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Bingley Show Rotary Showcase


G10 joined forces and showcased many aspects of Rotary at the Bingley Show.

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Swan Songs


Ben 'Buddy' Slack is doing an independent project called Swan Songs' at the Marie Curie hospice which is really interesting.  He is meeting with patients and sometimes carers and they work together to write and produce a song which he then records.

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Interactors from Belle Vue Girls' School


Three representatives from the Interact Club based at BVG School gave an excellent presentation and explained their fundraising ideas and how the money raised helped the young people in Gambia attend a school nearer to them.

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A new year, a new President


Caroline hands over the reins to Roland. We wish him a fantastic year and hope he achieves all he wants to do.

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Bradford Community Soup


Come along to the Storehouse, Caledonia Street for the next Community Soup, 7pm start.

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Paul Breeze Award


Rebekah Hinton spoke to us about her planned travels to do charity work in Bolivia through Latin Link. She will be working with vunerable women and children. We are supporting her with a grant from the Paul Breeze award

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Saltaire Arts Trail


Our very own Rotarian June Russell explained how the Arts Trail is organised and talked about the people who opened their houses in the UNESCO village to showcase art to hundreds of visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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The Cellar Trust


Andrew McCarthy Head of Fundraising and Development told us about the work of the Trust with people with mental health problems. They try to eventually get people into work and run 4 work areas in retail, catering, joinery and gardening.

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Craig Burton, Rotarian through and through


At this extra special meeting we honoured one of our founder members, Craig Burton, and presented him with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and promotion of Rotary throughout the world. Well done Craig!

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One in a Million update


Craig and Kirsty came to give an up date on the charity. Kirsty explained how she went from volunteer to actually working for One in a Million and her passion for the charity and the work they do.

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The hand over, meet our new President


Gary Peacock summed up his successful year as President and handed over to the new President Caroline Murie. Caroline outlined her exciting plans for the new year. Assistant Governor, Manoj Joshi from the Rotary Club of Bradford gave his support.

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Charter Night at the Midland Hotel


President Gary Peacock presided over the Rotary Club of Bradford Bronte's 22nd Charter Night. Our speaker was the Rt Revd Dr Toby Matthew Howarth, Bishop of Bradford and his wife Henrietta.

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Rotary Cochin International


Rotarian Navin Bose came to our club to tell us a little about the work of his club Cochin International in southern India. He also reinforced the wonders of Rotary and the way Rotarians pull together and get things done wherever they are in the world.

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Twitter for beginners.


Rotarian Juli enlightened us on the intricacies, the enormous potential and the possible pitfalls of using Twitter to promote Rotary.

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Charter Evening


70 Rotarians and guests joined us to celebrate our 23rd year as a club. Special guest speaker was John Thirwell, film maker, journalist and broadcaster.

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Assembly


Time for Dave to review his year and welcome our new president Gary Peacock

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Suprise Visitor


This week we had a suprise visitor. It was Marilyn Monroe (aka Juli) who sang happy birthday to our President, President Gary and gave him a cake. It was a lovely suprise for all of us!!

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Induction of new member


We are delighted to welcome Monica Crina Adriana Oltean-Dumbrava (Crina). She is Professor of Sustainable Built Environment Engineering University of Bradford and is passionate about learning and passing on her knowlegde.

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Action for Children


Catherine came to the club to raise awareness of Action for Children and the scope of work that they do. They have also started to run a number of Children Centres in the area.

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Dr Raj


Dr Rajeswaran who is a Consultant physician (obesity, diabetes and endocrinology) spoke to us about the holistic approach that is needed for a healthy body. He is a director of Simplyweight. We will be inviting hime back - very interesting.

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Saltaire, World Heritage Site


Helen Thornton, World Heritage Site Officer talked to us about the intricacies of looking after such a site and the production of a business/action plan which was very much a working document.

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Bee-keeping


To bee or not to bee was definitely the question when Keith Hebden caused a buzz at our regular breakfast meeting. Keith gave us a masterclass in all aspects of bee-keeping as he showed us his colony of bees. The samples of local honey were also delicious

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Mike Cowlam, Strategic Director of Regeneration for Bradford Council


Mike Cowlam, Strategic Director of Regeneration for Bradford Council, gave us a fascinating insight into future plans for Bradford. There are a lot of exciting developments in the pipeline.

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The Storehouse


This evening we were welcomed by Juli, a member of our club, who explained how her Storehouse works and how many charities and people it helps.

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Challenge Alison!


Rotarian Alison Whalley presented her personal challenges for 2016 now that she has reached a significant birthday. We were treated to breakfast fizz for the special occasion! Cheers Ali.

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Bus Lanes and Parking


Susan Brown from the Council's Highway department explained to us the finer details of bus lane and parking rules. Something it appears was very close to many members hearts!!

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The Penny Appeal


Ridwana Wallace-Laher, introduced her colleague who told us about The Penny Appeal and the many initiatives they are invovled in. They work in over 30 countries throughout the world.

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The Storehouse


Bronte member Juli Thompson described her exciting project called the Storehouse. Juli recycles fresh food in a number of innovative ways and works with Community Centres to help feed a large number of people in need in Bradford District.

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The Nepal Trust


Jeroen van den Bergh is the Operations Director of the Nepal Trust and is based in Kathmandu. He spoke about the earthquake and Rotary's response as well as the ongoing work of the Trust. Our Rotary District 1040 has close links with Nepal.

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Constable of Lancaster Castle


Pam Barker, a Bradford girl and former Head Teacher of Lancaster Girls' Grammar School told us about her amazing journey to become the first female Constable at Lancaster Castle.

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New member June


We are delighted to induct a new member to Bradford Bronte. Welcome June Russell and hope she enjoys Rotary as much as we do.

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New Member Anita


We are delighted to induct Anita Jones into the family of Rotary.

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Social and fund raising BBQ at Jans


A great time was had by all at Jan's and Michael's house and the sun actually came out!

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Christmas Collection at ACW Garden Centre


Eager angels and shepherds gathered at the Garden Centre to collect donations for local charities. Thank you everyone for your donations

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The Royal British Legion


Jeffrey Long M.B.E amazed us with the story of his walk to Switzerland for the Royal British Legion.

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Volunteer Centre


Dave Forrest talked about the tremendous amount of volunteering activity that takes place in Bradford

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ICE Centres of Excellence


Heather Savage, Head of Centre talked to us about the collaboration between the Council, schools, colleges and businesses to bring about new opportunities for the future of local young people.

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Christmas Collection at Woodbank Nurseries


Woodbank have been kind enough to let us collect for Manorlands and local charities. We certainly welcomed being inside out of the wind and rain,

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Shine


Shine is one of President Gary's chosen charities. Joan Pheasant came along to tell us all about it. Shine supports people effected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

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Saltaire Inspired


June Russell talked at our breakfast meeting about her work with Saltaire Inspired. Lots of really interesting events to go and see, have a look at the website.

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Rotary Conference 2015


A merry band of 3 Rotarians plus Alan faced the bracing weather in Scarborough for the Conference weekend.

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Fringe Event as part of British Science Festival Week


5 members of Bronte, braved the very inclement weather on Saturday to man a stall at the Fringe Event as part of British Science Festival Week.

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The Giggle Doctor


Ellie gave us a real insight into the Theodora Children's Charity and how she worked through the complexities of 2 years of intense training to become an amazing Giggle Doctor.

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Bradford Refugee Week


Courtlin Stoker told us about her links with Rotary and her work with refugees.

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Leeds Festival Clean Up


Rotary Club of Bradford Bronte face another clean up session at Leeds Festival....and it rained again!!!!

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Sergeant at Arms


From the Club Secretary"™s Manual Page 67, 68 Sergeant-at-Arms The function of the sergeant-at-arms is to help maintain an orderly, dignified, and effective Rotary club meeting!

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Martin House


Sarah raised awareness of the wonderful work of staff at Martin House, Children's Hospice do with sick children and their relatives.

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Lieutenant Colonel Paul Davies


Lieutenant Colonel Paul Davies, Regional Employment Engagement Officer described the unique skills servicemen and women can bring to the civilian work force.

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Shine


Melissa and Gary Peacock shared their very moving story about raising their daughter Ashleigh who has spina bifida,

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Club Assembly and Handover


Rotarian Richard Henton-Jones becomes our new President for 2013/4. Rotarian Dave West takes up the reins as President Elect. We hope you have a really great year Richard.

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Steve Grasham


Children's Young People's Adviser, Diocese of Bradford

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Down Syndrome


Dr Wendy Uttley talked to us about her Down Syndrome Training and Support Service.

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A visit from the DG


District Governor Mark Stewart Clarke came to offer his support and outlined his thoughts about his year ahead.

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Hedron Collider


Out first ever evening Rotary meeting was crowned by Alan Wintersgill and his visit to see the Hedron Collider in Cern

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Westy's Walk


Our very own President Dave West talks us through his amazing tales of Westy's Walk! Many curious things happened to Dave on his 200+ mile walk along Offa's Dyke but he lived to tell the tale and raised £2000 for Cancer Research - well done Dave.

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Claudia Maffetone – Rotary Peace Scholar


Claudia talked about her work before she became a Peace Scholar and her interest in conflict resolution.

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Paul Smithson from Alzheimers.


Paul Smithson from Alzheimers talked about the help and support that is available for the 6000 sufferers in Bradford District and the help that is available for their carers.

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Nigel Harrison


Nigel told us about the work of the organisation and about the extent of the legacy of the Olympic Games.

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Moira


Rotarian Moira Mohit's gave a fascinating talk about her trip to the Emirates and her visit to the Rotary Club in Rak.

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Charter Night


President Dave West hosted Bronte's 21st Charter dinner. The guest speaker was Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe who gave a very interesting insight into how Bradford is developing.

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Rotary Conference


Alison, Richard, Jan, Pauline, Tess and Alan has a great time at this year's Rotary Conference in Scarborough staying at our favourite B&B Lonsdale Villas. This year we also had Assistant Governor Marla, all the way from Texas.

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Alan Hall


Alan Hall ex head teacher of Belle Vue Girls' School, has a passion for writing about Bradford. He told us some interesting tales about the history of Bradford which he uncovered when researching his latest book.

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THE ROTARY RIVER AIRE CHALLENGE


We met up with Robin at one of his stops in Leeds. The Rotary Club of White Rose put on a great night. Robin is raising money for Aquabox www.facebook.com/rotaryriverairehallenge

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‘The Grey Nomads’


Called 5000+ Rob and Jane gave a fascinating talk about the work they do with communities in Nepal, Kenya and Sri Lanka, to change mind sets. The question posed is what can you do with what you have? They empower people to address poverty.

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RYLA


RYLA Candidate Naeemah Patel from Belle Vue Girls' School gave us a brilliant insight into her week at Hebden Hey.

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Rosie McDonnell


Rosie McDonnell is a budding 17 year old footballer playing for Bradford City Ladies. She came with her Mum, Allyson, to tell us about her career to date, her plans and hopes for the future and to ask if Bronte will sponsor her for the new season.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party


Rotarian Juli organised and event in City Park to raise money for Inn Churches. The Mad Hatters Tea Party took place at Forster's Bistro. Great atmosphere, just shame about the weather!!!

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Brain Box


A very informative presentation about an organisation called Brain Box and the work they do with sufferers of brain tumours which are cancerous. It was incredible to hear that brain tumours effect so many people's lives.

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Tess


Rotarian Tess Wilkins told us the fascinating story of Harry McLinden. Her father, John Howlett,an historian has written a book about his mother's fiance who fought and died in WW1

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Handover


Handover time for President Richard, welcome the new President David West (Westy)and President Elect Rotarian Gary Peacock.

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Community Aid


Salma Khatun and Matt Doyle from Bradford University talking about Community Aid - part of the University Student Union International Health Initiative.

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Stan Douglas


Stan a 16 year old student from Beckfoot School told us how he is raising money to fund a trip to China and Nepal, a trip of a lifetime where they get to help build a school.

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The Wanderers Return


Rotarian Mickey Bee and his wife Izzy gave the club some really interesting and useful advice about planning a year long trip round Australia.

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Asylum Seekers


The Rotary Club of Bradford Brontë used its District Grant to help fund its third residential retreat for asylum seekers to Scargill House in the Yorkshire Dales.

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New Society of the Year


Congratulations to President Andra and all members of the University Satellite Club as they were awarded 'New Society of the Year' at the University Colours Ball at The Hilton on Friday night. Thank you to everyone in Brontë who has supported this initia

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The Smile Train


Smile Train is an international children's charity that repairs cleft lips and palates.

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Busy meeting!


For those who were at the club this morning I’m sure that you’ll agree that we enjoyed 3 great highlights!

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Induction of the new University Society


The University Club met in the Boardroom at Student Central at 5:30pm where a formal induction ceremony was held to recognise that their club is officially associated with the Rotary Club of Bradford Bronte.

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New member job talk


One of our new members Moira Mohit talked us through her life story and how she came to be a midwife. Thanks Moira for a great talk.

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Globetrotter Dennis


Rotarian Dennis Child talked to us about his trip across the globe to Australia

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Another new member


This week we welcome Moira Mohit who was inducted to our club. Welcome Moira and I hope you enjoy being part of the Rotary family

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New returning member Caroline Murie


Welcome back Caroline.

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Peter Lee


Peter Lee talked about his motivation in life and how important it is to motivate young people.

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Rotary Society University of Bradford


Members of the newly formed Rotary Society at the University of Bradford came to introduce themselves and tell us how they were getting on.

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Bronte's 20th Charter


It was wonderful to see past Presidents and friends at our 20th Charter and very fitting that Professor Ann Sumner Executive Director of the Bronte Society was our guest speaker.

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SOPHIE


Sylvia Lancaster talked to her about the horrific death of her daughter Sophie. It was a very moving and humbling experience. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, will focus on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.

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Bradford Police Museum


Dr Martin Baines talked to us about the plans for the Bradford Police Museum which will be returned to its original place within Bradford City Hall. Soon the old cells and court room will be open for visitors to see along with plenty of fascinating artef

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Gambian Update


Hilary and Steve came to give us an update of the work they are doing in the Gambia along with Ousman Bah, Gambian MP and Kebba who is the Gambian Schools Trust's project manager for the building projects.

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Leeds Festival Salvage August 2013


Out collecting after Leeds Festival. Missed Mickey Bee and scouts this year but still managed to get piles of food for Bradford Foodbank and sleeping bags for Inn Churches

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Martin Dewhirst from 'New Dawn'


New Dawn is a charity that sets out to deliver the ability for refugees in the desert to break out of aid dependency by empowering young people in the UK to stand with them to create a sustainable food production environment. By making use of permacul

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Paul Harris Award


Mickey Bee is awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship at Call My Quaff fundraising event

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Whizz Kids


We had an excellent presentation on Whizz Kids, a charity which provides disabled young people with custom built wheelchairs which really change their lives making them able to leave confident more independant lives.

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Little Germany Clean Up


Making a start on cleaning up Little Germany with Bronte Rotarians and friends

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Belle Vue Girls' Interact Club


The Interactors have a great time raising money for the Gambian Trust.

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A very special occasion


RIBI President John Minhinick & his wife Sheila joined us for breakfast on Thursday morning. We will also had some other guests, including District Governor Keith, AG Edgar, members from Halifax, Skipton, Bradford West & Bradford Clubs, plus some of our I

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Odeon Project


Lee Craven, a local business man joined us for our breakfast meeting and told us about his ambitious and exciting plan for the Odeon building. He talked us through the history of the site and his vision of returning it to its former glory as a venue for

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Richard at Forsters Bistro


A change of venue for our breakfast meeting, Forster's Bistro next to the City Park.

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Collections for the homeless in Bradford


Members of the club dressed as angels and shepherds to collect money for the homeless of Bradford

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One in a Million


One in a Million is a Bradford based charity that helps children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Craig McHugh brought us up to date on the wonderful work that is going on.

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Rotary Carol Service


Rotary Christmas Carol Service at Bradford Cathedral

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Andy McMenemy


Our speaker is ANDY McMENEMY who earlier this year completed a mind boggling 66 Ultra (that's longer than the usual 26 Miles !) Marathons in 66 Days ..... wow !

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Rotarian Jan


Another truly fascinating insight into the Brontes brilliantly narrated by our Jan.

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Natalia Muto


Currently doing her MA in Conflict, Security and Development in the University of Bradford, UK, as a Rotary Peace Fellow 2011-2012, Natalia has also been a Global Poverty Ambassador as part of the Global Poverty Project in UK since February.

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19th Annual Charter Dinner


100 guests joined President Chris at Bronte's Charter celebrations

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Ken Robertshaw


Our Speaker is PDG Ken Robertshaw of Halifax RC. Always entertaining, Ken spoke about an Arctic Expedition he undertook recently, for a Children's Charity

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RYLA 2012


Shereen Bano a student from Belle Vue Girls' School thanked us for nominating her for RYLA.

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Westy's World


Westy's Wanderings!!

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Leeds Festival Clean Up


Many hands make light work!

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Susan and Derrick


Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative – Charter Award It provides opportunities for schools to be formally recognised by way of a charter mark for having robust policies and procedures to deliver the educational curriculum in relation to drugs etc

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The Haven


Debra Horsman from the Haven spoke to us about the holistic work they do with men and women who suffer from breast cancer.

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New member's talk left us breathless


Sarah gave us a brief run down of her career and we were all amazed at what she had achieved and marvelled at her determination. What a great lady.

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Hand over


Hand over time again!! Meet our new President Chris Aldred and President Elect Richard Henton-Jones, have a great year.

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Forster's Bistro


Our goal at Forster's Bistro To take the best local ingredients. Cook them in a fresh and imaginative way. Train the next generation of work ready chefs and provide Bradford and It's businesses with an exciting lunch alternative. Some of the pr

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CLIC Sargent


CLIC Sargent do wonderful work with children and young people who have cancer. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk

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Gambia


Hilary and Steve's update on the Gambian Schools Trust. The club has strong links with this charity and it was really interesting to see how it was progressing.

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New Member


New member Juli Thompson is inducted by President Elect Chris Aldred

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Tumaini


Tumaini - Homes of Hope Safe and healthy motherhood and childhood initiative 2011 to 2013

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Asylum Seekers visit to Scargill


Bradford Brontë’s Asylum Seeker Project came to fruition this Easter when Club President Tess Wilkins and Foundation Chair Richard Henton-Jones accompanied a party of asylum seekers for a two day retreat at Scargill House in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Sheep Stakes Night


What a fabulous night, £1001 raised. View our slide show

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Technology Tournament


This year's Technology Tournament was held at the Victoria Hall in Keighley

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Little Germany Action Ltd


Rotarian Dave West told us about his passion for Little Germany

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Mr Burton


Now I know what a "NED" is!

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Inn Churches


Inn Churches provide shelter for the homeless in churches in the winter

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Job Talk


Anne talks about her varied career!!!

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Bucket Collections


Brontarians were out in style at ACW and Woodbank Garden Centres collecting for Marie Curie and Manorlands.

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Unusual Business Meeting!!!!


Our business meeting appears to have been dominated by other events!!

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Paul Hogg


Paul Hogg from Bradford District NHS is the Trust's secretary. He came to speak to us about mental health issues across Bradford

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A New Member!


Anne Griffin

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Gambian Schools Trust Truck Loading!


No time for slackers!!

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Tatiana Minbaeva


“My life is my message” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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1040 Conference - Scarborough


Well fellow Brontarians if you weren't there you certainly missed a fantastic weekend and a "Paul Harris"!

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King Lear


Rotarian Jan Lee organised a trip to the West Yorkshire Playhouse to see King Lear

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Positive Bradford


Rotarian Saleem Kader and Jane Vincent instigated a terrific event to celebrate the good things about Bradford

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Sandy's walk


Taking a walk round Swinsty reservoir with friends, family and dogs.

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Space Connections


Paul opened the world of space to the club this morning

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Childline


Lesley Hastings talked to us about Childline

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Vision Africa


Deborah Kimathi spoke about the amazingly diverse work Vision Africa was doing with children and young adults in Africa

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Rummaging at Leeds Festival


A few of us got to Leeds Festival when the revellers had left only to find a real tip!

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Council Meeting


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St Paul's Cathedral


Ulrike Knox talked about her work at St Paul's Cathedral

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Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust


This week sees the launch of our work with the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

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More pictures from the Bollywood Party


Final figure - well done everyone,£1,580.00 raised

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If you are happy and you know it clap your hands!


We supported Positive Bradford at a major event in Lister Park

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That's Cricket


For a start to Tess's year a number of intrepid Rotarians partners and friends made it to a game of cricket!

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Club Assembly


We say good bye to Andrew and welcome Tess as our new President for 2011 - 2012

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Impressions Gallery


Anne McNeill, Director of the Impressions Gallery spoke to us about the work of the gallery

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Inaugural Charter Ceremony


District Governor of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in Pakistan & Afghanistan, Shezad Ahmed attends the Interact Charter Ceremony

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President's Challenge - £1,128.38 raised!


A fantastic day was had by all the Bradford Grammar School on Saturday 4th June when enthusiastic teams went head to head for the President's Challenge!

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Joseph, past President from How, in Ghana


Joseph was introduced by Rotarian John Walker from the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers

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Bollywood Party


An exciting night of music, glamour and fun. In aid of charities The ISIS Project Shipley and The Gambian Schools Trust.

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Positive Bradford


Rotarian Saleem Kader updates us on Positive Bradford

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City of Sanctuary


An insight into Bradford's City of Sanctuary

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Westy on his way!


We all join Dave West in his retirement celebrations. What are you going to get up to now Dave?

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YMCA


Our most recent new member Rotarian Paul Colley gives an extraordinary job talk.

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The Hajj


Rotarians Raj and Saleem tell us about their incredible experiences at the Hajj

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Update on Focus on the crocus


Frizinghall Primary School – presented the Club with a cheque for £208.41 at the BUG ceremony last Wednesday.

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Focus on the Crocus


In Bradford Urban Garden students from Shipley College, Belle Vue Girls' School and Frizinghall Primary including parents help to plant purple and yellow crocus in the shape of the Rotary Wheel.

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Gambian School Trust


Krishan Mistry came to talk about his time in Gambia with the Gambian School Trust

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Martin House Hospice


Alison Wort from Martin House Hospice gave us an insight into what they do and the special relationships they form.

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The Presidential Challenge Quiz


Fri 4th Feb 2011 at 7pm Full Bar/Free Light Buffet BRADFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL School BOOK NOW : Team of 10 only £100 Call Darren 07779 230065 or email darren.kelly@kellcomm.co.uk In aid of: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Martin House, One in a Million

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Micro Loans


Rotarian Peter Warburton delivering a very informative talk.

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Boots for Africa


Les Bown talks about Boots for Africa and the difference it will make to thousands of children in Africa

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Another new member


Paul joins us as a new member at Bronte and Raj gave us an inspirational talk on the power of positive thinking

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Mercy Ships


John and Iris Rhodes came to talk about Mercy Ships and the wonderful work they do. Past President Phil had raised money for them and invited them to come and tell us about the work that has been happening in the last year.

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Rotary Peace Scholar Bianca Neff


Rotary Peace Scholar Bianca Neff was given a warm welcome at the breakfast meeting this morning.

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RYLA


Shamaila Iram from Belle Vue Girls' School tells us about her Ryla experience of the summer at Hebden Hey

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