About our Club


Members

Our 25 members come from a range of backgrounds and ages and length of service with the Club.  One member has been with us since the Club was chartered in 1980 and some only joined less than a year ago.

We all take responsibility, however large or small  for different projects as part of Programme Action work.

When and where we meet

We meet on the second Monday of the month(with the exception of August and December) at Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club (just off the A4042 on Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog) at 7.30 p.m. for business meetings or 7 p.m. when we have a Speaker and  a bar meal.

We aim to finish our business meetings by 9.15 so members have time to socialise at the end over a cup of tea or coffee.

In addition we have events  either to raise funds for our different Charities and Projects or as awareness sessions about our Programme Action  work

Our AGM is usually held in April when the new President(s) present their programme for the year and also choice of Charities.  For 2018/2019 these will be the St David’s Hospice, Water Aid, Plan International Alzheimer’s (jewellery)

Officers for 2018/2019

Presidents Sallie Slade  Paddy Landers
Vice President Vacant
Secretary Gill Hughes
Treasurer Joyce Jarrett
Programme Action Convenor Marian John
Membership Convenor Pat Forward
Programme and Events Convenor

Committees

There are 2 sub-Committees:

  • Executive
  • Events

Friendship Club

Gdansk
South Perth (West Australia)
Winchester

Other Meetings

Regional/national/international

Four times a year there are Regional meeting when members from the different Clubs in South Wales meet and new members are encouraged to attend these.  Once a year there is an annual conference usually held in the UK but last year it was in Malta and every 4 years there is an international Conference.

artREGEN

SI Cwmbran together with the Women’s institutes of Cwmavon and Pontnewynydd set up artREGEN in 1998 to help in the regeneration of Pontypool through the Arts; some members are on the artREGEN Committee whilst other members help/support their events and fundraising.

Our Insignia

When the Club was chartered in 1980, the founder members felt that the insignia should reflect the past and present history of the Torfaen Valley.  This was a time of great change in the industrial  fortunes of South Wales.  The coalmines were closing and the steelworks contracting.  The members wanted to show that the heavy industry workers would not be forgotten,  Panteg Steel Works was approached to provide the stainless steel.  The Management of the works offered to make and donate the insignia.  This was done.

The base of the ‘gong’ is made of stainless steel.  The black circle represents the coal industry.  On this is the engraved stainless steel bearing the name of the Club.  The illustration is a depiction of the valley, the Afon Llwyd, and the mountains over which is an illustration of a crow which is the symbol of the New Town – “Cwm’”being valley and “bran” crow.

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