Mary Pascoe, President 2020/21
Welcome from President Mary and the members of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. Our Club, formed 1926, is a friendly and dual-gender club with almost 60 members including Corporate and Honorary members. Weekly luncheon meetings help build lasting friendships and business relationships. We enjoy fund raising, community service and social events; each year some £10,000 is donated to local and international charities. Visitors are very welcome at our meetings; please use the 'Contact Us' tab above.
At present, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all club meetings are currently suspended. Please contact the club for further details as to when - and where - future meetings will be held.
The 2020/21 team - 1VP Margaret Thrower, President Mary Pascoe and 2VP Mike Owen - following the handover.
Concert on Saturday 7 March
Saturday 7 March saw the club hold a highly successful charity concert at Crowmoor Baptist Church in aid of Music Action International, an international charity that aims to use the power of music and creativity to overcome the causes and effects of war, torture and armed conflict. A number of choirs – including Of One Accord (illustrated), the Shrewsbury Boys Choir, the Shrewsbury Girls Choir and the Harlescott Junior School Choir – entertained a packed church with a varied programme of music planned by Alison Stevens. Our thanks go to Paul Pascoe and the International Committee who, with the assistance of Lanyon Bowdler (who produced the promotional material), organised a very enjoyable evening.
Meeting of 4 March
Our Speaker on 4 March was Rtn Malcolm Cooper, who regaled members with some of the memorable exploits over his lifetime. This was - sadly - to be the penultimate club meeting to be held prior to the lock-down. the following week - 11 - March - was a Business Meetingand, given the cirmstances, it was decided that the meeting on 18 March would be cancelled.
Meeting of 26 February
Unfortunately, due to the travel problems likely to be experienced as a result of the local flooding, the scheduled speakers for this meeting were unable to attend. In their place, Peter Waller gave a brief talk on anecdotes from publishing, including the story of why it was the Olympic and not the Titanic that sank in April 1912 and the usefulness of the local gasworks at Cambridge in trying to put together a book on football grounds.
Meeting of 19 February
The club meeting on Wednesday 19 February was addressed by Katie Foster (right) and Diane Chadwick from Alzheimer’s Research UK. One of the facets of their work is the colour orange, including the wearing of orange wigs – as ably modelled by Paul Ross!
Meeting of 5 February
The speaker at the club’s lunch on Wednesday 5 February was Rtn Mike Law who took as his theme ‘reflections on Rotary’. He started off by pondering where to start. One point might be in 1905 when Paul Harris first established Rotary; another might be 1926 when this club was established for ‘esteemed and senior’ people from the town – something that hasn’t changed in more than 90 years. A third might be 1973 when Mike was invited to his first meeting and being invited to join. At that stage he did not know what it was about but has never regretted his decision.
Tree planting - 2 February
Sunday 2 February saw a group of club members – David Clegg, Alan Copplestone, Phil Henshaw, Mike Owen, Mary Pascoe, Paul Pascoe and Peter Waller – join a significant number of other local residents in a tree planting exercise in a field to the west of the A49 river crossing. After all the heavy rain, the ground was still very muddy but – despite the nettles –the bulk of the trees were planted by the late morning. Hopefully, a new hedge will develop as a result of the work that all undertook, helping to improve the biodiversity of this stretch of the river bank.
Meeting of 22 January
The club meeting on Wednesday 22 January was to see members of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton – led by President Richard Horrell – make their way westwards to see how their daughter club was doing.
On Wednesday 22 January, the club was addressed by Marianne Blauber on the subject of the restoration of the Flax Mill.
Meeting of 15 January
The club was visited on Wednesday 15 January by Alison Stevens of the Shropshire Music Service who came both to receive a cheque in support of the service’s work and also to give a brief account of how the money raised, the proceeds from Margaret Thrower’s very successful afternoon tea last year, was to be used.
Meeting of 8 January
The first club meeting of 2020 – held on Wednesday 8 January – was also the first to be held at the club’s new venue – the Four Crosses Inn at Bicton Heath.
Meeting of 18 December
Whilst the club’s family Christmas lunch on Wednesday 18 December was a very enjoyable occasion – aided by the very entertaining magician Geoff Ray (even looking at his performance from several angles I was still unable to see the sleight of hand!) – there was a tinge of sadness about the event as it was the last club function to be held at the Lord Hill Hotel. A good number of members, partners and guests partook of the festive fayre and entered into the Christmas spirit.
Meeting of 4 December
Our speaker on 4 December was Karen Williams from the Barnabas Community Centre. She explained that her role concerned the Food Bank and Food Bank Plus.
Meeting of 27 November
Although the club met as usual at the Lord Hill on Wednesday 27 November, a number of members took the trip to the Rotary Club of Stourbridge to join that club’s regular weekly meeting. Earlier in the year members from that club had visited Shrewsbury and it was good to be able to reciprocate. The hospitality from President Richard Wynne – seen with President Rachael – and the rest of the membership was excellent although the bar took some locating!
Meeting of 20 November
On Wednesday 22 November the club was addressed by Katie Morris (right) and Lyndsey O’Loughlin (left) on the subject of the history of the noted Shrewsbury-based company Morris & Co, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019.
Saturday 26 October saw the club undertake its first bicycle collection day. Courtesy of Lanyon Bowdler, who very kindly opened their offices up to receive the donated bicycles and arranged for their movement to Halfords in Telford, some 13 bicycles were received. The day was marred by its particularly inclement weather.
Meeting of 7 November
The speaker after the club’s lunch on Wednesday 6 November was Helen MacPhail who spoke about the life and career of the World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen, who spent much of his life in Shrewsbury with the house that he lived in on Monkmoor Road now graced by a blue commemorative plaque
Meeting of 30 October
As the final meeting of October fell on a fifth Wednesday – normally an evening meeting – it was decided to combine the usual meeting with the annual Fellowship Supper and hold it in the Trinity Centre at Meole Brace. More than 60 members, partners and friends attended a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Meeting of 23 October
At the club’s lunch on Wednesday 23 October member Rtn Peter Langdon shared some stories about incorrect use of English and embarrassing faux pas starting from his school days when he reliably informed his geography master that poplar trees could break wind for 200 yards.
Meeting of 16 October
On 16 October, Adam Siviter spoke about the work of the work of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Charity Concert on behalf of Music Action International
The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury is holding a charity concert in conjunction with the Shropshire Music Service in support of Music Action International on Saturday 7 March 2020 at Crowmoor Baptist Church. Tickets, which cost £7.50 each, can be obtained by clicking on the link below.
The evening of 2 October 2019 saw nine members and friends enjoy a very convivial evening at the Joules Brewery at Market Drayton as part of the brewery's tour. One fascinating aspect to emerge from the trip was the fact that the company was the only one in the world to be able to use the red cross as a trade mark as their use of it dated back to the late 18th century and thus predated the creation of the International Red Cross.
The first meeting of October 2019 saw the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, John Campion, address the club on the subject of his role and his plans for the future of policing in the West Mercia area.
On Wednesday 25 September the club was addressed by member Rtn Peter Pugh who gave a fascinating account of his father's service in the Royal Air Force during the last years of World War 1.
The speaker at the club's lunch on Wednesday 18 September was Dimitar Marinov, who explained the development of his business - Box of Goodness - and how he and his colleagues now deliver fresh food door-to-door in and around Shrewsbury. He also outlined his work with the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in promoting healthy snacks.
Making a Spectale of Ourselves ...
As part of President Rachael’s campaign to see unused and redundant medical equipment recycled, the club held its collection of old spectacles following the meeting on 18 September. A creditable number of glasses were collected and, in due course, will be transferred to the collecting point in Beverley.
On 4 September the club welcomed the Reverend Yejide Peters, the new incumbent of St Chad's, who addressed the members on the subject of her growing up in New York and how she had found her vocation in the priesthood.
Member Rtn Ros McCarthy was the speaker to the club on Wednesday 21 August. She talked about her role as a diagnostic assessor and the fabulous people - all called 'Eric' except for one called 'Owen' - that she'd come across doing this work.
The club meeting of 7 August was also unusual in that we welcomed 15 members of the Rotary Club of Stourbridge to our meeting. An entertaining discussion was had, comparing and contrasting the fortunes and activities of the two lubs rounded off by a very humorous talk on anecdotes from the Guardian over the past decade.
The meeting of 31 July was unusual as, instead of the usual evening meeting for the fifth Wednesday, the club joined with members of Inner Wheel to enjoy a lunch on board a canal boat in Chester.
The clyb meeting on Wednesday 24 July saw District Governor Brian Reilly address the club; he is seen here passing over this year's banner prior to addressing the members on this year's theme: 'Rotary Connects the World'.
The speaker on Wednesday 17 July was club member Rtn Michael Harrison, who entertained the audience with a fascinating story - originally reccounted by Bernard Levin - of the pitfalls of not properly preparing the stage before a performance in 'The case of the missing lemon juice'.
The first club meeting of the new Rotary year saw the club's latest member - Charles Evason - recount his life and career. Reminiscences included taking his HGV test in a concrete mixer and almost flooding the family's quarry when trying to recreate the Dambusters' Raid in rural Shropshire.
The first club meeting of 2019 was also notable in marking the 95th birthday of Rtn John Elliott. His apple crumble - the dessert of the day - arrived suitably adorned as members of the club gave a hearty rendition of Happy Birthday!
On Wednesday 26 June the club held its annual Assembly at which plans for the forthcoming year were announced. It was also Handover Day when Rtn Rachael Griffiths was formally installed as club President for 2019/20. In a significant year for the club all three of its senior members are women, with Rtn Mary Pascoe as 1VP and Rtn Margaret Thrower as 2VP.
Phil Henshaw, President 2018/19
Welcome from President Phil and the members of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. Our Club, formed 1926, is a friendly and dual-gender club with almost 60 members including Corporate and Honorary members. Weekly luncheon meetings help build lasting friendships and business relationships. We enjoy fund raising, community service and social events; each year over £10,000 is donated to local and international charities. Visitors are very welcome at our meetings; please use the 'Contact Us' tab above.
The last speaker for the 2018/19 Rotary Year was Noel Rands who addressed the club on the subject of his wide and varied career working for the Midland Bank in Britain and overseas, most notably in the Far East.
One of the charity's that the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has supported for a number of years is Crucial Crew. This year - 2019 - marks the organisation's 25th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, President Phil present Geof Proffitt from the charity with a Paul Harris Fellowship at the Business Meeting on 12 June.
On Tuesday 11 June the club sponsored a concert in the Wightman Theatre in support of the Severn Hospice - one of President Phil's chosen charities for the year - and, despite the inclement weather, a good crowd turned up to hear Sal Tonge and the choir Of One Accord performs songs and stories for a summer's night. Dancing in the rain was not on the programme though!
The club's speaker on Wednesday 5 June was Mary Bone Rose who talked about the history of the Shrewsbury Drapers Guild and about her year as the organisation's master.
The fifth Wednesday of May saw the club hold an evening meeting when Ralph Prince discussed the role of bacteria in a talk entitled 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - an Introduction to Astrobiology'.
On Wednesday 22 May Verena Waterhouse, a volunteer with the National Trust at Attingham Park, addressed the lub on the history of the house, how the guides there operate and the major restoration work undertaken on the house in recent years. This work has seen the the 19th century picture gallery made watertight for the first time in its 200-year history!
Between 12 and 16 May some 30 members, partners and friends of the club enjoyed glorious weather and scenery during the club's holiday to the Lake District. Pictured on the return journey at Holker Hall, the party had enjoyed trips around the house and an excellent buffet lunch.
The first meeting on May - on Wednesday 1st - saw Alison Stevens from the Shropshire Music Service and Jon Arnold, the head teacher of Shrewsbury Academy, outline the fascinating music project that the college was pursuing that would see all eight Year 7 classes given music lessons to encourage the pupils to learn a musical instrument.
The Wednesday meeting of 24 April - being the clsest to St George's Day - saw the club celebrate St George's Day with musical entertainment provided by Bev and Ray Langton, who are seen here in the company of 1VP Rachael Griffiths.
One of the local charities that the club has supported over the years is Self Help Africa and, on 17 April, the was addressed by Cliff Hannah who outlined his involvement with the charity and some of its recent successes in Africa. He concluded by stating that the charity regards success as a volliage that now looks after itself.
On Friday 12 April the club held one of its highly successful race nights at Bicton Village Hall. Some 70 members, partners and guests enjoyed a highly entertaining evening and a superb buffet. The good news is that whilst some £1,200 was raised to support President Phil's chosen charities not many shirts were lost!
At the business meeting on 10 April, the club inducted its first wholly new member of the year when Charles Evason was welcomed. He is seen here with President Phil and sponsor Ian Gillogaley.
The club was addressed on 3 April by Natalie Cummings on the fascinating history of a much-travelled family violin that was a fundamental reason in the survival of certain members of her family both in their migration from eastern Europe in the earlier years of the century and during the Holocaust. It was both a moving and fascinating story. She was accompanied by her husband, the violinist Dr Derek Burtenshaw, who has composed a piece of music on the story, and by Lois Dale, Shropshire Council Rurality and Diversity Officer, who had worked with Natalie on Holocaust Memorial days in Shropshire.
As 29 March was the Wednesday closest to St Patrick's Day, members attending the club meeting that day were treated to a session of Irish music and stories from members Ros McCarthy, Grainne Walters, Lalage Bown and Rachael Griffiths.
The evening of Thursday 21 March saw club members take on the members of Inner Wheel in the annual Inner Wheel challenge. In a closely fought competition, Inner Wheel came out slightly on top. We now look forward to next year's competition when, hopefully, the club can reclaim the Beryl Law trophy.
On 20 March 2019 the club was addressed at its lunchtime meeting by Byron Grainger-Jones, the chairman of the Civic Society in Shrewsbury, who outlined a number of the planning and development issues that an historic town like Shrewsbury faced in the first decades of the 21st century.
Wednesday 6 March - being the closest to St David's Day - saw the club entertained by members with stories and music of a Welsh flavour.
Tuesday 5 March saw some 30 members, partners and friends head to Manchester for guided tours of the BBC studios at Media City. A fascinating day ensued, including an insight into the production of programmes such as 'Match of the Day'. The tour ended with the opportunity for some to sample the delights of a replica ''Breakfast' studio where Lalage Bown is seen performing to a national - well fairly local - audience.
On 27 February the club was addressed by member Alan Wilding, who has been involved with the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper since its inception in 1976, on the establishment of a new body - the Friends of the WSTN.
The club's speaker on Wednesday 20 February was Martine Grainger who outlined the history and operation of the charity Livability. She also spoke about her daughter's Cystic Fibrosis and the impact that the illness had had on their lives.
One of the most interesting developments in Shrewsbury over the past few years has been the establishment of the University Centre - an offshoot of the University of Chester - and, on 6 February, Professor Tim Jenkins from the Centre addressed the club on Shrewsbury's cultural heritage.
The club's last speaker in January was Harriety Carty, who outlined the role of the charity Caring for God's Acre in the preservation and conservation of the nation's rich heritage of church yards. In an increasingly built-up environment, church yards represent an ever more important sanctuary for wildlife and 2020 has been designated the Year of the Burial Ground.
On Wednesday 23 January the club's speaker was Anthony Kendall, the chief executive of The Swimathon Trust. He described how Swimathon is a community of swimmers nationwide that had two primary purposes: to encourage people to learn to swim and to raise money through swimming for various charities, in particular the Marie Curie cancer charity.
On 16 January the club was addressed by Chris Symrd, the chairman of the Lyneal Trust, an organisation that has been providing accommodation and canal trips for disabled and vulnerable people for some 30 years.
The first meeting of the year saw club member Paul Pascoe look at the role of lists in modern society.
An innovation for 2018 saw the club's carol service held on Thursday 13 December at the United Reformed Church at English Bridge for the first time. A good congregation enjoyed the service along with the mince pies and mulled wine that were served afterwards.
On Wednesday 5 December, the club's newest member - Michael Harrison - provide the club with a highly entertaining overview of his life and career in a talk entitled 'Unrelaible Memoirs (after Clive James)'.
As part of the meeting held on Wednesday 28 November President Phil had the pleasure of awarding Rotarian Moya Batty in recognition of all the work she had devoted over the years in support of the club's Health Awareness Days.
As Wednesday 28 November was the closest club meeting to St Andrew's Day on the 30th, that day's club meeting was marked by a celebration of Scottish prose and poetry. Three club members - Sandy Frew, Ian Gillogaley and Lalage Bown - were joined Janet MacRae-Duff - a past present of the Shrewsbury Caledonian Society - for a very entertaining presentation.
The club's speaker on Wednesday 21 November 2018 as Steve Bristow who recounted his experiences working on behalf of the United Nations in Kosovo after the war that had engulfed that region of the Balkans.
The first club meeting of November, on the 7th, was addressed by Emma Croall, the fundraising manager of The Hive, who talked about the arts centre's latest activities, including the Open Door project, which is being largely funded through crowd funding.
For more than a year the club has been supporting the Shrewsbury food bank, with monthly collections of food at each business meeting. On 7 November two of the club's past presidents - Ivan Warren and Paul Pascoe - attended the Barnabas Centre to see the food bank in action.
On 31 October the club held an International Night in aid of Hope and Homes for Children. Given the date, a Halloween theme was adopted and fancy dress encouraged. Past President Ivan Warren certainly entered into the spirit of the evening. More than 70 members, partners and friends enjoyed an evening of stories and music performed by Sal Tonge.
International Night for Hope and Homes for Children
On 24 October the speaker was club member John Elliott, now the holder of the French order as a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur, who recounted his experiences serving with the army during World War 2, including his involvement in Operation Market Garden - the Arnhem offensive of late 1944.
On 17 October the speaker at the club lunch was the Rev Richard Hayes who talked about the life and career of Lord Hill of Almaraz and Hawkstone along with the history of the column that bears his name in Shrewsbury.
At the club meeting of 3 October we were addressed by Councillor Alan Mosley, leader of Shrewsbury Town Council, who stressed that he was there in a non-political role but simply to explain what the council does, how it is doing and its plans for the future.
On 26 September, the Club welcomed the Reverend Sister Mary Felicity of St Winefrede’s Convent, Shrewsbury. She outlined therole that the convent, which had been based in the town for 150 yerars, had in trying to deal with the issue of homelessness in the town.
On Wednesday 19 September the club was addressed by Heather palin, the Chief Executive Officer of Severn Hospice, who outlined the history of the organisation and how it was to develop in the future.
On Wednesday 5 Setember 2018 the club was addressed by Hugh Hannaford, from Shropshire Council, on the subject of the the town walls. That the town had walls was well known but the extent of their survival was perhaps less familiar.
The fifth Wednesday in August - the 29th - saw a well-attended evening meeting addressed by Darren Priday, from the RAF Museum at Cosford, who spoke to the club on the subject of the centenary of the Royal Air Force. It was an entertaining talk that included much fascinating detail - such as the fact that Douglas Bader had lost his legs gave him an advantage in aerial combat.
Our guest speaker on Wednesday 15 August was Dr Rosemary Thornes, who outlined her comprehensive researches into the extensive - and now largely forgotten - detached gardens of Shrewsbury. She looked at their background and how, even two centuries on, it is still possible to find tantalising glimpses of their existence
At the club meeting on 25 July we welcomed this year's District Governor, Ashley Gray, who took the opportunity of presenting a banner proclaiming RI President's Barry Rassin's message 'Be the Inspiration' to President Phil. In his address Ashley outlines the five key concepts for the future: Polio eradication; Foundation; membership; projects; and marketing and public relations.
The first guest speaker of the 2018/19 Rotary year was John Hall, proprietor of Write Here!, who addressed the club on the subject of 'Surviving the 21st Century'.
At the first club meeting of the new Rotary year, held on 4 July 2018, incoming President Phil had the pleasure of welcoming a new member to the club. Michael Harrison joins having transferred from the Rotary Club of Stourbridge as he has recently moved to Shrewsbury. He had been a regulkar visitor over the past few months and we are delighted to welcome him to our membership.
The last event of Ivan Warren’s Presidential year took place on Saturday 30 June 2018 when he presented a cheque to the Omega – Care for Life charity during the charity’s 10th anniversary concert at Meole Brace church. Wearing the Presidential chain for the last time, Ivan is seen with Thomas Memery, the charity’s Development Director, who came to address the club about the charity and its work earlier in the year.
Ivan Warren, President 2017/18
Welcome from President Ivan and the members of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. Our Club, formed 1926, is a friendly and dual-gender club with 58 members including Corporate, Honorary and Associate members. Weekly luncheon meetings help build lasting friendships and business relationships. We enjoy fund raising, community service and social events; each year over £10,000 is donated to local and international charities. Visitors are very welcome at our meetings; please use the 'Contact Us' tab above. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/shrewsburyrotary
President Pat hosting a tea party for members and their spouses to say thank you for all their help during her year in office
Speaker Charlotte Lusty with President Pat before her talk about world food crops and gene banks on 21 June 2016
You can read Rtn Alan Wilding's summary of Charlotte's talk by clicking this link.
Club holiday in Ireland
Over a thousand pounds raised for the Kenyan Schools Project
President Pat presents our club cheque for £1027 to Kenyan Schools Project founders Bill & Lynn Morris who, in turn, gave us pictures of some of the work undertaken.
Gardening at Rotary
You can read Rtn John Elliott's summary of Margaret's talk by clicking this link.
Health Awareness in the Darwin Shopping Centre
Speaker Gareth Bolton with President Pat before his talk about West Mercia police on 24 May 2017
You can read Rtn Keith Fearnside's summary of Gareth's talk by clicking this link.
Our club won the District Quiz for a second year in succession!
Rtn Rachael Birchall and President Pat helping out in the bar before Rachael's talk about Dementia Week on 17 May 2017
You can read Rtn David Pritchard's summary of Rachael's talk by clicking this link.
Super morning for our visit to Tickwood Care Farm, one of President Pat's charities, on 11 May 2017
Speaker David Maidment with President Pat before his talk about Railway Children on 3 May 2017
You can read Rtn Alan Wilding's summary of David's talk by clicking this link
Rtn Roy Bound with President Pat before his talk on a life changing experience on 19 Apr 2017
Rtn Lalage Bown OBE PHF cuts her birthday cake with a bit of help from President Pat
Rtn Barrie Kelsall with President Pat before his talk about modelling on 5 April 2017
Geoff Proffitt (L) and Maelor Owen with President Pat before their talk about Crucial Crew on 22 March 17
You can read Rtn Keith Fearnside's summary of Geof's and Maelor's talk by clicking this link.
President Pat with her guests before her President's Evening Dinner on St Patrick's Day 2017
A packed programme on 8 March 2017
Speaker Richard Clowes with President Pat on St. David's Day before his talk about Shrewsbury Drapers Company
You can read Rtn Pam Bowen's summary of Richard's talk by clicking this link.
Inner Wheel's trains came in
Speaker Rtn Peter Waller with President Pat before his talk about publishing on 15 Feb 2017
Speaker Peter King-Turner with President Pat before his talk about cider on 1 Feb 2017
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Fund raising Purple Lunch for END POLIO on 26 Jan 2017 - our flower arranging demonstrator Rtn Margaret Thrower with Foundation chair Edward Rees
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Vocational visit to Veolia's Energy Recovery Facility in Shrewsbury on 25 Jan 2017
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Speaker Rtn Austin Cashmore with President Pat before his talk on the Spanish Civil War on 25 Jan 2017
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Speaker Fiona Gomersall discusses wildflowers with President Pat before her talk on 18 Jan 2017 about the botany of Shropshire
You can read Rtn David Pritchard's summary of Fiona's talk by clicking this link.
President Pat presented flowers to Rotarian Alan Wilding and his wife Susan to mark their Golden Wedding Anniversary
Cameron Evans gave us a talk on 7 Dec 2016 about his participation in RYLA
You can read Rtn Keith Fearnside's summary of Cameron's talk by clicking this link.
Speaker Cathie Sabin, President of the LTA, with President Pat at our full house evening meeting on St Andrew's Day, 30 Nov 2016
You can read Rtn Sam Herd's summary of Cathie's talk by clicking here.
Tree of Light Dedication Service in St Mary's Church, 27 Nov 2016
Speaker Mike Griffiths with President Pat before his talk about the Guildford Eye Project on 23 Nov 2016
You can read Rtn John Elliott's summary of Mike's talk by clicking this link.
You can read Rtn Pam Bowen's summary of Marilyn's talk by clicking this link.
Speaker Marilyn Cass with President Pat on 16 Nov 2016 before her talk about touring Europe in a motor home
Speaker Andrew Perkins with President Pat before his talk on 2 Nov 2016 about the new Severn Hospice Furniture Store
You can read Rtn Roy Bayley's sunmmary of Andrew's talk by clicking here.
PDG Mike Law represented our club at the October 2016 District Conference - click to read his summary
Kirsty Mullock, Rachel Cooper and Daniella Baur (L to R) with President Pat before their talk about Village Water on 26 October 2016
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Speaker Rtn David Dixon with President Pat beofre his talk about Confident Children out of Conflict on 19 Oct 2016
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Speaker David Poppitt with President Pat before his talk about Bespoke Supported Tenancies on 5 October 2016
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Speaker John Clark with Vice President Ivan Warren before his talk about Education in Tanzania on 28 Sept 2016
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Speaker Mike Kenna with President Pat before his talk about Blood Bikes on 21 Sept 2016
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Speaker Rtn Ivan Warren with President Pat before his talk about China on 7 Sept 2016
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Speaker Edward Dugdale with President Pat before his talk about Tickwood Care Farm on 31 August 2016
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Speaker Louise Jenkins with President Pat before her talk on hypnotherapy on 24 August 2016
You can read Rtn John Elliott's summary of Louise's talk by clicking this link.
Speaker Lee Pogson with President Pat before her talk about the Dogs Trust on 17 August 2016
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Speaker Susan Barlow with President Pat before her talk about the Signal hearing charity on 3 August 2016
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Congratulations to Alan and Carole Copplestone on their Golden Wedding Anniversary
Speaker Rtn Barrie Kelsall with President Pat before his talk on railway signalling on 27 July 2016 when IPP John Siviter received a commemorative plate and Pat welcomed Rtn Lori Jones from America
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District Governor John Sayer with President Pat prior to our meeting on 20 July 2016
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Exceptional community service recognised with special awards to Jane Elliott (left) and Daphne Capps presented by President Pat McLaughlin on 13 July 2016
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Speakers Hilary Knight (left) and Ruth Brown with President Pat before their talk about Age UK on 6 July 2016
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President Mrs Pat McLaughlin after taking office from retiring President John Siviter on 29 June 2016
President Pat nominated three charities she wishes to support - click to read details.
Speaker Dr Graeme Sills of Epilepsy Research UK with President John before his talk on 22 June 2016 and, inset, receiving our cheque for Â£1500
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President's Evening 17 June 2016
Young Photographers and a Young Innovator were presented with Rotary certificates on 8 June 2016
Speaker Dr Tim Jenkins with our President before his talk on 25 May 2016 about University Centre, Shrewsbury
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Magnificent Spring colours at Bodnant Gardens during our visit on 22 May 2016
With thanks to photographer Rtn Bobbie Fisher
Congratulations to our quiz quartet of Tony Morris, Peter Waller, Paul Pascoe & Keith Fearnside for winning the District Quiz on 18 May 2016, beating Shrewsbury Darwin by 7 points!
Speaker Rtn. Alan Wilding with Vice President Pat McLaughlin after his talk about the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper on 18 May 2016
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President John Siviter, with wife Lynne, proudly wearing our Rotary regalia at No. 11 Downing St on 16 May 2016 prior to a reception attended by the Prime Minister launching National Epilepsy Week
Backpacks and contents were received by our President from our MP, The Lord Hill Hotel and The Old Bell pub on 13 May 2016 to help reach our target of 90 for 90 years of Rotary in Shrewsbury
Speaker Adam Pahal receives Â£500 for Build-it International on 4 May 2016
Prior to the presentation Adam, making a return visit to us, had given an illustrated update on Build-it's work in Zambia. You can read a short summary by clicking this link.
Club member Lalage Bown PHF looks apprehensive before receiving a blue pin in recognition of her introduction of a new member
Speaker Peter Flint with President John before his talk on 27 April 2016 about his early life in Brazil
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Congratulations to Keith and Mary Fearnside on their Golden Wedding Anniversary
Inner Wheel President Susan Wilding presents flowers and a card to Keith and Mary Fearnside for their 16 April 2016 anniversary.
Members Chris Robins and John Garrard became Paul Harris Fellows on 20 April 2016
Speaker Martin Wood - the tallest town crier in the world - at our luncheon on 20 April 2016 before going to London to proclaim the Queen's 90th birthday
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Health Awareness Day, Saturday 16 April 2016
Shrewsbury's Mayor Miles Kenny undergoes a blood pressure check in Rotary's pop-up clinic in the Darwin Shopping Centre. Our team tested over 190 people and some were advised to seek an an urgent appointment with their GP.
Speaker David Start with President John before he told us about acupuncture on 6 April 2016
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Speaker Ian Evans, with President John, before he told us about walking to the South Pole on 30 March 2016
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High Sheriff David Stacey with Vice President Pat McLaughlin on 23 March 2016
You can read a summary of David's talk by clicking this link.
Backpacks for children to go to school - project to collect 90 packs and contents was launched on 21 March 2016 when Shrewsbury's Mayor & Mayoress helped President John pack the first bag
Click here to read details of our current project and find out how you can help. Watch a video of the launch at www.youtube.com by inserting Rotary Club of Shrewsbury Backpacks and then let us know how you would like to help. President John Siviter was very grateful to Mayor Cllr Miles Kenny and Mayoress Mrs Aurona Kenny
for their enthusiastic assistance with packing a sample bag at the offices of Rotary corporate member Lanyon Bowdler, solicitors in Shrewsbury.
Speaker John Brownlie with President John before his talk about The Gola Experience on 16 March 2016
You can read a summary of John Brownlie's talk by clicking this link.
Speaker Phil Holt with President John after his talk about hearing, tinnitus and balance on 2 March 2016
You can read a summary of Phil's talk by clicking this link.
Our 90th Charter Night, held on 26 February 2016, was attended by the Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor and the IPP of RIBI
From left, Mrs Lynne Siviter, President John Siviter, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, Mayor Cllr Miles Kenny and Mrs Aurona Kenny
From left, DG Richard Green, Mrs Aurona Kenny, Mayor Cllr Miles Kenny, President John Siviter, Mrs Lynne Siviter, IPP of RIBI Peter King and President of Inner Wheel Mrs Susan Wilding
You can watch a video of the event on www.youtube.com just search for Rotary Club of Shrewsbury 90th (sorry a direct link - doesn't). You can also see more pictures and a report by clicking this link.
Speaker Dr James Bowen with President John before his talk about the Victoria County History work in Shropshire on 24 February 2016
You can read a summary of James' talk by clicking this link.
Speaker Brian Glendinning with President John before his talk about the SSAFA charity on 17 February 2016
You can read a summary of Brian's talk by clicking this link.
Youth Speaks teams from the Mary Webb School, Pontesbury rehearsed in front of members on 10 February 2016
The Inner Wheel Club of Shrewsbury challenged Rotary in an evening of competitions on 4 February 2016
Speaker Ken Chippindale with President John before his talk on 3 Feb 2016 about Shrewsbury as a Fairtrade town
You can read a summary of Ken's talk by clicking this link.
Members made a vocational visit to Salop Design & Engineering Ltd on 26 Jan 2016
You can read a summary of the visit by clicking this link.
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