Church Stretton Rotary Celebrates its 70th in style

On Wednesday 1st November Pat Stokes-Smith, our current President, welcomed over fifty of the great and the good including Dr Mukunda Chidrawar, our current District Governor and his wife Ujwala, to Wistanstow Village Hall to enjoy an evening of fun, food and music to celebrate the 70 years that our Club has been supporting local and international communities. Many of the attendees entered into the spirit by donning costumes from the 50s and 60s and the food served and music played also reflected this period. The event’s primary purpose was to reflect on the work done throughout its history and to acknowledge the efforts of so many Rotarians over that period and to thank the wonderful support Church Stretton residents have given our efforts. The secondary purpose was to raise funds for our local Food Bank and as a result nearly £500 was raised on the night.

The photo from the inaugural meeting held in 1954 highlights how much our Rotary Club has changed over the 70 years!

Church Stretton Rotary inaugural meeting held in 1956