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Tree of Light Chairman Awaded PHF

In a surprise addition to the Tree of Light Presentation Evening, President John announced to all those gathered to celebrate the success of the Tree of Light campaign that he wished to make another presentation.

Sports Review January 2017

Wellington have had a pretty good year.

In the spring 2016 we reached the final of table tennis, but were defeated by a very talented Leek team. We missed our best player in the table tennis in the current competition - we don't have a strong enough squad, yet, to get back to winning ways.

We won the darts in 2015/16 after playing six times and practicing lots of times at the Park. Our dominos and drinking also improved! In the autumn 2016 competition we had bad luck in the darts, we scored well, but the doubles were difficult to hit. If only!

Christmas Day at Farcroft

 On Christmas morning Father Christmas, otherwisw known as Rotary Club of Wellington President John Wardle, visited Farcroft in North Road.  Santa Claus and his Elves distributed presents to the residents who were congregated in three of the home's lounges.  As you can see in the photograph Father Christmas managed to lose his hat - perhaps it was stuck in the chimney!



At the Christmas Lunch held at the Buckatree Hall Hotel on 23rd December one of our members received a huge surprise.  President John listed the achievements of this member but it was only as he reached the end of his speech that Past President Venn Davies realised it was all about him.  In front of members and guests, including his wife Sue, Venn was made a Paul Harris Fellow by President John Wardle.

Carol Singing at Oakwood

Rotarians, partners and members of Inner Wheel gathered at Oakwood in Wellington to share Christmas Carols, readings and music with the residents.  The event was organised by Rotarian Rod Kirby who was master of ceremonies.  

The Guildford Rotary Eye Project

Rotarian John Miles from the Rotary Club of Leatherhead spoke to members of the Wellington Club about the work of the Guildford Rotary Eye Project.  The charity, which was formed in 1998 aims to provide one million free cataract operations in economically emerging areas of the world where poverty prevents patients from affording the treatment for this condition.

Home-Start Telford and Wrekin

The Club welcomed Home-Start Telford & Wrekin Fundraising Manager, Julia Allinson, as today's speaker.  Home-start is a National charity that is based in many local communities throughout the country.  Julia explained the work of the charity in Telford & Wrekin and how this benefits many local families at their homes.  Julia thanked the Club for its support from both the Fairbourne Fund and the telford Tree of Light where Home-Start is our nominated charity.

Presence at the Tree of Light

Members of the Rotary Club of Wellington have been on duty at the Tree of Light in Telford Town Centre from 10.00 until 16.00 throughout this week.  Along with the Rotary Clubs of Ironbridge, Telford Centre and The Wrekin members will be in attendance at the Tree on every day until Saturday 17th December.