Llandudno Rotary music award in memory of late member to return

APPLICATIONS are open for this year’s edition of an annual musical bursary in memory of a late member of the Llandudno Rotary group.

Past president Bob Mills was revered both within his own club, and throughout the wider Rotary District 1180, for his selfless, and largely backstage, work for the organisation.

After his death in 2017, his family kindly funded a Bob Mills Memorial Award in the form of an annual bursary to encourage musical talent from the region, reflecting Bob’s own love of music and the “boy band” of his youth.

Past awards have been given to:

• 2018: A pupil of Ysgol John Bright towards the cost of further vocal and theory tuition.

• 2019: Ysgol Deganwy towards the cost of musical instruments.

In 2020 and 2021, no awards were given due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The award, of £250, is for young people aged from eight to 16.

There will be two awards this year.

To apply, you need to be a pupil of one of the primary or secondary schools in the Llandudno catchment area, or be studying music privately.

If you would like to apply for this award, please email: rotaryllandudno@gmail.com, explaining why (250 word maximum) you would you like to be considered, and attaching a letter of support from your school or music tutor.

All applications should be received by May 24.

The decision will be made by Rotary Club of Llandudno members, with the winners to be announced by mid-June, and who will be asked to attend a meeting of the Rotary Club to receive the award.

The Rotary Club of Llandudno has 18 members (plus honorary members) and forms part of Rotary International – a global network of service volunteers.

It is the world’s largest service organisation, founded in 1905, and has 1.4 million members operating in 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and territories world-wide.

The Llandudno club was founded in 1927 – you can find out more at: www.llandudnorotary.org.

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