Membership and Social
Outline of the work done by the Membership and Social Committee.
The Rotary Club of Abergavenny is an active and vibrant Club where members like to enjoy their membership and have fun while working to benefit the community and those less fortunate than others.
The Membership and Social Committee is responsible for deciding on and organising a range of social events each year for members, their partners and guests to enjoy. In addition to weekly lunches or dinners for members and a monthly dinner with partners (usually including an after-dinner speaker), other social events enjoyed by the Club include:-
- Progressive Supper.
- Walking Treasure Hunt.
- Annual BBQ.
- Visit to a country house and dinner.
- Cricket match
- Bowls competition.
- Petanque competition.
- Exchange visits with our twin Club in France (St Peray Tournon).
- Visit to District Conference.
- Weekend away at a hotel.
The Committee is also responsible for identifying and inviting prospective members to attend Club meetings (as guests of the Club) and apply for membership of the Club.
Pontypool 90th Anniversary Dinner
Several members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny attended the dinner.details
The Presidential Handover for 2015 was held at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny.details
Rotary Exchange visit to Tournon in April 2012
Weekend visit to our twin Rotary Club in France (St Peray Tournon).details
Visit to Rotary Club of Payerne - La Broye in Switzerland
34 members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny travelled to Switzerland to visit the Rotary Club of Payerne - La Broye. 29 members of the Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon in France also be attended the weekend event.details
Visit to the Rotary Club of Enniscorthy in Ireland in 1997
Weekend visit by the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to the Rotary Club of Enniscorthy in Irelanddetails
Clive Howells attends Rotary Club in Florida on 11th Oct 2012
Clive Howells exchanges banners at a Rotary Club in Florida during a recent visit to the USA.details
Crickhowell Rotary Christmas Ball
Crickhowell Rotary Christmas Ball held at The Manor, Crickhowell.details
Visit to Thatchers Cider and Rotary Club of Wrington Vale Oct 2012
Tour of Thatchers Cider farm with tasting, followed by attendance at the evening meeting of the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale.details
Annual Cricket Match
Annual cricket match with a team made up from members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny plus family and friends.details
Rotary Quiz - Second Round
7.30pm The second round of the Rotary quiz was held in Abertillery. Our team (Les Beckett, Chris Breakwell and David Yendoll put up a good fight but in the end were beaten by Abertillery, who now proceed to the next round.details
Visit to the Borough Theatre to see "High Society"
6pm Rotary group visit to see "High Society" performed at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny, followed by supper at The Brasseria.details
Murder Mystery Evening (starting at 6.45pm)
6.45pm. A "Murder Mystery Evening" at the Monmouthshire Golf Clubdetails
Rotary twin clubs visit Abergavenny
Rotarians and partners from the Rotary Clubs of St Peray Tournon and Payerne La Broye visited Abergavenny for a weekend of fun and fellowship between the three clubs.details
Inter Club Golf Tournanment
Inter Club Golf Tournament, held at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.details
Day trip to Bletchley Park
Day trip to Bletchley Park by coach, including a guided tour and lunch. Departing early morning from Crickhowell (6.50am) and Abergavenny and arriving back at around 7.30pm.details
Sixty years of Rotary in Abergavenny in 2005
The Rotary Club of Abergavenny celebrates its diamond anniversary by holding a ball at the Manor Hotel in Crickhowell.details
Paul Harris Awards in 2005
Paul Harris Awards were presented to Kendall Broadbank, Alan Long and Iorwerth James at the diamond anniversary ball held at the Lamb and Flag in Abergavenny.details
Club attendance at Rotary District Assembly
Club officers attending and taking part in Rotary District Assembly at Swansea Metropolitan Universitydetails
Visit to Kentchurch Court (August 2011)
45 club members, partners and guests enjoyed a guided tour of the wonderful house of Kentchurch Court followed by dinner in the dining room.details
Closure of The Hill in August 2009
Rotarians say farewell to staff at The Hill in Abergavenny immediately prior to its closure at the end of August 2009. [The Hill was the venue for the Club's weekly meetings prior to the closure].details
Club visit to AAODS preformance of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theatre"
Supper at La Brasserie at 6pm before joining the audience at the Borough Theatre for the start of the show at 7pmdetails
Induction of Patrick Foy in May 2011
John Bannon (sponsor), Patrick Foy (new member) and Brian Roussel (President Elect) pictured immediately after the induction of Patrick Foy as a new member of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny.details
Induction of new member, Lionel Elton, on 4th July 2011
Lionel Elton was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny at the lunchtime meeting of the Club of the 4th July 2011. President Brian Roussel is pictured welcoming Lionel into membership of the Club after the induction ceremony.details
Dinner meeting (Council at 6pm)
7.30pm Potential members evening. Eight local people who are interested in the possibility of joining the Rotary Club of Abergavenny attended this evening meeting of the Club to find out more about membership.details
President's Handover Lunch on 26th June 2011
Past President Gareth Davies congratulates Brian Roussel on becoming President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny for 2011/2012.details
Presentation of Steam Rally painting to Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon (August 2011)
Nick Simpson presenting a painting of the Abergavenny Steam Rally to Andre Jourdan, President of the Rotary Club of St Peray Tournon.details
President's Handover Lunch on 28th June 2010
Gareth DAvies, newly inaugurated President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny for 2010/2011, congratulates Brian Roussel on becoming President Elect.details
Social evening of Petanque v Rotary Club of Crickhowell (September 2011)
6pm at the Abergavenny Petanque Club in Bailey Park, Abergavenny. Social evening of Petanque followed by a buffet.details
Induction of new member, Keith Davies, on 15th August 2011
Brian Roussel (President) and John Bannon (new member sponsor) are pictured with Keith Davies immediately after the induction ceremony at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.details
BBQ at the home of David and Pip Hassall (September 2011)
7pm BBQ in the barn. Dress code: "The British on holiday"details
Presidents Handover 1997
Barrie Jackson hands over the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to Alex Taylor.details
Presidents Handover 1999
Don Rossiter hands over the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny to David Hassall.details
Rotary Exchange visit to Le Mans (1982)
Members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny visit the twinned Rotary Club of Le Mans in France.details
Rotary Exchange visit by Le Mans to Abergavenny (1985)
Members of the Rotary Club of Le Mans Scarron visit the Rotary Club of Abergavenny.details
Mike Kneath receives Paul Harris Fellowship (2005)
Mike Kneath receives his Paul Harris Fellowship award at a Rotary meeting. Presenting the award is President Clive Howells.details
Notes relating to twinning with Rotary Le Mans Scarron
Scanned copies of notes regarding the arrangements for and involvement in twiining visits between the two clubs from about 1974 until 1990.details
Rotary Exchange visit to Le Mans Scarron in 1988
Members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny visit the Rotary Club of Le Mans Scarron.details
President's Handover Lunch on 29th June 2003
President Mike Kneath hands over to the incoming President, John Bannon and President Elect Anthony Davies.details
President's Handover garden party on 29th June 2003
President John Bannon and his wife Judith host a party in their garden after the formal handover lunch.details
Rotary District 1150 Conference 2011 in Torquay
Three Rotarians (Mike Kneath, Barrie Jackson and Brian Roussel) and their wives represented Abergavenny at the Disrict Conference in Torquay.details
Induction of new member, Martin Phillips, on 17th October 2011
Martin Love (President Elect) and Keith Davies (new member sponsor) are pictured with Martin Phillips during the induction ceremony at the Monmouthshire Golf Club.details
Visit to Echuca Moama (October 2011)
A selection of photographs taken by Rotarian Anthony Davies and his wife Dawn during their visit to the Rotary Club and town of Echuca Moama in Australia.details
Abergavenny Rotary Golf team win District golf competition (2011)
John Bannon and Gareth Davies won the Rotary South Wales District golf competition in 2011. The were joined by Ti9m Reardon-Smith in the national finals, where they put up a good performance but were unable to produce a winning round.details
Progressive Supper (January 2012)
Club members and friends met at different club members houses for the starter and main course of the "Progressive Supper" before finishing at a church hall for dessert, coffee and discussion of the "culinary delights" enjoyed throughout the evening.details
Social evening - Dinner and Concert (March 2012)
Early evening meal at La Brassaria followed by a concert at the Borough Theatre given by "Elvis" (aka Rotarian Keith Davies) in aid of charity.details
Handover to new President Clive Howells from 1st July 2005
Clive Howells is inducted as the new President of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny at the Handover lunch held at the Angel Hotel.details