A walk through the beautiful bluebell woods at Hartshill Country Park was followed by Sunday lunch in a nearby hostelry. Thanks to Nick and Penny for another excellent outing.
In a very exciting and closely contested final, Arthur Terry pupils beat those from Plantsbrook 1-0 in the recent football competition for years 7 and 8 pupils at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch .
The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England. Donisthorpe Woodland Park was created in 1996 by Leicestershire County Council on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery.
Our Easter bunnies were collecting at Sainsbury's in Castle Vale on 30 March. Thank you to all involved, from those at Sainsbury's to everyone who donated a total of £453.90 towards local charities.
This year's Alternative Conference was held in the beautiful Cotswolds, using Broad Marston Manor in Mickleton as a base. Everyone had a great time and the weather stayed fine. The house was full of atmosphere and all enjoyed the fellowship.
Despite it being a bitterly cold day, the walk to the Fauld Crater was good fun! Thanks as always to Nick and Penny for organising the event.
A cold and frosty start for the walk around New Hall Country Park in Sutton Coldfield, starting and finishing at Nick and Penny's home. Many thanks to them both for not only organising the walk but for feeding everyone afterwards. Much appreciated.
An fun evening to which partners are welcome.
After a busy morning when they had been bag packing at Asda, Minworth, Santa paid a surprise visit to thank the pupils of Minworth School for their hard work. They had been raising funds for Asda's TEXT SANTA campaign.
The competition was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch under floodlights, attracting 18 teams from 12 schools, 144 pupils supported by teachers, parents and friends. The competition was won by pupils from Coppice Primary School.
A beautiful day for a leisurely stroll around the canals of central Birmingham. Again thanks are due to Nick and Penny for organising another great day out walking.
Held at Aston Villa Academy and now in its 15th year. A total of 18 schools entered 31 teams from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands, and includes parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
The weather held fine for another most enjoyable Rotary walk organised by Nick and Penny. Today's walk was around the Barton Under Needwood area.
Club members worked alongside staff from Asda, Minworth in supporting their litter picking work in Rectory Park.
Nick and Penny did us proud today with a most interesting walk through Warwickshire countryside. It was around 5 miles long, and finished at the Fleur de Lys at Lowsonford.
Club members enjoyed a fascinating tour of this well known Birmingham museum.
At Wheat's Garden Centre, Chester Road, Aldridge, in the Grand Marquee. The event raised £1013 for Midlands Air Ambulance.
Today's walk took us around the Austrey area. It was good to be out in the fresh air, enjoying the English countryside. Again, thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the event which was rounded off by lunch at the Bird in Hand, Austrey.
The Club supported this event that has been running since 2010, breaking past barriers of race or religions and bringing communities and sports men and women together.
To mark the start of a new Rotary year we enjoyed a light walk of 5 miles around Berkswell followed by lunch at The Bear. It was ideal weather for walking! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising this most enjoyable outing - the first of more to follow.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield, bringing together local Rotary Clubs to mark the end of the Rotary year. A delicious hog roast was followed by entertainment from the Caribbean Harmony Steel Band. A good night was had by all!
With Tom Henderson, OBE, founder and CEO of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by disaster worldwide. A most interesting afternoon with Rotarians and friends.
The Club members again assisted with the marshaling of the well known Midlands event where the walks total sponsored amount was a record £420,000.
A highly popular event on the Club calendar, now in its 20th year, held at Walmley Golf Club.It was won this year by team Rainsford and Henscoe.
For the 2012 Alternative Conference we visited the Roman spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, a town with many attractive sights, shops and historic buildings. A trip to Poole's Cavern was a particular highlight of the weekend.
Some of our members had a most interesting tour of the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, seeing the XJ production line in operation.
An annual event on the Club calendar - a festive meal with local residents at Westfield Court Hotel.
Santa has arrived at Hall's Garden Centre in Sutton Coldfield. We'll again be collecting for many local good causes. All the proceeds we collect during the first weekend in December will be donated to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.
The winners were from Highclare School. 144 pupils from nine schools took part. The event was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their new 3G pitch under floodlights.
The Club has again sponsored the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect.
Held this year at Llandudno. A fine weekend for Rotary fellowship.
A good craic, with young Irish dancers performing, and music by 'The Hurling Boys'.
Now in its 14th year, 220 pupils took part at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. A total of 17 schools entered 31 teams from across the Rotary District.
Sadly David is with us no more. One of life's true gentlemen he was a founder member of Wylde Green Rotary. He lived Rotary's motto 'Service above self'. His intellect, compassion and ready wit will be very greatly missed.
An evening with our Inner Wheel Club celebrating the achievements of their founder President, Lillian Hopkins
The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development made the special presentation to Lillian. Compere for the evening was Ken Knowles, Lichfield's Town Crier, who later spoke about his life.
A fun afternoon with hot food, and entertainment by The Hurling Boys at Wm Wheat and Son Garden Centre marquee, Chester Road, Little Aston.The event raised £1000 for Troop Aid.
The event raised £1640 for Troop Aid, the charity that seeks to support our injured troops by providing the basic essentials. Prizes were presented to those wearing the best hats depicting characters from stage and screen. A good time was had by all!
John Quinton handed over the Presidency to Carolyn McLaughlin. L-R Tony Ridge, John Quinton, Carolyn McLaughlin, David Butler, John Watson.
An important date to celebrate 20 years since the Rotary Club of Wylde Green was formed. A Grand BBQ was held at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, with music by Ian Casey.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity specialising in emergency shelter provision. We were part of the District team collecting following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Team Supervisor Jennifer Thornton from Highclare School (left) is pictured with the winning team in the Senior section, accompanied by Peter Weston and John Quinton (right) from the Rotary Club.
An opportunity to hear the team whilst they are over here on their cultural and vocational exchange. Partners welcome.
This year's Conference was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. The theme for the ball was 'James Bond'. Club members manned a stand for Troop Aid, the charity that supports our injured troops.
Sadly Tony Parr is with us no more. Here are some of the photos taken before and during his time as our Club President 2010-11.He will be greatly missed as a friend and fellow Rotarian.
Honorary Rotarian Amy Leigh completed her 6824 miles walk around mainland Great Britain when she arrived at Guys Hospital in London. She raised funds for Kidney Research in memory of her late brother, Dean. Well done Amy!
A lively fundraising evening at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club with a pig roast in the interval.
A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club takes young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.
To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils at Penns Primary School took part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation. Permissions held for reproduction of photography on this website only.
Rotarian Tony Parr organised 4 local Rotary Clubs to marshall the Brookvale Park stage of the BRMB Walkathon. In total the event raised £405,000 to support injured troops at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9OQ with good food and fine wines.
An evening hosted by Wylde Green Rotary, supported by numerous Clubs around the District, to meet the outgoing Group Study Exchange Team, just before their departure for New Zealand.
A St Patrick's Night full of Gaelic Shenanigans including Irish Stew, Irish Dancing and DJ Dublin Derek!
An opportunity for members and their partners to get away for a weekend,enjoying fine local cuisine, and staying at Bosworth Hall Hotel. Saturday saw a visit to the Battlefield Heritage Centre.
Troop Aid supports our injured troops by providing them with the basic essentials in a Grab Bag. The Club has made donations and also provides practical help with packing Grab Bags.
Honorary member Amy Leigh is raising funds for Kidney Research by walking the 6824 miles around the coast of mainland Britain. Ian Hazel of the Club has lent her a camper van to support her on her travels. Access her blog via Links to other Sites.
Members from the Club attended the annual District Conference that was held this year at Southport.There was a Harry Potter theme for the Ball.
The Club continues its sponsorship of some of the pupils at a girls' school in Hadiabad. Suki from the Aston Club delivered the dictionaries personally whilst in India. He was made very welcome indeed, as evidenced by a selection of his photographs.
School pupils participated in the local round of this national competition, designed to give them confidence in their own ability to stand up and speak in front of an audience.
A light hearted evening of merriment when a good time was had by all!
Lorna Beedham,District Governor, gave a thought provoking and interesting overview of Rotary today.
The Club has donated £500 to Troop Aid this year, the charity that supports our injured troops by supplying the basic essentials in Grab Bags. Practical help has also been provided in packing Grab Bags.
Five young professionals from New Zealand have started a four week long study tour that will take place throughout the West Midlands.
The Club recently made a donation to St Basil's, the charity that works with young people to prevent homelessness by providing accommodation and support services. A visit to their Edmunds Court premises in Small Heath followed.
The Club supports school girls in Hadiabad, India (pictured) together with disabled school children in Gede, Kenya.
To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils take part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation.Presentations took place at Bishop Vesey School in Sutton Coldfield.
The end of one Rotary year and the start of the next one. Andrew Hopkins is President for 2009/10 and he is pictured with his wife Lesley.
The 100th Rotary International Convention came to Birmingham. Welcome to our city!
In partnership with our mother club, Erdington, a home hospitality event for the R I World Convention. A skittles evening complete with Fish and Chips supper, with plenty of international fellowship for which Rotary is renowned.
A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club took nine young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington. A good day was had by all!
An annual event where coins are collected on Erdington High Street with the target being that they cover a kilometre distance.
A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Lodge, with good food, fine wines, the Magic of Callan and Victoria Jazz Band. Nick and Penny Thurston are pictured with District Governor Peter Smith and his wife Yvonne.
The Club made donations to RNLI towards the new Tamar Class lifeboat for Angle in Pembrokeshire. HRH Prince Michael of Kent officially named the lifeboat Mark Mason.
An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to enjoy a weekend away in Hertfordshire. The itinerary included a visit to The National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne.
An evening of Rotary fellowship and merriment!
An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to have a weekend away together where they can explore the locale and share Rotary fellowship.
The majority of the Club's fundraising comes from street collections that are usually held just before Easter and Christmas each year. Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny put in a special appearance.
Troop Aid supports our injured troops, by supplying the basic essentials. Pictured from left to right are Nick Thurston from Rotary together with Al and Pam Sutton and Terry Onions, from Troop Aid, with an open Grab Bag.
A former Sutton Coldfield Head Girl, Katie talked to Club members about her adventures racing at sea, her plans for OSTAR in 2009 and her aspiration to take part in the Vendee Globe race in 2016.
An evening when the whole theme was matters French - the dress code, the wine, the food and the quiz. The participative part of the evening was the frog racing.
To mark a highly success year in office President Ken Hawkings, his fellow Rotarians and guests spent an evening cruising the River Avon aboard the Countess of Evesham, where they partook of a superb meal, and enjoyed Rotary fellowship.
Rotary supports Leonard Cheshire Disability both locally and internationally. Rotarians Arthur Law (left) and Barry Rainsford (right) are pictured with Simon Bolton from Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church creating a colourful new floral bed at Greenacres.