Welcome to the Web Page of
The Rotary Club of Mawddach
An Evening Rotary Club meeting in Dolgellau & Barmouth.
Who we are:
The Rotary Club of Mawddach is a friendly dual-gender club with a regular fortnightly programme of interesting and topical speakers, meeting at 6-45pm on Ist Thursday evenings at the Hendre Coed Holiday Park Restaurant, Llanaber, Barmouth and on the 3rd Thursday at The Sospan Restaurant in the centre of Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales.
What we do:
Our members work together to support and assist those less fortunate than ourselves not only in the local community, but wherever they are in the world.
We enjoy our Rotary and so we encourage an informal and relaxed style at all our meetings. In addition,we organise enjoyable social, service, and fundraising activities.
A warm welcome is extended to all local or visiting Rotarians and anyone interested in meeting us at first hand.
Membership of Rotary International encourages you to make new friends worldwide. We therefore return the warm welcome which is always given to fellow Rotarians.
If you are visiting Dolgellau or Barmouth, please join with us for our Thursday meeting. Check our "Meetings Page" on the top toolbar for details -
What we Do:
New Projects for 2017
Mawddach Rotary Club
Oscar Night : Fri 7th July
Dragon Theatre - Barmouth
Film Only at 7.45pm : £7 - Oscar Presentation at 7.30pm
BOOKING: Dragon Theatre 01341 281697 Eliz 01341 450314 Guinevere Shop, Eldon Sq Dolgellau
Helping the Community
President Terry presenting Awards to the winning Ladies Canicross Race.
With Mawddach Rotarians also Marshalling the Race throughout The Coed y Brenin Forest
Mawddach Rotarians supporting the Yvonne Owen Memorial Junior Netball Competition in Dolgellau
Coleg Meirion Dwyfor Student Chef reaches Semi final of UK Rotary Young Chef of the Year Competition
Congratulations to Heledd who achieved Coleg Meirion Dwyfor's best result in this years Rotary "Young Chef of the Year" Competition by reaching the Semi-Final where she achived 2nd place - only just missing out on a place in the National Final - Well done Heledd
Heart Pillow Project
If you've recently undergone Surgery or Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer and are having discomfort when sitting or driving then these specially designed cushions will be a great comfort to you.
If you live locally and would like to try one then just ring Vicki on 01341 423459 or Hilary on 01341 450255 and we'll be happy to arrange for you to receive one FREE OF CHARGE
Female Hygiene Kits for NW Nepal
Working with The Nepal Trust and Days for Girls, our Club is looking to provide Female Hygiene Kits to the Yari Health & Birthing Centre (See Below) in Humla District in NW Nepal as part of an ongoing Health Education Programme in an area were Menstuating Girls and Women are banished to an Outbulding for a week every month. These special Hygiene Kits, costing around US$7 are washable and designed to last for 2-3 years.School in a Bag for Thehe School in NW Nepal
Again working with the Nepal Trust, our Club aims to provide essential Childrens School Stationary through a School in a Bag similar to the one shown above. Humla district in NW Nepal is an extremely poor and remote Area and The Nepal Trust has identified the Village School in Thehe as being in particular need.
Projects from 2016 and before
Nepal Health & Birthing Centre
Project nears Completion in Yari
Mawddach Rotary Club along with the Rotary Clubs of Newtown, Welshpool & Porthmadog and in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs in England, financed this life changing facility in Yari, NW Nepal.Construction Staffing & training was facilitated on Rotary's behalf by the UK based Nepal Trust
Yari Health Centre completed and now being fitted out
Mawddach Rotary Club donates £200 to
Dolgellau Hospital Equipment Appeal
Mawddach Rotary Club gave Â£200 from its Good Causes Account to the Dolgellau Hospital Appeal for the purchase of a much needed Urinary Flow Diagnostic Device as shown above to Past President Hilary Nurse
Mawddach Rotary Club donates £600 to the
Shelterbox Haiti Appeal to provide urgently needed
Emergency Shelter following Hurricane Matthew
The scene of devastation in Haiti on the morning of Wed 5th Oct after the Hurricane swept through the Country and where very shortly aid will be arriving from Shelterbox. See www.shelterbox.org
Shelterbox is a UK based Charity providing emergency aid in the form of Tents, Shelter kits and essential survival items delivered within hours direct to the Disaster Area.
This donation of £600 to Shelterbox would not have been possible without the very generous public support of Mawddach Rotary Clubs Fund raising Events.
Mawddach Rotary Club donates £300 to
Barmouth Oasis Community Group
Mawddach RC was delighted to donate Â£300 to Barmouth Oasis Community Group (BOCG) for the purchase of much needed furniture for their increasingly popular "Drop-In Centre" in Park Road, Barmouth (opposite the Co-Op Carpark).
The Drop-In Centre is just one of a whole range of Community Services provided by BOCG which also include: a Children's Day Nursery, Food Bank, Bereavement Counselling Service and Courses in the everyday useage of Computers, Smartphones and Tablets.
The Centre can be contacted on 01341 280808
Our "Oscar" Film Night in July
Raises £1,000 for Local Rotary Good Causes
Mawddach Rotary Club's "Night at the Oscars" at the Dragon Theare Barmouth was a Glittering success and eveyone enjoyed a great fun evening and a chance to get out the "Bling" or come as spy, whilst raising over Â£1,000 for local Rotary Good Causes.
Thanks again to everyone for their support - It was a GREAT NIGHT OUT
Dictionaries 4 Life
Year 6 Pupils at Barmouth Primary proudly show off their new "Dictionaires 4 Life" at their School Assembly
Mawddach Rotary Club gives all Year 6 Primary School Children in the Mawddach Area , at the end of the Summer Term, a "Dictionary 4 Life" - as part of the Childrens move up to Secondary Education in their next School Year.
These "Dictionaries 4 Life" are just one example of a Rotary Youth Project - in this case to help and encourage young Children to develope a better knowledge through reading.
A principle that Mawddach Rotary Club is proud to support as one of its Community Youth Projects each Year.
Barmouth to Berlin
A few snapshots of the Clubs recent joint visit to Berlin together with our German Friendship Club Rotarians from Lippetal in Northern Germany. What a great fun place Berlin is!
Reminders of the Berlin Wall
Beer followed by Ice Cream Everyone!!!!
Thanks to everyone at Lippertal RC for a great Visit to Berlin
Mawddach Goldrush Trailrace
Canicross Runners and Trailracers came from all over the Country to participate in the Event.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
The Aim of RYLA:
To encourage the developement of Teamwork and Leadership Skills in young people aged 15-17 who have the potential to be future Community, Professional and Business Leaders.
Caving & Leap of Faith
How is this achieved:
By sending youngsters selected and sponsored by their local Rotary Club in conjunction with their School or College on a one week residential Leadership Course to an Outdoor Activity Centre in their locality.
Problem Solving and "The Final Canon"
The Aim of RYLA Courses is to help all participants to:
- Build self confidence in themselves and others through challenging situations
- Build Team Spirit to enable the group to work effectively together and to support one another
- Encourage the recognition and use of skills in others
- Discuss and establish the characteristics of effective leadership in practical situations
By making the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable
1st Dolgellau Girl Guides Shelterbox Day
Well that's the Tent Up - Can we light the Fire now?
Supper looks great - come on everyone!
- and Aquabox gives us safe drinking water too
What a Great Day
"Thanks" Shelterbox & Mawddach Rotary Club
Rotary N Wales District Para-Olympic Fun Games, Chester 11th Sept 2016
Just one of the many sports that participants enjoy - including Cricket, Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Cycling, Curling and many many more
If you live in the Dolgellau area and know of a group of persons with special needs who would enjoy the opportunity to participate - then please contact our Youth Opportunities Member at firstname.lastname@example.org
Represent the Mawddach Area & be one of the hundreds of participants who attend this lively event every year.
The 2017 Event will be in Sept - date to be announced
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(We meet at the Sospan, Dolgellau on the third Thursday of each month. We also meet on the first Thursday of each month at Hendre Coed Isaf, Barmouth, LL42 1AJ. 01341280597)
LL40 1AR 01341 423174