As a club we have speakers coming to talk to us on a regular basis. The talks can range from information about local history through chats from local businesses to finding out more about local charities and the work that they do. Of course, not every talk is about things that are local to us, for example we have had talks about the RNLI, Lancaster Bombers, antiques, Borneo, and bee keeping amongst other things.
This page will give a flavour of some of the speakers we have had in the 2018/19 Rotary year.
2nd July 2018 : Shirley Williams
Shirley talked to us about her work with the Fusion Project which helps disadvantaged youngsters in the Conwy County area. She covered many aspects of the work that the project does, including experience days at the Llandudno Archives and Museum and a planned project giving Conwy Valley children a go at surfing at Surf Snowdonia.
16th July 2018 : John Mitchell
President John gave a light hearted presentation showing images of “old” items and asked club members if they could identify them. The items included tin baths, cars, twin tub washing machines, and many others.
Due to the holiday period we do not have speakers in August.
3rd September 2018 : George Jones (Llanberis Mountain Rescue) & DG Steve Martin
A joint meeting the the Rotary Club of Conwy at which we welcomed a new member to our club.
George gave an interesting illustrated presentation about the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team , their history, training and and the type of rescues that they get involved in.
This was followed by a brief talk from our 2018/19 District Governor Steve Martin who talked about both clubs and our projects.
17th September 2018 : Rtn Colin Bell – RC of Bodmin
Colin, a member of the Rotary Club of Bodmin in Cornwall is walking from John O’Groats to Lands End (and competing the three peaks challenge at the same time) while carrying a Shelter Box on his back. He gave a presentation about this walk so far (having got as far as the Conwy Valley and also having climbed Snowdon) and a short talk about the different types of Shelter Box and kits that are available. He was accompanied to the meeting by a member of the Truro Satellite Rotary Club, Martin Taylor.
1st October 2018 : Mr Simon Simcox
President John Mitchell chaired the meeting of the club and local surveyor Simon Simcox gave an illustrated presentation. A senior partner at estate agents Bob Parry, Simon gave everyone an explicit view of everyday architecture and hardware in Llanrwst that are taken for granted by everyone, the talk was based on his book entitled – ‘Hidden Llanrwst’.