We are Pembroke Rotary
We are Rotarians – friends, neighbours and colleagues all working as volunteers for the good of our local community. Our members come from various professional and business backgrounds and we work together to provide voluntary service to others using our professional skills. Rotarians help others and in so doing help one another. We welcome new members – men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join Pembroke Rotary. The more Rotarians there are, the more we can improve the lives of people in our local community and others around the world.
By belonging to Pembroke Rotary you will meet new friends, be inspired and get a special sense of fulfilment from being involved with something really worthwhile. There is an annual subscription and all members are encouraged to attend our weekly meetings, social functions and visits.
What we do
We hold annual fundraising events – past successes have included concerts by the Cardiff Philarmonic Orchestra and balmy summer musical evenings at Manorbier Castle. We are hoping to hold an Irish Dance event once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
The Cardiff Philarmonic
Swing the Castle at Manorbier
We help our Community
As well as financial support our Club enables local organisations to raise money for themselves. For the last few years our Club has sponsored and organised a Community Raffle for local organisations. We donate the cash prizes while local businesses generously donate other raffle prizes. The organisation gets to keep ALL of the income derived from ticket sales with no cost to themselves.
We offer Initiatives for Young People
Rotary strongly encourages personal development for all young people. Our Club supports the Rotary Young Leaders Awards (RYLA) course which develops confidence, social awareness and leadership skills.
Outdoor activities, problem solving challenges and social activities make for a demanding but rewarding week for up to five students each year chosen from Ysgol Harri Tudur. By the end of the week new friendships have been forged, personal aspirations met or exceeded and all the young people without fail say that they will never forget the experience.
Rotary also runs several national Youth Competitions. Our Club supports the Youth Speaks, Young Photographer, Young Artist, Young Musician and Young Writer competitions as well as the Technical Tournament where Pembrokeshire schools compete in a design and implementation engineering project.
Technical Tournament Youth Competition
Drug Awareness/Cyber Bullying Workshops
Each year Pembroke Rotary facilitates a drug awareness programme in the local primary schools to help children be aware of the dangers of drugs before their transition to a larger school. In addition we facilitate a Cyber Bullying workshop in Ysgol Harri Tudur. Sponsored by Valero and run by Theatr Fforwm Cymru these are unique initiatives run only by Pembroke Rotary.
Drug Awareness session
Proactive support for Ysgol Harri Tudur
New this year is financial and practical support for a Gardening Project in the senior school. Helping to supply tools, materials and advice the Club hopes that gardening skills learnt now will be skills for life later on.
Where We Meet
The Covid-19 crisis has meant that our Club is unable to meet in its usual way. Instead members are in touch by email and messaging and attend regular Zoom meetings.
In normal times we meet weekly at either the Lamphey Hall Hotel (lunch meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays) or at The Helm, Pembroke Dock (evening meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays) to enjoy a good meal, good company and to plan and manage the club’s activities helping individuals or communities who need assistance.