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Tree of Light Campaign 2017 is Underway

On Wednesday 25th October nearly 2500 envelopes containing details of this year’s campaign were franked at Lanyon Bowdlers Solicitors and delivered to Wellington Royal Mail for posting to supporters of the Telford Tree of Light.

Film Night Success

President Elect Peter Llewellyn writes:

Our latest Film Night presentation of The Viceroy¹s House was shown on the 24th October at Wrekin College and was well received by the audience.Ticket sales for this event were initially very disappointing however a late surge in the final few days plus ticket sales on the night confirmed it¹s success. 

QAVS Award Ceremony

The Rotary Telford Tree of Light  Receives the Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service 2017

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO, presented the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, to representatives of the Rotary Telford Tree of Light on Thursday 18th October 2017 at The Telford Whitehouse Hotel.

Tree of Light Preparations

Even as the teams from the four Rotary Clubs of Telford, Ironbridge, Telford Centre, Wellington and The Wrekin prepare for the presentation of The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the work for the 2017 Telford Tree of Light Appeal continues.

Presentation to KIP

President Brian presented a cheque to the KIP project following from a successful Charity Film Night.

40 Years Service

A surprise was in store for Rotarian John Davies at the Club meeting on 22nd September. John was invited to join President Brian who presented him with a special award - a certificate to celebrate 40 years of Rotary Service. John first joined the Rotary Club of Wellington in 1975. After a short break in service he became President in 1992 and was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014.

Jacob Chandler - Artist & Sculptor

The Club welcomed Jacob Chandler a young sculptor intent on following his dream.  Everyone was enthralled both by Jacob's talk, which led us through the steps from an initial idea to the finished bronze, and by a stunning example of his work. 

Higher Education Award 2017

President Brian, assisted by chair of Youth Services Keith Mainwaring, presented this year's Higher Education Awards to former new College students Lara Wallace and Hattie Butler.

Lara is due to start studying for a mathematics degree at Aberystwyth University in the near future.  She has used her award to provide specialist software for a tablet designed to enhance her studies.