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Rhos on Sea Rotary helps out during Corvid 19 emergency


Rhos on Sea Rotary have donated £500 to local NHS charity Awyr Las. The funds will be used by Awyr Las to purchase tablets to be used by Corona virus patients to keep in touch with their families whilst they are in hospital.


The donation follows on from an appeal for help from Awyr Las which is detailed below:-

You may have seen or heard on the news that visitors are no longer allowed to visit hospitals across North Wales in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid19.

During this time, patients will be separated from their family and friends, which will be very hard for them all. Our amazing staff would really like to try to make this a little easier, by using technology which will enable patients to have face to face communications with their loved ones. The staff would like to use tablets which they do not have at the moment.The tablets that have been approved by the Health Board cost in the region of £100.00 each and we hope to be able to purchase 30 tablets in total to support patients and their families.”


Rotary President James Briggs said “ We are very happy to support this worthwhile initiative which will help to keep families in touch at this difficult time”



Earlier in the week Rhos on Sea Rotary had sent £1000 to the Old Colwyn Summer Fair group who are running a food bank from St.John’s Church, Old Colwyn and serving those in need in the local community.


                    “TREE-MENDOUS” – THANK YOU 

                      FOR TREE OF LIGHTS SUCCESS

 

 

 

Seen here are President James Briggs of the Rotary Club of Rhos-on-Sea along with James Wilde from St. David's Hospice carrying out some dismantling work on the tree at the Cayley Promenade. The Tree of Lights this time achieved a total of £28,372.09p. Including tax gift aid.  This is a record and the highest amount ever raised.  This Christmas, the tree was adorned with brand new LED low carbon digital lights with the generous sponsorship and support of  Colwyn Voluntary Services Council, The Rhyl Flats Offshore Farm, Dŵr Cymru and Colwyn Town Council shining brighter than ever. The Tree of Lights has supported St. David's Hospice since 1999 and gives people the opportunity to remember and commemorate or celebrate a special occasion each year by donating to the Hospice and sponsoring a light to shine for their loved ones. Rotary President James Briggs commented, “I appealed for support two months ago and it is right and proper to let people know what their generosity has done. As a Rotary Club, we give our sincere appreciation to the Pioneer for their sterling support and above all, you as readers and many others too. Every penny donated through Rotary goes to the  Hospice to maintain the vital work they do in our community. Our new lights will help us continue for years to come and knowing it enables people to commemorate gives us so much satisfaction.  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause on it's 21st. Occasion.”  Since it started, the Tree of Lights has raised more than £291,000 for our local St. David's Hospice.          

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HUGE CROWDS GATHERS FOR TREE OF LIGHTS



At least 1000 people gathered in ideal weather conditions last Sunday on the Cayley Promenade for the Tree of Lights Switch on Ceremony for the 21st. time.  They saw the tree come to life with brand new lights shining brighter than ever.
The lights were switched on by the Mayor of Colwyn, Cllr. Neil Bastow while participants were able to sing carols supported by the Beulah Brass and Cor Meibion Colwyn.  Every year since 1999, the tree has been decorated with lights provided by the Rotary Club of Rhos on Sea.  This year, Rotarians express their gratitude to the Rhyl Flats Windfarm Community Fund, The Conwy Voluntary Services Council, Dwr Cymru and Colwyn Town Council for their sponsorship for the new LED low carbon lights. 
Particular thanks go our electrician Shaun Williams and our Sound Engineer, Chris Price White for their sterling efforts. Representatives from St. David's Hospice which the Tree of Lights supports were also present along with the Rotary District Governor, Bob Maskall.    So far the Tree of Lights has raised just over £263,000 for St. David's Hospice and a fantastic £1,454 was collected during the ceremony .  Rotary President James Briggs who conducted the Ceremony said,
"The number of people present is testimony to the popularity of this event, starting Christmas each year. It is a special event in the Hospice and Rotary calendar. We have all lost someone close and are pleased to be able to give the opportunity for people to commemorate and remember loved ones and at the same time supporting such a wonderful good local cause. A big thank you to all and for the sponsorship we have had to carry on this for years to come."    Rev. Jane Allen, Chaplain of St. David's Hospice gave the final blessing.
The tree will continue to shine throughout December and donations can continue to be made using this coupon or St. David's Hospice website.

“Purple for Polio” at Rhos on Sea


Yesterday Rotarians raised funds for the “Purple for Polio” campaign by selling purple crocus bulbs in aid of Rotary’s campaign to rid the world of Polio.

 

Polio is only present in two countries in the world at the moment Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Throughout the world buildings were lit up in purple light to support this campaign. Our Tourist Information Centre was lit up to mark the occasion. Thanks to them for allowing us to plug into their power supply. Many thanks to electrician Shaun Williams of Denbigh who supplied, set up and connected the lights.


£200 was raised over the day. Surplus bulbs are being given to Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos to plant at the school.


In the evening members enjoyed an excellent meal at the Cayley Flyer across the road


District Fun Games at Chester.


Great day at MBNA Chester yesterday. Rhos Sea Rotary once again ran the Boccia event which proved very popular. Thanks to Pauline, Roy, Ian, Cliff, Sue,Kent, Mandy, Kay and Geoff for making the event such a success.




 Rhos on Sea Memorial Garden Rededication marks 22nd     anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.




At a recent ceremony on the 22nd anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, the Mayor of the Bay of 

Colwyn Town Council Cllr Neil Bastow reopened the newly refurbished garden in her memory in the centre

 of Rhos on Sea.

Rotarian Wyn Jones outlined the history of the garden which had sadly become neglected over the years.

 Rhos on Sea Rotary decided to refurbish the garden as a fitting memorial to the Princess’s good works.

Rt Hon. David Jones M.P. reminded those gathered of how the Princess had brought joy into the lives of so 

many people with her kindness and caring for those in need.

The Rev David Lewis led prayers of thanks and a rededication of the garden.

The Mayor cut the ribbon and thanked all those whose hard work had made this project possible.

Rotarian Wyn Jones said,” We have enjoyed carrying out this project which brings a peaceful corner to our

 village for all to enjoy. Particular thanks should go to Rotarians Sue Williams and Cliff Large who have

 led the project. The club will continue to maintain and develop the garden

on a regular basis to ensure it’s future.

We are most grateful to Bob Howarth of Castle Landscapes and his team and the generous support from

 Julia Hulme of B & Q Llandudno, Tim and Hanna Evans of Snowdonia Nurseries, Tina Early and the 

members of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, Conwy Council and neighbours living around the garden who

 helped us in making this project a success.”




                         

Petanque on Rhos on Sea beach last Thursday. 

Epic battles won by Wyn, George, Andrew and Mark. Thanks to Sue and Cliff for the organisation.

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Handover to New President

Following a very pleasant meal at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, President Clive Hampton handed over to our new president James Briggs at our last meeting of the Rotary year. 

James recently celebrated his 86th birthday, he puts many younger men to shame with his enthusiasm and attention to detail.

We wish James every success in his new role and feel sure he will keep us up to scratch.
James handed over to Cliff Large as President Elect.

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                  Celebration BBQ

Great night to celebrate 4th July Independence Day with a fancy dress BBQ in aid of local good causes. Lassoing, horseshoe throwing, catch the tea bag and a shooting range, with you know who as the target, made it a great night of fun.Thanks to Chip and family for the cooking and the organisation.

Thanks also to Gillian from Gwesty Glyndwr for the buffet.


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Successful clean up this morning along the beach and in the                 park with fellow Rotarians from Colwyn Bay

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Sue, Cliff and Wyn worked hard recently trimming the hedges at the Princess Diana Garden in the village.

 Last Thursday some members went for a walk above Mochdre to enjoy our beautiful countryside followed by a tasty meal at the Pen y Bryn.    


                  Scrap Collection Week 

                   25th-27th June 2019

Scrap Collection Week 25 – 27 Jun 2019

Eighty years ago a lot of people were collecting scrap metal to support Great Britain’s war effort. Included amongst them were Rotary clubs.

Next week the Rotary Club of Rhos-on-Sea will again be collecting scrap metals for sale through an authorised scrap dealer but this time for peaceful and not warlike purposes.

If you have any metal items you want to recycle and you would like us to do some good with the money raised, please call Rotarian Ian on 07855 095197 after 0900 on Tue 25th, Wed 26th, or Thu 27th June to arrange collection from your address.

The money raised will go to our ‘Good Causes’ account from which donations are made each year to many local organisations. Last year these included St David’s Hospice, The Brain Tumour charity and the Welsh Air Ambulance amongst many others.

We are looking for small scrap such as aluminium items, copper, brass, lead , dense metals such as steel sash weights etc. As long as the item can be moved by two old blokes and carried in a 9ft long trailer, we can use it. That said, all offers will be considered and if we can shift it for you we will!

Time to declutter that shed or garage and help us to do good in the community! Call 07855 095197 and see if we can help.




  



 

  






   


                                    

 


 








                            




 




      












      





 








                                   









            










         

 

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Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 28th May 19.15

Business and Club Assembly


Rhos Fynach

Thursday 4th June 19.15

TBA John Roberts


Rhos Fynach

Thursday 11th June 09.15

Breakfast briefing


Breakfast briefing @ Wetherspoons Colwyn Bay

Thursday 18th June 18.30

The Great Outdoors


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Rhos Fynach
Rhos Promenade
Rhos On Sea. LL28 4NG
except second Thursday when we meet at 0915 at Wetherspoons, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA We meet on Thursdays at 1915 for 1930
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Rhos Fynach
Rhos Promenade
Rhos On Sea. LL28 4NG
except second Thursday when we meet at 0915 at Wetherspoons, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA LL28 4NG  01492 548185

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