ø Thanks for Life – Purple Crocus Project.
DG Donna has also mentioned this in her Newsletter. There is now a lot on information available both on the RIBI and District web sites. Bob Wilson has loaded a flyer entitled "Focus on the Crocus" and a "Purple Pinkie" newsheet with background information and helpful pointers for clubs. Kevin Sivyer has provided notes on the Health & Safety precautions required and 4 proforma easy assessment sheets for completion by clubs.
Ø Youth Competition rules
A number of changes have been made to some of the rules for Youth Competitions for the coming year. The rules for Young Writer and an application form are now available on the District web site or direct from Jean Watson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rules and an application form for Young Photographer are also available on the District web site or direct from Keith Leighfield at: email@example.com
David Marks, District Organiser Welsh Medium Youth Speaks has issued an invitation to all clubs to enter a team in this year's Welsh Medium Youth Speaks competition. Details are available on the District web site or direct from David at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ø Pakistan Flood Emergency
I have included this copy of email from Gareth Rees sent to all clubs in case not already received.
"I have heard from Andrew Hughes who leads the meeting of International Chairmen for each RIBI district. He writes the following:
I've posted a disaster update on the RIBI website this morning and I've spoken to RIBI President Jim. The immediate need is for clean water and shelter so I'm asking Rotarians to support Aquabox, Water Survival Box and Shelterbox in the first instance. Can you please circulate your clubs and keep your District Governor up to date."
Here below is the article from the website, and you can see that Shelterbox is already in action. I have a Water Survival Box (£150) if any Club would like to see one. District Governor Donna has sent details to clubs of a large consignment of LifeStraws which are also being deployed.
While I hesitate to ask again following the magnificent response to the Haiti appeal from Clubs in District 1150, the situation in Pakistan looks terrible. If you were planning to support a box project this Rotary Year and feel able to bring it forward, please do so.
Write to me if you need any information about how to subscribe to Aquabox, Water Survival Box or Shelterbox.
Gareth Rees, Chairman, International Projects, District 1150
Ø Rtn John Owen of the RC of Cardiff Bay has written an article entitled "Do You Remember" which he has had published in a number of parish magazines and also the South Wales Echo. The article is about Polio, its consequences, the effects of polio and our aim to eradicate this disease. This is now available on the District web site for others to use locally to publicise the aim of our Polio Eradication campaign. Thank you John for making this available.
Ø 50th Anniversary of the Inaugural Dinner of R C Cowbridge
The Rotary Club of Cowbridge will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their Inaugural Dinner with a lunch on Sunday 17 October 2010 at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. All Rotarians and spouses are welcome. The cost is £25 per head and those interested should please contact the President Elect, Rtn. Geoff Jones, on 01446 795799 or email@example.com before 20 September 2010.
Ø RI have now issued a paper detailing the various effects of the decisions made at the recent COL which PDG J C Williams attended for District 1150. The document can be located at: http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/100617_news_col1july.aspx
Ø Rotary Christmas Puddings – yes its that time of year again already!
Brian Forster of the Rotary Club of Cwmbran Vale writes:
We have now raised over £70,000 for minefield clearance in four years and are selling our puddings again this year. They are even better quality, sold at the same inclusive price of £10 and delivered free to your destination of choice. Thus, for example, if a Rotarian persuades a local businessman to buy a whole case (12 puds) or two, we can arrange delivery direct.
Our leaflet hopefully provides all the information needed and is available on the District web site but if any queries arise, please address them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ø Attendance roundel
Simon Kalson, Secretary District 1270, Rotary Club of Cleethorpes writes "I have been inundated by clubs wanting a supply of the attendance roundel, as their stocks run out - as you will be aware ROSS no longer supplies them. My District Shop can supply the full size (245mm diameter) club attendance roundel, double-sided, at approximately 30 pence each, in packs of 50 or 100, plus postage. They will be available from end of September. They come on a square sheet with a dotted circular line to trim around. If you wish please make the clubs in your district aware of the availability". Orders can be placed through Simon at: email@example.com
District Secretary 11 August 2010
Club Meeting Dates and Venue changes
Please also note that all future meetings of Lampeter Rotary Club will be held on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m with effect from Monday September 7th.
When there is a Bank Holiday on a Monday we will meet on the following evening,
i.e. Tuesday of that week.