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New President 2019-2020 Vic Young

Rotarian Vic Young was installed as President of the Rotary Club of wellington 2019-2020 on Friday 28th July by outgoing President, Peter Williams.

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.

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.”