About us

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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.

Fortnightly Meetings:

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


Oscar Winning Finger Buffet + Film at 6.30pm ; £14 - must be pre-booked.

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

An Auxillary Nurse Midwife examines an expectant Mother in the new Health & Birthing Centre at the village of Yari in the remote "Hidden Himalayas" of NW Nepal close to the Tibetan Border

Yari Health Centre completed and now being fitted out

Mawddach Rotary Club donates £200 to 

Dolgellau Hospital Equipment Appeal

Mawddach Rotary Club gave £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 £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 £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

Party Time!

Beer followed by Ice Cream Everyone!!!!

Thanks to everyone at Lippertal RC for a great Visit to Berlin

Mawddach Goldrush Trailrace

This years Mawddach GoldrushTrailrace in the Coed y Brenin Frest was held in glorious sunshine and was enjoyed by all, raising £600 for Local Rotary Good Causes .Thanks to everyone involved on the day and especially those helping with organising the Race. Next years race is on Sat 22nd April 2017 - Have you got it in your Diary too?


Canicross Runners and Trailracers came from all over the Country to participate in the Event.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award 

Scheme- (RYLA)

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

See:  www.shelterbox.org & www.aquabox.org

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

See  http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/page.php?PgID=397763&DistrictNo=1180

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  mawddach.rotary@aol.co.uk

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

Our Social Media

Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1900
(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)
Y Sospan
Queen's Square

LL40 1AR  01341 423174

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