CLUB LOCKDOWN and what are we doing?

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.

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

The Online AGM Attendees 

A Poem:

Lockdown 2020

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”.

Neil L

May 2020

                                             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:

Father Christmas visits and entertains families and children at the New House Country Hotel

This page illustrates some of the events in which this Club has participated including visits for presents at various residential homes and Santa visits children at the New House Country Hotel. Unfortunately Covid has precluded visits for Carol singing.

The Clubs in Cardiff working together collected money which was sent to the Rotary Club of Warsaw Wilanow. This enabled a refurbished surgical microscope to be purchased for 44.625 euros which is now at Hospital No 1 in Odessa.

The Cardiff Clubs working together have collected money for Ukraine. Press details to see what this money did


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


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.


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

The team at work

Since 2018 Cardiff East Rotary has adopted Lisvane and Thornhill Station. We provide regular reports on the condition of the station to help with maintenance and we look after the floral displays. Press DETAILS for more information.


We began at Lisvane Station in June 2018 with Geraint Morgan from, now, TFW to plant flowers in the new planters on the fences (First Picture). We re-plant in Autumn and Spring and most recently in Nov 2021. These pictures are shown. Scroll down.


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.


Rest in Peace and thank you,

Edward is shown here with his wife Joan on his 100th birthday on 23rd May 2019.

Sadly our Past President and Hon. Member Edward Morris died in his sleep on 1st November 2021. Edward was 102 years old and had joined the Club in 1958. He was active in the Club until age 95 when he resigned and was made an Honorary Member.


The Club actively supports the Rotary Foundation Charity The Rotary Foundation transforms the money we raise into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.


Every year Rotary hosts the Champion Awards celebrating teh outstanding humanitarian and community service undertaken by volunteers across Great Britain and Ireland


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.

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. This is taking place again inJune 2022

Rotarians who volunteered to sort to the hundreds of coats collected for distribution to charities working with refugees & homeless in Cardiff. Included is DG Ray Bevan & Rotarians from 6 Clubs all working together as part of Wrap Up Cardiff.

Volunteers Organise and sort Winter Coats.

Record of Presidents since Club Inauguration in 1956.

Presidents Board


Cardiff East supports a number of projects across the world targeting the environment, health and education

Picture shows Eiriana with Youth Lead at Cardiff East.   The event was held with Covid guidance in place only allowing 1 member from each club attending.

Cardiff Rotary put on a Young Musician Competition at the Dutch Barn at Whitchurch High School. Competitors were singers and musicians and were sponsored by the clubs in Cardiff.


Single Summary Report for 2019/20


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


The Club Remembers Pictures on a visit to Ypres

Cardiff East Rotary joined up with The Parish of Cathays to help Refugees and asylum seekers in Cardiff to keep warm this winter.

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

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.

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.

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. .


Local and International Charities are regularly supported by the Club. Collection undertaken on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care at Morrisons Supermarket during March 2022. We were assisted by members of other Cardiff Clubs.


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.


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.