Rotabilia @12.30 20 March 2020

Welcome to this the first edition of Rotabilia @12.30.  It is being circulated to all members, honorary members as well as to others connected with the Club. Hopefully there will be a new edition every week and this will be circulated at about 12.30 each Friday - the time when we normally gather together for club meetings. The journal will bring you news and updates, articles and other items, hopefully many of them supplied by you.  Enjoy reading Rotabilia @12.30 - David.

Tree of Light Presentation Evening

Rotary Telford Tree of Light Distributes £42000 to Local Charities.

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light held its presentation evening, hosted by Rotary Club of The Wrekin President David Shelmerdine at the Hadley Park House Hotel on Thursday 27th February. This year the Rotary Telford Tree of Light, which is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ironbridge, Telford Centre, The Wrekin and Wellington celebrated its 24th campaign.

Food Bank February Update

Richard Studd reports

 We had a really good collection on Friday 7 February, our second of 2020. Food and toiletries weighed in at 198 kilos and members donated a further £60 cash.
 Furthermore, Ollie, the Foodbank manager acknowledged an error in January’s figure; it too was in the region of 190- 200 kilos in addition to the £70 cash.

Food Bank Christmas Collection

I’ve finally had the weight of our donations last Friday, a record 313 kgs plus £35.
They were very grateful as ever and were especially pleased with the Christmas biscuits.
So once again our members have come up trumps.
Well done and thank you to everyone. Richard

Tree of Light Update 2nd December

With Christmas only three weeks away the Rotary Telford Tree of Light already remembers and commemorates almost 5,000 loved ones whose names appear around the Tree in New Row at the Telford Shopping Centre. New updated lists are placed around the Tree each week.

Tree of Light Switched On

On Thursday 14th November at around 16.30 a crowded Mall at Telford Centre filled by the sounds of the Salvation Army Band waited patiently for the Rotary Telford Tree of Light to be switched on. But this year was different. The Tree was at a new site - in New Row in the recently completed Fashion Quarter.

Jaipur Limb - Wellington Supports Limb Camp

As part of their on-going support for the Jaipur Limb the Club has supported a Limb Camp in Kerala, India.

The Rotary Jaipur Limb UK camp at Quilon was inaugurated by J. Mercykutty Amm Government of Kerala Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry, Government of Kerala. She is a member of Quilon Constituency where the camp was organised.

Remembrance 2019

President Vic together with members of the Club, partners and friends and members of Inner Wheel met at Naylors Row in Wellington to be part of the Remembrance Parade.  Joining with members of the services,civic digniaties and youth groups the parade followed Wellington Town Band down New Street across the Square and into All Saints Churchyard.

RYLA 2019

Tabitha Byne spoke to Club members about her week at Kibblestone where she was our RYLA nominee.  Tabitha spoke eloquently about all the activities she was involved in and explained how the week had changed her outlook and attitude to life.