Cardiff St.David's Rotary Club

Chartered 18th October 1983
District 1150


Membership information
Uganda/Rotary Doctor Bank

Past Presidents ponderings on a sucessful year  

The Rotary year passes so quickly it sometimes pays to take stock of just what happened in the year from July 2005.

Our Summer programme was well organised by Peter Coleman and saw us trying a variety of sports (for some of us, the first time) and it ended with most participants winning something in the way of prizes!

We have been reviewing our strategies and policies on the various aspects of Rotary and so far have looked at Fundraising and Vocational. Some excellent ideas have been submitted and we shall see if we can apply some of them to our Community Service programme which is currently under review.

Fresh from our assault on Torquay at the District Conference in October we celebrated our 22 nd Charter night.

The talk on the work of the Millennium Stadium Trust gave us an insight into how we might help obtain third party funding for projects in our community. We are exploring this further.

Our first attempt at a “two generations” night was very successful and proved to some of our sons and daughters that there is life beyond the age of 50! The evening was enhanced by a visit by the two young lads Alex and Kyle who successfully completed the RYLA course during the summer. They clearly derived a lot of benefit from their participation.

Kyle simmAlex McDonald









Kyle Simm .....

Alex MacDonald

We assisted Cardiff Round Table by providing stewards for their firework display in the Castle grounds on Cardiff on 5 th November and earned some money for our Charity Fund in the process. The highlight for me was that we were helped in this by a group from the Community Centre in St Mellons…a true example of repaying favours.

We hosted District Governor David Wiltshire on 10 th November and enjoyed his delivery of the message from Rotary International President Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer. We followed this up by going en masse to Dinas Powis on 24 th November where we heard RIBI President Mike Webb give an excellent speech.

Our Charity Lunch on 2 nd December was a sell-out thanks to the hard work of Malcolm James and his committee and raised over £4.500.

I left the Christmas party on 15 th December in the tender loving care of our President Elect John Reardon-Smith, pictured here:

whilst I rested in hospital.
However despite my worries it looks as though most of the members survived intact.

Australia night
Past President

Next year we shall focus much more on the social side of Rotary and our social secretary, Peter, is already working on the events.


Why is this Rotarian dancing on a table?

Rotarian Lady on Chair

because she had won the silly socks competition at our Christmas party with this splendid offering:

Silliest sock

Against stiff opposition, where stiff is the operative word, from the likes of the following:

Stiff competition

And last but not least: An unexpected guest took a fancy to one of our Rotarians

Vigdis and Friend

But a nice quiet time was had by all, tee! hee!