CARDIFF BAY ROTARY
“Service Above Self"
A NEW VISION
It’s only fair that we give others the opportunity of enjoying Rotary.
Yes, we want to share the enjoyment and challenge of being in Rotary with as many like-minded people as possible. That is, people who have a passion for giving back something to the community, who want to make a difference and have fun doing so.
We realise however that not everyone can or wants to belong to conventional Rotary Clubs, though that opportunity will continue to be available. Instead, something more flexible, more focussed and more economical would be more up their street.
That is why we are creating our BAYFLEX group, which will have all the benefits of being part of Rotary but with less formalities and much greater flexibility for members.
What does this mean in real life?
What? BAYFLEX is a satellite group of Cardiff Bay Rotary which will operate at arms length from the parent body although its members will be full members of Rotary. BAYFLEX members will plan and carry out their own projects and arrange their own social programme within Rotary, one of the largest voluntary service organisations in the World,
Who? Existing members and newcomers for whom this group better suits their current lifestyles.
When? Members will decide when they will meet to socialise and discuss their plans and projects, probably once or twice a month.
Where? Wherever members want to meet, in person or virtually, or probably a mixture of both. Face to face meetings will be in suitably informal venues such as pubs and coffee shops. For the time being, because of Coronavirus restrictions, meetings will take place on Zoom or a similar virtual platform.
Why? Because there are many needs in our communities which a group of organised people can help to meet, increase their social circle and enjoy themselves at the same time. And because there are many people who want to help but need an organisation like BAYFLEX to coordinate their efforts with others.
How? By joining Rotary through BAYFLEX. There are many benefits, from networking locally to having Worldwide connections, and plenty of opportunities for personal development and setting and meeting challenges. Costs are limited to membership fees, which are just over £2 per week, and refreshments at actual get-togethers.
And? There is plenty of need around us and loads for BAYFLEX members to do so get in touch now. Contact us through the person named below. He will be pleased to tell you more and answer questions.
Come and join other ‘People of Action’ and expand your horizons.
more Frequently Asked Questions
more See our programme on the Homepage
more Rotaract is a more affordable alternative to Rotary for adults aged 18-30. There are currently over 60 clubs in the Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I), and more than 7,500 clubs across 155 countries worldwide.
more We have a close relationship with the other seven Rotary Clubs in Cardiff and complement each other's activities.
more Rotary Friendship Exchanges take place between districts across international borders where small teams of Rotarians stay with host Rotary families. Recent exchanges have taken place with New Zealand, India, USA and Canada.
more In addition to our weekly meetings we enjoy great fellowship at events and from time to time we organise or join in with other clubs for social evenings and special trips at home and overseas.
more Rotary membership is not necessarily limited to projects in our own community and some of our members contribute at district, national and international level. Rotary is often referred to as the original social network.
back .... and we are always looking for more like-minded people to join us. Please have a look at 'Membership - Frequently Asked Questions' below. Then use the Contact page to tell us that you are interested and we will get back to you.