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Five of the  eight Rotary “Easter Bunnies”, all COVID compliant, posing for the camera

Rotary and Ty Gobaith Childrens' Hospice

more COVID has thwarted fundraising for much of the past year, but Llandudno Rotary has taken to the streets again and eight Rotarians, thinly disguised as Easter Bunnies stepped into action to relieve the good people of Llandudno of some of their cash

Dianne and Rtn. David Thomas attending a pre-COVID Rotary fundraiser

David Thomas – longstanding Rotarian

more Llandudno Rotary has lost its most senior Member, by both age and length of Rotary service. David Thomas, who would have been 88 in May died on 21st March, after a short illness

Mike Clutton, who has died a few months after his 80th birthday party

Death of Mike Clutton

more Rotary is sad to announce the death of one of our longest-serving and much-loved friend, Mike Clutton

Tristan Owen – Man about town!

more At their latest meeting (on Zoom) on Tuesday 16th March, 13 Members were delighted to hear from prospective Member Tristan Owen about his life and adventures.

Rotary and local food banks – an appeal by Rotary to YOU for help

more The Rotary Club of Llandudno is drastically widening its much-needed support to the Hope Restored Food Bank by co-operating with the organiser Brenda Fogg, OBE to enable her and her team to provide shelter and nourishment to the community

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men

more The Lord Chamberlain’s Men is the 21st century recreation of Shakespeare’s own 16th century “playing company” complete with Elizabethan costume, music and dance with the title being expressly approved by the current Lord Chamberlain of the day.

Revd Sam Erlandson, seen here in the bosom of his family

Rotary says “Hello!” to 2021

more A longstanding tradition of Llandudno Rotary has been to invite a local person of the cloth to address the Club on any lessons learned from the year just gone that might be employed in the year to come

Some Good News from Rotary - Community Chest Launched

more In a year that has been a bit short of good news, Llandudno Rotary is delighted to announce that it has made the first round of awards from the Community Chest

Rotary in Llandudno this Christmas

more Llandudno Rotary had hoped to overcome COVID restrictions and hold the traditional Snowman Appeal. We managed one day before new, stringent Tier 4 restrictions defeated us

Find the Great Orme Goat competition

Find Mostyn the Great Orme Goat!

more We are proud to support St David's Hospice by running this fun fundraiser on their behalf

Find out more about the Rotary effect

What is Rotary all about?

more Find out more about the Rotary effect

Your donations of food or cash are extremely welcomed by Llandudno’s food banks

Food Banks – can YOU help?

more The COVID virus adds to the demand for help from Llandudno’s food banks and yet at the same time adds to the problem of finding enough volunteers, food, and money

Proving the other, older theme:- “Where there’s a will there’s a way!”

Rotary Connects the World!

more When Rotary International President Mark Maloney chose “Rotary Connects the World” as the theme for his Rotary year, in early 2019

FORTY-TWO YEARS OF SONG AND RYTHM

more Llandudno Rotary has had a happy association with Llandudno Youth Music Theatre (LYMT) for many years

Rev. Noel Carter reassured Llandudno Rotary that change is part of the warp and weft of life

Hello and Goodbye from Noel Carter!

more The Cae Mor Hotel is the regular meeting place for Llandudno Rotary. It had been closed throughout January and so 4th February saw our first “home” meeting of 2020

We look forward to reciprocal visits to our Club – any one of 1.2M Rotarians in 35,000 Clubs worldwide is welcome – let’s hope they don’t all come at once!

Scatter!

more Rotarians have always visited Rotarians from other Clubs, whether to support them on their Charter Night, to try and beat them in the annual Rotary District Quiz, to seek out a speaker of particular interest.

Founder Members

Your chance to play detective!

more Can you help Llandudno Rotary and the descendants of a grateful recipient of the kindness of one of our founders?

Ashok Harshey strikes out!

Llandudno Rotary Strikes Out!

more Llandudno Rotary kicked off its activities for 2020 with a trip to Ffrith Beach 10 Pin Bowling, Prestatyn Social Secretary Mike Perry kindly arranged a friendly challenge between the nine Rotarians able to make the trip and ten of the Prestatyn Monday

President-Elect Gavin Davies (left) and Past President John New bring both charm and menace to the proceedings

Thank you, Llandudno!

more January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions – i.e. both looking forward and looking backwards

This event is being held at the same time as a Street Collection authorised by the Conwy County Borough Council on behalf of the Rotary Club,.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH SANTA!

more The Rotary Club of Llandudno have been in delicate negotiations with the Elves and Fairies and have succeeded in getting their permission to bring Santa to Llandudno Library for two days in December.

Chief Executive Sylvia Chadwick and Trustee Peter Denton promoting the work of Home Start Conwy

Home Start – Conwy

more Rotarians were pleased to hear from Sylvia Chadwick, Manager of Home-Start

Thank you, Llandudno!

more At their Annual General Meeting earlier this month Llandudno Rotary received the Treasurer’s Report from Rotarian David Thomas

St David’s Hospice, Llandudno

The good that St David’s hospice does

more 19 members and friends of Llandudno Rotary heard Dr. George Kurian talk about the work of the town’s St David’s Hospice

Almost too fast for the camera – Dianne Thomas in killer mode

Girl-power prevails at Llandudno Rotary

more 21 Rotarians and friends demonstrated their (how can I put this?) varying skills at the Rotary Club’s Annual Skittles Competition, held at Penrhyn Old Hall on Wednesday 9th October 2019

Football, football and a moral

more This double story starts with a quote from someone who may or may not have existed and who, if he did exist, almost certainly didn’t say this anyway, but here goes…..

 Llandudno Rotary launches Sunday lunch initiative

Llandudno Rotary launches Sunday lunch initiative

more Llandudno Rotary, with help from ‘Friends of Rotary’ launches a new initiative at the end of this month

Mark Jones addressing members of Rotary Club with his wife Natalie and Natalies’ guide dog Sidney seated

Guide Dogs for the Blind in Wales

more Sixteen members of Llandudno Rotary heard a talk on 3rd September from Mark and Natalie Jones about the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind - Cymru

Ian Trevette (l) introduces John Burtonwood (c) to Rotary and to President Rosalind Hopewell (r)

Two more members for Llandudno Rotary

more Traditionally August is the month that Rotary focusses on growing its membership and so it is appropriate that this month two new members signed up to the ideas and ideals of Rotary

Rtn Bob Mills, who died in 2017, would be delighted to learn that the annual Award made by Llandudno Rotary in his memory was enabling pupils of Ysgol Deganwy to discover the world of music

The Bob Mills Award

more When the pupils of Ysgol Deganwy return to school after the holidays they will find that their Music Department resources have been given a boost from a donation from Llandudno Rotary

George Stephenson’s  “The Rocket”, winner of the Trials

Rainford Trials

more Rotarian Colin Lovell enticed 14 members of Llandudno Rotary to a talk that had been billed as “S*x, violence and Fast Living”

Speaker Meeting - Mike Perry

more 'What Boris' Bobbies Must Be'.

Expert at work – “watch and learn”

Llandudno Rotary on the crown green

more Seasoned bowlers and some snobby seagulls alike were pretending not to notice the – ahem – somewhat variable standard of some of the bowlers in the Annual Bowling Competition hosted by Llandudno Rotary

President-Elect Gavin Davies is congratulated by President Rosalind Hopewell

Happy New Year at Llandudno Rotary

more There are 35,000 Rotary Clubs in the world and each one of them starts the new Rotary year on 1st July with a new incoming President – except for Llandudno!

Nicola Watkins (right) receives a cheque from Llandudno Rotary for “Friends of Queen’s Park”

Queen’s Park, Craig Y Don – Community in Action

more At their meeting on 11th June members and friends of Llandudno Rotary were pleased to host Nicola Watkins (Chair) and Jeff Wright, (Playground Co-ordinator) of “Friends of Queen’s Park” (FQP) both of whom are volunteers in this community action group

Squadron Leader Nick Jewsbury and his guests Two prints for the Officers’ Mess, presented by President Rosalind Hopewell

Rotary visit to RAF Valley

more On 21st June 15 Rotarians and guests, including 3 former pilots, visited RAF Valley and were shown round by Squadron Leader Nick Jewsbury.

Last year’s visitors thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Llandudno, Queen of Welsh resorts

Some very welcome visitors to Llandudno

more Last year’s visitors thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Llandudno, Queen of Welsh resorts

2019 Assembly for District 1180

more Every year, just as individual Rotary Clubs hold a Club Assembly for the purpose of reviewing and planning the coming Rotary year, so does District 1180

Beautiful Bodnant – a Great Day Out for anyone!

Great Day Out – St. David’s Hospice

more Llandudno Rotary is again teaming up with St. David’s Hospice to give a group of a dozen or so day-Patients of the Hospice, and their carers a VIP day out at Bodnant Gardens on 11th June 2019

Rotarian Margaret Trevette (centre) with the volunteers at RPJ “Helping Hands”, Cape Town

Rotary in Cape Town

more Llandudno Rotarians Ian and Margaret Trevette have again spent the winter in South Africa and, as Rotarians, continued with their work to support Rotary projects in the Cape Town area.

Chris Dearden – BBC Radio and TV reporter, addressing Llandudno Rotary

BBC – local TV and Radio reporting

more Chris addressed 13 members and an equal number of visitors at a Llandudno Rotary meeting held at the Cae Mor Hotel on Tuesday 2nd April

President Rosalind Hopewell looks on as Llandudno Mayor Cllr. David Hawkins engages his audience

Round up the usual suspects

more Their 92nd Birthday Bash (sometimes referred to in more gentile circles as a Charter Night) at Conwy Golf Club on Friday 29th March certainly proved to be a magnet for all “the usual suspects” who would never, ever miss an excuse to party

Judith Phillips regaled Rotary with anecdotes of 50 years of journalism

Fifty years a journalist

more Judith Phillips regaled Rotary with anecdotes of 50 years of journalism

The Doctor will see you know!..

Know your blood pressure

more The Doctor will see you now!

Rotary President Rosalind Hopewell and Cae Mor proprietors Sheryl and Marc Viercant at the entrance to the hotel, guarding the new plaque

Llandudno Rotary makes itself at home

more Some months ago Llandudno Rotary changed its venue to the Cae Mor Hotel, on the Promenade, right next to the Venue Cymru

Listen to the people

more Mike Perry, who recently transferred to the Club on his move to Llandudno after 20 years membership of Ilkeston Rotary in Derbyshire

Rosalind Hopewell, President of Llandudno Rotary (standing, R) enjoyed here evening with Llandudno Lions

Stepping into the Lions’ Den

more Llandudno Rotary and Llandudno Lions each has a proud record of charitable and social work in the town and although each has its distinct character and traditions, each organisation has always been keen to relate to the other

Alison Blott, of the St Vincent de Paul Society describing the work of he organization to Llandudno Rotary

Turning Concern into Action

more Alison Blott, of the St Vincent de Paul Society describing the work of he organization to Llandudno Rotary

92nd CHARTER ANNIVERSARY DINNER

more On behalf of President Rosalind Hopewell and the members of Llandudno Rotary Club, I extend an invitation to your members and partners to join us at the above event.

Last week saw Llandudno Rotary reviving an old Rotary custom of setting aside a week for members to visit other Rotary Clubs in the area, instead of their own Club

Llandudno Rotary Scatters!

more Last week saw Llandudno Rotary reviving an old Rotary custom of setting aside a week for members to visit other Rotary Clubs in the area, instead of their own Club

Beverley Bradley, fundraiser for Ty Gobaith and a welcome guest and visitor to Rotary Club of Llandudno

What is Ty Gobaith?

more 12 Rotarians met at Cae Mor Hotel and heard Beverley Bradley describe the work of Ty Gobaith (“Hope House”)

Let’s make ‘altruism’ the buzz-word for 2019!” says Malcolm Weatherby

Llandudno Rotary rings in the New Year

more At their first meeting of the new year, 18 Rotarians and friends dined at the Cae Mor Hotel, Llandudno, prior to receiving an address from retired Methodist preacher and friend of the Club, Malcolm Weatherby

Rotary’s President Rosalind Hopewell joined the “Dippers”

Rotary President thrown to the Lions!

more Every Boxing Day Llandudno Lions organize a Boxing Day Dip off Llandudno’ freezing North shore

Members of Llandudno Gogarth Rotary Mark and Natalie Jones, assisted by Sidney, helped Llandudno Rotary’s street collection this year

“Thank you!”

more A HUGE thanks from all at Rotary Club of Llandudno for the magnificent response to our annual Mostyn Street Snowman Charity Collection

Rtn. Neal Riley, PHF, who died in December 2018

Llandudno Rotary is reeling from yet another blow

more After the recent death of Bryan Davies we have now learned that we have lost another of our much-loved colleagues of longstanding - Neal Riley - ,who died earlier this week

Rtn. Neal Riley, PHF, who died in December 2018

Llandudno Rotary is reeling from yet another blow

more After the recent death of Bryan Davies we have now learned that we have lost another of our much-loved colleagues of longstanding - Neal Riley - ,who died earlier this week

Bryan, seen here, in 2006, celebrating 40 years of Rotary - with another 12 yet to come

Bryan Davies

more Llandudno Rotary – and the whole town – is in mourning for Bryan Davies, its longest-serving member - he joined the Club in 1966.

Andrew Russell, Headmaster of St David’s College

Freedom to Flourish

more A talk from Andrew Russell, Headmaster of St David’s College, Llandudno

Llandudno's role in World War II

more A fascinating evening learning about what role Llandudno had in WW2

I didn’t know THAT!

more The second round of this prestigious event

Where will YOU be sleeping tonight?

more An easy question for most of us, but not for everyone; and it’s a growing problem in Conwy, Martin Cooil told 20 Rotarians and guests at a talk to Rotary Club of Llandudno on “Homelessness” on Tuesday 30th October

Find out more about the new

Go Go Gogarth...

more Find out more about the new "satellite" club that is being created in Llandudno - ideal for busy working people who want to put something back into the community.

Incoming President Rosalind leads the Llandudno Rotary Club for the year to 30th June 2019 – and is all set to “be the inspiration”

New President for Llandudno Rotary

more Incoming President Rosalind leads the Llandudno Rotary Club for the year to 30th June 2019 – and is all set to “be the inspiration”

You’ve probably never heard of Remap but…..

more Llandudno Rotary was was honoured to have as its guest speaker Mr. Brian Lammond of ReMap UK

Sarah Kennedy-Ratcliffe, of Llandudno Gogarth Rotary, in quietly triumphant mood after completing the London Marathon

Llandudno Rotarian goes the distance!

more Llandudno Gogarth Rotarian completes the London Marathon

Daily Post's On The Grapevine features Llandudno Rotary

On The Grapevine with Llandudno Rotary

more Llandudno Rotary features in the Daily Post's "On The Grapevine" feature

KidsOut Powered Wheelchair Crusade - Rotary Help Please

KidsOut Powered Wheelchair Crusade - Rotary Help Please

more YOUR HELP PLEASE! We ' Rotary' have been asked to help with the following: The charity Kidsout have struck up a partnership with the Midshires Group who specialise in mobility equipment, and they are launching what they describe as a Powered Wheelch

Anna-Marie Munro (L) and Debbie Braden clearly enjoy spreading the word about TV Conwy

TV Conwy

more Rotarians and their friends and guests were enthralled by the story that lies behind TV Conwy, as told by directors (voluntary and unpaid) Debbie Braden and Anna-Marie Munro in their “dynamic duo” presentation.

New Members

Rotary - looking outwards

more August is traditionally the month Rotary worldwide looks to see how it can increase its reach, and the value of the work it does, by expanding its membership

Tuesday 4th July saw President Mike Clutton hand over the reins to incoming President John New.

Llandudno Rotary – making a difference

more Tuesday 4th July saw President Mike Clutton hand over the reins to incoming President John New.

Mike D, Rosalind

Rotary Bowls Evening – how green were we?

more Every year the Rotary Club of Llandudno hosts a competition at Craig y Don Bowling Club as to which of the area’s Rotary Clubs will carry off the coveted Llandudno Bowls Challenge Shield.

Club Member Profiles - John New

more Profile of individual club members

Llandudno Rotarians with President Mike of RC Stoke on Trent

Visit to Stoke on Trent Rotary Club

more Members visited the Rotary Club of Stoke on Trent

Who is...Gavin Davies

Who is...?

more Who is Gavin Davies...new Rotarian job talk

Incoming President John New outlines plans for a hectic new Rotary year

Planning Ahead...

more Incoming President John New outlines the Club's plans for the coming year

Llandudno Rotary welcomes Gavin Davies

New Members

more Rotary welcomes new members

Rotarian Mike Dean spoke about tracing family trees

Who do you think you are?

more Rotarian Mike Dean spoke about tracing family trees

Llandudno Rotary celebrates its 90th Charter Evening at Conwy Golf Club

90th Charter Evening - 2017

more Llandudno Rotary celebrated its 90th birthday on 31 March 2017

Acclaimed author 
Elizabeth J Duncan

Canadian mystery author Rotary guest speaker

more Acclaimed Canadian author Elizabeth J Duncan, a two-time winner of the Bloody Words (Bony Blithe) Award for Canada's best light mystery, held a magnifying glass up to her writing process at a recent meeting of Llandudno Rotary.

expanding its membership

Rotary - looking outwards

more August is traditionally the month Rotary worldwide looks to see how it can increase its reach, and the value of the work it does, by expanding its membership

The Curse of Alcoholism

more A talk given recently by Rtn. Alan Guinn, a past President and past Mayor of Llandudno, about of the heartbreaking and yet incredibly rewarding experience of helping alcoholics to face their demons

members and friends of Rotary Club

Gwydir Castle and Gardens

more Members and friends of Rotary Club of Llandudno visited the spectacular Gwydir Castle and Gardens, a mile from Llanrwst.

Rotary wishes to thank Allan for his beautiful gesture – we wish him every success at the 2021 Welsh Show. Rotary’s thanks are also due to our very own Mike Perrry for creating and seeing through this partnership

A sweet gesture

more A sweet pea gesture, actually! At this time of the year, prize-winning gardener Allan Evans, a horticulturalist from Llandudno Junction, would normally be staking his claim to Gold and Sliver prizes at the Royal Welsh Show for his speciality – sweet peas

Llandudno Rotary Club was honoured to receive newly-appointed District Governor Beryl Cotton to the Club

Stepping out – the new Rotary year

more Llandudno Rotary Club was honoured to receive newly-appointed District Governor Beryl Cotton to the Club

Dave King - Editor of the Rotary Magazine

Telling the Rotary Story

more A master-class talk from Rotary Magazine Editor Dave King on “Telling the Rotary Story”

Rob Naybour explained the history of Bodnant Gardens to members of Llandudno Rotary

Our very own beautiful back garden

more Rob Naybour explained the history of Bodnant Gardens to members of Llandudno Rotary

Young Carers in Conwy

more a talk by Jo Chapman about her work as an outreach worker for WCD Young Carers.

Rtn David Thomas

Raining Cats and Dogs but saved by the bell!

more Rotarian David Thomas delved into the fascinating background of familar sayings

Although closed since March due to Covid-19, the centre has started welcoming back a small number of blind veterans who are most in need.

Blind Veterans UK - Llandudno

more On Tuesday, 22 September, sixteen members of Llandudno Rotary plus one visitor were delighted to hear a talk by Volunteer Co-ordinator Joanna Tann about the Llandudno establishment of the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Llandudno Rotary quiz team at Ruthin

Quiz Fun

more Annual District Quiz

 Christmas may have been and gone, but Brenda Fogg, organiser of the “Hope Restored” Food Bank, which needs the help of us all more than ever

Llandudno Food Banks

more At Llandudno Rotary we continue to meet “virtually” and are currently focusing on how we can help the valiant efforts of Llandudno Food Banks

Rotarian Rosalind Hopewell spoke of her experiences running a bistro in Windsor

A right royal bistro life

more Rotary's meeting on 28 February 2017 heard from member Rosalind Hopewell about running a bistro in Windsor

The Start – Llandudno Pier

How does he do it?

more Rotarian Ashok Harshey, of Llandudno Rotary Club walked 22 miles on behalf of two charities

Clare Greenwood of the EngAGE Project in listening mode at our Rotary meeting

Wales' Strategy for Older People

more Llandudno Rotary provides feedback for the EngAGE Project's consultation on Wales' Strategy for Older People

More Bulb Planting for Purple4Polio

more Local Schools plant purple crocus bulbs in Purple4Polio

Club Charter Nights

more Celebrating Rotary in Llandudno

Llandudno has lost a popular local figure as Bob Mills passes away
Bob's funeral is on Wednesday 5 April at 11.00am at Colwyn Bay Crematorium

Rotary mourns Bob Mills

more Llandudno has lost a popular local figure as Bob Mills passes away

Llandudno Rotary launches search for descendants of Founder Members

Who do you think you are?

more Llandudno Rotary launches search for descendants of Founder Members