Rememberance Day

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War and on Sunday 11th November,  members of Wolverhampton’s Rotary Clubs joined service men and women and representatives of ex service and civic societies to pay respects to the fallen by the laying of wreaths of poppies at the City’s War Memorials.

Crocus Planting in Bantock Park- End Polio Now!

Another 10,000 crocus corms planted today in Bantock Park Wolverhampton, to add to the 40,000 from previous years to help raise public awareness of Rotary’s campaign to eliminate the scourge of polio from the world. When we started the campaign over 30 years ago there were 1000 new cases everyday, somewhere in the world. This year to date, there have been just 25 – confined to 6 in Pakistan and 19 in Afghanistan.
We will beat this horrible disease!!

This morning the Wolverhampton Rotarians were supported by The City of Wolverhampton Park Rangers, Eastfield Primary School and the Bantock Park Users Group. Our thanks to them all.
PPG Richard Green

Calling all Young Musicians and Singers!

The Rotary Young Musicians Competition 2019 is open for instrumentalists and singers up to the age of 17 to take part in this great, well organised and successful event.

A first round will be at Wolverhampton Music School, Graisley Hill at 4pm on Sunday, February 3rd. 2019, leading onto District, Regional and National finals. Other first rounds take place across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire areas. Please contact the organiser below for details.

The competition aims to offer young people:

*The experience of performing on a public stage.

*An opportunity to showcase their musical talent.

*Impartial feedback and assessment of their performance by experienced adjudicators.

Entrants perform 2 pieces of contrasting style lasting up to 10 minutes in all.

Full details can be found at

 or by contacting Rotarian Richard Green at for the competition guidelines and an entry form.


Presenting Long Service Awards

Rod Jones- 48 years.

John Baker-47 years.





  During the club meeting on Tuesday October 10th, President Paul Lockley presented Special Long Service Awards to 6 Rotarians who between them have completed 281 years of service to the community.

The club thanked them all for their remarkable achievements.


John Wooton- 48 years.

Jerry Hobbs- 42 years.

Fraser Dukes- 52 years.

Peter Williams- 44 years.

The Hands of International Rotary Friendship

The signing of the agreement. President Paul Lockley flanked by Vice President Brian Bailey (L) and President Elect Richard Horrell (R)

A highly successful Rotary Foundation Global Grant project involving the clubs of Wolverhampton and Bangalore Peenya, India, in District 3190 is nearing completion.

The project, called ‘Happy Schools,’ and valued at $40000, is for the provision of clean water and sanitation in village schools in the state of Karnataka, southern India.

The project has proceeded extremely smoothly and the bonds between the two clubs have become so strong that a sister club agreement has been entered into.

One of Rotary’s key aims is to exchange and foster international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world of fellowship united in the ideal of service, and the agreement will pursue these plans by exploring further joint humanitarian projects, exchange visits and encouraging communication between the members of the two clubs.

We look forward to an ever growing friendship between our two clubs and our families, with a strengthening bond of Rotary service.

PDG Richard Green

October Charity Antiques Evening

The five Rotary Clubs of Wolverhampton are to hold a Charity Antiques Evening in aid of the four local authority special educational needs schools for which additional funds are vital in maintaining services for pupils.  Green Park in Bilston, Penn Fields, Penn Hall, and Tettenhall Wood will all benefit from the proceeds.

Will Farmer from the BBC Antiques Roadshow will be at The Old School Hall at Wolverhampton Grammar School on Tuesday 23rd October where he will present a talk “From Rostrum to Roadshow”, a behind-the-scenes look at the BBC Antiques Roadshow, together with a walk down memory lane of some of the most famous finds from the programme and what happened to them after the cameras stopped rolling. He will also be available to look at items brought along by the audience.

Doors will open from 6.30pm when guests attending can bring along articles, preferably ceramic or glass which are his speciality, from which Will will choose examples to be included in part two of the evening as part of an illustrated talk. Limited to 40 pieces, first come first selected.

Tickets are on sale at £12 from Ian Rigby Jewellers of Codsall tel. 01902 845300.

The participating Rotary Clubs are Bilston & Wolverhampton West, Tettenhall, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, and Wolverhampton St. Georges. The clubs meet at varying times every week and have a diverse membership. Anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary can find them on Facebook.

Another Triumph for Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward 2018 Charity Presentation Event

In a reception held in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Wolverhampton Civic Centre on 23rd August, cheques arising from the staging of Best Foot Forward 2018 at Aldersley Leisure Village on Saturday July 7th, were presented to the event charities.

Rotary Club of Wolverhampton President Paul Lockley and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page and presenting the cheques to Susan Husband (l) and Holly Parry(r)

Cheques for £4,250 were presented by the Mayor, Councillor Phil Page, to Susan Husband of the Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre, to Holly Parry of The Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre and to President Paul Lockley representing the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton’s CharitableTrust. To see more oictures and information on this unique community event,

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