David Lovatt's blog

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.

Ten Pin Success

Rob Evans writes:
Wellington met a very good team from Wolverhampton in the final. John Banks had an injury to force a last minute change. Brian Richards came in and was on fire!!!!!
John Wardle came back and the ever reliable Andy, Keith and Dan did well. Cyril completed the team.

Snooker Champions 2019

Wellington went to Stafford to play Cannock in the final.

The District snoker cup was presented to a surprised Rob by Alex Stepney on Thursday night.  Match report:

John Banks and Rob got off to a winning start in a tough match. 52-32 . Chris and Keith played well, but lost by one. Dan and Mike came back from the death to pot, blue, pink and black to win by 12.

Tree of Light Distributes £42000 to Local Charities.

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light held its presentation evening, hosted by Rotary Club of Ironbridge President Ian Warburton at the Park House Hotel, Shifnal, on Thursday 28th 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 23rd campaign.
Chair of the Telford Tree of Light organising committee, Rotarian Max Clowes, said, “We are delighted to announce that this evening the Telford Tree of Light will distribute £42,000 to local charities.”

Welcome to Caro Hart

The Rotary Club of Wellington welcomed into membership of the Rotary family worldwide Caro Hart. Caro's classification is Charity CEO.  Caro was proposed by Rotarian Peter Seaward.

Sports News

Wellington entertained Wolstanton at Shrewsbury, we started well and were well in the lead.
Wolstanton had a brilliant spell to get very close to our score, but we put our foot on the gas to come out winners 725 to 658 . We averaged 121 with everyone getting at least a century. 

We are away to Telford on the 14th February. A final awaits. We have a good squad with others trying to force their way into the team.

With a snooker final to come soon, we are hopeful of some silverware shortly. Yours in Sport Rob Evans

Rotarian Sharon Wyatt

The Rotary Club of Wellington welcomed into membership of the Rotary family worldwide Sharon Wyatt.  Sharon's classification is Vehicle Finance Broker.  Sharon was proposed by Rotarian Neil Phillips.

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.