Who We Are
The Rotary Club of Pembroke is part of a world-wide organisation made up of 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs in 200 countries.
Rotary is one of the world’s largest charitable organisations. Its resources, together with the abilities and commitment of its members, are used to support major international programmes. Did you know that Rotary has contributed over a billion dollars to the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign which is eradicating the scourge of polio from this planet? The symbol for the End Polio Now campaign is the purple crocus. To mark our Club’s on-going contribution to the campaign here is our display of crocuses at Scolton Manor.
However, every Rotary club is an autonomous, self-run group. Our Club members all share a commitment to our local community.
Where We Meet
We meet weekly at either the Lamphey Hall Hotel (lunch meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays or evening meeting at The Helm, Pembroke Dock on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays) to enjoy a good meal, good company, and to plan and manage the club’s activities.
Pembroke Rotary Club
We’re looking for more men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join Rotary. More people using their time, talents, professional skills and energy will improve the lives of more people in their local communities and others around the world.
By belonging to Rotary, you can enjoy many benefits, amongst them business networking and personal development. You will meet new friends, hear inspiring speakers and experiencing that special sense of fulfilment that comes from achieving something really worthwhile.
What We Do
We fundraise each year to enable us to support local community groups and charities and the wider international community.
Our last fundraiser was “A Night at the Proms” concert by the CPO (Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra) at Folly Farm on the 6th April.
Our Club has been bringing this musical opportunity performed by the CPO to the people of Pembrokeshire for over 15 years. This great musical event is always appreciated and enjoyed by an loyal and enthusiastic audience who once had a fantastic evening out.
Swing the Castle
Imagine a balmy Pembrokeshire summer’s evening, sitting on the grass inside an actual castle, a glass of wine or beer, burgers and sausages from the bbq and dancing to the music of the RinTins – a leading ‘Gypsy Jazz’ band – plus supporting musicians.
This is our family fundraiser – children and dogs are part of the fun Bring a chair or a blanket and watch the sun go down at Manorbier Castle.
Friday 9th August.
Helping 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
The Club donates 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.
Youth Initiatives – RYLA and our Youth Competitions
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 challenging but rewarding week for up to five students each year chosen from Ysgol Henry Tudor. 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 Young Chef, Young Musician and Young Writer, which encourage our talented children.
Youth Initiatives – Technical Tournament
New this year is the Technical Tournament competition. Eight schools with 28 teams of all ages met at Pembrokeshire College on the 28th March. They had to design and build a crane to travel a set distance to pick up a container and then return to the start. Teams were assessed on teamwork, their idea development, portfolio, manufacture and design and finally how well their design worked!