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Rotarians aim to serve others through their work and to practice high ethical standards in all they do. We try to promote high standards in others, particularly the younger generation.
Here are some examples:

Apprentice of the Year Award: The Club recognises that apprenticeships can have a huge role in the development of young people and be highly important in the pursuit of a satisfying career. It therefore sponsored the Black Country Chamber of Commerceís Young Person or Apprentice of the Year Award as part of the Chamberís 2018 Annual Awards. This Award recognises exceptional young employees (aged 24 years or under), who may have overcome personal barriers or are making a difference within their respective organisation. In addition the Rotary Club gave a cash prize of £1,000 to the winner, to be used towards their personal development during their apprenticeship. Black Country Chamber of Commerce logo

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Books4Home Literacy initiative: The Club has supplied a local academy secondary school with lots of books which students can take home to read and keep.


The Roy Pedley Award for Student Excellence:
This award, in memory of a popular and long-serving member, was established by his family and the Rotary Club in association with Dudley College to showcase the brightest and most talented fashion, design and textile students in the area. Roy had a long and distinguished career in the textiles industry. The award, to be made annually, is accompanied by a £500 cash prize.
Design by award-winner

... And Some Other Vocational Activities:

  • Club members conduct Mock Interviews and give Careers advice for Year 11 pupils in local secondary schools.
  • Support Vocational Study Exchange visits of young workers to and from overseas countries.
  • Support the Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance, which attracts a large number of young participants every year.
  • Within the Club we have informative speakers on social and political issues, and civic, business and professional affairs. We also arrange occasional 'works' visits (breweries being very popular!).