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,

Click here

Celebrating Young Citizens

Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2018

On the 5th July Mayor Phil Page invited finalist candidates, parents, former winners and runners-up, sponsors, and Rotarians to the newly refurbished Civic Suite. Roger Timbrell expertly ‘emceed’, Peter Madeley sympathetically introduced the eight youngsters – plus Alfie Bough. He received a special award for his untiring efforts in support of charitable causes at his very young age. Mayor Page jovially awarded certificates to all eight finalists : Millie Betteridge, Carina Kaur Bougan, Taranveer Khangura (substituted today by her sister), Amias Perry, Gurpal Sahota, Alisha Kaur Swali. Anna Tabner and Richie Tanner. It was clear that picking a winner among this tireless and selfless group had been difficult. In fact the judges decided to choose two winners : Millie and Taranveer. They would each receive £100 plus £250 for their chosen causes.  For all present this was a heartening experience and we wish the best of luck to these admirable young people in their future lives.

Stuart Williams-The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton

The Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year is a combined project of the five Rotary Clubs of Wolverhampton

Another Great Rotary Project

One of the most successful Rotary projects for young people is the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (‘RYLA’) This is a one week residential course at which young men  and women aged 16 to 17 are given the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills. This year’s course took place 12th to 17th August at Kibblestone Scout camp, near Stone Staffs. 29 youngsters had a highly enjoyable and successful time under the expert guidance of Rotary mentors and the professional Awesome Adventures company. 

Richard’s Rhinos’ with their Rotary mentor Richard Green of the Wolverhampton club.

One participant was 17 year old Ollie Hall from Heath Park who was sponsored jointly by the Wolverhampton and Wednesfield clubs. Ollie wants to join the RAF as a large transport aircraft pilot and there is no doubt that his experience at RYLA will go a long way to him achieving success in his ambition. 




Wolverhampton Company Support Rotary Cause.

Over three days members of Bretby Rotary Club pushed a barrel of beer from Banks’s Brewery in Wolverhampton to Marston’s Brewery in Burton on Trent to raise money for Burton Albion Community Trust. The money is to be used for increasing sport participation for local people with disabilities. The route was along canal towpaths. President Elect Richard Horrell got up early to see the first of the teams of pushers on their way and pass on best wishes from the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton.