Satinder Sindhu spoke to the Club about the work of Vision Aid, particularly with reference to his coming visit to Sierra Leone where he will be a volunteer helping to allieviate eye problems of the inhabitants. The Club subsequently donated £250 to Satinder's project.
Former Bursary recipient and singer Amy Lake returned to the Club to share with them details of her work on cruise ships. Her audience was enhanced by several members of Oswestry Borderlands Club who, along with former Wellington member Peter Martin, were on a scatter week.
Oh dear! It was raining steadily in Wellington when we all gathered at the Bus station. The forecast for the day had been grim, but we were off west, and the weather was heading east, so there was hope. And after all, Heulwen means ‘Sunshine’.
Rotarian Mike Osborn enthralled his audience with tales of the time when he had been posted to an Air Battle School in Sardinia. He included the story of an local orchestra member who on being sacked took refuge in Sicily only to return with a violin case and knowledge that he was to be re-instated!
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.
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.
On a cloudy evening of 27th June the croquet team entertained Stafford Knot at Church Farm Rowton. Stafford Knot were intrigued by the hoop positions and the lie of the land. The first two Wellington pairs came from losing positions to sneak 7-6 victories, the next games also went to Wellington and as the rain increased Stafford Knot conceeded in the interest of additional drinking time. Both teams adjourned to the warmth of the kitchen where Rob and Virginia had prepared refreshments. Thanks very much Rob.