Men's Sheds

A group of Rotarians has created a Men"™s Shed in Cardiff called "˜The Den"™. See full description.


The Den

North Cardiff’s Men’s Shed

A shed has for generations been a place for men to escape the stress and strain of life; a haven to gain much needed sanity; to be surrounded by familiar items; and to make things.

The ‘Men’s Sheds’ movement is for men who have time on their hands whether that’s due to unemployment, retirement, bereavement or because they are new to an area. It enables them to pursue their interests, develop new ones, feel useful and have a sense of belonging. The movement has been spreading throughout the world and has now arrived in Wales where there are over 20 Sheds. The one essential common strand is that a Men’s Shed brings men together for a chat and to make new friends.

A group of Rotarians has created a Men’s Shed in Cardiff called ‘The Den’. The Rotary club of Cardiff East together with the Rotary Clubs of Cardiff and Cardiff Breakfast have each donated £200 to help get The Den off the ground. The Den currently meets on Thursday afternoons in temporary premises in a garage which the Rhiwbina United Reform Church kindly allows members to use. The garage is at the rear of the Canolfan building at the crossroad where Beulah Road meets Pant-Bach Road. For several months, Den members have been busy refurbishing garden furniture in the adjoining community garden and have several new projects planned. A sizeable allotment has also been acquired by the Den in the nearby Birchgrove Allotments.

To learn more about The Den, contact Mike on 07929 468031 or just pop round on a Thursday afternoon between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. You can also keep up-to-date with what’s going on at the Den on Twitter: @TheDen110.

For more information about the Men’s Sheds movement, visit www.mensshedscymru.co.uk

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Cardiff Rock Choir performing at our Foundation Fund Raising Evening on 2nd November 2019

We held our Annual Foundation Evening on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Lisvane Memorial Hall. Our evening featured the Cardiff Rock Choir who gave a lively and most enjoyable evening of music and song. We raised about £1100.

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Report on latest Club Issues

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It's official - The WHO Africa Region has been declared wild polio-free! The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially been certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease.

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The first online meeting took the decision to record individuals and Club activities including meetings, events and stories from individuals and decisions taken by Club under lockdown. Scroll down below thumbnails for further information.

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Everyone Enjoying the rides on the trains made and serviced by the Cardiff Model Engineering Society.

For many years now we have, in cooperation with Cardiff Model Engineering Society, organised this event for children and teachers/carers at Heath Park. UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO COVID 19 WE WERE UNABLE TO CONTINUE IN 2020.

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Carol Singing at Sainsburys Thornhill with a great deal of help from some of Llanishen School Senior choir. This was also to raise funds for

This page illustrates some of the events in which this Club has participated including visits for carols and presents at Ty Coch & St. Isan's residential homes and Santa visits children at the New House Country Hotel.

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Olivia Pictured here with her parents and President Paul.

We sponsor young people for this competition annually. This year we sponsored 18 year old Olivia Georghiades a pupil at Howells School. Olivia played Piano in the Instrumentalist section of the competition giving a very good performance.

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Welcome to Amsterdam

Our trip this year was to Amsterdam which involved a visit to Haarlem and a boat trip on canals in Amsterdam. It was part of the Christmas social activities of the club. We called it the Phil Nicholls Memorial trip in tribute to Phil who died this year.

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Our latest Associate, Lyn Hull, is seen here following her induction by President Paul Cotter and introduction by Rtn. Wendy Williams..

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The Team assembles in the company of Steve Attwell our guide and leader.

We enjoyed a Fellowship trip on 6th March 20 to the Principality Stadium. The tour was led by Steve Attwell of the Stadium staff from whom we gleaned great detail about the building's history, Rugby, Football and international entertainers.

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A group of Rotarians has created a Men"™s Shed in Cardiff called "˜The Den"™. See full description.

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Hon Member and Past President Edward celebrated his 100th birthday on May 23rd 2019. On May 23rd 2020 aged 101 he received many congratulations on Facebook from people and Rotarians around the world including the Rotary Club of Cardiff NSW Australia.

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Programme of Speakers at future Club meetings Author: Mike Wright - Speakers Programme Co-ordinator.

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We began at Lisvane Station in June 2018 with Geraint Morgan from, now, TFW to plant flowers in the new planters on the fences. We re-plant in Autumn and Spring and most recently in Octber 2020. These pictures are shown. Scroll down.

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Single Summary Report for 2019/20

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PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP. This prestigious award,established in 1957, is presented to Rotarians and others in recognition of outstanding service, community and Club. Rotarian Julian shown receiving the award in October 2017.

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Supporting other organisations and individuals in the community is an important aspect of the Club' activities.

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District Governor Steve Jenkins presents an award

The Welsh Amateur Gymnastics Association Competition for children with special needs was held at the Wales Sports Centre in Cardiff on 17th March 2017. Rotary sponsored the awards & trophies which were presented by various Rotarians who attended.

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Rotarian David Morris, of Melton Mobray Rotary Club in District 1070 visited us 10th April 2019 with PDG Steve Jenkins. David will be their DG in 2021/22. At our meeting on 17th April we toasted M M RC and enjoyed the pork pie sent by David.

Cardiff East seeks and undertakes contact and co-operation with other clubs including social events, fund raising and service.

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President Paul Cotter presents winners with the award.

Rotary Welsh Disabled Sports at Newport on 3rd November 2019. Members of Cardiff East provided and supervised Target Tennis. .

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President Paul and Rtn. David Miles plus other Members and family attended, as shown here, at a collection for Marie Curie Cancer Care over 3 days on 13th - 16th February 2020 at Sainsburys Thornhill. A total of £1,826 was raised.

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President Paul visited St Monica's Primary School to present prizes to the winners. Head teacher Abi Beacon was thrilled that the youngsters had won certificates and prizes and the school had won the overall school trophy.

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