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Solihull Rotary - Jubilee Stone "tastes" first snow

Solihull Jubilee Stone in the snow

Following the unveiling of the Jubilee Stone by the Earl of Aylesford in November, when a large number of Solihull Rotarians and friends, along with the Mayor of Solihull, celebrated the Queen's Jubilee, the stone was blessed with the the first snows of the winter! The stone really is in a prominent position at the entrance to Malvern Park, in New Road Solihull.

Stone unveiled at Solihull to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

Stone to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

Solihull Rotary Club again made its mark on the Borough, with the unveiling, at the New Road entrance of Malvern Park, of a very substantial and equally splendid stone to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen Elizabeth II. This was unveiled by the Earl of Aylesford, with the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Ken Hawkins, along with President of Solihull Rotary Club, Kate Wild.  A number of Rotarians and guests were in attendance.

The words on the stone read:-

Rotary Festival In Solihull 22 – 29 September 2012

The runners start out

Last weekend saw a wonderful start to this week-long festival which started with a day of competition of musicians and vocalists at the Solihull Rotary Festival.

Solihull Club scoops the Putting Trophy yet again

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Competition was at its fiercest on Wednesday 22nd August in Dorridge, when three Rotary clubs in Solihull fought to see who might win or retain the much coveted putting trophy. In the end, Solihull Rotary Club triumphed yet again this year, closely followed, it has to be said, by St Alphege, and Knowle & Dorridge Clubs. The four members of the proud winning Solihull team are shown in the photograph - Dyson Richards, Don Finch, Ian Courts and Brian Talbot.

International Visitors

President Kate Wilde with the visitors

Three young women from across the world helped give an international flavour to Solihull recently. Solihull Rotary Club was the venue for a visit by the President of the Meriden Rotary Club in Connecticut, United States and for 2 students from Poland and Czechoslovakia on a Rotary sponsored tour, bringing together people from different nations, to the UK to study Business and Society.

Grand Canyon Trek - May 2012

I have decided to get out my walking boots and take up this challenge! The new building is well underway but an additional £4,000,000 is needed to complete it. I stood on a few street corners rattling collecting tins in 2011 but I've decided more drastic action is now needed!

A Chain for Youth

The Junior Chain is presented in Solihull

 As the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull (Rotarians Ian & Sheila Courts, of the Meriden Club) prepared to hand back their chains of office, they decided to leave the borough a brand new piece of jewellery – a “Junior Mayoral Chain”.

The junior chain will be available for borough schools to use during their youth council meetings – it will be worn by the chair of the meeting – to help them learn about local democracy.

Youth Councils are a common feature of most schools now and the Mayor and Mayoress have even taken part in one school council meeting during their year in office. They have also been fascinated, and very impressed, by their many meetings with children and young people and the quality of debates that they have hosted in the Council Chamber, involving not just schools, but also scout groups and others.

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Club Details


West Midlands Bridge Club, 909 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3EP at 12:45 on Thursday.

Note: for 13:00, 5th Thursday check with Secretary.