About us

15th  DECEMBER  1925 


    By combining skills and resources, members of Rotary Bridgend make a real contribution to the lives of others. With Rotary's worldwide presence we are unique in being able to reach people in need across the globe; whether it be supporting local community projects, driving life changing initiatives in developing countries or speedily responding to disaster hit regions.


    Our Vision

    Presidential Citation Awarded to Rotary Bridgend

    The Presidential Citation is awarded annually to Clubs who fulfil at least 13 out of 25 criteria covering Membership, Service Projects, Attendance at District events, Youth, Publicity and Media, and Contribution to The Rotary Foundation.

    We are extremely proud that Bridgend Rotary is one of seven Clubs in District 1150 to have been awarded the Citation this year, this being the second year in succession for us.

    Neil Solman PHF

    Neil sadly passed away on 27th May 2021. He made a huge contribution to our community service and social life, always first in line to volunteer and, in many cases, lead our activities. 
    Neil was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship on 7th January 2019 in recognition of his distinguished Rotary service both in Bridgend and with his previous club, Coventry Phoenix. 
    He was active almost up to the end, his final act as a Rotarian being to commision and distribute face masks bearing our logo. Neil was a great Rotarian and perhaps more importantly a great man. We will miss him terribly.

    Happening soon...

    World Polio Day

    Sun, Oct 24th 2021 12:05 am

    World Polio Day

    Supporting Rotary's worlwide fight to eradicate Polio, Rotary Bridgend will be lighting up three prominent churches - St Illtyd's, Newcastle, St David's Laleston and St Crallo's, Coychurch

    World Polio Day Talk

    Mon, Oct 25th 2021 7:00 pm

    World Polio Day Talk

    John and Judy McCarthy update on polio worldwide and their trips to India

    Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:00 am

    October Rotary Ramble

    This month's ramble will start from Newton Church and take in Porthcawl, Rest Bay and Skier. Walkers can complete the distance or stop off at a point of their choosing. Lunch in Beale' s fish and chip restaurant to round off the event.

    Foundation Meeting

    Mon, Nov 1st 2021 7:00 pm

    Foundation Meeting

    Guest speaker Travis Canova, a past Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar will join us via Zoom from Houston, Texas


    Mon, Nov 8th 2021 7:00 pm

    Details tbc

    Guest speaker: Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore

    Mon, Nov 15th 2021 8:30 am

    Breakfast Meeting at the Heronston Hotel

    Speaker: Bob Dunlop details tbc

    Meetings & Venue

    Where and when:

    We meet on Mondays at various meal times

    (1st Monday DINNER 7pm for 7.30pm. ALL MEETINGS AT PRESENT ARE ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 2nd, 4th & 5th Monday BREAKFAST 8am. 3rd Monday LUNCH 1pm. ) The BEST WESTERN
    Heronston Hotel
    Ewenny Road
    CF35 5AW  01656 668811

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