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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

You can read a summary of Peter's talk by clicking this link.

Fund raising Purple Lunch for END POLIO on 26 Jan 2017 - our flower arranging demonstrator Rtn Margaret Thrower with Foundation chair Edward Rees

You can see more pictures and read a report by clicking this link.

Vocational visit to Veolia's Energy Recovery Facility in Shrewsbury on 25 Jan 2017

You can see more pictures by clicking this link.

Speaker Rtn Austin Cashmore with President Pat before his talk on the Spanish Civil War on 25 Jan 2017

You can read a summary of Austin's talk by clicking this link.

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.

Speaker Marilyn Cass with President Pat on 16 Nov 2016 before her talk about touring Europe in a motor home

You can read Rtn Pam Bowen's summary of Marilyn's talk by clicking this link.

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

Click this link to read Rtn David Pritchard's summary of their talk

Speaker Rtn David Dixon with President Pat beofre his talk about Confident Children out of Conflict on 19 Oct 2016

You can read a summary of David's talk by clicking this link

Speaker David Poppitt with President Pat before his talk about Bespoke Supported Tenancies on 5 October 2016


Click this link to read Rtn David Pritchard's summary of David's talk

Speaker John Clark with Vice President Ivan Warren before his talk about Education in Tanzania on 28 Sept 2016


Click this link to read Rtn Peter waller's summary of John's talk.

Speaker Mike Kenna with President Pat before his talk about Blood Bikes on 21 Sept 2016


You can read Rtn Pam Bowen's summary of Mike's talk by clicking this link.

Speaker Rtn Ivan Warren with President Pat before his talk about China on 7 Sept 2016

You can read Rtn David Pritchard's summary of Ivan's talk by clicking this link.

Speaker Edward Dugdale with President Pat before his talk about Tickwood Care Farm on 31 August 2016

You can read Rtn Sam Herd's summary of Edward's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a summary of Lee's talk by clicking this link

Speaker Susan Barlow with President Pat before her talk about the Signal hearing charity on 3 August 2016


You can read a summary of Susan's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a summary of Barrie's talk by clicking this link.

District Governor John Sayer with President Pat prior to our meeting on 20 July 2016

You can read a brief summary of the DG's visit by clicking ths link.

Exceptional community service recognised with special awards to Jane Elliott (left) and Daphne Capps presented by President Pat McLaughlin on 13 July 2016

You can read more about Jane and Daphne by clicking this link

Speakers Hilary Knight (left) and Ruth Brown with President Pat before their talk about Age UK on 6 July 2016

You can read a summary of their talk by clicking this link.

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 £1500

You can read a summary of Graeme's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a summary of Tim's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a summary of Alan's talk by clicking this link.

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 £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

You can read a summary of Peter's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a summary of Martin's talk by clicking this link.

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

You can read a sunmmary of David's talk by clicking this link.

Speaker Ian Evans, with President John, before he told us about walking to the South Pole on 30 March 2016

You can read a summary of Ian's talk by clicking this leink.

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

Salop Design & Engineering Ltd

You can read a summary of the visit by clicking this link.









 



 





 

 


































 


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