CARDIFF WEST ROTARY CLUB, serving the communities of Radyr, Morganstown, Pentyrch, Creigiau, St Fagans and surrounding areas

Photo Gallery Archive

A selection of images

Radyr Festival Charity Concert

Tonight we organised a charity concert in aid of the Alzheimers Society with Cantorion Creigiau.  Raffle proceeds were for Parkinsons and Rotary Charities.

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Official Visit of DG Maggie Hughes

Tonight we were delighted to be visited by Maggie who was accompanied by her husband Bill.

We also welcomed two French visitors, Rtn Philippe Monmarché and his wife Jocelyne from RC Tours in District 1720.

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Maggie presented certificates marking the club’s continued contributions to End Polio and Rotary Foundation.

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Presentation by St John Ambulance

Tonight we had a presentation from Richard Baxter and Sean Sabbage of the St John Ambulance. We were delighted to be able to present them with a cheque for £544 which we raised at the Radyr Festival Concert with Côr Meibion Pontypridd and international soloist Menna Cazel.

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Club Handover 27th June 2017

Presentation of Cup for Quiz Annual Champion to Sarah

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Phil handing over the Presidency to Martin

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Martin handing over as President Elect to Mansel

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President elect Martin Edwards completing the Walk for Parkinson’s around Cardiff Bay

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Radyr Festival Concert with Côr Meibion Pontypridd and international soloist Menna Cazel

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A fascinating talk by Wimbledon Umpire Denis Miles

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Our visitors from RC Siegen-Schloss at the Royal Mint Experience

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Whist Drive with RC Cardiff Bay when our Bowls Night was rained off

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Presentation of Dictionaries for Life to Bryn Deri School

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Club Handover

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Talk by Michael Locke from Velindre Cancer Care and presentation of cheque for £718.40 raised mainly from the Radyr Festival Concert organised by the club.

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A few images from our sell out concert with Côr Meibion Taf and guest soloist Iona Jones which we organised as part of the Radyr Festival

Tonight we welcomed our District Governor Chris Williams accompanied by his wife Brenda on his official visit to the club. We also inducted Andrew Finch as a new member.

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Presentation of Dictionaries

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Liz Davies is seen here with Year 6 at Peter Lea School. As part of Cardiff West Rotary Club’s Literacy programme Liz presented each of them with a dictionary, which they will be able to use in the years ahead.

It was a special day because the School works with our Club to raise funds for the purchase of Lifestraws and gave Liz £100 which they had raised this year. They hope to be able to give more after their fundraising efforts at the School fete.

Club Handover

Presentation of cheque to Lynne Hughes, Director of the MS Society Wales charity

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President Geoff reviewing his year as President

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President Geoff handing over to Gaynor and Gaynor presenting the President Elect jewel to Phil

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President Gaynor outlining plans for the new Rotary year

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Jane Hutt AM Minister for Finance and Government Business and member for the Vale of Glamorgan was our guest speaker at our meeting on 28th April.

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Rotary Day at the University of Wales Hospital

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Mark Drakeford Minister for Health and Social Services and Assembly Member for Cardiff West was our guest speaker on the 3rd February.

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On a breakout from the EEMA Youth Exchange Conference in Oslo, Eric & Liz visited the home of the Trolls. As the sun had gone down the Trolls were able to come out into the open. Despite their shyness they joined us in to examine these foreign visitors. It was a great night.

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Liz meets President and gives him the greetings from Cardiff West

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Liz meeting some of the Trolls

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Curiosity overcomes shyness!

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It was a bit overwhelming for some

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The evening was rounded off with a meal in the Trolls’ dining room

Handover – with Huw G Roberts from the MS Society of South Wales

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RIBI President’s visit to Cardiff

IPP Liz Davies with Peter King and his wife Di who is chair of the RIBI Youth Exchange Committee.

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Entertaining our German friends from Siegen Schloss Rotary Club

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Next Day in Tenby

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Special treat – being shown around the Tenby lifeboat by Stephen Lowe

 

 

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Imke and Klaus in the “survivors section”

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Enjoying the South Beach

 

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An early morning visit to Penderyn

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At RC Cardiff City of Llandaff’s 50th Charter

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Young Photographer Competition

Matthew Argyle receiving his prize for the Club Young Photographer Competition from President Liz Davies

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Matthew receiving the Area Prize from ADG Maggie Hughes

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District Prize winners at the Senedd with DG David Curtis and AM Jan Hutt

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60s Night

Our members and guests wined, dined, and danced the night away to the live music of The Crew.

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Induction of Angela Lodge

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Guest Speaker Gareth Wardell gave a very interesting and humorous talk based on the influences of his early life on his various jobs in later life.

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Sparks in the Park

The intrepid helpers who braved the storms at the successful Cardiff Round Table “Sparks in the Park”

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Third Anniversary Charter Dinner

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Guest Speaker Peter Davey RIBI President Nominee

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Guest PDG Bob Lewis and Mary

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Guest Arthur Donovan, President of Cardiff East, and Jean

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ADG Maggie Hughes and Bill

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Geoff and Delyth Pollard with Moy and Jane Lewis

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Secretary Phil Head and Barbara with his sister and her husband

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David Warrell and Sonia

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Paul and Alexa Bulpin

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Linda Brown and Nigel Hayward

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Sarah Thomas and Martin Edwards

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President Liz with Eric Blackwell

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Sue Finch with her guests

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John and Pauline Owen

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Rev Bill Barlow, Hani Youseff, and Moy Lewis

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Barn Dance

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The Workers

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Dancing

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Serving the supper

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A break at last

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The raffle

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On with the dancing

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District Conference at Torquay

We drove through through torrential rain to arrive in sunny Torquay.

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DG david Curtis opened the proceedings by declaring the House of Friendship open.  There were lots of stalls all crying out to be supported. How can you possible choose?

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We were welcomed to Torquay by musicians and a choir from Torquay Academy and the Chairman of Torbay Council, Councillor Julien Parrott.

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Past RI Director Paul Knyff brought a message from RI President Ron Burton.

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There were presentations by:

Angela Gorman –  “Life for African Mothers”. Her work was summed up when she asked “Why is it acceptable for women in Africa to die during childbirth, if it is not acceptable in Europe”.

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David John,  “Prostate Cymru,” who graphically explained Prostate cancer and encouraged all the men to get a check-up.

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Luke Simon, who set up the charity “School in a Bag” in memory of his brother who died in the Tsunami in Thailand.
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Unfortunately Joseph Lempira, a Massai warrior was unable to get a visa so a substitute speaker spoke about  work in Kenya with the Maasai – “Light of Maasi”.
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Mike Parry also helped out. His robe was rather long on him as no stilts were available!
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Mark Ward described how the Trussell Trust came about and how it was helping to set up Food Banks across the country. When the figures for the growth in numbers was shown we were shocked by the exponential growth in the number of people helped. The figure for last year was in the order of 750000. That number had been helped in the first six months of this year!!
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Danielle Treharne explained how Micro Finance was helping poor “entrepreneurs” to get a start. The premise being that aid comes and goes but helping someone to start earning money develops people and their communities.
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There was fun at the conference. An Old Thyme Music Hall and a dinner dance
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The Conference was brought to a close with Dr Geoff Mackey, a Rotarian and motivational speaker. a big man in all meanings of the word. He used humour to get his Rotary message across to his audience.
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He did stray from the theme on occasions. Illustrating the techniques for handling male and female Rotarians.
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Congratulations to District Governor David Curtis and his team for organising a superb conference.

Sponsored walk around Cardiff Bay

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Club Visit to Siegen Schloss Rotary Club

A few photos illustrating the trips we were taken on and the superb hospitality we received.

– a visit to a nature reserve where european bison are being protected and allowed to breed in the wild.

– followed by a trip to a castle, still lived in, and then afternoon tea before a superb evening meal.

– Sunday farewell luncheon

A memorable visit. We stayed with Rotarians in their homes, and besides the official events we were taken sightseeing in the region.

A great visit. We look forward to our friends next visit to Cardiff.

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Scatter Night at the Rotary Club of Cardiff Bay

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Bowls Evening at Pentyrch

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Presentation of a cheque for £205 from the coffee morning to the Kidney Wales Foundation. 

They were packing T-shirts to be sent out to runners of the Cardiff 10k race at the time of the presentation.

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Visit to RC Cowbridge – Nadėge and Katie with President Liz.

Katie was sponsored by RC Cowbridge . She was in Annecy last month with Nadėge, who is now visiting Cardiff on the reciprocal part of the exchange. They both gave a presentation to the RC Cowbridge and were very appreciative of the role of Rotary in making the exchange happen.

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Social Walk around Cardiff Bay

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Presentation of a cheque to Rtn Chris Thorpe (Brynmawr) for Lifestraw. Mark Eldridge is the teacher in Peter Lea School who organised the fund raising as part of our Literacy Project.

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Membership Information Evening

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District Governor David Curtis Official Visit

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Literacy Project – Presentation of Dictionaries at Peter Lea Primary School

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Handover July 2013

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Trolley Dash at Asda Leckwith – Raising money for Macmillan and Rotary Charities.

Rebecca Parke of Macmillan with the winning ticket.

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Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2013 – Brass Band Concert with the RAF St Athan Voluntary Band

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Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2013 – Eric & Liz manning the Bouncy Castle

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St David’s Day Concert 2013

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Young Musician Competition

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Induction of Nigel Hayward

Presentation of cheque to Friends of Radyr Guiding

Induction of Rhodri Fowler

Area Quiz

Presentation of dictionaries to Peterlea School pupils

Opening RYLA Camp

Visit of DG Bob Lewis

Presentation of Foundation Giving award to IPP Eric

RC Cardiff Breakfast Handover – Charity Photo shoot

Presidential Handover

Presentation of RC of Pontypridd Bell and Lectern by David Williams

Presentation of District Governor’s Citation Award.

Presentation of RIBI Presidential Citation to Mansel Thomas for his work for Rotary Foundation.

Induction of Gareth Scourfield


Radyr & Morganstown Jubilee Concert & Picnic

Radyr Festival – Police Band Concert

Dinner at Cardiff Castle with the Rotary Club of Stroud and PDG Dennis Spiller

Asda Trolley Dash Collection

St David’s Day Concert

GSE Team Presentation Night

Presentation of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award to David Warrell

“in recognition of devoted efforts for the furthering of better understanding and friendly relations of peoples of the world”, awarded for 11 years service on the District Foundation Committee, first as Polio Plus Officer and then as District Simplified Grants Chairman.

New Members – Stan and Gwen Elworthy

Games Night

Murder Mystery Night

Induction of Gaynor Davies and Phil Head.

Radyr Christmas Event

Sorting items from our collection for Cardiff Womens Aid

The Clockwork Train

Presentation of club banner by Phillip Head (RC Coventry Phoenix).

Bonfire Night 2011 at Coopers Field

Ben Annear (on the left) and Dewi Griffiths (on the right) visiting the club following their trip to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dewi Griffiths visiting the club

Presidential Handover

Charter Dinner

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Induction of new members Howard Jenkins, Christine Jenkins and Sue Harford

Dr Anita Shaw (deputy CEO at Techniquest) presenting the money raised by Techniquest to support our Japanese Tsunami Appeal.

Seminar for New Members

Poems & Pints

Induction of new member Cilla Thomas by Bishop David Yeoman

Official visit by DG Donna Wallbank

Bonfire Night at Coopers Field

Charter Dinner

Banners from the Philippines GSE

Mansel Thomas presenting the banners

Club members with banners

Club members with banners

Induction of new member Martin Haworth

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District Conference

Sorting clothes for Dyfrig House

Induction of new member Catherina Balls

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Induction of new member Jane Haworth

Collecting for the Pakistan Disaster Appeal at Asda, Leckwith

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Collecting at Asda Leckwith

Some of our members

Group at The Fairwater

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Rotary Club of Cardiff West Group

Rotary Club of Cardiff West Group

Charity Quiz Night

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Emily Wood who is sponsored by RC of Jindalee, Brisbane


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