Port Talbot's had a Rotary Club since 1927, and we're still here, raising money within the community, and using it locally and internationally.

Locally, in the last twelve months alone, we've run a Youth Speaks competition in which pupils from local schools compete in a public speaking event. We've sent two secondary school pupils on a Rotary Youth Leadership scheme, designed to teach leadership skills, and we took two coach-loads of handicapped children to Folly Farm for the day, part of a National Rotary Program called 'Kid's Day Out'. At Christmas, we donate almost a thousand pounds worth of food parcels to families less fortunate than most of us. 

Internationally we've donated funds towards the elimination of polio (a Rotary project for many years, and we're almost there) and for crises in East Africa and Pakistan.

Much of our funds are raised from the community, but we're exceptionally lucky to have three Interact Clubs (very young Rotarians), at Dyffryn Comprehensive, at Glan Afan Comprehensive and at Neath Port Talbot College, Afan Campus, who  made donations towards our programmes. We're also supported by a number of local businesses.   

We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation. As a club, we raise money and direct it towards local, national or international charities, as we decide. You'll see also from our programme that we raise this money by running a mix of enjoyable events, attended by club members and friends. It's a very sociable way of doing some good; we've been a successful club since 1927, and we head for our 2016/2017 year with 17 members. Internationally, Rotary has over 1.2m members, in 168 countries.

If you're a Rotarian visiting the area, you're very welcome to join us at one of our meetings, just turn up - see 'Programme' at the top - or send an email via 'Contact us, also at the top. If you need directions to our regular venue, detailed to the right, just click on the post code.

 

To get more of an idea of what makes us tick try http://www.ribi.org/ and see the breadth and depth of our commitment and contribution around the world. 

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Meeting Information...

We meet on Tuesdays at 1930 (every Tuesday of the month except August for dinner and except those following a bank holiday Monday. ) Aberavon Beach Hotel, Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, SA12 6QP tel: 01639 884949