Membership and Social

Outline of the work done by the Membership and Social Committee.

Members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny visit Switzerland as the guests of our twin club, the Rotary Club of Payerne La Broye

The Rotary Club of Abergavenny is an active and vibrant Club where members like to enjoy their membership and have fun while working to benefit the community and those less fortunate than others.

The Membership and Social Committee is responsible for deciding on and organising a range of social events each year for members, their partners and guests to enjoy.  In addition to weekly lunches or dinners for members and a monthly dinner with partners (usually including an after-dinner speaker), other social events enjoyed by the Club include:-

  • Progressive Supper.
  • Walking Treasure Hunt.
  • Annual BBQ.
  • Visit to a country house and dinner.
  • Cricket match
  • Bowls competition.
  • Petanque competition.
  • Exchange visits with other Clubs most recently with Jaroslaw Rotary Club in Poland in June 2022. 
  • Visit to District Conference.
  • Weekend away at a hotel.

The Committee is also responsible for identifying and inviting prospective members to attend Club meetings (as guests of the Club) and apply for membership of the Club.


Membership and Social sub-pages:

Rotary Exchange visit to Tournon in April 2012

more Weekend visit to our twin Rotary Club in France (St Peray Tournon).

Group picture of Rotarians, partners and friends from the Rotary Club of Enniscorthy and the Rotary Club of Abergavenny in Ireland during the weekend visit

Visit to the Rotary Club of Enniscorthy in Ireland in 1997

more Weekend visit by the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to the Rotary Club of Enniscorthy in Ireland

Visit to Thatchers Cider and Rotary Club of Wrington Vale Oct 2012

more Tour of Thatchers Cider farm with tasting, followed by attendance at the evening meeting of the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale.

Clive Howells exchanges banners with the President of a Florida Rotary Club

Clive Howells attends Rotary Club in Florida on 11th Oct 2012

more Clive Howells exchanges banners at a Rotary Club in Florida during a recent visit to the USA.

Annual Cricket Match

more Annual cricket match with a team made up from members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny plus family and friends.

Visit to Rotary Club of Payerne - La Broye in Switzerland

more 34 members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny travelled to Switzerland to visit the Rotary Club of Payerne - La Broye. 29 members of the Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon in France also be attended the weekend event.

Social event

more Day trip to the National Railway Museum in Swindon (1 page below this)

Outgoing president Martin Phillips hands over the chain of office to Keith Davies, President of the club for 2015/2016.

Presidential Handover

more The Presidential Handover for 2015 was held at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny.

Pontypool 90th Anniversary Dinner

more Several members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny attended the dinner.

Crickhowell Rotary Christmas Ball

more Crickhowell Rotary Christmas Ball held at The Manor, Crickhowell.

Club 70th Anniversary Celebration Event

more Dinner at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny

Rotary Quiz - Second Round

more 7.30pm The second round of the Rotary quiz was held in Abertillery. Our team (Les Beckett, Chris Breakwell and David Yendoll put up a good fight but in the end were beaten by Abertillery, who now proceed to the next round.

Visit to the Borough Theatre to see "High Society"

more 6pm Rotary group visit to see "High Society" performed at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny, followed by supper at The Brasseria.

Presidential Handover

more Handover Tea and Dance 4pm until late (Details to follow)

Dinner (with partners)

more 7.30pm Entertainment: "Mr and Mrs" competition.

Progressive dinner

more (Details to be confirmed)

Murder Mystery Evening (starting at 6.45pm)

more 6.45pm. A "Murder Mystery Evening" at the Monmouthshire Golf Club

Rotary twin clubs visit Abergavenny

more Rotarians and partners from the Rotary Clubs of St Peray Tournon and Payerne La Broye visited Abergavenny for a weekend of fun and fellowship between the three clubs.

Inter Club Golf Tournanment

more Inter Club Golf Tournament, held at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.

Day trip to Bletchley Park

more Day trip to Bletchley Park by coach, including a guided tour and lunch. Departing early morning from Crickhowell (6.50am) and Abergavenny and arriving back at around 7.30pm.

Progressive Dinner

more Annual Progressive Dinner.

Sixty years of Rotary in Abergavenny in 2005

more The Rotary Club of Abergavenny celebrates its diamond anniversary by holding a ball at the Manor Hotel in Crickhowell.

Paul Harris Awards in 2005

more Paul Harris Awards were presented to Kendall Broadbank, Alan Long and Iorwerth James at the diamond anniversary ball held at the Lamb and Flag in Abergavenny.

Club attendance at Rotary District Assembly

more Club officers attending and taking part in Rotary District Assembly at Swansea Metropolitan University

Visit to Kentchurch Court (August 2011)

more 45 club members, partners and guests enjoyed a guided tour of the wonderful house of Kentchurch Court followed by dinner in the dining room.

Dinner meeting (with partners)

more 7.30pm Speaker: Frank Olding.

Visit to Abergavenny of the Rotary Club of St Peray/Tournon in 2010

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Closure of The Hill in August 2009

more Rotarians say farewell to staff at The Hill in Abergavenny immediately prior to its closure at the end of August 2009. [The Hill was the venue for the Club's weekly meetings prior to the closure].

Club visit to AAODS preformance of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theatre"

more Supper at La Brasserie at 6pm before joining the audience at the Borough Theatre for the start of the show at 7pm

Induction of Patrick Foy in May 2011

more John Bannon (sponsor), Patrick Foy (new member) and Brian Roussel (President Elect) pictured immediately after the induction of Patrick Foy as a new member of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny.

Induction of new member, Lionel Elton, on 4th July 2011

more Lionel Elton was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny at the lunchtime meeting of the Club of the 4th July 2011. President Brian Roussel is pictured welcoming Lionel into membership of the Club after the induction ceremony.

Dinner meeting (Council at 6pm)

more 7.30pm Potential members evening. Eight local people who are interested in the possibility of joining the Rotary Club of Abergavenny attended this evening meeting of the Club to find out more about membership.

President's Handover Lunch on 26th June 2011

more Past President Gareth Davies congratulates Brian Roussel on becoming President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny for 2011/2012.

Presentation of Steam Rally painting to Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon (August 2011)

more Nick Simpson presenting a painting of the Abergavenny Steam Rally to Andre Jourdan, President of the Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon.

President's Handover Lunch on 28th June 2010

more Gareth DAvies, newly inaugurated President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny for 2010/2011, congratulates Brian Roussel on becoming President Elect.

Social evening of Petanque v Rotary Club of Crickhowell (September 2011)

more 6pm at the Abergavenny Petanque Club in Bailey Park, Abergavenny. Social evening of Petanque followed by a buffet.

Induction of new member, Keith Davies, on 15th August 2011

more Brian Roussel (President) and John Bannon (new member sponsor) are pictured with Keith Davies immediately after the induction ceremony at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.

BBQ at the home of David and Pip Hassall (September 2011)

more 7pm BBQ in the barn. Dress code: "The British on holiday"

Presidents Handover 1997

more Barrie Jackson hands over the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to Alex Taylor.

Presidents Handover 1999

more Don Rossiter hands over the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to David Hassall.

Rotary Exchange visit to Le Mans (1982)

more Members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny visit the twinned Rotary Club of Le Mans in France.

Rotary Exchange visit by Le Mans to Abergavenny (1985)

more Members of the Rotary Club of Le Mans Scarron visit the Rotary Club of Abergavenny.

Mike Kneath receives Paul Harris Fellowship (2005)

more Mike Kneath receives his Paul Harris Fellowship award at a Rotary meeting. Presenting the award is President Clive Howells.

Notes relating to twinning with Rotary Le Mans Scarron

more Scanned copies of notes regarding the arrangements for and involvement in twiining visits between the two clubs from about 1974 until 1990.

Rotary Exchange visit to Le Mans Scarron in 1988

more Members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny visit the Rotary Club of Le Mans Scarron.

President's Handover Lunch on 29th June 2003

more President Mike Kneath hands over to the incoming President, John Bannon and President Elect Anthony Davies.

President's Handover garden party on 29th June 2003

more President John Bannon and his wife Judith host a party in their garden after the formal handover lunch.

BBQ at the home of David and Pip Hassall (2004)

more Annual Rotary Club BBQ (September 2004)

Official visit of Rotary District Governor Bob Higgins

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Rotary District 1150 Conference 2011 in Torquay

more Three Rotarians (Mike Kneath, Barrie Jackson and Brian Roussel) and their wives represented Abergavenny at the Disrict Conference in Torquay.

Induction of new member, Martin Phillips, on 17th October 2011

more Martin Love (President Elect) and Keith Davies (new member sponsor) are pictured with Martin Phillips during the induction ceremony at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.

Visit to Echuca Moama (October 2011)

more A selection of photographs taken by Rotarian Anthony Davies and his wife Dawn during their visit to the Rotary Club and town of Echuca Moama in Australia.

Gareth Davies practises his putting while John Bannon and Tim Reardon-Smith look on.

Abergavenny Rotary Golf team win District golf competition (2011)

more John Bannon and Gareth Davies won the Rotary South Wales District golf competition in 2011. The were joined by Ti9m Reardon-Smith in the national finals, where they put up a good performance but were unable to produce a winning round.

Progressive Supper (January 2012)

more Club members and friends met at different club members houses for the starter and main course of the "Progressive Supper" before finishing at a church hall for dessert, coffee and discussion of the "culinary delights" enjoyed throughout the evening.

Social evening - Dinner and Concert (March 2012)

more Early evening meal at La Brassaria followed by a concert at the Borough Theatre given by "Elvis" (aka Rotarian Keith Davies) in aid of charity.

Handover to new President Clive Howells from 1st July 2005

more Clive Howells is inducted as the new President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny at the Handover lunch held at the Angel Hotel.

Presidential Handover Lunch

more Presidential Handover lunch at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny commencing at 12.30pm.