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District 1150 – District Secretary's Monthly Newsletter
We are sorry to report the death of: Past President Ray Hodge of the Abergavenny Rotary Club. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Congratulations to the following Clubs for inducting new members and a warm welcome to: Rev. Felicity Jepson-Randall of the Carmarthen Rotary Club; Frank Miles of the Newport Uskmouth Rotary Club; Gillian Hale of the Bridgend Rotary Club; Richard Nordberg of the Pembroke Rotary Club; Robert Powell of the Cardiff St David's Rotary Club and Gloria Watkins of the Briton Ferry Rotary Club.
An error from last month - John Philip Merrett transferred to RC of Fishguard and Goodwick, not Haverfordwest Rotary Club – my apologies to Phillip and the clubs listed.
We are sorry to report the resignations of: PP Tony Fitzgerald and Rtns Mostyn Bellamore, Tony Poulton and Bryan Foster of the Newport Uskmouth Rotary Club and Past President Norman Lewis and Johnny Antoniazzi from the Cefn Sidan Rotary Club.
Important dates and events:
Ø District Conference – Plymouth this weekend with golf and bowls competitions on Friday
Ø I have only received 4 nominations for District Officers for the coming year so far! Please remember that nominations close at noon on Monday 1 November.
Ø A reminder that votes for the 2 candidates for District Governor for 2013 -14 must by received by PDG Alan Thomas
no later than Noon on Friday 15th October 2010
Ø A change of date for the Welsh medium Youth Speaks competition.
It will now be held on Monday 22 November, not Tuesday 23 November as published in the District Directory. The correct dates, venues and times of the preliminary rounds and final are as published on the District website together with a letter to all Club Presidents.
Ø I have received a complaint from a member as follows: Have received a call to my home phone from the Millennium Centre Cardiff, asking if I'm representative of the Rotary Club of ….. When I asked where they had my details from, I was told from a 'list'. Are Rotary now giving out/selling lists of personal details please?
This has been investigated by the District Governor and RIBI and both confirm that no lists of Rotary members details are being sold or made available to outside organisations. However we have no control over the safe keeping of this information by individual Rtns who should be reminded that all information in any Rotary Directory (Club, District, RIBI or RI) is solely for internal use and not to be shared in any way with outside organisations or individuals. Can Club Secretaries please remind their club members?
Ø Fishguard & Goodwick R.C. have a demonstration Water Survival Box, along with a repaired – but working – Family Life Straw and a couple of the old type small life straws. They make a very effective demo item - at a recent carnival the club had the Family Life Straw filtering muddy water from a glass tank into a glass.
Chelwood Bridge R.C., who supply the Water Survival Box, has asked the club to hang on to the demo box in case any other club in District 1150 want to use it. If you or your club know of anyone who wants a good working demo please contact AG/Sec Chris Williams at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01348 875131.
Ø DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?
Who is your constituency AM ? Who are your regional Representatives ? What areas of responsibility do they hold ?
Learn more about the National Assembly for Wales. Ask your club Speaker's Secretary to invite us to speak at your monthly meeting or take part in a work shop discussing issues that are concerning you most.
Learn more - it's a chance to ask questions and its free and non political.
E mail or ring me please. Thank you. Derek Corfield
Outreach Officer, External Communications, The National Assembly for Wales
Tel No: 01597 828305; Mob No: 07776497024
Ø Details of changes to club officers received will be sent shortly and separately.
District Secretary 6 October 2010