Alan Fisher

It was with great sadness that members learned of the passing of Rotarian Alan Fisher on 15th December at the age of 68. He had been nursed in hospitals continuously since April. Firstly in Inverness then Shrewsbury and finally Salford. In each he battled valiantly against his numerous problems. Finally he was brought back to Telford to the Severn Hospice in Apley where he ended his days.

Christmas 2013

Besides providing service to the community which is the main purpose of the Rotary Club of Wellington’s activities, there is always the opportunity to take part in social activities,  especially at Christmas time.  This year has been no exception.  The club’s choir (aided by their ladies) has been in full song. Carols were sung first at at Abbeyfields and then at Farcroft Nursing Home organised by Rod Kirby. 

President's notes

Club President Peter Martin contributes his thoughts as the year draws to a close

Where did those months go since I last provided some “ President’s Notes” ! Certainly a busy time with, as you will understand, both highs and lows, but the overall feeling that I am left with is that we are, undoubtedly, a thriving and healthy club.

News from Inner Wheel

Lesley Martin, club correspondent sends the latest news from Inner Wheel.

There have been a diversity of events over the last few months beginning with the sad deaths of two valued members of the club – Edna Rice and Kim Wardle. However to balance this we have several new members in the process of joining the club.

Charlton School Presentation Evening

The photograph on the left is of Peter Martin (President) and Dave Roberts (Youth Services) presenting Leah Johnson wth a certificate and a £25 book token. She won the Rotary Young Persons Award for Design and Innovation (Young Innovator Competition). Leah’s winning entry was for a textile freeze and a stamp design on a cushion.

Theatre Visit

Mike Heath, who organised our visit to the Theatre on the Steps on 15th November contributes his impressions
We bought tickets, made arrangements and shared directions. “Sweet and sour, sizzling beef, boiled or fried rice sir?” To eat or not to eat? That was the question.
Down the hill there was no visible sign, but it must be the venue. The dark steps beckoned.  In 1963 the pulpit was still in place and I was here knocking down walls.

Annual Church Service

 At 10am on Sunday, 3rd November 42 Inner Wheel members, Rotarians, partners and friends braved the blustery weather to be greeted by Presidents Margaret and Peter for our annual Joint Church Service at St Catherine’s Church Eyton.

Our thanks go to Reverend Richard Kirby and his wife, Linda (a reader) and the congregation for allowing us to join them at their beautiful church. Readings by our Presidents, lusty singing, prayers and reflection were enjoyed by all.

Venn represents us in Australia

While he was Australia Venn Davies visited Prickle Farm, Esperance. A 3,000 acre arable and sheep farm run to raise funds for charity by The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay.

Venn also went to a meeting of the Esperance Bay Rotary Club. The photo shows Venn and their President exchanging pennants whilst wearing silly hats. They were in good company as everyone at the meeting wore a silly hat for charity.

Film night at the Odeon

This year Chris Yates organised our annual Film Night, (ably assisted by David Roberts and many Rotarians acting as ushers, barmen and draw ticket sellers). John Rice had run the last nine Film Nights to a standard that made it hard to follow, but everything went splendidly.