CAR BOOT SALE
The Cowbridge Rotary Club Car Boot Sales raise around £3000 each year for Rotary Charities and we would like to thank all who participate. It is held in the car park behind Cowbridge Town Hall. Additional parking is available in Arthur John's car park for buyers.
We are sorry the October sale was rained off - We'll be back next year.
Provisional dates for 2019:
Dementia friendly Cowbridge & Cowbridge Rotary
More Cowbridge Traders pledge to become Dementia friendly
Three more Cowbridge businesses have recently signed up to work towards becoming Dementia friendly.
JCP Solicitors, Capel Jones gift shop and Specsavers received their mats, donated by Cowbridge Rotary club to mark their pledge to consider the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.
Dementia friendly Cowbridge is encouraging all traders to assist in helping to make Cowbridge a safe and welcoming community for those living with dementia.For further information on Dementia Friends please contact; Steven Blackman at email@example.com or Liz George on
Rotary Sponsored Concert
At the Cowbridge Music Festival, Cowbridge Rotary sponsored a concert by a brilliant young cellist Ben Tarlton accompanied by pianist Stephen Gutman.
Rotarians inspired by Sporting Excellence at School Sports Presentation Evening
Cowbridge Comprehensive School Students have again been celebrated for their sporting achievements during the past year at the Schools Sports Presentation Evening on Wednesday 12th September 2018.
Cowbridge Rotary sponsor two awards for Exceptional Endeavour in Sport and this year’s Rotary President Michael Long went along to award the Certificates to this year’s winners Eleri Harris and Ben Wade both from Year 7.
Rotary President Michael Long said: “We were all very impressed by the number of sporting activities and the exceptional high standard the youngsters have achieved during the year, which included Welsh International Honours across 19 sports.
Physical Education Teacher Steve David and Head of Physical Education Neil Thomas praised the schools pupils and their parents who spend so much time supporting their children, out of school hours, to achieve the excellence they have shown in their individual sports. Both Eleri and Ben were chosen for the Rotary Exceptional Endeavour Awards by the teaching staff for their extra curriculum activities to improve their skill levels, enthusiasm and motivation.
Lower School Prizes
President Michael presented Rotary prizes for Endeavour and Citizenship at the Cowbridge Comprehensive Lower School Prizegiving.
Award of a Paul Harris Fellowship
President Michael Long presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Rtn. Steven Blackman on Monday, 9th July. Steven was responsible for many innovations in his year as president of the club, has worked tirelessly on the Dementia Friends project and has stepped up as Chief Elf alongside Santa at Christmas. The club gave its hearty congratulations to Steven as he received his award.
Cowbridge Rotary hand over £1700 for MS
President David Harris, as one of his last actions before handing over to incoming President Michael Long, was to present a cheque for £1700 to the MS Society. The MS society was one of David’s Presidents Charities for 2017/18 and it was with great pleasure that Cowbridge Rotary welcomed Terry Moseley, Group Coordinator for the Swansea and District Group MS Society and Ann Jones who is secretary of the Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr group MS Society to receive the cheque and tell the Rotary Club about their experiences of MS. Terry is a carer for his wife Elaine, who accompanied him, and has secondary progressive MS, and was able to tell the members first hand about the condition and the issues in dealing with this degenerative disease. He serves the MS community as a member of the Cymru Council who work with local groups and MS Cymru with the aim to stop MS. Ann Jones spoke to the Club about her experiences of living with MS since being diagnose in 2001 with Secondary Progressive MS. She described fully the problems that people with MS have to face on a daily basis. Her experience helps to raise awareness of MS, produce the group newsletter informing people living with MS of latest research and fundraising events. The members thanked Terry and Ann for their illuminating presentation and wished them well in their support of the MS Society.Picture attached shows President David Harris handing the cheque for £1700 to Terry Moseley and Ann Jones.
Presentation to Headway
On Monday 16th April President David presented a cheque for £1000 to Lucy Lawler, who gave a talk to club about Headway Cardiff. Headway is a charity that promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide s
information, support and services to survivors, their families and
carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce the incidence of
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Cowbridge - A Market Town in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan
Cowbridge is a township that has developed on the site of a Roman fort built in the 1st century AD. Sir Richard de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, granted Cowbridge a Charter in 1254 and developed the town. By 1266 Cowbridge had town walls with four gates, although the North Gate was used mainly for cattle. It was an important centre for trade and was the last recipient of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1886 and was able to appoint its own Councillors and Mayor. This tradition has continued in spite of the local Government reorganisation of 1974.
Cowbridge was renowned for its fairs but also became well known for its traffic jams on the main route from Cardiff to West Wales. A bypass to the north of the town solved that problem and the town continued to develop as a business and commercial centre as well as a popular dormitory town for Cardiff.
Today Cowbridge is known as the Bond Street of Wales and there are many shops that make the atmosphere of the High Street an enjoyable place to wander and to spend money! A farmers market twice a month also adds to the variety of goods available.
The Rotary Club of Cowbridge was chartered in February 1961, currently has 36 members and meets in the Bear Hotel, a historic coaching inn. We are always pleased to welcome visiting Rotarians or others interested in the work of Rotary to our meetings.
Rotary was founded over 100 years ago on the principle of "meeting regularly to enjoy and expand one's circle of business and professional acquaintances." That principle remains true today, and in an increasingly complex world, Rotary continues to provide one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship.
(Photos by Mike Baker. www.bakerlite.co.uk)
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 22nd October 19.00
***** NO MEETING *****
Wednesday 24th October 19.30
WORLD POLIO DAY - Indian Dinner
To celebrate World Polio Day there will be an Indian meal in the Shampan Restaurant in Cowbridge. Please bring along family and friends. Full details below./details
Friday 26th October 13.00
Support for Cowbridge in Great British High Street
Saturday 27th October 19.15
Glen Miller - Social Evening -
This event to be held at RAF ST Athan is a social event for the club.
Invite your friends and neighbours for a really good evening.
Friends of the Club are also invited.
Monday 29th October 19.00
***** NO MEETING *****
Monday 5th November 17.15
Monday 12th November 17.30
Monday 12th November 19.15
Speaker meeting - Gwyn Davies
1918 - Year of Victory.
Saturday 17th November 19.00
venue - Town Hall
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