David Lovatt's blog

40 Years Service

Rotarian Brian Lewis PHF did not realise that the meeting on 15th May 2015 was going to be anything more that a Speaker Meeting where he was going to be the speaker.  Brian shared with members of the Club memories of how Hitler tried to destroy him on more than one occassion and went on to talk about his experiences of National Service.  Following the vote of thanks president Venn Davies asked Brian when he joined Rotary.

Support for Nepal

On Friday 8th May the Rotary Club of Wellington made a donation of over £2000 to Disaster Aid UK towards their work in Nepal. Disaster Aid UK & Ireland, along with its partners in Disaster Aid International, provides shelter, water filters and other aid products to help the survivors of natural and man made disasters re-establish their lives. Disaster Aid is supported by Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and Internationally and works with communities in disaster areas. The money will be used to provide two Community Tents in settlements where Disaster Aid is working in Nepal.

Visit to the East Lancs Railway

The Rotary Club of Wellington 'Railway Boys' enjoyed an excursion to the East Lancashire Railway based in Bury earlier this month. Apart from the interest in the railway shared fellowship with the President and members of the Rotary Club of Salford with Swinton who joined us for part of the day. This was the Club whose members visited Alan Fisher when he was seriously ill in a Salford hospital and supported Cathy when she was visiting him.

Funds for the PRH Bickerstaff Unit

Adventurer Steve Harpin recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Wellington about his attempt to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic. In November/December last year Steve and six team-mates tested their minds and body to the limit, braving huge seas and horrendous weather during their epic 37 day journey from Tenerife to Barbados.

The 'A' Team Reach the Final

The final results from the third round of the District 1210 Fellowship Quiz came with the message, "Congratulations, your A team has got through to the final."

The team finished with a total of 129 points which enabled them to sneak in to one of the last two places available.

Quiz captain Richard Studd commented on the team's excellent achievement.

More 10-pin Bowling Success

On Tuesday 17th March 2015 The Rotary Club of Wellington were in action at Telford when they were drawn against Brewood. This game was evenly matched with both clubs taking the lead from time to time. With only two rounds to play Wellington started to draw away and finally ran out winners with a score of 706 against 607. The team of Daniel Scollard-Kerr [122], Graham Keay [12]], Andy Kaleta [105], Peter Seawood [132], Vic Young [81] and John Banks [146] represented the club.

Adams' Team Reaches RIBI Youth Speaks Final

After the local competition, where the team from Adams’ Grammar School came second, they made the courageous decision to change their topic to ‘Who Will Watch the Watchers?’ In the District 1210 final they raised their game, all three team members speaking with passion and gusto. The Judges placed them first.  

Sportsman's Night Success

Over 200 Rotarians and guests attended the evening to hear our guest speakers Lee Sharpe and Tony Jo. Lee gave a potted history of his footballing career with many funny tales which were well received by the audience. He afterwards was pleased to talk to everyone, sign autographs and have his photograph taken. Lee was surprised by one of the guests who told him that he hD attended school with Lee’s mother.