Jamie Richardson recently gave an informative talk on his work as a Red Cross first responder to international disasters. John
Harries thanked Jamie for his talk. It was pleasing to hear how Rotary International is working with the Red Cross in assisting with disaster relief.
Prior to commencement of the meeting Rtn. Chris Tomley presented the Club with a chairman`s chair. This had previously been presented to Round Table by eight retiring members in 1988 but as Newtown Round Table has since disbanded. President Neil Grant accepted custody the chair on behalf of Newtown Rotary Club.
Cillia is the Centre Manager for Girlguiding Cymru Centre at Broneirion, Llandinam. Many thanks to Cilla for informing members on the vision for the centre.
President Neil Grant welcomed Paul Henke to Maesmawr Hotel for the annual Christmas dinner.
Paul has led an extraordinary life. Born and raised in the mining valleys of South Wales, his father was a Polish immigrant who came to the UK during the Second World War. Paul was educated at Pontypridd Boys’ Grammar and from an early age had a burning desire to be a Royal Naval officer.
He has travelled extensively, researching material for his work and is now a full time writer. His works include Tears Trio, Turmoil and Havoc.
District Governor John McDowell recently joined us at the club to present Newtown High School student Mollie Hughes with her National Young Writer Award.
Also present were Rtn Paul Crosby (District Youth Opportunities Chairman) and Rtn Betty Wood (District Young Writer Organiser).
The regional competition was judged by local author Jenny Nimmo and Nick Knight of the County Times.
It was also an honour to have Hannah Wilkinson (President of Interact) and two of her fellow interactors at the presentation.
It was a pleasurable night and an honour for Newtown.
Newtown Rotary recently accepted Civil Servant Chris Wheeler to their ranks. Chris was proposed by Rtn Bill Jones and will be joining the Community services/Vocational group.
Chris has attended many meetings and assisted at this years Disabled Games at Chester.
We are privileged to have him as a member.
Newtown Rotary Club hosted this year's Cross Wales Walk Presentation
Evening at the Elephant & Castle, Newtown on 19 September 2011. The
three Rotary Club's involved, Machynlleth, Llanidloes and Newtown turned
out to recognise and thank all of the people and organisations that help
each year with this very popular event.
Much of the money raised this year was awarded to local charities,
Severn Hospice and Hope House with the balance distributed to the three
Rotary Clubs for use in supporting other causes.
The Rotary Club of Newtown recently competed against Welshpool in the annual Rotary quiz. A warm welcome was given by the club to Welshpool’s representatives who deservedly beat Newtown 49 points to 70.
Best of luck to Welshpool in the next round of the quiz.
The eleventh District 1180 DISABLED GAMES at the Field of Dreams, Bank of America in Chester was once again an outstanding success. Over three hundred participants took part from all areas of the district.
Memebrs from Newtown Rotary, Newtown Interact and Inner Wheel assisted in the event. It was an eye opening event for all that were there.
President Neil Grant would like to thank Newtown Interact and Dial a Ride for their assistance yet again this year.
Newtown Rotary recently embarked on an international visit to France in the quest for cricket glory. Captain Richard Bonfield drew upon Welsh and English Rotarians and guests in his quest. Sixteen players and supporters made the visit via Nantes.
The wicket proved uneven with considerable movement of the ball at times. The French opened with 189 runs scored in 35 over’s. This score proved difficult for Rotary to chase as Newtown Rotary scored 114 in reply.