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Visit from our Dutch Friends from Rotary Club of VL80


Between them Our John Waterhouse and Ron Hoekstra from VL80 organised for some current and past members of VL80 to visit us for the weekend.

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28th Annual Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club


The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize held their 28th Annual Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club. The total raised for charity since inception is £175,000.

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Walking Weekend from Coniston Water Holiday Fellowship Hotel


Several members and friends attended the annual walking weekend. This year the base was the Holiday Fellowship hotel at Monk Coniston Country House hotel.

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Tree Planting for The Forest of Bradford


For the 8th Year members helped The Forest of Bradford by planting 350 trees at Crag Nook Farm, Oldfield, BD22 0JL

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Speaker Our RYLA Candidate Rachael Chadwick


Rachael told us about her experiences on the RYLA course at Hebden Hey ----- Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners John Waterhouse, Cash Desk Alan Arthur

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Rotary District Speaker: Tony Perryman - Sand-dam in Kenya


Tony will speak about a potential District-wide fund-raising Project for a Sand-dam in Kenya ------------ Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners Keith Brown, Cash Desk John Waterhouse

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Visit to see The Magic Flute at Leeds Grand


There will be no meeting at The Bradford Club as we are attending a performance of "The Magic Flute" at Leeds Grand Theatre

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Visit to Jervaulx Abbey


6 Blaize Rotarians together with wives and friends visited Jervaulx Abbey. Keith Brown had organised a tour which was conducted by the owner Ian Burdon.

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Visit to District 1040 Conference at Scarborough


Several members and their spouses attended the annual D1040 conference at Scarborough.

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Speaker Barrie Birch - The English Town of Richmond


Barrie showed one the episodes from his ‘English Town’ DVD on Richmond --------- Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners Gerald Sanderson, Cash Desk Barry Smith

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Visit to Stanley Ferry


John Barrow organised a visit to the Stanley Ferry to see the Canal Lock-Gate Workshops which was followed by lunch at the Three Horse Shoes pub in Oulton

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The President's Dinner Party


President Graham organised a dinner party which was held at The Bradford Club. Musical entertainment was provided by Fox Corner. 55 Members, wives and guests attended and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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Hello / Goodbye


The club held the annual celebration of the change of President at the home of John and Barbara Barrow

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Walking Weekend at Almouth


John Waterhouse organised the annual walking weekend which this year saw members and friends visit the H F Holidays hotel in Almouth.

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Bradford Group 10 Clubs : DG Visit


In order to reduce the pressure on our District Governor Robert Morphet in our recently enlarged District the Bradford Group of 10 Rotary Clubs held a joint District Governor visit at The Bradford Club

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Banners from other Rotary Clubs


As part of the Rotary tradition when members visit another club they exchange banners. These banners have been collected by Blaize when they have visited other clubs or other clubs have visited us.

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Crocus Planting at Bowling Park Primary School


After being snowed off on the 18th of September A few Blaize members were finally able to plant 5,000 crocus bulbs along with children from the school in as part of the End Polio Now Campaign

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Speaker - Paul Buckley of St. John Ambulance - How to use a defibrillator


Paul came to show us how to use a defibrillator and received a cheque for a second unit. -------- Speaker Finder Alan Arthur, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk Derek O'Hearne

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Visit Hovingham Hall & Yorkshire Lavender


Visit to Yorkshire Lavender at Terrington and Hovingham Hall, including a Pub Lunch in Hovingham village

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Tree Planting


Blaize members undertook their annual tree planting exercise at Lower Heights Farm, Horn Lane, Silsden Moor, BD20 9HW. 500 trees were planted and as usual the ground conditions were very muddy. This is the 7th such planting in six years.

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Blaize Trailers walk around Ilkley Moor 17-1-2017


The monthly Trailers walk started at the Cow & Calf and went to Burley and the Moor returning again to the Cow & Calf.

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Free Blood Pressure Testing at Boots in The Broadway Bradford


Blaize, together with St John Ambulance and the Stroke Association, provided free blood pressure tests in The Broadway Centre in Bradford from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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Update from Sarah at Martin House Hospice


Following her visit in October Sarah Tarpey of Martin House Hospice came to receive a cheque from Blaize towards the new playground and to update us on the progress.

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Walking Weekend at Sedbergh


Many Blaize members undertook the annual walking weekend fellowship. This year the event was based at the Holiday Fellowship Hotel Thorns Hall Sedbergh. Blaize members and friends were grateful to John Waterhouse for organising the event.

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Speaker - District Governor Elect Robert Morphet


Robert attended to present the Environmental Shield to the club and a Paul Harris fellowship to John Barrow. --------- Speaker Finder Graham Robinson, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Peter Meredith, Cash Desk Robert Allan

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Club visit to District 1040 Conference


President Tony led a group of Blaize Rotarians to visit District 1040 Conference in Scarborough.

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President's Social Evening


President Tony held his Social Evening at Bradford Golf Club where he welcomed Blaize Rotarians past and present along with wives and other friends and family.

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Speaker Dr William Watson - NHS:The Numbers Don't Add Up


John's son William talked about the NHS the largest employer in the country and second only to the Indian Railway as the largest employer in the world --- Speaker Finder John Watson, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Robert Allan, Cash Desk Mike Clewes

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Speaker Our RYLA candidate Esther Carter


Esther told us about her experience at the District 1040 RYLA course at Hebden Hey ______ Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Alan Arthur, Cash Desk Gerald Sanderson

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Second Tree Planting of the Season


Blaize together with the assistance and guidance of the Forest of Bradford group completed the planting of 1,000 trees at Cold Well Farm, Wilsden

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Hello / Goodbye


The annual social event to welcome the new President and thank the outgoing President was held at the home of Mike & Janet Clewes.

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25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


The tournament was held again at Ilkley Golf Club and Blaize raised £6,350 which makes a total of £157,180 raised for charity over the years.

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Visit to Undercliffe Cemetery & Inn Churches - Bradford Club Closed


The Bradford Club will be closed this week and next for the Steward's annual holiday. So this week we will:- Visit Undercliffe Cemetery, Eccleshill and following that Visit Inn Churches (Caledonia St, Bradford), Grace M. Atif Cash Desk Barrie Birch

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Speaker Maurice Craven - Transport


Maurice Craven spoke on Old Buses in the Dales aided with a DVD. Speaker finder David Burrows, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Keith Brown, Cash Desk Robert Allan

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Visit to Himalayan Garden - No Meeting at the Bradford Club


We went on a visit to the Himalayan Gardens at Grewelthorpe - No Meeting at the Bradford Club.

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Trailers walk from Elslack


The monthly Blaize Trailers departed from the Tempest Arms at Elslack and returned there for lunch.

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Speaker John Waterhouse - Waves? What waves? Or what is all the fuss about?


John Waterhouse will talk about "Waves? What waves? Or what is all the fuss about?" being a talk about the discovery of gravitational waves announced two weeks ago? ------ Visitors Host Grace and Banners Jon Watson, Cash Desk Alan Arthur

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Distribution of Dictionaries 4 Life


On Wednesday 16th September the President of the Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize presented to pupils of the sixth year of Bowling Primary School 90 copies of the 200 illustrated dictionaries that Blaize have given out this year.

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Blood Pressure Testing


Blaize Rotarians worked with the Stroke Association to provide free Blood Testing at the Boots Chemists in the Arndale Centre in Bradford from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Blaize Trailers Walk


Around Glusburn and Lothersdale

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Speaker John Cole - Why we should not choose elective austerity


John Cole will speak on "Why we should not choose elective austerity" -------- Speaker Finder John Watson, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Tony Gill, Cash Desk Alan Morrell

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Trailers walk Guiseley Gill, Yeadon Tarn and Rawdon Billing


On rather muddy and waterlogged footpaths the Trailers went on one of their monthly rambles.

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Visit to the Police Operational Training Facility


A visit was arranged to the Police Operational Training facility at Carr Gate, Wakefield by Tony Ashton

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RYLA candidate Grace Law


Our RYLA candidate Grace Law gave an account of her week at Hebden Hey. Speaker finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk Keith Brown

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Blaize Trailers Walk from Castle Inn, Spofforth


6 miles "“ easy going walk from the Castle Inn at Spofforth

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Blaize 24th Charity Golf Tournament


The tournament was held again at Ilkley Golf Club and despite a rainy day a good number of teams turned out and enjoyed their golf meaning that Blaize netted £6,400 for charity

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Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Presentations


Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Presentations

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Speaker Alan Morrell spoke about his family's involvement in WW1


Alan Morrell spoke about his family's involvement in WW1. Wives and friends are invited to attend. --------------- Speaker Finder Alan Morrell, Visitors Host Grace and Banners David Burrows, Cash Desk Robert Allan

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Our own John Watson spoke about Dr. Richard Beeching


Speaker finder John Watson spoke about Dr. Richard Beeching, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Mike Clewes, Cash Desk Robert Allan

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Visit to York Gate Garden followed by Lunch


A number of Rotarians friends & partners visited York Gate Garden in Adel which was followed by an excellent lunch at Divino retaurant in Adel

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Donation to Liverpool Heart Hospital


Graham Robinson handed over the cheque for �1,000 that we had raised for the Liverpool Heart Hospital

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Speaker Sandra Hunt of Clothing Solutions for Disabled People


Sandra Hunt of Clothing Solutions for Disabled People will tell us about this charity. ----------- Speaker Finder John Barrow, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Barry Smith, Cash Desk John Watson

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Speaker Luke Simon - School in a Bag


Luke Simon told us about his Charity 'School in a Bag'------------------ Speaker Finder Gerald Sanderson, Visitors Host Grace and Banners John Watson, Cash Desk Mike Clewes

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Speaker Rtn Mrs Eileen Thomas - The coal fields of Pakistan


Mrs Eileen Thomas who is John Watson's sister and a member of the Rotary Club of Ewell will speak about "The coal fields of Pakistan". -------------- Speaker Finder Tony Gill, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Gerald Sanderson, Cash Desk Tony Ashton

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Blaize Trailers Walk - Helwith Bridge to Horton Bridge


Blaize Trailers Walk - Leader John Barrow - Helwith Bridge to Horton Bridge About 6 Miles. The walk this month will start from Helwith Bridge car/picnic Park, and will Lunch at The Crown Inn, Horton, returning largely via the Ribble Way.

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Speakers Kenny Singh and Tony Nolan from the Catholic Housing Association


Kenny Singh and Tony Nolan will update us on the work of the Catholic Housing Association (CHAS @ St Vincents as its known as today). ----------Speaker Finder & Host - John Watson, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - John Waterhouse, Cash Desk - Tony Gill

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7:00pm at Bradford Foyer


NOTE - NO MEETING AT THE BRADFORD CLUB.--------- We met at Bradford Foyer at 6:45pm for 7:00pm ----------Speaker Finder & Host - John Barrow, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - John Watson, Cash Desk - Barrie Birch

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Speaker Mike Clewes - Computer Security


Speaker Mike Clewes will discuss some of the aspects of computer security including "What is a computer?", ------------- Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - Barrie Birch, Cash Desk - Tony Ashton

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Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club almost £140,000K raised to date


Blaize once again held their annual Charity Golf Tournament at Ilkley Golf Club. This was the 23rd tournament and added to the tally raised in previous years for charity to a total of almost £140,000.

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Speaker Maria Ambrozy


Maria gave a talk about the Africa Study Visit module for Peace Scholars that she has led for last few years. ------------------------ Speaker Finder & Host - Barry Smith, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - John Barrow, Cash Desk - Keith Brown

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Speakers Gerald Sanderson & Mike Clewes on the District Membership Seminar


Speakers Gerald Sanderson & Mike Clewes on the District Membership Seminar ----------------------- Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - Alan Morrell, Cash Desk - Robert Allan

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Our Members


Here are pictures of all of our current members

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Speaker Roger Percival - RIBI Ambassador for House Building in Pakistan


Visitors Host Atif, Grace & Banners - Barry Smith, Cash Desk - Peter Meredith. ----------- As our speaker finder (Atif) was on leave of absence John Barrow arranged for PDG Roger Percival to tell us about houses being built in Pakistan.

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Speaker Robin Leleux on the National Railway Heritage


The Speaker was Robin Leleux on the National Railway Heritage. -------------------- Speaker Finder & Host - John Watson, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - John Barrow, Cash Desk - Alan Morrell

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The Speaker Stuart Herrington Headteacher


Our speaker is Stuart Herrington who is Headteacher at Bowling Park Primary School. ------------------------- Speaker Finder & Host - Barry Smith/Tim Ratcliffe, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - Robert Askew, Cash Desk - Keith Howard

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Speaker: Victoria Clarke (John Moxon's daughter) and colleagues


Victoria Clarke and colleagues, talked about their visit to Pakistan to offer training for teachers. ------------- Speaker Finder & Host - John Moxon or Alan Arthur, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - John Moxon, Cash Desk - Pierre Richterich

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Barrie Birch on York Minster


Barrie spoke about an ambition of his within York Minister.-------------------Speaker finder & Host - Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - David Burrows, Cash Desk - Graham Robinson

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Handover of 9,825 pounds to Marie Curie Hospice


The weekly meeting took place at the Marie Curie Hospice when the 9,825 pounds proceeds of the Cleveland Way Walk were handed over------------- Organiser and Cash Desk - Robert Allan

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Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club


The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize once again held their annual Charity Golf Tournament at Ilkley Golf Club. This was the 22nd tournament and added £6,040 to the tally of £125,200 raised in previous years for charity for a running total of £131,240.

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Speaker Derek Law our RYLA candidate for 2012


Speaker Finder & Host - John Waterhouse, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - Robert Askew, Cash Desk - John Kelly --------Our RYLA candidate for 2012 Derek Law will tell us of his experiences.

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Sponsored Walk in Aid of Marie Curie Hospice and Other Charities


R. Allan organised a long distance sponsored walk around the Cleveland Way. The main thrust of the walk was to raise money for Marie Curie Bradford Hospice but they raised more money than expected so some will go to other causes.

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Visit to East Riddlesden Hall Keighley


Our guide for the evening was Rtn Alan Verity from Bradford Rotary Club. John Barrow - Speaker finder and host - Graham Robinson - Visitors Host, Grace and Banners - Robert Allan - Cash desk

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Collection for Marie Curie


On 28.3.12 and 29.3.12 Blaize members aided by Ambassadorial Scholars Whitney Hough and Mizuki Takashi collected for the local Marie Curie Hospice at Tesco on Canal Road in Bradford.

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Charity Dinner in Aid of Pakistan Flood Survivors


This charity dinner was held to raise funds to build houses for the survivors of the floods in Pakistan.

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Our RYLA candidate Luke Parker told of his experiences


Mike Clewes - Speaker finder and host - Alan Arthur - Visitors Host, Grace and Banners - Alan Morrell - Cash desk

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Speaker & Tour Guide - Chris Hammond


Following his well liked tour last year of the area around the Bradford Club Chris this time took us around Little Germany. Derek O'Hearne - Speaker finder and host - Tony Ashton - Visitors Host, Grace and Banners - Tim Ratcliffe - Cash desk

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Meal at Bradford Club then visit to Mechanics Institute Library


Rtn Alan Verity took us to visit the Library. Organiser - Mike Clewes, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners - Pierre Richterich, Cash Desk John Barrow

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Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club


Blaize members decamped to Ilkley Golf Club where the sun shone and £6,200 was raised for charity.

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Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initative - Visit & Awards Ceremony


Visit by International Rotarian and Awards Ceremony.

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Visit to Beacon Hill House Gardens Beamsley


Away Visit: so no meeting at the Bradford Club. Tim Ratcliffe organising - Pay Tim on the Night - £5 per person

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Speaker Bruce Fowler - Manager of Nell Bank


This week's meeting was at Nell Bank in Ilkley.

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Council / Business Meeting and Architectural Tour of Bradford


Derek O'Hearne Speaker Finder, Tony Ashton - Visitors Host, Grace and Banners - David Burrows - Cash desk

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Crocus Bulb Planting at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford on 8th October 2010


President John, with Gerald, Robert Allan Tim, John Barrow, Alan Morrell and Pierre planted 3000 'Ruby Giant' crocus bulbs in the garden in front of the buildings.

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Trailers Walk 28th September 2010


Walk from Settle to Giggleswick led by John Barrow - lunch at the Black Horse Giggleswick

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Blaize Trailers Walk 20.7.10


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Drugs Watch Presentation


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Haiti Collections


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Blaize Trailers Walk - Addingham to Bolton Abbey


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Blaize Trailers monthly walk - From Burnsall


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Bradford Area Schools Technology Tournament 2nd March 2010


This year's tournament was held at Victoria Hall Keighley. Bradford Grammar School were the winners of two categories and The Holy Family Catholic School Keighley won the third category.

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New Year's Day Walk


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Blaize Trailers walk 15/12/09 around Pateley Bridge


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Christmas Party


This year's Christmas party was held at the President's home.

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Visit from our twin Rotary Club of Vlaardingen 80


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Blaize Trailers Monthly Walk - Circular from Haworth


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Charter Night


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Visit to a curry restaurant followed by a visit to a mosque


As the Bradford Club was closed Atif organised a visit to the central mosque in Bardford followed by a visit to a local curry restaurant.

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Blaize Trailers Monthly Walk


John Waterhouse organised the walk.

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Presidents Hello/Goodbye


To celebrate the end of a successful Presidential Year and the start of a new Rotary Year the club held it's fellowship celebration at Rob and Ann's house.

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Technology Tournament 4th March 2009


The annual Technology Tournament was held at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre and was supported by all 10 of the Clubs in the Bradfor & Keighley area.> > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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Christmas Party 2008


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Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2008


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Shoebox Collection - Nab Wood School


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New Year's Day Walk 2009


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Point to Point Races 4/5/08


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Old Tyme Music Hall 23/4/08


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Trailers Walk 29/4/08


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Visit to our Twin Club Vlaardingen 80 April 08


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New Year's Walk 2008


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Ambassadorial Scholars Evening


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Dalesway Sponsored Walk


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Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2007


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Presidents' Hello Goodbye 2007


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Charity Golf Day 19/6/2007


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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire


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District 1040 Quiz 2007


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Derwent Bank Keswick March 2007


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Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2007


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Ilkley Playhouse Presentation


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Christmas/NewYear 2006/7


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VL80 Visit 6/10/06 to 8/10/06


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VL80 Visit 27/9/06 & 28/9/06


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25th Charter Night


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Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2006


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