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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ironbridge. We're always looking for new volunteers/members. If you'd like to join, you'll be welcomed. email ironbridgerotary@gmail.com

Youth Activities, supporting young people in Telford


The club is involved in events which encourage and develop young people in Telford. Events include Young Chef, Young Musician and Youth Speaks. Seen below are competitors at last year's Young Chef competition.

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COMMUNITY & VOCATIONAL


Supporting local good causes in our community. Pauline has put together gift bags for the Christmas Smile Project. Providing gifts for those that struggle to provide at Christmas.

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Telford Tree of Light


2019 was a fabulous fundraising year. Now for 2020!

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Join Our Club and make a world of difference!


How about having fun while helping the local community? Come and SEE what we do.

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Christmas is coming. Wrap up well!


Sadly, due to Covid restrictions we will not be manning the Charity Wrapping stall at Telford Shopping Centre this year! Thank you to all our past supporters and we hope to return in 2021.

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Joining Rotary: the best thing I ever did!


Ashley Gray added "after marrying my wife!"). Come along and see why (click Join Our Club)

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About us

Club News

Our very first entrant in our Virtual Dog Show, CHASE, Best Festive Smile!







Entries via the clubs email; ironbridgerotary@gmail.com   , send photo's (jpg), your name, name of dog, which class and contact details.

£2-00 entry fee per class via electronic transfer to sort code 30-18-55 Account number 01594511.

Please include your name followed by DS in the reference box. 

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH DOGS.

Top tips for taking great photo of your dog/s.

Planning & Prep;Plan it in - put time aside to try different things.

Schedule for when your dog would normally want to do something different such as sleep or eat (unless that is what you want to photograph!)

Try a bit of playtime beforehand. They won't be enthusiastic if they have been woken from their afternoon nap!

Get them used to the camera sound in advance. Give them a treat every time the camera makes a noise so they associate it with something positive.

Practice using your camera one handed so you can hold a treat or toy in the other hand.

Make sure everyone is having fun!

Never put your dog in a situation, costume or position where they are frightened, uncomfortable or unhappy!

Stay calm and don't get frustrated if things don't go to plan - if you're stressed, they will pick on it!

Don't stick your camera into your dog's face - though it's fine for them to come to you. You could try taping a treat to the top of your camera to make it more attractive.

Try to capture your pooches personality.

Some of the most charming and interesting photos are the ones that capture candid moments. For example, if you have a lazy dog try to picture a big yawn.

Make a sound (not scary of course) to get their attention and then try to capture their quizzical look.

Celebrate the things that makes your pet different; Old Dog? Capture those distinguished greys! Big Drooler? Bring a favourite treat and picture them licking their lips!

For the Best Dog?Bitch in Action class try getting someone to help, head outside and play fetch. You will get a great action picture.

Technical Tips.

Try to have a window behind you when photographing your dog. This is the easiest way to provide natural lighting.

Remember the flash can be frightening or uncomfortable for your dog. Use natural lighting.

Your phone camera may give you the option of adding filters, you may wish to experiment with these?

MAKE SURE THAT YOU REWARD YOUR PETS AND THEY WILL HOPEFULLY BE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR LOVELY POOCHES!





Raising money for local charities 


Not just meetings! We enjoy ourselves too!                See our What we Do pages or find us on Facebook

We have a programme of events through the year, including (for members):

·        Supporting public events outside the Club. We are often seen at Madeley Green, sometimes elsewhere.
·        Speakers
·        Meals, quizzes and group visits to places of interest (all optional)
·        Every year, members have an optional international trip to another Rotary Club - some go, some choose not to. Recent visits have included Antequera (Spain), Porto (Portugal) and Paphos (Cyprus). Sadly, this years planned trip to Prague had to be cancelled!

If membership interests you, please join us (see right hand column for details) 



Message from Peter Nixon, the Club's 2020-202 President 

As you explore these pages, I hope you will get a sense of our culture, our core values and our expectations. 

We are men and women who use our skills to help others and live around Telford.

We enjoy serving our local and international community, raising charitable funds – sometimes £000s - and being part of a global service organisation with 33,000 clubs. 

Rotary includes those of all religious faiths (or none) and includes most ethnic groups (some under-represented in our club). Rotary is in 220 countries.s.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Rotary supporting the Christmas Smile project.

Sat, Nov 28th 2020 2:00 am - 2:00 am Sun, Dec 20th 2020

Rotary supporting the Christmas Smile project.


Once again we are supporting this excellent local project. www.christmassmile.org.uk

Sat, Nov 28th 2020 6:00 pm - Thu, Dec 24th 2020

Christmas Lights fundraiser.


2 Finney Drive, Lightmoor Village, Lights switch on, mulled wine & mince pies for locals who are out exercising. Donations will go to Telford & Wrekin Young Carers. Donations on line to Rotary Club of Ironbridge charity account, 30-18-55, 01594392.

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks


Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values



Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 6.30 for 7.00pm
(2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. Virtual meetings only due to Covid restrictions. If you are interested in joining Rotary, please email; ironbridgerotary.org.uk)
at The Valley Hotel, Ironbridge
Buildwas Road
Ironbridge
Telford
TF2 9QJ  01952 432247