The purple crocus, which is the emblem for Rotary’s campaign to eliminate polio from the world, are in bloom in Bantock Park in
Wolverhampton. This beautiful display, created in November by the Rotary club of Wolverhampton with the help of local schoolchildren,
serves to raise public awareness of the massive effort made by Rotary clubs throughout the world to defeat this horrible disease.
When the project started in 1985 there were over 1000 new cases every day somewhere in the world. Last year, there were only 33 new cases – 12 in Pakistan and 21 in Afghanistan. As of 19th February 2019 there have been 6 new cases reported this year. Rotarians have donated $1.8 billion to the campaign, to which the Gates Foundation had added $450 million match funding.
PDG Richard Green
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Young Musician Competition –
Wolverhampton Area Round
President Elect Richard Horrell makes a special presentation to winning
instrumentalist Rosalind Fearnehough.
Rosalind, age 17, attends St. Peters Collegiate school. She has achieved a
merit in her grade 8 ABRSM exam and plans to pursue a career as a
professional trombonist. As well as playing in the Wolverhampton Youth
Orchestra, she has performed at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London.
Another quite exceptional array of young musical talent on display at the Wolverhampton Area Round of the 2019 Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Young Musician Competition, Sunday, Feb 3rd. The adjudicators Simon Platford and Peter Edwards had a really difficult task to select the winners but they eventually selected Fiona Winning (vocalist) and Rosalind Fearnehough (instrumentalist – trombone) to go forward to the District Final on March 3rd.
Rotarian PDG Richard Green.