We are a very active group with a membership of 36, meeting every Monday (except Bank Holidays) in The Atlantic Hotel. During the year we undertake a wide range of events and activities and these are summarised below. If you would like further information on the Club or the events please send an e-mail to Jeff Perren at email@example.com
COLLECTING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES:
- Carolcade - taking a sleigh around parts of Porthcawl on 4 evenings in December
- Street Collections - these take place in John Street on Saturdays in December
- Rotary Christmas Post - over the past few years we have collected and delivered nearly 4,000 letters and cards in the CF36 postcode area
- Race Night - entertaining evening watching/supporting video horse racing followed by a meal
- Christmas Tree Festival - display in All saints Church of over 50 christmas trees decorated by local organisations (donations shared with the Church)
BUT ROTARY IS NOT JUST ABOUT COLLECTING MONEY FOR CHARITY
- Sunday Services in Residential Homes - held on two Sundays each month
- Bingo and Singalong in Residential Homes - held on two Wednesday evenings each month
- Afternoon Tea Party - held in All Saints Church Hall in August for those in Residential homes
- Know Your Blood Pressure Day - held on a Saturday in April. Each year we test around 180 people.............with several being advised to see their GP as their blood pressure was high.
- Fish and Chip evening - the evening (usually held in October) includes a 'friendly' team quiz
- Treasure Hunt - held on a summer evening. Straightforward and some very devious clues, as we drive around the local area. Followed by a meal in a stated location in case some people get lost!!
- Rotary Quiz - knock-out competition between Rotary Clubs. Friendly but competitive!
WORKING WITH SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS:
- RYLA - one or two students are selected to attend the Rotary Young Leadership Award course in Storey Arms, Brecon.
- Young Writers Competition - annual competition for children in the Primary Schools in Porthcawl
- Yound Musician - annual competition for musicians and soloists which is held to coincide with the Chrsitmas Tree Festival. Winners go forward to district and regional finals.
- Kids Out - along with other Rotary Clubs groups of 40 to 50 pupils from local Primary Schools are given a day out in the Gower.
- International Night - after musical entertainment and a meal, around 12 students from Atlantic College provide short presentations/talks on their country, language, background etc. This evening normally takes place in February and is attended by around 150 people.
SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
The Club has supported a range of projects overseas from making micro loans to small businesses (and reloaning the repayments), to providing grants for water projects and along with other Clubs supporting the End Polio Now campaign.
Porthcawl also makes a monthly contribution to the work of Doctor Bank an organisation which is involved in providing medical assistance in African. Countries. Payments only cover expenses of medical teams as they provide their services free of charge.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 1st October 09.00 - 17.00 Monday 10th December
Rotary Christmas Post
The Christmas Post for cards and letters within the CF36 area will commence on 12 November. Stamps will be on can be purchased for 25p from a number of shops in Porthcawl. The post boxes will be in the same shops. Final collection is on 10th December.
Monday 1st October 14.00 - 15.00 Monday 10th December
Christmas Tree Festival
This will be held from 3rd to 10 December in All Saints Church. Around 50 trees will be on display and they will have been decorated by local organisations. Admission is free.
Monday 22nd October 19.30
Fish and Chip Evening
The annual event to be held in Finnegans, Well Street ....with a 'friendly' quiz
Monday 29th October 13.00
General update on events
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
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Atlantic Hotel, West Drive, Porthcawl, CF36 3LT 01656 785011