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My first duty during the last few weeks was to attend the Mayors Civic service at All Saints Church, Wellington. The service itself was very good but I must give a mention to the highlight of the afternoon – The Wrekin View School Choir who stole the show – it was well worth going just to hear them sing.

The meeting on 8th March included a presentation by the President Elect Peter Seaward whose plans for next year were revealed – it looks like its going to be an interesting and exciting year moving the club forward.

On 15th March yet we welcomed another new member – this is becoming a habit – a very good habit and one we must continue. Venn’s hard work and, of course, his nagging over the years (which we need) is really paying off. We inducted Oleksandr Serhiienko into the fellowship of our Rotary club – I am sure he will be a great asset to the club but a special mention must go to his wife Maryna for making and bringing along a wonderful cake – Laskavo prosymo Sacha and Maryna.

Unfortunately, Chester Murray was unable to give his job talk on 22nd March due to illness – a talk I was very much looking forward to. I’m sure Chester will be able to join us again soon and if able give us his job talk. A fellowship meeting was held instead – it’s good sometimes just to talk.

The final Friday in March was Good Friday and indeed it turned out to be a very good Friday. There was no formal meeting but a group of us met at The Royal Hill for lunch. An excellent venue and lunch well organised once again by Chris Yates.

The meeting on 5th April, was very busy. Firstly, we heard a conversation between Vic Young and Bethany Stones. Bethany is taking part in a school initiative to Kenya with the organisation African Adventures and she explained what the visit was about and how her fund raising was going. I presented her with a cheque from the Club to support her venture. This was followed by a presentation by Haydn Griffiths and the YMCA team about their New College development.

After the meeting many members enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of fellowship at the Boardroom Gaming Café in New Street. Thanks to Don Fear for organising the afternoon.

6 April 2024

Wellington Rotary meets at The Pheasant Inn at Admaston (TF5 0AD) for its weekly Friday lunchtime meeting at 1pm.

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Friday 19 AprilThe Pheasant@1300 Sarah Nash “Raising Funds for Parkinson’s”
Friday 26 April The Pheasant@1300 Induction of new member Phil Redding

Friday 3 May The Pheasant@1300
Fellowship and Discussion
Saturday 4 May High Ercall Village Hall @1930, The Life Story & Songs of Edith Piaf. Tickets £16 from hollcot@gmail.com
Friday 10 May – Visit to Shrewbury Flaxmill followed by Lunch at the Fox & Hounds, Shawbury. No meeting at the Pheasant
Friday 17 MayThe Pheasant@1300
Club Assembly
Wednesday 22 May – Distrct Quiz Final – both ‘A’ & ‘B’ teams participating
Friday 24 MayThe Pheasant@1300
Elliott Lancaster MBE – Member of the Rotary delegation at the recent COP28 in Dubai talking about his experience and climate change.

As Past President Tom Farmer always used to say the club diary “is subject to alteration without notification” !

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