Apr 2, 2009

The Latest From Cymuned - Supporters Email


( This is not an official press release but rather the personal observations of a Cymuned supporter )


Another month gone, and still things are moving on apace.




**The CyngorNi campaign was the subject of a fairly supportive article in Golwg after last on this visit to Llangefni, and the Daily Post has also taken some interest in the campaign. As we gather momentum, it will be good to see letters from our members (and other members of the public) starting to reach the newspapers so that they realise that there is a lot of interest and support for our viewpoint. We visited Llangefni again last Saturday, leafleting and answering people's questions by the Clock. Once again, we received no negative comments at all, with most people actively supporting our call.


It's surprising to us the number of people who have already heard of the campaign, despite not being members, nor being active in any supportive movements. Its obvious that yo oiur readers are spreading supportive rumours, and people are hearing about us in a positive and friendly way. Thank you and keep it up!


**We have received an email from our publishers (as I write) saying that they have dispatched the 'Ein Gwlad' magazine to us, so after a long wait (yes, I was a touch over confident in promising it to you in March) it is on its way to our members!


**In the magazine will be an invite to this year's AGM, in Ty Siamas, Dolgellau on 25th April. Entry will be by ticket only this year, so you will need to order in advance, either through returning the invite from the magazine, or by emailing us. A ticket will not cost anything, but we will need to know how many people are attending in order to provide enough refreshment and seating.


**A huge thank you goes to Theresa, one of our North American members. She and a few other members have produced a Welsh DVD for the American market. She says, "The DVD is 12 minutes long and contains a brief historical overview of Welsh history and important figures, primarily people of political importance. Kate Weishaar provides the narrative and Sian Williams the background music of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. The DVD includes a cover letter and a Sing4Wales card." The ability to reach a new audience in North America without expending valuable office / 'domestic' volunteer time could be a massive boost to Cymuned, and we look forward to seeing the results.



**Lastly, Aran and I have just launched a brand new on-line course for Welsh learners, which uses a technique which is totally new to the Welsh language, but is based on recent innovation in the language learning world. Of the first learners to enrol, a number have said that they are learning effectively and (most importantly) confidently. One even believes that he is talking more Welsh with his wife than he did after a year of evening courses. Many many of them are already recommending the course to their friends. So if you or any one that you know is looking to learn Welsh, Southern and Northern Welsh courses are available, free, on www.SaySomethingInWelsh.com



That's it for now. I shall be writing the next email from Lannion, Brittany, so with the sea breeze already blowing in the hair of my imagination...


Until next time



Iestyn



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Dewi Sant told us to "Do the little things."



To see what he had in mind, have a quick look at:



www.cymuned.net/ymlaen/dewisant



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Are you a dreamer or a doer?



Cymuned can't survive without YOUR help.



Have a look at:



www.cymuned.net/ymlaen/ourfuture



to hear how to make things change.



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