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Croquet Update 12 June

The Rotary Club of Wem were entertained at the Church Farm Sports ground on 12th June.   Home advantage really told and although each hoop was contested strongly Wellington 1 were winners 5-1 (41-18)

Silent Soldier reports for duty

With the close collaboration with Wellington Town Council on a number of projects recently including recognition of the centenary of the signing of the armistice for the end of Wor

Croquet Update 23 May

The 23rd May team (Wellington 2?) had a comfortable win at their Walton Grange ground over The Wrekin.

Croquet Update

A team led by Rob Evan, David Tomkinson, Peter Williams, Andy Kaleta, John Cooper ( a late replacement) and this correspondant travelled to Whitchurch on Friday 11th May.   A close fought match tilted in our favour as the weather grew colder and wetter.    Thankfully Whitchurch had laid on a supurb buffet and did't seem to mind us taking the honours 4-2.
Wellington 2 play 23rd May at Scott Walker's against The Wrekin.

Tom Farmer Memorial Cup

On Thursday 3rd May the ladies of The New Saints and Shrewsbury contested for the Tom Farmer Memrial Cup watch by Maureen, and her two sons Gary and Ian.

Shrewsbury put up a spirited defence


with only one up front but with extra time looming TNS managed to put the ball in the net after 2 minutes of the 4 of injury time, and so took the trophy from Gary.

Dictionaries for Wrekin View Year 6

At the end of their end of year play featuring the panic of an end of term Oftsted inspection, the Year 6 pupils were treated to a short talk about Rotary International. 

President Brian Richards noted that the Leicester Tigers badge was recognised by more pupils than the Rotary logo.  

Croquet round 2 victory

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.

Telford Tree of Light - National Recognition

I am pleased to inform the club members and especially those which have involved themselves with the Telford Tree of Light over 21 years that the London Gazette today stated that her Majesty had awarded the Telford Tree of Light the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.    This is the equivalent of a MBE for an individual. 

Paul Booth, Chairman of the Rotary Clubs of Telford and District Trust Fund issued the following press release:  

Morrison's collection 29th April

Members of the club are grateful to the management and customers of Morrisons store Wellington where £752.50 was collected for the End Polio - Purple4Polio Campaign.



Croquet Round 1 Victory

Rob Evans is pleased to report that on a sunny but bitterly cold evening in Whitchurch the first croquet match of the season resulted in a victory for Wellington by 4 games to 2.

A second round match is to be played by 30 June and our opponents will be either Leek or Stafford Knot.