Who We Are
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. We welcome new members – men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join Pembroke Rotary. The more Rotarians using their time, talents, professional skills and energy 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 fundraise each year to enable us to support local community groups and charities arranging concerts at Folly Farm with the Cardiff Philarmonic Orchestra and a family fundraiser the Swing the Castle event at Manorbier Castle. In 2020 though we will be putting on a different kind of event, still in the planning stages.
We help our Community
As well as financial support our Club enables local organisations to raise money for themselves. Each year, our Club sponsors and organises a Community Raffle. We donate the cash prize pool while local businesses generously donate other raffle prizes. In 2018 twelve community groups participated in the raffle and together raised nearly £5,000 to support their activities.
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 and Young Writer competitions as well as the Technical Tournament where Pembrokeshire schools compete in a design and implementation project.
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.
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.