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Here is the latest news about our Club.

Lapping the World, with just a bike, and a rowing boat!

Sam Greatrex

Solihull Rotarians heard an inspiring story and one which made an impression on everyone present.

A Formula One Story

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 Fast cars and racing are appealing topics for so many and Solihull Rotarians were able to hear at first hand about this speedy world, when Mike Ostroumoff entertained the club at one of its lunchtime meetings.  Mike's family came to the UK in the early years of the twentieth century. Mike himself got the break into racing when his secretary, knowing of his enthusiasm for the sport, suggested he should meet her racing driver husband!  Mike was signed up for three races and never looked back. A great insight into Formula One.

Solihull Club hears of the history of Birmingham Town Hall

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 The history of the Birmingham Town Hall and the Symphony Hall was brought to life at Solihull Rotary Club's meeting recently, when Tony Mullins informed and entertained the club at one of their lunchtime meetings. Tony himself has quite a background: he was the first person to achieve The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award; when his daughter achieved the same, they became the first father and daughter Gold Award winners! There is even a 3rd generation aiming for the Gold Award - Tony's daughters son!

Dementia -Solihull Rotary learns all about the ageing problem!

Dr Sunil Kotecha

Dr Sunil Kotecha was the club's guest speaker on this topical subject. He explained how, 20 years ago, his talk might have been on cancer; ten years, his talk might have been on aids. Now, with everyone (thankfully) living so much longer on average, it is dementia that is the condition that is of concern... and it causes widespread problems for carers, patients, as well as their family and friends.

11 year old Lauren judged "Solihull Musician of the Year" in "Diamond" Concert

Solihull Rotary's 11th Music Festival this year hit all the right notes.   150 talented young musicians  entered the competition and took part in various classes for piano, strings, woodwind players and singers.  More than 20 of these young p

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