Welcome to Rob Roalfe

We’ve worked on projects with the staff and pupils of Penn Fields School for many years so it’s with especial pleasure that we welcome the schools deputy head teacher Robert Roalfe as our newest Club member.
A keen motorcyclist Robert is certified a Long Distance Riders and his rides have raised thousands to support the work of the air ambulances.
Robert was welcomed to the Club by President John Margetts and President Elect Roger Webb.

District Governor John Sayer

As part of their duties Rotary District Governors are expected to visit every Club in their area during their year in office. Tonight we had the honour of being the first Club in the District to receive the official visit of District Governor John Sayer.

John, who has been involved in the Rotary movement for over 20 years, is looking forward to a year in office which comes at a time when our own charity The Rotary Foundation celebrates its 100th anniversary. Over those 100 years our Foundation has channelled more than one billion dollars to help transform lives around the world.

In 1985 Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign was launched with the aim of eradicating polio from the face of the earth and in this centenary year of the Rotary Foundation there is the very real possibility that this may be the year that we see the world’s last case of polio. John – and the ever present End Polio Now teddy – will be promoting the work of the Rotary Foundation throughout his year in office.

Promoting Numeracy and Literacy

A new Rotary year sees a new President of Tettenhall Rotary Club with the appointment tonight of John Margetts.

For his year in office John has set the Club theme of ‘Numeracy and Literacy’

Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Rotary supports educational projects at home and around the world that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks in order improve access to basic education and literacy, to reduce gender inequality and increase adult literacy.

John sees education as the most important weapon in the battle to enable people escape the poverty trap and to allow them to fulfil their potential.

Recognising that people learn most when learning is fun the Club will be working with local schools to develop and promote a number of fun new learning initiatives over the coming year.