Making a Difference – Dictionaries 4 Life

One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life. As a child they won’t be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won’t be able to support their child’s learning.

The promotion of literacy is a special focus for the Rotary movement and as part of our commitment President Roger and other members of the Club have been making end of term visits to a number of local schools to present Year 6 graduating classes with Rotary Dictionaries 4 Life to support their future learning.

By using dictionaries efficiently children can explore spellings, meanings and derivations helping them to develop autonomy and confidence — one of the core goals of education.

Wolverhampton Youth Orchestras Summer Tour

We had a great evenings entertainment from the Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra and the Wolverhampton Youth Wind Orchestra at their pre-tour concert on Thursday. The works were wonderfully performed by a group of very talented young musicians on an evening which gives the City an opportunity to recognise their achievements.

This annual event has been supported by the Rotary clubs of Wolverhampton for many years and helps to provide financial support for the Orchestras summer tour which this year will see them visit Spain. During the evening Presidents of the supporting Clubs, including our own President Roger, presented the young musicians with certificates and diplomas recognising their achievements.

This years Concert was extra special as it’s was the last pre-tour Concert for Conductor Keith Sedgebeer who has held the baton for the Youth Orchestra for the last 35 years during which time he has helped to build its profile both nationally and internationally as well as making such a positive difference to the lives of thousands of the young people in the City who have been involved with the Wolverhampton Music Service.

Bravo Mr Sedgebeer.

Rotary: Making a Difference

It was great to spend this evening in the company of our District Governor Carol Reilly who was making her official visit to the Club.

During their year of office Rotary District Governors make an official visit to each of the Clubs in their area to share news of developments within Rotary and to present the theme of the Rotary International President – this year Australian Rotarian Ian H S Riseley.

This years theme is ‘Rotary:Making a Difference’ recognising the many ways in which thousands of Rotarians around the world are working together to do good and challenging Clubs to sustain that work into the future.

We’re looking forward to working with Carol and her team in the coming year to continue Making a Difference