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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.

Film Night 2017

Over 100 Rotarians and guests enjoyed 'A United Kindom' at Wrekin College Centenary Hall, presented by Flics in the Sticks.   Over £1,800 was raised to suppoet the work of the KIP project (helping the homeless in Telford) and the club's own project Treadmill4PRH ( to supply a treadmill for use of patients at the PRH)

 Organiser Peter Llewellyn with the programme desined by Telford Repro.


Sportsman's Night 23rd March 2017

President John with Graham Thorpe and Paul Boardman at the end of an entertainin evening which raised over £5,000 for Rotary Charities and the Harry Johnson Trust.

The evening include a raffle and standup bingo, with Mike being supervised by Jim

Other pictures show our members and guests enjoying the evening.