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Rhos on Sea Rotary Supports Ukrainian family now living in Rhos on Sea

 

 

(picture courtesy of North Wales Pioneer for illustration purposes only)
 
In April, 2022, Rhos-on-Sea Rotary Club was successful in their application to Rotary District1180 for a grant of  £1,000 to support a family of Ukrainian refugees being hosted locally. A mother and her two daughters fled the war zone in the Kviv area whilst the father has had to remain in the country.

 

The much-needed funds were used to purchase school uniforms for the two children, shoes and learning materials. The money also allowed the purchase of two laptops which will greatly assist the children to catch up on their studies and  more effectively learn English. Both children have settled at a local Primary school and the family are extremely grateful for the assistance Rotary has provided. 

 

 

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Rotary Fashion Show for Ty Gobaith is a great success.

 

A fashion show organised by Rhos on Sea Rotary and local fashion stores raised over £1300 for Ty Gobaith Children's Hospice.

 

The show held on Friday at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club was attended by almost 100 guests.

 

A variety of models of all ages provided a dazzling array of up to date fashions.

 

Hosted by Sophie Reynolds the audience enjoyed a refreshing prosecco on arrival and an opportunity to win a fabulous array of prizes in an inclusive raffle.

 

Clothes featured were supplied by ElleKat and Ni+Mi with jewellery by Skylark Jewellery

 

A cheque for £1000 was presented to Beverly Bradley of Ty Gobaith Children's Hospice on the night and further donations are likely to be made when all expenses are calculated.

 

Rotary President Cliff Large, who introduced the show, said, “ So many people have worked hard to make this event a success. We are delighted to help this most worthwhile cause.”

 

Particular thanks go to Ellekat, Ni+Mi and Skylark Jewellery and the staff of Colwyn Bay Cricket Club

 

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Tree of Lights raises over £27500  for St. David's Hospice

 

Rhos on Sea Rotary Club would like to express the sincere appreciation of members for all the help and invaluable support once again received in supporting St. David’s Hospice with our annual Tree of Lights appeal.

It was with great regret we had to cancel our Switch On ceremony at the end of November but people’s safety and well being is paramount.

A little over three months ago our Club appealed for help with this year’s event and the public has so generously responded to support the Hospice. The total raised this year is £27,513.64p. which does not include Tax Gift Aid.

Every penny donated through this Rotary project has been donated to the Hospice. Through the Tree of Lights, so far, a total of over £361,000 has been raised for St. David’s Hospice and as a Rotary Club, we are delighted with that.

However, the main appreciation is to everyone who has supported this worthwhile cause over many years. We will be repeating it again next Christmas.

The Tree of Lights is not just about fundraising, equally importantly it enables people to remember loved ones and it gives us so much satisfaction knowing this has happened and helped people cope at what can be a difficult time..

We hear day to day about atrocities and strife in the world and in these difficult days of the Pandemic which has affected us all, good news often fails to hit the headlines. We hear so little about the good that is being done by ordinary people. Diolch am bob cefnogaeth unwaith eto.

 

Rhos on Sea Tree of Lights switching on ceremony goes virtual

 

 

In the light of the current events, Rhos on Sea Rotary Club and St David’s Hospice have had to make an extremely difficult decision about this year’s Tree of Light Switching on ceremony in Rhos on Sea.

 

It has been decided, for the safety of everyone involved, the switching on ceremony on Sunday 28th November will now take place virtually as it did in 2020.

 

The lights will still shine bright, loved ones remembered and the Tree will be lit beautifully at the end of November. The virtual ceremony can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own homes, in your own time, not only in North Wales but across the world.

 

It will be posted on the Hospice’s YouTube, Facebook pages and on the Hospice and Rotary websites. Rhos on Sea Rotary Club and St David’s Hospice are extremely sorry for any disappointment caused, and we hope to join you in person in 2022.

 

Details about the virtual switching on ceremony can be found at www.stdavidshospice.org.uk

 

To dedicate a light on the tree go to https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/donations/tree-of-lights/

 

 

Rotary Spruces up Combermere Garden Benches

Rhos on Sea Rotarians have been repainting benches in Combermere Gardens on the Promenade at Rhos on Sea this morning.

The gardens are a popular spot for locals to enjoy the beautiful views across the Bay of Colwyn.

The club has carried a number of bench and garden refurbishments over the last few years as part of their Community Service efforts.

President Cliff Large said , “We really enjoy doing what we can to make Rhos a better place for locals and visitors alike.”

Further information on Rhos on Sea Rotary Club is available on our facebook page and our website.

https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1683

 

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Rhos on Sea Rotary Tree of Lights Sunday 28th November 4.30pm

Remember your loved ones this Christmas by dedicating a light on the Rhos on Sea Rotary Tree of Lights and supporting the work of St. David's Hospice.

We are hoping with restrictions being lifted to be welcoming you to the Tree of Lights switch on ceremony on the Cayley Promenade.

If we are unable to have our traditional ceremony, instead we will once again be sharing a virtual switch on ceremony which will be posted online on Sunday 28th November at 4.30pm.

To dedicate a light of the Tree of Lights this year please visit:-

www.stdavidshospice.org.uk

e mail:- rhian.jacobs@stdavidshospice.org.uk

or call 01492 873664

 

Rhos on Sea Rotary Club supporting the work of Shoe Aid UK.

 

 

Shoe Aid UK is a national charity that recycles and reuses shoes by collecting, sorting and redistributing them to the needy in both UK and across the world.

 

It is estimated that 3 million pairs of shoes go to landfill every year in UK

 

Next month Shoe Aid UK  are holding “Shoetember” and are requesting donations of serviceable and usable shoes. Childrens' shoes are particularly welcome but shoes of all types (including wellingtons ) can be reused.

 

Rhos on Sea Rotary members will be contacting family and friends over the next few weeks to hopefully make a positive contribution to the good work of this charity and benefit those in need.

 

If shoes have laces, please tie them together, those with buckles should be strapped together. If neither, tie them in pairs with string or an elastic band.

 

Pop them into a plastic bag to await collection.

 

Ring Rotarian Ian Brogden on 07855 095 197 to arrange collection.

 

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Rotary donates clothing to local homeless charity

Rotarian Judy Barnard has co-ordinated a collection of clothing from Rhos on Sea Rotary Club members for clients of Hope Restored homeless charity based at the Lighthouse Community Church, Great Orme Road, Llandudno.

President Cliff Large said, " We were delighted with this opportunity to help homeless people in our community through this excellent charity"

 

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Rhos on Sea Rotary visits

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Caernarfon.

On Monday last members visited the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Caernarfon, based in Caernarfon Castle.

After battling with the technology in the Dockside car park we were entertained to a most interesting lecture on the history of the Royal Welch by former serving members of the Regiment, Merfyn Thomas and Keith Jones, Followed by a guided tour of the museum.

The museum houses battle honours and medals from the 17th century to modern times and has a huge array of uniforms, paintings and military paraphernalia, including 10 Victoria Crosses.

A real treasure house of our nation's history which is well worth a visit.

 

 

           Plant Stall in aid of the Alzheimer's Society

                                          Rotary Plant Stall raises over £700

A Plant Stall organised by the members of Rhos on Sea Rotary last Saturday raised over £700 for The Alzheimer's Society.

The stall was held in the car park of the Rhos Fynach on the Promenade at Rhos on Sea. Members had been busy over the last few weeks bringing on their plants despite the inclement weather.

A very generous donation of plants from B & Q Llandudno gave the stock we had to display a significant boost.

President Cliff Large said ,” Members have greatly enjoyed getting their plants ready for the sale and we have had a most rewarding day.

In particular we would to express our appreciation to the staff at the Rhos Fynach who have made this great result possible.”

Beach Clean

Members carried a beach and gardens clean around the village today and met up with Colwyn Bay Rotary who were doing the same.

 

 

Tidy up Of Princess Diana Garden

Members carried out a tidy up of the Princess Diana garden in the village on Saturday 1st May

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 Club makes donation to Conwy Foodbank

The club recently made a donation of £500 to Conwy Foodbank. Here Rotarian Ruth Coleman-Jones hands the cheque to Foodbank manager Nancy Hughes

 

 

Tree of Lights shining over the Bay. So far this year over £35000 has been raised.

 

See our facebook page for a video of the             Tree of Lights switch on today  or by copying it into your address bar

 

https://vimeo.com/484369046/40a40fa4c2

https://youtu.be/bLVmoMPwPr0

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New Signs for Tree of Lights

We have recently acquired new signs for the Tree of Lights through the generosity of local sponsors.

The tree will be switched on Sunday 29th November at 1630. There will be no public ceremony this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. The ceremony will be shown on line.

Keep an eye out on our facebook page and the facebook page of St. David's Hospice. Stay safe everyone.

 

 

 

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President Cliff Large paid tribute to the fallen at a ceremony at the Colwyn Bay War Memorial this morning.

 

 

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Tree of Lights  

How to make a donation in memory of a loved one

The Tree of Lights Ceremony will not be held this year due to the Corvid19 pandemic. However a video showing the switch on will be published on Sunday 29th November at 1630.

To make a donation in memory of a loved one please follow this link onto St.David's Hospice. Each donation will be recorded on an online book which will be available on St.David's Hospice website after the switch on.

https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/event/tree-of-lights-2020/?instance_id=180

( If the link doesn't work copy and paste into your address bar at the top of your webpage)

22nd Christmas for Rotary Tree of Lights

NO PUBLIC EVENT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
EVENT WILL BE SHOWN ON VIDEO SEE DETAILS BELOW 

 (Since its inception The Tree of Lights has raised over £291,000 for Hospice funds) 

Members of The Rotary Club of Rhos-on-Sea with the support of St. David’s Hospice have carried out the Tree of Lights on the Cayley Promenade since Christmas 1999/2000.  This December will see the 22nd birthday of the event in aid of St. David's Hospice, Llandudno. The tree will once again shine giving many within our local communities and well beyond the opportunity to celebrate or commemorate the lives of loved ones or to celebrate a special occasion or other meaningful event and at the same time supporting this very worthy cause.

Sadly this year, because of the Covid 19 restrictions, our local Hospice has experienced very difficult times. The cancellation of fundraising and other supporting events has had a severe impact on their financial resources and they need our support now more than ever to help them carry out their vital work.

It is fair to say that the Rotary Tree of Lights by now has become an annual feature and very much an integral part of Christmas for our local communities and also much further afield. The response to this annual appeal over the years has been overwhelming. Since it all started, over £291,000 has been donated to the Hospice. We are however well aware that this annual event represents much more than just fundraising.  Most of us have lost loved ones and the need to reflect and remember is so important.  In our busy daily lives, setting aside time to commemorate brings a degree of comfort in concentrating our thoughts at what can be a difficult time for many coming to terms with ongoing bereavement and loss.  By dedicating a light to a loved one, we hope it helps to bring that comfort and peace.  St. David's Hospice are ever grateful for the support this brings and it is an important event in their calendar.  Last Christmas, the tree was adorned with brand new LED lights. They shine brighter than ever. This was made possible with the very kind sponsorship of the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm and also the support of the Conwy Voluntary Services Council, Dŵr Cymru and Colwyn Town Council. All this will enable the event to carry on for many years to come.

IT IS WITH GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT WE ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO TRADITIONAL CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE EVENT ON THE CAYLEY PROMENADE. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 SITUATION AND RELATED RESTRICTIONS.    SAFETY FOR ALL IS PARAMOUNT.

The lights however will be illuminated as from 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, 29th. November, 2020 remaining lit throughout December. As from this time, a short video recording of ‘Switch On’ Ceremony will be available for viewing on the Rhos on Sea Rotary Club and St. David’s Hospice Websites along with their respective Facebook pages. Although the tree is not yet illuminated dedications can still be made from now on and right through until the end of December through the coupon in the Pioneer newspaper or by using the form from any Hospice Shop, or just by posting a letter quoting the ‘Tree of Lights’ to St. David's Hospice Abbey Road, Llandudno. On-line donations can be made on the Hospice and Rhos on Sea Rotary Websites.
 
Rotary President Cliff Large commented:

“It’s sad that we cannot hold our ceremony on the Cayley Promenade but we will not let Covid 19 stop us supporting St. David’s Hospice. The opportunity to remember our loved ones is very important and dedicating a light is a lovely way to do this during Christmas time commemorating those no longer with us. I hope it brings a degree of comfort and concentrate our thoughts in these unusual and difficult times. Every penny donated will go to the Hospice supporting the vital work they do for all communities right throughout North West Wales. I will update you on our progress. Despite this difficult time, we will see our Rotary Tree of Lights shine proudly on the Cayley Promenade once more this year with special meaning for all.

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President welcomes new members

On Thursday 15th October President Cliff welcomed Judy Barnard and Ruth Coleman-Jones as our newest members of the club. Both have been regular visitors over the last few months and helped us with our bench painting and other projects. We welcome them to the wider family of Rotary

 

 

 

                                                     New Member introduced to the club

President Cliff was delighted to welcome a new member to the club at last night's meeting. Martyn Harvey is a retired Fire Officer who has already shown prowess in bench painting over the last few weeks. You are very welcome Martyn.

 

 

 

 

                 Sue's Arbour

 

The late Sue Williams was a member of Rhos-on-Sea Rotary Club and a true inspiration to everyone who met her and not just club members. One of many projects she was instrumental in achieving was the renovation of the Princess Diana memorial garden in the centre of Rhos. She, more than anyone else drove the project, converting what was an overgrown, derelict site into a pleasant, restful place which is enjoyed by people of all ages.

 

Sue lost her battle with cancer earlier this year causing great sadness and sorrow to all who knew her. The Rotary club in particular wanted to remember her in some tangible way and after much discussion they decided to honour her memory by placing her name on the arbour in the centre of the garden, a suitable honour for a much loved lady.

 

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Refurbishing the benches on the Cayley Promenade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happening soon...

Thu, May 26th 2022 7:15 pm

Business Meeting

Rhos Fynach

Thu, Jun 2nd 2022 12:00 am

No meeting.

Spring Bank Holiday

Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 12:00 am

Hog Roast to celebrate Queen's Jubilee

Hog Roast at Wyn's

Thu, Jun 9th 2022 9:15 am

Breakfast Briefing

Wetherspoons

Thu, Jun 16th 2022 7:15 pm

Club Assembly

At Rhos Fynach

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1915 for 1930

(Dress code for normal meetings is "smart casual". Variations for special events will be notified to members. No meetings Christmas, New Year and Maundy Thursday.) Rhos Fynach
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Rhos On Sea

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