About us

Welcome to the Web Page of 

The Rotary Club of Mawddach 

An Evening Rotary Club meeting in Dolgellau & Barmouth.       

Who we are:

The Rotary Club of Mawddach is a friendly dual-gender club with a regular fortnightly programme of interesting and topical speakers, meeting at 6-45pm on Ist  Thursday evenings at the Hendre Coed Holiday Park Restaurant, Llanaber, Barmouth and on the 3rd Thursday at The Sospan Restaurant in the centre of Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales.

What we do: 

Our members work together to support and assist those less fortunate than ourselves not only in the local community, but wherever they are in the world.

We enjoy our Rotary and so we encourage an informal and relaxed style at all our meetings. In addition,we organise enjoyable social, service, and fundraising activities.


A warm welcome is extended to all local or visiting Rotarians and anyone interested in meeting us at first hand.

Membership of Rotary International encourages you to make new friends worldwide. We therefore return the warm welcome which is always given to fellow Rotarians.

Fortnightly Meetings:

If you are visiting Dolgellau or Barmouth, please join with us for our Thursday meeting. Check our "Meetings Page" at the bottom of this page for details - 

What We Do

Projects for 2018

Indonesian Visitor Thanks Mawddach RC & the People of Barmouth for Raising £280  for the Shelterbox Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Mawddach Rotary Club Thank the people of Barmouth for their generous donations to The Shelterbox Indonesian Tsunami Appeal.Pictured are the couple who were moved by the  fact that we were collecting for the Indonesian Tsunami - and the lady wanted to send her family in Indonesai a photograph to show that people in Barmouth Care.To find out more about the Shelterbox Charity or to make a donation - go to www.shelterbox.org 

New beginnings at Ysgol Bro Idris Dolgellau

Enthusiastic pupils at the Dolgellau Bro Idris Primary School put the finishing touches to a newly planted young Tree - to mark the Official opening of their School.
Mawddach RC donated the Tree as part of Rotary's "Plant a Tree" project, to contribute towards the sustainability of our Planet and to raise awareness of the importance of trees in all our Futures.

Provision of Defibrillator in Dolgellau

Mawddach RC's project to install a Defribrillator in Dolgellau's Main Car Park was well received - inspite of the weather on the day! - thanks to the generosity of the local Business Community, who collectively raised the £1,500 needed for it's purchase and installation.

A real Heartfelt "Thank You" goes to everyone involved for being part of this lifesaving project.

Film Night in aid of Rotary's "End Polio Now"

Campaign Raises £830

Purple was the colour of a film night for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign.  "Breathe" was a true story of Robin Cavendish, a polio victim who invented a mobile respiratory unit to eliminate the need for an iron lung.  Children, in parts of the world where polio is endemic, when immunised have their finger painted purple. Rotary, alongside the Bill Gates Foundation, has been successful in nearly eradicating this crippling and often fatal disease from the world.  Many thanks to all those purple clad supporters for a successful evening.

Marshalling at the Mawddach Goldrush Trailrace raises £800 for  Good Causes

Projects for 2017

Mawddach Rotary Club  receive TWO Rotary Distict Awards for their Community Projects in 2017

Well Done Ladies 

and everyone at Mawddach RC for the award of the Wallasey & Llangollen Trophies by Rotary District 1180 - N. Wales, Cheshire and Liverpool - in recognition of TWO of this years Club Community Projects.

Rose Holland & Vicki Hawes on the left proudly hold the Llangollen Cup awarded for the Club's "Heart Pillow" Community project. "Heart Pillows" - as displayed by Hilary Nurse - are specially made by Mawddach RC members, assisted by Dolgellau Girl Guides, and distributed free to anyone in the local Community who needs extra comfort & support, following Heart or Chest Surgery.

Eliz Swain has just received the Wallasey Cup from President-Elect Penny Morton, for her organistion of the Club's Annual Oscar Night in Barmouth. Featuring an Oscar Nominated Film, Oscar winning Buffet AND the award of  Oscars  to 5 Unsung Heroes of the Mawddach Area  in recognition of their voluntary work within the Community

Again - Well Done to Everyone

Presentation of £300 to Ty Gobaith -N.Wales Childrens Hospice

President-Elect Penny presenting a Cheque for £300 to Eluned Yaxley from Ty Gobaith following her very moving talk about the wonderful facility that this Hope House Childrens Hospice provides for the people of N. Wales - in caring for seriously ill Children and in helping grieving parents come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

Rotary Youth Leadership Scheme

Mirain Rhys & Arron Tregenza receiving their well deserved Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)from President Beryl and Youth Opportunities Chairman Penny Morton & Eliz Swain following their excellent presentation about their week at this years RYLA Course in Arthog, N. Wales.

The aim of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award is to encourage Teamwork and Leadership in young people through Outward Bound Activities - boosting their   potential to be future Community, Professional or Business leaders. 

RYLA is an annual worldwide Rotary Youth Community Scheme open to 16-18 year old students - and is held during August at Arthog Outdoor Activity Centre. Selection of Candidates from Coleg Meirion Dwyfor is made in May of each year.

For further details just email Mawddach Rotarian Eliz Swain on elizswain21@icloud.com

Antiques "Roadshow" comes to Barmouth

The Antiques "Roadshow" organised by Mawddach Rotary Club in Barmouth, in conjunction with Experts from Halls of Shrewsbury, was again very popular with local residents who brought a large number of fascinating items to be valued.

 All monies raised from this popular Annual Event are used to support local Charities and Good Causes.

So an especial "Thank You" to everyone who came along together with their treasures - and to Halls of Shrewsbury for their invaluable knowledge & support.

Dolgellau Guides take Project to "Heart"

1st Dolgellau Guides proudly display their "Heart Pillows" which they have made for Mawddach Rotary Club's Community Project to give free comforting cushions to local ladies in need of extra support following breast or thoracic surgery. 
If you would like to receive one of these Free Heart Pillows - just ring Vickie on 01341 423459 or Hilary on 01341 450255.

A big Thank You goes to all the Guides photographed above for their wonderful heart pillows


Just one of the many sports that participants enjoy - including Cricket, Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Cycling, Curling and many many more

See  http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/page.php?PgID=397763&DistrictNo=1180

If you live in the Dolgellau area and know of a group of persons with special needs who would enjoy the opportunity to participate - then please contact our Youth Opportunities Member at  mawddach.rotary@aol.co.uk

Represent the Mawddach Area & be one of the hundreds of participants who attend this lively event every year.

The 2020

 Event has been cancelled due to covid-19

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1900
(We meet at the Sospan, Dolgellau on the third Thursday of each month. We also meet on the first Thursday of each month at Hendre Coed Isaf, Barmouth, LL42 1AJ. 01341280597)
Y Sospan
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LL40 1AR  01341 423174

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