District 1180: One month as DG gone already

One month gone already!

How quickly time has flown.   They said it would!!

Monday, 24th July was the second information meeting for a new satellite club in Hawarden. The Fox and Grapes Public House have been very encouraging and we are slowly making progress in the village, gaining contacts.

It was an ideal opportunity to meet up with Rotarian Minyan Jobe who is an Assistant Governor for District 9101 Gambia and a member of the Rotary Club of Fajara.

Rotarian Minyan Jobe with DG Beryl Cotton, Rtns. Paul & Kirsty Cotton & Tony

Minyan has come to England to meet up with Rotarians from Royden Revolve and it was delightful to meet him.

President Jackie with the DG & two newly inducted Rotarians

Tuesday, 25th – such a perfect evening to drive out to Llangefni to meet up with President Jackie and the members of Llangefni Rotary who gave me a warm welcome.     It was a delight to be at the Club on the evening that they presented a Llangefni Citizen Award to Dai Sinclair to recongnise his efforts and voluntary community work in Llangefni. and, also, induct two new members who will be a great asset to the Club.

Wednesday, 26th was a District Conference meeting – a full house and plenty of work to get through, finalizing all the plans and ensuring that the conference is going to be interesting, informative and inspiring for all the Rotarians in District 1180 who attend.   The allocated rooms at The Conference hotel – the Lion Quay are very nearly all booked but there are many other local hotels where Rotarians can stay overnight. – just a short journey away.

I am blessed to have a happy and hard working committee with plenty of ideas buzzing around.

Thursday evening, 27th,  another long drive but with exceptional scenery on route to visit Pwhelli Rotary who are celebrating 90 years of Rotary Service this year.

DG Beryl presents 90th Charter Certificate to Club President 2017-18 Alice Horwood
Pwllheli Rotary 90th Charter Certificate from Rotary in Gt. Britain & Ireland


I had obtained a certificate from RIBI to specially present to President Alice and the Club members.

Members of the Horwood Family, President Alice, members and visitors celebrate with DG Beryl 90 years of Rotary Service in Pwllheli

It was good to meet up with the whole of the Horwood family – three generations and good to see young and young at heart Rotarians  mixing.    Making Rotary relevant – relevant to today’s generations and their lifestyles. Several Rotarians from the closed Porthmadoc club have joined Pwhelli.     Presidnet Alice presented me with a banner and copy of the 1927-28 club directory.   Amazing!

Banner and facsimile of the first Charter programme presented by President

Friday evening was a trip North to Tarleton to meet up with AG David Hartley and two prospective Rotarians and the hopes of a new satellite club in the Village.     It was a most fruitful evening and the attendees were very positive and more names have come forward following that meeting.   Sometimes you only have to ask!!

A day off work on Saturday to attend the Hwyl y Hal Festival at Dolgellau.

President Stephen, DG Beryl & P/P Geralt; part of the ‘welcome committee’

Getting to know this part of the world very well this week – another scenic journey.

The weather was exceedingly kind – especially as it had hindered their set up plans the day before.

Sheep shearing, glamorous granny competition, falconry, tractor and classic car parade, Anglesey Hussars, family races, rosebud princesses and lots of side shows

President Stephen has promised that their signature event will be highlighted on Rotary Showcase and their volunteer hours recorded on Rotary Club Central.


The final day in July – Monday 31st – back to Merseyside and a visit to St. Vincent’s Rotary on the DG official Club visit and introducing Rtn. Minyan Jobe, a visitor from RC Fajara, Gambia  accompanied by the Club President from Royden Revolve.

Club Secretary P/P Dr. John Patterson, PDG Les Wilson & AG D9101, Gambia, Minyan Jobe
Home made cake enjoyed by members of Liverpool St Vincent’s Rotary at their recent club meeting

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