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Brewery Visit

On Wednesday 8th August a group of Rotarians, partners and friends visited Rowton Brewery at the Pheasant in Market Street, Wellington.  The group was shown roundby Jim Preston who established the brewery in Rowton some 10 years ago.

 

Dementia & Alzheimers

Tom James and Christine Smith were the speakers at August 3rds meeting of the Club - the photograph shows them with President Peter.  They shared with members information about dementia and Alzheimers and explained various misconceptions.  There are many types of dementia - in the region of 100 - although the most common form is Alzheimers.  All types of dementia are progressive - the symptoms will get worse over time.

Heulwen Canal Trust trip for Visually Impaired 2018

Our annual offer to members of Ken Whitcombe’s Visually Impaired People Group and Bryan Heaven’s Macular Support Group to take a trip with us on the Montgomery Canal out of & around Welshpool using Heulwen Trust Canal Boats was well subscribed this year.

DG Ashley Gray

The Club welcomed District 1210 Governor 2018-19 to its meeting on Friday 27th July.  DG Ashley spoke of his aspirations for the coming year emphasising the 2018-19 logo - 'Be The Inspiration.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictionaries for Schools

On Tuesday, 17th July President Peter, aided by Venn Davies, attended Wrekin View Primary School, North Road, Wellington.

Peter talked to the children about Rotary and presented every Year 6 child with a dictionary to help them with their studies at ‘big school’ in September.

Many thanks to Keith Mainwaring for arranging this.

Clay Pipe Making

Rotary members were shown the intricacies of clay pipe making by Rex Key.  He also discussed the history of clay pipe making in the Broseley area that can be traced back to the early 1600s.

Croquet Success

Rob Evans writes:

Well played to everyone last night. It was an incredible win against the Man Utd of croquet!!!  Just goes to show how every point can be vital.  Everyone contributed in some way or other.  It is very much a team game. At 2-3 down it was 24-25 so a 7-5 win or better was very much achievable. Great to see our President help us over the line.  We have a semi final to play before 26 August, with a possible final after that.

We also have a big squad, with having two teams, which helps us to improve year on year.

 

Gateway BBQ 2018

On a perfect Summer  evening they came to the Eyton Village Hall, arriving slowly at first then in no time at all filling the Hall, for the Annual Gateway BBQ.

Some of the younger Adults were quite mobile , others in wheelchairs, but all there to enjoy the evening festivities.

New PHF at Wellington

As President Brian ended this thank you speech at the End of year BBQ President Elect Peter stepped forward asking to say a few words.  He began by talking about Paul Harris Fellowships and announced that he would be presenting one in a few minutes.  He outlined the work that the recipient has done in his local community and has done for Rotary.  He then outlined the four years of hard work that had been carried out to secure a $63000 global grant for work in Malawi.

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