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B Team Triumph

A summer's evening at Church Farm, Rowton was the setting for the grudge match between Wellington A and Wellington B croquet teams.  Captains Rhodes & Evans gave their team talks and the ,atch got underway.

Presentations to the Preens

PDG Barry Preen together with Dorothy were at the Club meeting on 21st June when on their way from their home in Weston Super Mare to a holiday destination in Wales.  Barry used the opportunity to advise members that he would be leaving the Club at the end of this Rotary Year.  Barry joined the Rotary Club of Wellington in 2002 and served as Club President in 2005-2006 before going on to be District 1210 Governor in 2011-2012.

Harry Johnson Trust Presentation

At the Rotary meeting on Friday 21st June President Peter Williams donated £2000 to the Harry Johnson Trust, this being part of the proceeds of the Club's annual Charity Golf Day.  The cheque was handed to Harry's grandfather who after expressing his thanks brought members up to date with the work of the Trust.

BMX Club House Handover

Children at a Telford BMX club are celebrating after winning the backing of the Rotary Club of Wellington which has donated a new clubhouse.  Rotary Club members heard a presentation from volunteer Kirsty Smallman about the success of the club and the sessions it offers.

Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner,  was the speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Wellington on June 14th.  Members were invited to bring partners and friends to this special speaker meeting. Anna spoke of her early life, the route to being Lord Lieutenant and the many duties she is required to carry out.
The photograph show President Peter with the lord Lieutenant.

Charity Golf Day 2019

The event, held this year at Wrekin Golf Club, and again very well organised by Geoff Foulkes, was a great success with over £4000 being raised for local charitable causes. This year the proceeds will be used to support The Harry Johnson Trust and other Rotary charities.

Presentation to Hope House

At lunch on Friday 31st May Rachel a fund raiser for Hope House told us a little about the history and the inspirational successess of the Hospice in Oswestry and ty Gabaith in North Wales.

President Peter was able to present Rachael with a cheque for £1,100  being the a share of the proceeds of the 2018 Golf Day.

Croquet

The second of our teams to play met Telford Centre at the Shrewsbury Croquet Club.    The closeness of the competition however is not reflected in the game or match scores, as each hoop was fiercely contested..
With Wellington leading 5-0 the final game was suspended at 5-5 as it had continued half an hour after the all other games were completed.  

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