Sapphire for Don

Christmas Lunch also proved to be a great surprise for Don Woolford.  As the speeches, competitions and everything else had reached the end the President spoke of a member of the Club who had achieved such a great deal as a Rotarian that he was been awarded a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellowship.  To say the least Don was quite stunned when it was revealed that he was the Rotarian.  His nomination is shown below.

Margaret Williams PHF

Christmas Lunch proved to be a surprise for Margaret Williams when Venn Davies began to relate a story to those present about someone who puts 'Service Above Self'.  It turned out to be Margaret and led to her being awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship.

In nominating Margaret for this award Venn Davies wrote:

Prostate Cancer

Brian Riley and Dennis Briggs of the Shropshire Prostate Support Group spoke to members about prostate cancer, its identification and treatment at a meeting on 7th December.  Subsequently a cheque was presented to the group by President Peter and Immediate Past President Brian.

Christmas Carols

Members of the Club, members of Wellington Inner Wheel, partners and friends sang Christmas Carols at Oakwood and Farcroft for the enjoyment of the residents.  The musical accompaniment was provided by Rotarian Robyn Davies of the Wrekin Club.

Food Bank Donation

Members made contributions to the Telford Crisis Support Food Bank on 30th November. Richard Studd, with his car low on its suspension delivered the goods after our Club meeting. He subsequently received the following e-mail.

Sent: Friday, 30 Nov, 2018 at 16:19
Subject: Wellington Rotary donation

Community Award for Group Scout Leader

It was with great pleasure that the members of the Rotary Club of Wellington made a Community Award to Mrs Alison Peel in recognition of her service to Wellington as Cub Leader and Group Scout Leader of the 2nd Wellington Scout Group.

RYLA 2018

The speakers at our meeting on 30th November were Lydia, Keira & James. They spoke about their RYLA experience and thanked the Club for the life changing opportunity that we had given them.

Sports Teams

We had a very busy week. A win against Wrekin 9-0 at table tennis and this week we had a practice at Jim Udale house ready for snooker on Tuesday only for opposition to concede at last minute. Tenpin bowling followed on Wednesday when we scored just short of 700 against 470 from Blythe Bridge. Ten wins in a row during Sep/ Oct / Nov puts us in two semi finals and means we still have lots to arrange in the next two months. Well done to all the players.