Cardiff East Rotary AGM - Online 17th June 2020
Cardiff East Rotary held its first online AGM, where President Paul thanked his team leaders for all their hard work over the last year. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions over the last year the Club had contributed 2,900 hours of service to the community, 15 speakers came to our meetings, 17 projects were delivered and members went to over 10 social events. If you want to join email CardiffEastRotary@gmail.com
And can it be another day behind the same four walls
Oh yes, I have a garden and that can be sublime
But I must find a challenge or else my spirit falls
So I sit here in Spring this year and try to write in rhyme.
I’ve heard the news today of course, like yesterday the same
Mostly it’s opinion of who said what and why
And when and if and who else can we blame
But the greatest tragedy of all is that so many die.
Our people at the sharp end are short of much we fear
Countries all around the world want most of what we’re asking
A momentary thought so stark emerges oh so clear
The country that once showed the world now hardly makes a thing.
We can have a family quiz with video on the phone
Or “Zoom” together with our colleagues on meetings we would miss
And dream of normal times again in Club or in the home
When we’ll be all together and even hug and kiss.
So what end to this virus around the world and rife
Probably not in answers alluded to by Trump
We need to have a vaccine to restore our way of life
Not injecting disinfectant with needle or a pump.
All those little jobs that we’ve looked at far too long
So everything at home’s now done with a finish to amaze
We never found the time before ‘cos we had something on
Now we survey the perfect scene and cancelled holidays.
Exercise by walking can be soothing, sometimes bracing
In quiet lanes or woods, stepping briskly even better
All good people that I see observing social spacing
Having some idea of what it means to be a leper.
Could my thinking suffer, developing a flaw
I briefly saw a lesson from this virus we so hate
For a moment just dismiss its propensity for war
It embraces all mankind and does not discriminate.
One other thought will linger when I think upon this time
When everything was quiet from our homes and all about
I’ll remember how succinctly it was put into a rhyme
We lived in Max Boyce country “when just the tide went out”.
A Cry for Peace around the World
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Please join this cry for Peace, that you now hear from me.
Remember men & women, old & young, who died to make us free.
The women left at home did not just sit and wait.
They toiled in harsh conditions before dawn to very late.
Factories, farms, other essential jobs, the women were quick at learning.
They worked, some died, to keep the home fires burning.
As we remember this special day, do not forget that every day someone needs your aid,
Do not put away your poppies, letting your memories fade.
Celebrate with the knowledge that the V E Day is also a time to remember,
Beyond the solemn wreaths of the 11th November.
Let's thank all those who have gone before, with their colours proudly unfurled.
Join us as united we say, " Peace to the World".
God Save the Queen
Tribute to the Millions
Let us remember those who so selflessly gave
their lives at home and abroad, whose
sacrifice enables us to enjoy the
peace and freedom we have today.
Let us remember those who came home
wounded, physically and mentally, and
the friends and family who cared for them.
Let us remember those who returned to
restore their relationships and rebuild
their working lives after years of dreadful
conflict and turmoil.
Let us remember the families that lost
husbands, sons and sweethearts.
Let us remember the servicemen, merchant seaman,
miners, brave civilians and others from
Commonwealth and Allied countries
who fought, suffered and died during several years of war.
Let us remember those in reserved occupation
and the brave people who
kept us safe on the home front - the
doctors and nurses who cared for the wounded,
the women and men who toiled in the fields,
those who worked in the factories,
who all played such a vital role
in the war effort at home.
Continue our Celebrations with a 1 minute silence at 11am on 8th May
Paul Gregory - Community Team Lead Cardiff East Rotary
'What We Do' Main Pages:
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more