Club Service committee
The role of the Club Service committee is to manage membership development and retention, communication amongst members and with District and other clubs, arrange the club programme of speakers, sporting events and visits, and Rotaract development. Chaired by the Senior Vice President.
2017/2018 committee members
Michael Deaville (chair), Derrick Whiting (IPP), Robin Varley, Richard Griffiths, John Bradshaw, Sonia Dobson, Hywel Davies, Bob Hughes-Jones, Colin Eagles.
(MPD sub-group Sonia Dobson, Richard Griffiths, Hywel Davies, John Bradshaw (plus anyone they wish to co-opt))
Minutes of meeting, 12th September 2017
Minutes of meeting, 11th July 2017
Apologies for absence: Sonia Dobson, Bob Hughes-Jones.
Minutes of previous meeting – 6th June 2017: approved.
Matters arising: none.
Membership, Development and Promotion group: The group is liaising with other organisations regarding us providing Rotary marshalls at the Far Old Line Festival, the Sea2Shore Festival and Aberystwyth Carnival. Jeremy Turner had recently given an enthusiastic talk to Club about the first event.
Replacement display A-frames have now been received.
Two 7-day letters have just been issued and it is hoped that the two prospective members will be inducted on 18th July, on the occasion of the DG’s visit.
Programme: Richard reported that the skeleton (dates of Club Council, Committees, AGM etc) of the 2017-18 programme had been created and was now being fleshed out with speakers, social events etc. The Young Musician evening will be on 14th November, so the Committees meeting will move to 7th November. (The web programme has been updated). The last meeting of 2017 and the first meeting of 2018 will be a “jovial” lunch and an evening New Year’s Message respectively. This year the Christmas soiree will be organised by our International committee.
IPP Derrick wished to record his appreciation to Richard of last year’s excellent programme.
Rotaract: Richard was pleased with Rotaract’s participation as Cyclefest marshalls. Liaison between us and Aberaeron RC could be better.
Visits: The visit to the Royal Mint and to Penderyn had been a great success thanks to Bob H-J’s meticulous planning of the arrangements, despite Bob himself unfortunately being unable to go. Ideas for future visits, and volunteer organiser, will be welcomed. Inverness was suggested as a possibility, to be researched.
Sports: The 2016-17 cycle of competitions had concluded with the presentation of the cup at Club Assembly. Iori is looking forward to arranging the 2017-18 competitions.
Web: John reported that all is well, and asked that Committee Chairs be reminded to put their committee reports on the Club website.
Responsibilty for Club’s Facebook entries should pass to the incoming President, but Martin has deferred to Derrick’s expertise, with Martin exercising editorial control.
Almoner: Colin had been busy in recent weeks, maintaining contact with a number of Rotarians (and/or their family) who have been unwell. Colin will continue to communicate sympathy and offers of practical support but reminded us that we need to keep him updated.
PRO: David continues to contribute reports to the Cambrian News. The committee praised the quality of David’s input.
AOB: Derrick reported that the 2017-18 District Conference will be in Plymouth on 13-15/10/17.
We are responsible for hosting the first round of the Quiz in the autumn. Hywel will pass this to our team captain, David.
Date of next meeting: 12th September 2017.