Time to nominate your young hero

Times running out to nominate your young hero for the Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the year Rotary Awards – nominations close on Sunday.

For more details and to make your nomination visit wolverhamptonyoungcitizen.org.uk 

Governor’s Visit

Great to welcome our Rotary District Governor Steve Antill who visited our Club meeting this week – Steve has a long history in Rotary – first as a member of Rotaract and then as a member of Bloxwich Phoenix Rotary Club

The 55 Clubs in our District cover most of Staffordshire and Shropshire and part of the West Midlands and during his year as the head of the District Steve will make a formal visit to each Club Clubs to share ideas and offer support.

You can follow a year in the life of a Rotary District Governor and find out more about the activities of the Rotary Clubs in our District by following his facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/RotaryDG1210/?ref=page_internal

Lisa Potts visits Tettenhall Rotary

It was an honour to welcome Lisa Potts as our speaker at our recent meeting.

Lisa came to national prominence when in 1986 as a young primary school teacher she bravely protected her young pupils from a machete attack despite receiving horrific injuries to her head, arms and back.  

The attack left Lisa facing years of surgery and rehabilitation as well as overcoming post traumatic stress disorder and depression but in spite of this she found the grace to forgive her attacker.

Lisa’s bravery was recognised by the award of the George Medal from the Queen in 1997 – the medal is on display in the Mayors Parlour in the Civic Centre – and earlier this year she was the first person in the City to be awarded the title of “Free Woman of the City of Wolverhampton”

In the years following the attack Lisa founded Believe to Achieve a charity that has achieved national recognition for its work helping to enhance children’s resilience, mental health, self-esteem, personal development, educational experience and future aspirations through therapy and counselling, community and school-based workshops and programmes, and holiday clubs. The Charity’s work has benefited thousands of children and young people across Wolverhampton and the surrounding area and President Mark was pleased to be able to support the continuing work of Believe to Achieve by presenting Lisa with a donation from the Club.
You can help Lisa and the work of Believe to Achieve by donating here – https://www.b2a.org.uk/donate

Tettenhall Summer Fete

We are are all ready for todays Tettenhall Round Table Summer Fete on Upper Green

There’ll be lots of stalls from local organisations as well as the fun of the fair – so make the most of the sun and pop along to have some fun and support a great community event

Only THREE WEEKS to go to Nominate for the Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the year Rotary Awards

The deadline for nominating young people for The Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the year Rotary awards is 31st July. 

If you know a young person between the ages of 13 and 25 who deserves to be recognised for their kindness, volunteering or service to their school, community or local organisation, please go to www.wolverhamptonyoungcitizen.org.uk to nominate them

Finalists will be selected in August and invited to the awards ceremony on 15th September hosted in the Civic Suite by the Mayor, Cllr. Sandra Samuels who is one of the judges. Many of those who are not selected as finalists, but who have made a significant contributions to their community, will receive certificates of commendation’ signed by the Mayor. 

Awards will be given in two age categories : 13 – 18 and 19 – 25.  

These awards are devised and are sponsored by the four Rotary Clubs in the City and organised in partnership with the City Council, The Express and Star, Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation and supported by Carvers Building Supplies Ltd. and the James Beattie Charitable Trust.