Roll up, roll up, roll up. Get your Tombola tickets here.
Plenty of wonderful prizes. Beer to drink, shampoo to make your hair curl, chocolates to enjoy, and bottles to make you smell nice in the bath.
Such was the cry from the Rotarians as they promoted their Tombola tickets to the crowds at Saturdays Chepstow Show.
Over 200 prizes had been donated by Chepstow Rotary club members and every single one of them was won during the day. In addition, a box of smaller prizes was provided from which accompanied children could choose an additional gift, which they did with a smile.
The sellers were accompanied by the sound of a barrel organ that was built by Rotarian Geoff MORRISS who fed the paper rolls though the device all day long.
The members enjoyed a private lunch in the tent, both provided by Rotarian Chris RASTALL of Abbey Mill, and this helped the day along.
The Chepstow Club are now recruiting new members and leaflets were handed out at the show.
The sun shone and the Club had a successful day raising some £500, every penny of which will be passed to Rotary charities and good causes, both local and international. [See photographs]
On Wednesday 19 July, at The Dell Primary School in Welsh Street, Chepstow, over 400 pupils gathered when Rotarian Christopher WILSON, presented Rotary illustrated dictionaries to pupils on behalf the Chepstow & District Rotary Club.
Head Teacher, Steve KING stated that the prizes were to be awarded to those students who had shown the most improvement in their year.
He also thanked the local Rotary Club for their ongoing support and their encouragement of learning.
Following a short talk on the aims and ideals of the international Rotary organisation the students who selected to receive the dictionaries were Alannah MORA, Cameron HEMMINGS,Charlotte SCOTT, Olivia PITT , Casper DURMAN and Eliza DAVISON . [See photograph]
The Chepstow Rotary Club continues to support many community initiatives, including several competitions for young people for speaking, music, writing and technical ability.
It also includes this annual event, where a total of 72 dictionaries were presented to12 local primary schools.
The Club considers that presenting the dictionaries to children in the local schools encourages a love of reading and learning in the young.
The Chepstow Rotary Club is now actively seeking new members, please contact us, its not like you think.
CHEPSTOW & District ROTARY
We are aware of a number of people who would like to join in the various activities of Chepstow & Distrct Rotary but cannot afford the time to attend our weekly meetings.
We are therefore considering forming an ‘e-satellite’ club. The idea is for its members to keep in touch with all activities electronically and meet up monthly or bi-monthly for an informal meeting to discuss plans and projects
Membership of the e-club can either be full Rotary membership enjoying all the benefits of the world-wide Rotary organisation, or Associate membership, merely being connected with the Chepstow & District club.
It is hoped that this will enable people to enjoy the fellowship of Rotary and help with our charitable projects if wished without the commitment of normal Rotary weekly attendance.
If you would like more details please contact Geoff Sumner, Club Secretary on email@example.com or 01291 624758
David Burr, Club President on Chepstow.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01291 627886,
1st Autumn Wye Run
With a cool breeze and a clear blue sky the weather was ideal for the first of the autumn Wye Run events organised by the Chepstow Rotary Club
The cars lined up at Chepstow Garden Centre, and having parked, the competitors immediately scuttled inside for a rewarding bacon sandwich and coffee after their early start. With teams from as far apart as Cardiff and Devizes, Cheltenham and Weston there was a very interesting mix of vehicles.
A Model-T Ford with very strangely dressed passengers towered over the modern cars while the stately Armstrong-Siddeley in red and black seemed very long by modern standards. A gleaming silver Morgan, an eye-catching two-tone Citroen Traction Avant and a bright VW Camper with a throaty engine all added to the interest. Roger Evans brought his immaculate Austin A35 and there was a clutch of very cosseted MG sports cars too. A beautiful Austin Healey Sprite lined up with a bouncy, plum-coloured Citroen 2CV.
And they were off. Launched at 1 minute intervals by the Rotary Marshalls the cars sped off into the depths of the Monmouthshire countryside following their junction-by-junction navigation instructions. They all completed The Run where the finish was at the Rotary stand within The Big Welsh Car Show.
This autumn event was the second Rotary Wye Run of 2017 and organised to co-incide with the Bloodline Welsh Car Show.
Bloodwise had sought the support of Rotary who were pleased to arrange a second run that would finish at this major event.
The autumn Run was therefore shorter that the Rotary Spring event to ensure that participants had plenty of time to enjoy the car show.
Smiling faces showed that this had been a really enjoyable day and The Rotary Cub was thanked by the entrants for organising this second special event. As always with Rotary, all of the moneys received are to be donated to Rotary charities. If you are interested in joining or supporting your local Rotary club please contact us.[See photographs]