Rotary Club meet and greet

6 November 2016

Cardiff Bay Rotary Club is giving Grangetown residents a chance to find out more about the organisation at an informal event at Grange Pavilion on Tuesday.

The club, which currently has 26 men and women members, usually meets every Tuesday at the Novotel in Cardiff Bay and is heavily involved in fund-raising for various charities and in volunteering in the community.

Members recently joined a Tidy Grangetown litter-pick.

They have also been involved in supporting projects and activities organised by Grangetown Community Action.

The networking event at the Grange Gardens bowls pavilion on Tuesday 8th November (from 4.30pm–8pm) is a drop-in for people to find out more and think about the possibility of joining.

Cardiff Bay Rotary was founded in 1988 and raises more than £35,000 a year for good causes.

But it goes beyond cash.

The group likes to get hands-on in its practical involvement in projects, which has included building a picnic area on the Ely trail in Grangetown.

There is also an emphasis on supporting projects involving young people and education – from youth clubs, music groups to giving youngsters a chance to try outward bound courses.

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Pictured above are pupils from St Paul’s primary school planting crocuses, as symbol of support for an international project to tackle polio.

“We are ordinary men and   women from all walks of life who have a desire to give something back to their community at local, national and international levels,” said Keith Moger, president.

It is fitting too that the Rotary Club will be hosting the event at the Pavilion, as it has helped fund the development project looking for community ownership of the building.

‘Opportunities’

“We would like to do more and we can only do so if we have members and supporters willing to volunteer a little time and roll up their sleeves,” said Mr Moger.

“The hard work is balanced with social events and the opportunity for fellowship – it might be called ‘fun with a purpose’

“So, if you can, come along on the evening of 8th November and find out how you might become part of the world’s largest voluntary services organisation and what opportunities we can offer.”

Visit www.cardiffbayrotary.org.uk and get in touch about becoming a member.

 

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