In one of his final moments as President of Cowbridge Rotary, Steve Pearce, made two particularly important presentations at the club’s Annual Handover Dinner.
Firstly, as his final chosen charity of the year, he was pleased to announce that a donation of £1500 had been made to "Mind in the Vale."
Unfortunately, due to Covid limitations the presentation has not been filmed, but monies transferred into their bank account.
Steve had chosen Mind as a close related charity for the assistance they give in respect of people suffering mental health issues.
Mind, who are affiliated to Mind National, work with and for people who experience mental health problems.
They provide information so people are aware of their rights and can make informed choices.
They are also aware that one size does not fit all and offer a bespoke, person centered service working in partnership with all agencies for the benefit of the individual.
He then proceeded to give a breakdown of all the work that the club had done during his year as President, thanking all members for their efforts and dedication during these Pandemic restricting times.
A final presentation on the night before handing over the Presidency was to present a "Paul Harris Fellowship", an award given by Rotary and its Foundation to deserving people who give tangible and significant service.
This was presented to Past President (2019/2020) Peter Davies. Peter not only works tirelessly for Rotary in Cowbridge, but is heavily involved with Cowbridge Royal British Legion, Cowbridge in Bloom, Dementia Friends and Llanblethian Church, amongst many other groups and organisations.
Rotary in Cowbridge President Steve Pearce, shown presenting The Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Past President Peter Davies accompanied by Mrs Pat Davies far left and Mrs Wendy Pearce far right.
Bridgend Rotary organised a sponsored bike ride from Mumbles to Bridgend to raise funds for their schools project in Tanzania.
From Africa we travelled to the high mountains of the Himalayas where he developed his expertise in altitude medicine.
Sport is clearly important to him and he supports the Welsh RFU as the match ophthalmologist as well as the Welsh FA and Boxing authorities.
You may see purple crocus flowers starting to show in Twt Park and at the Comprehensive School. These have been planted to raise awareness of the Rotary End Polio Now project which started in 1979. The wild polio virus has nearly been eliminated from the world and we must finish the job.
Learn more at www.endpolio.org.
Cowbridge Rotary is based in the lovely market town of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. Members, who are from Cowbridge and the surrounding area, and from all walks of life, support the local community by volunteering their time in a range of different activities to help others.
The club usually meets most Monday evenings at the Bear Hotel with a meal and sometimes with a speaker, to enjoy good company and to plan our activities of service and charitable work.
We donate about £15,000 each year to our charitable causes, money we raise each year through car boot sales, concerts and other fund raising events. We work closely with local schools, organising competitions to help young people develop their skills. We also provide support and entertainment for the elderly.
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Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 7:00 pm
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Mon, Aug 9th 2021 6:15 pm
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Please note: 6:15pm for 6:30 start at the request of the Bear Hotel.
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 5:00 pm
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 7:00 pm
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Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 4:00 pm
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We meet on Mondays at 1915(Due to COVID-19 our meetings are a mixture of physical and Zoom meetings. See the diary for details. If you would like to join us call IPP Steve Pearce on 01446 772178) Bear Hotel, High Street, Cowbridge
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