Visit to Australia

In October 2013 for three weeks Keith Mainwaring visited Brisbane Eastern Australia for his daughters wedding and revisted Westerrn Australia from November 18th 2013 until January 18th 2014

While he was in Western Australia ( Perth area ) he was able to vist two Rotary Clubs the first one in Waneroo and the second one in Joondalup. Both clubs made him extremely welcome, however at Waneroo he was 'fined' a Dollar by the club due to the fact that Australia had defeated England 5-0 to retain the ashes.

Sportsmen’s Evening March 2014

For very many years, since 1987 no less,Mike Dorricott has been the single handed organising force;behind our popular Sportsmen’s Evenings. Admittedly he has had help from the rest of the club particularly on the night but it has been his inspiration and organisation that has driven these events forward. This year was as successful as ever. After President Peter Martin had welcomed the guests and thanked our sponsors he introduced our main speaker, Jeff Probyn, the Wasps and England lock of the early 90’s.

Tree of Light presentation 2014

Telford Centre organised this year's presentation evening with representatives from the four Rotary clubs involved making donations to our chosen charities.  After the dinner at the Ramada on  27th February,  our own Peter Seaward who is chairman of the T o L committee thanked the many sponsors and helpers but particularly the donors who make this annual event such a success with a record £38,000 raised in the weeks before Christmas.

Another new member

Our latest new members is Daniel Scollard-Kerr. He was proposed by Club Treasurer Vic Young. The photograph shows Daniel, Vic and the Club President –Elect Venn Davies.

Daniel gave a most amusing description of his background as an engineer. 

News from Katie on use of Bursary

Katie Booth emailed the club to say "Happy New Year to you and all the Wellington Rotary Club, hope you are all well.

I have attached some photos of what I have been working on at uni, we had to create a modern interpretation of a coat, I created my own textile and print design.

I thought you might like to see what I have been up to."

Celebrating 200 years of Service

Five members of the Rotary Club of Wellington have been presented with certificates to celebrate 40 years of service as members of Rotary .

When asked to stand by President Peter Martin there was a moment of expectant silence from the chosen few for they had no idea why they were being singled out. Each has been a Club President in his time and all continue to be very active members of the Rotary Club of Wellington.

New Members

The Rotary Club of Wellington has inducted three new members since the last edition of ROTO.

Here seen with President Peter Martin are John Banks [Financial management], Maurice Lamb [Facilities management] and John Bradley [Education].

This brings Wellington's total membership up to 62 - a net increase of 5 so far in this Rotary Year

Paul Harris Fellowships awarded.

Traditionally the Rotary Club of Wellington's awards Paul Harris Fellowships to those who give outstanding service to Rotary and to the wider community. When these awards are made the club tries to ensure that they are made individually and separately. This year the unusual occasion arose when Fellowships were presented to a couple.