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ROTARY CLUB OF WEDNESBURY

 

Obituaries for George Sanders and Steve Dale

The Rotary Club of Wednesbury has recently lost two very significant and influential Members, with the deaths of George Sanders and Steve Dale.

During their years of membership both made considerable contributions to the working and running of the Club and will be very hard acts to follow.

George Sanders

George Sanders passed away in March after bravely fighting a serious illness for some years.

George joined the Club in 2002 and, during his 18 years membership gained the respect and admiration of all, through the impeccable standards he set, with his attention to detail and ability to get things done.

He served a number of Offices in the Club during the tenure of his membership but he really found his niche when he took on the role of Secretary – a position he held for a number of years up to his death and to which he took the standards to a very high level with his diligence and his “never take no for an answer” attitude.

George was President in 2011/12 and, assisted by his loyal wife Jean, enjoyed a very successful year, overseeing the Club’s many activities and well-supported social events.

In 2017 George was made a Paul Harris Fellow – the highest accolade a Club can bestow on a Member – named after the founder of Rotary and awarded for exceptional contributions of service.

Steve Dale

Steve Dale passed away very suddenly in July. 

Although a Member for only just over 10 years, Steve hit the ground running from day-1 and actively involved himself in the principal Club projects of the organising of the Wednesbury Carnival and the Father Christmas Float.  Steve was a brilliant driver and his abilities enabled Father Christmas to visit virtually every part of Wednesbury, during the annual December marathon.

Steve, having a large family himself, loved children and he was a perfect choice to be the Club Youth and Schools Liaison Officer.  He was known in all the schools and was an effective link between the Schools of Wednesbury and the Rotary Club, who have been presenting annual Community Awards in each of the schools for many years.

Steve was Club President in 2016/17 and, loyally supported by wife Lesley, had an excellent year at the helm.

At the time of his death, wheels were in motion for Steve to be made a Paul Harris Fellow but, his sudden passing thwarted this.  However, the Club has decided still to go ahead with the Award, which will now be presented posthumously to Lesley.

 

Mike Warner  

(Rotary Club of Wednesbury)

 

ROTARY CLUB OF WEDNESBURY

 

Obituaries for George Sanders and Steve Dale

The Rotary Club of Wednesbury has recently lost two very significant and influential Members, with the deaths of George Sanders and Steve Dale.

During their years of membership both made considerable contributions to the working and running of the Club and will be very hard acts to follow.

George Sanders

George Sanders passed away in March after bravely fighting a serious illness for some years.

George joined the Club in 2002 and, during his 18 years membership gained the respect and admiration of all, through the impeccable standards he set, with his attention to detail and ability to get things done.

He served a number of Offices in the Club during the tenure of his membership but he really found his niche when he took on the role of Secretary – a position he held for a number of years up to his death and to which he took the standards to a very high level with his diligence and his “never take no for an answer” attitude.

George was President in 2011/12 and, assisted by his loyal wife Jean, enjoyed a very successful year, overseeing the Club’s many activities and well-supported social events.

In 2017 George was made a Paul Harris Fellow – the highest accolade a Club can bestow on a Member – named after the founder of Rotary and awarded for exceptional contributions of service.

Steve Dale

Steve Dale passed away very suddenly in July. 

Although a Member for only just over 10 years, Steve hit the ground running from day-1 and actively involved himself in the principal Club projects of the organising of the Wednesbury Carnival and the Father Christmas Float.  Steve was a brilliant driver and his abilities enabled Father Christmas to visit virtually every part of Wednesbury, during the annual December marathon.

Steve, having a large family himself, loved children and he was a perfect choice to be the Club Youth and Schools Liaison Officer.  He was known in all the schools and was an effective link between the Schools of Wednesbury and the Rotary Club, who have been presenting annual Community Awards in each of the schools for many years.

Steve was Club President in 2016/17 and, loyally supported by wife Lesley, had an excellent year at the helm.

At the time of his death, wheels were in motion for Steve to be made a Paul Harris Fellow but, his sudden passing thwarted this.  However, the Club has decided still to go ahead with the Award, which will now be presented posthumously to Lesley.

 

Mike Warner  

(Rotary Club of Wednesbury)

 

ROTARY CLUB OF WEDNESBURY

 

Obituaries for George Sanders and Steve Dale

The Rotary Club of Wednesbury has recently lost two very significant and influential Members, with the deaths of George Sanders and Steve Dale.

During their years of membership both made considerable contributions to the working and running of the Club and will be very hard acts to follow.

George Sanders

George Sanders passed away in March after bravely fighting a serious illness for some years.

George joined the Club in 2002 and, during his 18 years membership gained the respect and admiration of all, through the impeccable standards he set, with his attention to detail and ability to get things done.

He served a number of Offices in the Club during the tenure of his membership but he really found his niche when he took on the role of Secretary – a position he held for a number of years up to his death and to which he took the standards to a very high level with his diligence and his “never take no for an answer” attitude.

George was President in 2011/12 and, assisted by his loyal wife Jean, enjoyed a very successful year, overseeing the Club’s many activities and well-supported social events.

In 2017 George was made a Paul Harris Fellow – the highest accolade a Club can bestow on a Member – named after the founder of Rotary and awarded for exceptional contributions of service.

Steve Dale

Steve Dale passed away very suddenly in July. 

Although a Member for only just over 10 years, Steve hit the ground running from day-1 and actively involved himself in the principal Club projects of the organising of the Wednesbury Carnival and the Father Christmas Float.  Steve was a brilliant driver and his abilities enabled Father Christmas to visit virtually every part of Wednesbury, during the annual December marathon.

Steve, having a large family himself, loved children and he was a perfect choice to be the Club Youth and Schools Liaison Officer.  He was known in all the schools and was an effective link between the Schools of Wednesbury and the Rotary Club, who have been presenting annual Community Awards in each of the schools for many years.

Steve was Club President in 2016/17 and, loyally supported by wife Lesley, had an excellent year at the helm.

At the time of his death, wheels were in motion for Steve to be made a Paul Harris Fellow but, his sudden passing thwarted this.  However, the Club has decided still to go ahead with the Award, which will now be presented posthumously to Lesley.

 

Mike Warner  

(Rotary Club of Wednesbury)

 

ROTARY CLUB OF WEDNESBURY

 

Obituaries for George Sanders and Steve Dale

The Rotary Club of Wednesbury has recently lost two very significant and influential Members, with the deaths of George Sanders and Steve Dale.

During their years of membership both made considerable contributions to the working and running of the Club and will be very hard acts to follow.

George Sanders

George Sanders passed away in March after bravely fighting a serious illness for some years.

George joined the Club in 2002 and, during his 18 years membership gained the respect and admiration of all, through the impeccable standards he set, with his attention to detail and ability to get things done.

He served a number of Offices in the Club during the tenure of his membership but he really found his niche when he took on the role of Secretary – a position he held for a number of years up to his death and to which he took the standards to a very high level with his diligence and his “never take no for an answer” attitude.

George was President in 2011/12 and, assisted by his loyal wife Jean, enjoyed a very successful year, overseeing the Club’s many activities and well-supported social events.

In 2017 George was made a Paul Harris Fellow – the highest accolade a Club can bestow on a Member – named after the founder of Rotary and awarded for exceptional contributions of service.

Steve Dale

Steve Dale passed away very suddenly in July. 

Although a Member for only just over 10 years, Steve hit the ground running from day-1 and actively involved himself in the principal Club projects of the organising of the Wednesbury Carnival and the Father Christmas Float.  Steve was a brilliant driver and his abilities enabled Father Christmas to visit virtually every part of Wednesbury, during the annual December marathon.

Steve, having a large family himself, loved children and he was a perfect choice to be the Club Youth and Schools Liaison Officer.  He was known in all the schools and was an effective link between the Schools of Wednesbury and the Rotary Club, who have been presenting annual Community Awards in each of the schools for many years.

Steve was Club President in 2016/17 and, loyally supported by wife Lesley, had an excellent year at the helm.

At the time of his death, wheels were in motion for Steve to be made a Paul Harris Fellow but, his sudden passing thwarted this.  However, the Club has decided still to go ahead with the Award, which will now be presented posthumously to Lesley.

 

Mike Warner  

(Rotary Club of Wednesbury)

 

OUTGOING PRESIDENT MAURICE WARD HANDING OVER CHAIN OF OFFICE TO INCOMING PRESIDENT MIKE WARNER ON THURSDAY 5TH JULY AT OUR WEEKLY MEETING

NEW PRESIDENT MIKE WARNER WITH JEREMY HARRIS HEAD OF STUART BATHURST, AND

GARY LINFORD HEAD OF 

ST MARYS CATHOLIC SCHOOL AT CHANGEOVER MEETING.

PRESIDENT MIKE WARNER WITH  FORMER ROTARIANS

GRAHAM GOLCHER AND KEITH GOODE

NEW PRESIDENT MIKE WARNER WITH ANDREW EVANS AND WARREN WARA 

FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF MERIDEN

Our act of kindness day was in Wednesbury town centre, when Rotary President Mike Harris along with Rotarians Glenn Edwards & Steve Dale Handed out £10 meat vouchers to be spent in J&F Meats 

This section presents comprehensive information on our regular events. Read the latest news about our organisation,

both in Wednesbury and across the globe.

The Rotary Club of Wednesbury is involved with many activities, locally, nationally and internationally. Locally the Club organises the Town Carnival on the second Saturday of July each year. Organisations are invited to rent a stall at the Carnival and keep the money collected.

Your organisation is welcome to join in.

Contact  Stalls organiser

Heather Nightingale on 07879 407754

or e-mail hnightingale59@gmail.com

More volunteers
The recent recruitment campaign has boosted our numbers, but we are always looking to welcome more volunteers. Come and visit us during one of our evening meetings and find out how you can make a difference.

Ongoing campaign against Polio

The End Polio programme is launching a new campaign to fight Polio in the World. This isn't just a third-world problem, so we target all vulnerable people. Find out how you can help us by contacting wednesburyrotay@btinternet.com

 

END POLIO NOW

Rotary International began the process to eliminate POLIO throughout the world. This has been adopted by the World Health  Organisation and there are now VERY few places in the world where Polio is endemic. The Wednesbury Club is proud to play a part in this project.