Wombourne Crawl 2010

Our August Fellowship month came to an end this evening with a walk around the beautiful Staffordshire Village of Wombourne.

Clearly focused on the liquid refreshment awaiting us at the Red Lion members showed a truly amazing turn of speed completing the circuit in a record time.

Our thanks to Fellowship officer Mike Kilvert who has kindly organised this successful series of August events.

Pakistan Floods – Disaster Relief

Working with other Rotary Clubs and with the World Water Works charity the Tettenhall Club has helped to ship 200 Water Survival Boxes to the flood affected areas in Pakistan.

These boxes are filled with new items that people who have lost everything would need to survive – including mugs to drink out of, cooking pots, bowls to eat from, spoons, anti-septic spray, cotton materials and needles and thread, basic tools, tarpaulin and bungee cords to make simple shelters.

The Water Survival Box itself is a rigid, reinforced 54 litre plastic container that becomes a receptacle for water when emptied of these survival items, it includes a filtration pack including chlorine tablets – enough for family of 4 for some 4 months.

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has launched an appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the Pakistan floods. Donations will be used to aid the long-term rebuilding of communities in the affected areas. If you’d like to donate to this appeal follow the link here.

District Darts Champions

As a result of the rigorous training regime introduced by Club Sports Officer, Ian Rigby, the Club’s sporting success continues.

Following a tightly fought battle with the Kidsgrove club – only settled by a shoot out between the team captains – Tettenhall emerged victorious as District Darts Champions.

Well played Kidsgrove and congratulations to our team on the night – team captain Ian Rigby, Bob Archer, Paul Westwood, David Eaton, Doug Evans and John Whitten.

In Memory of Keith Parker

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Keith Parker OBE, a former member of the Club, over the weekend.

As former editor and managing director of the Shropshire Star and the Express and Star newspapers Keith championed the cause of the local press and he paved the way for the Express and Star to become the country’s largest selling regional paper.

Keith was a true gentleman whose passing will be mourned by all who came into contact with him and our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Keith’s funeral will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Church Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 9AJ at 2.00p.m. on Wednesday the 11th August. There will be family flowers only at the funeral, but donations to Compton Hospice can be made c/o Harry Edwards & Sons, Funeral Directors, 1 High Street, Wellington, TF1 1JW.

Club Meeting – Bowls Competition

The Tettenhall Club takes a break in August and in the place of our regular formal meetings we hold informal fellowship events which offer members further opportunities to strengthen their friendship with other members of the Club.

A traditional part of the August break is the meeting at the Pennfields Bowling Club in order to compete for the honour of being named the Club Crown Green Bowls Champion for the year.

Whilst the evening saw some solid play from most members the end result was never in doubt with Greg Instone rightfully taking the Championship for another year and with Izeham Che Dan leading the rest of the pack. Congratulations on your victory Greg.