As Rotarians we aim to serve our community. We do this in a number of ways:
The Club has recently begun its sixth year working with one of Wolverhampton's senior schools to provide mentoring services for the benefit of students in need of additional support and encouragement. Mentors provide advice and if appropriate assistance in dealing with problems and issues which the students encounter both within and outside of school.
Through the year we run a number of public speaking, writing and photographic competitions open to local schools aimed at improving literacy and other skills as well as building the confidence of contestants.
Each year the Club's Santa sleigh helps to bring the magic of Christmas to the children of Wolverhampton. The more musical amongst us visit local residential homes to entertain residents with Carols.
One of the main aims of Rotary is to promote literacy and each year we distribute dictionaries to year six pupils who are leaving their primary school.
We sponsor the Young Enterprise competition run by Wightwick Hall School and as well as providing trophies our members give of their time to help judge the competition which has grown year on year to include may schools within South Staffordshire.
We also join with Rotary clubs throughout the Midlands in the great KidsOut Day taking children from local special schools for a day of fun at Drayton Manor Park.
As part of Rotary's support for the NHS we also work with the Stroke Association to provide volunteers to assist with blood pressure and health testing on Stroke Awareness Day.
Over the years Rotary has always been ready to help when disaster strikes. Working with Rotary Clubs in the affected areas we make sure that aid gets to where it is needed quickly. Because Rotarian's give of their time freely no money is wasted in administration or bureaucracy. When the earthquakes struck Haiti Rotary was the first aid organisation on the ground providing Aqua and Shelter boxes to ensure that those affected had shelter and clean water.
The Tettenhall Club has also supported projects which have provided schooling, healthcare and clean water to parts of Africa.
This is Rotary's international charity and is supported by every Rotary Club. All of the money raised for our Foundation goes directly to good causes - none of it is used for administration.
Rotary's Push To End Polio Now from Rotary International on Vimeo.
20 years ago Rotarians worldwide committed to rid the world of polio. The money raised through Rotary Foundation together with the time given by Rotarians in assisting with immunisation programmes mean that this aim is almost a reality.
Convention 2010 - End Polio Now from Rotary International on Vimeo.
Through Rotary's Group Study Exchange programme we support cultural and vocational exchange opportunities for young businesspeople and professionals. For four to six weeks, exchange team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas with the aim of furthering international understanding.