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Santa has gone back home to Lapland!

CHRISTMAS plans and festivities were looking a little different this year, but Santa and his Elves did everything they could to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. 

We hope you enjoyed seeing Santa and we would like to thank everybody who donated to our charities. It is not too late if you would like to contribute to our charitable activities by visiting this page: Fund Raising

 Picture That! …. Charity Photo Calendar 2021 on sale now!

Illustrated with the delightful winning photographs from our first ever Charity Calendar competition, the 2021 Cowbridge Rotary Calendar is now available to order.

To see the calendar photos click here

 There was a great response to our competition, titled ‘Out of the Ordinary’ and the winning photographs, each selected by the Judging Panel to mark the months of 2021, provide a unique picture of the past months living in lockdown.

The limited edition calendar costs £6.00 per copy and is available via email cowbridge.rotary@yahoo.co.uk. The Calendar will also be available to buy at The Bear Hotel, and Watts & Morgan Estate Agents, both in High Street, Cowbridge, from Monday, 9th November after our local lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

 All proceeds from the 2021 Calendar sales will be donated to local and national charities supported by Cowbridge Rotary. Copies are limited, so you’ll need to get your orders in quickly if you want to ensure your copy!

 With special thanks to all those who entered this year’s competition, and to our Independent Judging Panel. Congratulations to this year’s competition Winners, Runners-up and Highly Commended entries, and we look forward to announcing details of next year’s Photo competition in the Spring.

Thew winning and runner up photos can be seen on this page: Calendar photos:

Cowbridge Rotary wins the District September 'Best project' award

DG Alison has selected the "Wartime Memories of Cowbridge Rotarians and their Families" book as the best project in District 1150 for September and our Charity Account is richer by £50.

Well done to President Steve whose idea it was and who edited the book.

Clicking on the cover photo on the left will take you to a page on the District website where the preface to the book is available.

Water to Schools Project in Tororo District, Eastern Uganda

Since 2014 the Rotary Club of Cowbridge, recently partnered with its twin Rotary Club of Meissen, Germany, has been working with The Vale for Africa ( a registered charity which co-ordinates aid in the eastern area of Uganda) to sponsor the provision of clean water to a number of schools in the Tororo District of Eastern Uganda. This year Rotary has provided £2,600 in sponsorship funding. Find out more about this project by following this link. More.....

Music in Mind Launch

"Remember to Remember" is an emotional song that was written by Cowbridge Rotarian David Parsons and was recently launched on a CD. The song is dedicated to the memory of his mother who lived with dementia.

Sung by the Music in Mind group supported by the pupils of Cowbridge Comprehensive School, the song can be downloaded from Amazon Music or from Apple Music.

A documentary video of the recording of the song can be seen here: Documentary

Community Service at Y Bont Faen School

During the lock-down period the grass in the grounds of Y Bont Faen Primary School has continued to grow and become unruly, much like the hair of many Rotarians.

Despite the best efforts of the school caretaker a blitz was needed and Rotary rose to the challenge with two working parties equiped with mowers, blowers and rakes to get the school looking at its best and safe for the return of children on Monday, 29th June. Working at social distances, it did not take long to tame the grass and weeds. It was good to be able to have a return to Rotary fellowship and banter even though it resulted in some sore backs!

The Friday team

The Saturday team


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Cowbridge students continue to shine on the Rotary International stage

Cowbridge Comprehensive School students have been recognised as a shining example of ‘Service Above Self’ with the award of a Platinum Distinction Citation by Rotary International.

 A youth arm of Cowbridge Rotary, the Cowbridge Interact Club brings together young people, aged between 12-18, to develop leadership skills and contribute to local, national and international Rotary initiatives.

 The Platinum Distinction has been awarded to Cowbridge Comprehensive School’s Senior Interact Club in recognition of the its extensive community activities over the past year.

 The 2019-20 programme has included a range of events and initiatives, from crocus planting to mark World Polio Day on October 24th, to promotion of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Youth Exchange programmes, and the Interact Christmas Quiz, which raised over £600 in support of the Young Minds and the Welsh Hearts charities.

 Interact Club members also provided invaluable support to their parent club, Cowbridge Rotary, on a variety of initiatives during the year, including the popular Cowbridge Charity Quiz at the Town Hall, Santa’s Sleigh much-loved annual pre-Christmas tour of Cowbridge and surrounding villages, and the acclaimed St David’s Concert at Ramoth Hall.

 Such has been the success of Interact at Cowbridge Comprehensive School, that a second Youth Interact Club has now been set up for Key Stage 3 students. Launched during the 2019-20 academic year, with tremendous help and support from the existing senior Interact members, the new youth group is already showing signs of following in their senior’s flourishing footsteps.

 Awarded to Cowbridge Comprehensive School Interact Club by Rotary International President Mark Maloney, the Platinum Distinction Citation marks another significant milestone in the successful partnership between Cowbridge Rotary and its young student ambassadors. 

 Congratulating the Interact Club on its success, Cowbridge Rotary President Peter Davies said: “The commitment of Cowbridge Comprehensive School’s pupils and teachers has been immense, and this award of distinction is well deserved. We are constantly amazed and grateful for the energy and enthusiasm with which they throw themselves into these activities, not just for their own ideas and initiatives, but in stepping up to support us with our events. It is so rewarding for us to see how much they benefit from our partnership and no Rotary Club could be prouder of their Interact members than we are. I have no doubt the launching of the second Interact Club at Cowbridge School will only see their achievements reaching even greater heights in years to come.”

 Purple for Polio

crocusYou 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.


Rotary welcomes new members interested in having fun while 'giving something back' to the community. Fresh ideas and enthusiasm are the life blood of any organisation! It is easy to contact us using the "Click Here" button at the top right of the page.

Rotary provides opportunities to connect with people of like ideas, providing unique opportunities to serve the community using one's own professional skills alongside leaders of other businesses and professions. Rotarians help one another, and together help others.

Rotary is fun  every club holds social activities that offer diversions from today's demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and other events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and the opportunity for service.

Rotary helps personal growth and development by continuing one's growth and education in human relations and by developing and extending leadership skills. Serving in Rotary helps one learn how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

Rotarians are people who believe that whilst it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice.

Rotary was founded over 100 years ago on the principle of "meeting regularly to enjoy and expand one's circle of business and professional acquaintances." That principle remains true today, and in an increasingly complex world, Rotary continues to provide one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship.              

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

District Quiz vs Bridgend

Mon, Jan 18th 2021 7:00 pm

District Quiz vs Bridgend

A Zoom quiz as the semi-final in the Area 3 Quiz.

Mon, Jan 25th 2021 7:00 pm

*****NO MEETING*****

Mon, Feb 1st 2021 7:00 pm

Club Committees

Mon, Feb 8th 2021 5:00 pm

Club Council Meeting

Speaker Meeting - Alun Cairns

Mon, Feb 8th 2021 7:00 pm

Speaker Meeting - Alun Cairns

It is confirmed that Alun Cairns, MP will address this meeting.

Mon, Feb 15th 2021 7:00 pm

Busines + Club Fun Quiz

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We meet on Mondays at 1915
(COVID-19 We are not currently physically meeting but are having Zoom meetings. If you would like to join us call Bob Wilson on 01446 773574)
Bear Hotel, High Street, Cowbridge

CF71 7AF  01446 774814

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