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Rotary Wellington's New President

The incoming President of the Rotary Club of Wellington, Brian Richards, wished all members of the Club a ‘Happy Rotary New Year’ as he was welcomed into office by Immediate Past President John Wardle.

An Evening of Surprises

 It was cold - very cold! The temperature in the car registered 14C on arrival at Scott & Josie’s for the End of Year BBQ. Fortunately we had the shelter of a splendid marquee - except for Ed from Oakapple who stood in a covered outside area cooking sausage, burgers and chicken.

Community Award for Peggy Doran

From time to time, Wellington Rotary Club recognises people from outside Rotary who have made a significant contribution in their community.

Charity Golf Day 2017 - Success All Round

The Rotary Club of Wellington David Bufton Charity Golf Day, once again well organised by Geoff Foulkes, was a great success with over £1500 being raised for local charitable causes.

A Vet's Story

Retired Vetinary Surgeon Elfed Jones entertained members with stories from his life as a vet beginning from when he trained in Edinburgh and tracing time until he arrived in Wellington to establish a practice in the town.

Window display

The Rotary Clubs of Ironbridge, Telford Centre, Wellington & The Wrekin who run the Telford Tree of Light have been offered a display space at the Telford Town Centre.  This is now in place and can be seen in the window shop which previously housed boots Opticians.  We will have access to this space for 43 days.

Bowled Over!

Bowls Captain Venn Davies writes:

On Tuesday, 23rd May at The Bowring Park, Wellington a mighty struggle took place when we played Probus at Crown Green Bowls. This year, instead of heavy rain, we enjoyed brilliant sunshine. Very enjoyable too was the friendly way in which our Probus friends hosted us and whose partners very kindly provided us all with tasty refreshments.

Croquet win for second team

The team of Jim Tranter, Paul Rhodes, Scott Walker, Norman Quin, Geoff Ward and David Tomkinson played against Wolverhampton St Georges on what was a beautiful Springtime night. Many thanks to Scott and Josie  Walker for hosting the match.


The Club's snooker team played in the District 1210 final at the Sir John Bayley Club on 13th March and achieved a great victory.  

Team captain Keith Mainwaring said, "I have no doubt that the practice games we had at Jim Udale's played an important part in our continued success throughout all the rounds and which paid dividends in winning the final."