From the outset our aim has been to attract business and professional leaders in Newport and the surrounding area who are interested in community service, developing friendships and social networking opportunities in line with Rotary International objectives. Our numbers have grown since our formation in 2013 to our current membership which reflects a diverse mix of professions including; Accountancy, Printing Services, Funeral Directors, Solicitors, Estate Agency, Recruitment and Commercial Surveyors. We are organised and operate within the constitution of Newport Uskmouth Rotary Club but the Satellite Club projects are based on members’ aims and interests. We maintain close links with our parent club with members attending each other’s meetings and supporting and promoting their respective projects.
Whilst we come together for the formal club meetings four times a year we recognise the family and business commitments of our members and so the Satellite Club set out to meet formally once a month for a breakfast meeting at The Queen's Hotel in Newport. We also meet for separate social meetings so that we can set aside some time for building friendships and socialising as a club, which after all is one of the aims of Rotary. The social meetings also allow opportunities to welcome guest speakers.
Some of the projects and events supported to date include; the Father’s Day Bike Ride, Young Interviewer Competition, Welsh Disabled Sports, Charity Raffles, Quiz Nights, Christmas Collections and a Wine Tasting evening. The club has managed The Friars Walk Newport Tree of Light in collaboration with Friars Walk since 2015.
The Satellite Club is now well established with an enthusiastic membership looking to make a difference in the community. We have lots of ideas for new projects - the only constraint being the ability to fit everything in to busy schedules. We welcome new members and visitors to our meetings so, if you fancy a Big Breakfast on one of these dark autumnal mornings, you would be very welcome.
Please get in touch via if you are interested in joining Newport Uskmouth Rotary Satellite Club and supporting both local and international efforts.
Newport Uskmouth Rotary