Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton St. Georges
ABOUT ROTARY AND OUR CLUB
Rotary is an organisation of more than 1.2 million men and women who, as members of over 33,000 Rotary clubs round the world, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and worldwide.
The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton St George’s (led this year by our President, Nigel Mills) is a friendly, informal group of 30 or so men and women from all walks of life and is one of five Rotary clubs in the Wolverhampton area. We are a diverse group, our members ranging from a youthful thirty-something to the ‘over-sixties’! Rest assured though, physical age in no way curbs either the enthusiasm or mental agility of any of our group – we join in with “hands-on” projects such as gardening and landscaping and our quiz team is a force to be reckoned with!
The Club has served the community of Wolverhampton for just over twenty years, raising much needed funds for many local charities and running projects to foster community spirit and to encourage the talents of our young people. In addition, we also support Rotary's international causes which make change on a global scale – the eradication of Polio through Rotary’s Polio-Plus campaign being just one case in point. Examples of our current work in and around the community include sponsoring children from a local school to spend time at a residential farm in Shropshire where they discover that there is a different life outside the City.
We actively involve our families and friends in our fundraising and social activities and keep in touch with everyone through our Friends of St George’s network. Our quarterly newsletter, Breakfast Serial provides one channel of communication and is distributed by email. If you would like a copy sent to you, please contact our Public Relations Officer listed under the Club Officers button. The Club also has its own Facebook page (you can find us at www.facebook.com/stgeorgesrotary1210) which is updated more frequently and you are invited to participate by becoming a Facebook Friend.
You can be assured of a very warm welcome if you come along to one of our weekly meetings (details on the right of the screen here) to find out more about who we are and what we do and, more importantly, experience the fellowship of a unique group of people who put a lot into their Rotary life and also get a lot out of it. If you would like to have a chat with President Nigel, he will be only too happy to respond via the Club Officers button.
is an industrial City of some 235,000 population which can trace its origins to Medaeval times. It is situated in what is known as 'the Black Country ', in the centre of England.
Whilst still a centre of manufacturing, the city has changed radically over the years. It now boasts a University which has its main campus in the City Centre. Additionally there are several very noted schools in the City including the Grammar School which dates back to 1512, Tettenhall College and The Royal Wolverhampton School, all of which have excellent academic records. The City has an impressive Youth Orchestra with well over 100 young musicians and a very active Central Youth Theatre. The Grand Theatre which dates back to Victorian times , has recently been refurbished and is most popular.
The main Anglican Church in the centre is St. Peters. One of its claims to fame is that Button Gwynett , born in Worcestershire, and one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence, was married there to a local girl before emigrating! He became Governor of Georgia and died in a duel aged 42. Not many Americans seem to know the name but there he is at the top of the left hand column of the list of signatories! St. Peters has the original Marriage Certificate in its archives.