About us

First Meeting 4th June
Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites  
Club President
Helen Wall
  Club President
Helen Wall
Home of two past  District 1040 Governors
Robert Jackson & Keith Davison.
Home to District 1040 Governor Elect Nigel Arthurs.


  Rotary Birstall Luddites - Welcome

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   RIP Past President
Rotarian David Goldthorpe PHF
Oct 28th1948 - 9 Feb 2018
From all your friends in Rotary
You will be sadly missed David.

  Mon 3rd July 2017 Club Handover and Presentations.  

Past President Bill crowns President Helen
with her chains of office for 2017/18.
   Past President Bill with
President Helen.
President Helen passes chains of
office to President Elect Jeremy.
  Past President Bill accepts a gift of
Rotary cufflinks.
President Elect Jeremy presents Keith the
Vice President his chain of office.
  President Helen congratulates Bill  the new
Birstall Luddite Treasurer.
The first Rotary/Fairfield Sports Day held on July 11th
A very successful day at Fairfield School.
  17th July Club Speaker Tony Noble
Local Artist.
July31st. Club Speaker Rotarian John Broadhead.
John spoke to the club about the WW1 battle of Passchendaele and Ypres
  Aug 7thy Club Speaker Rotarian Margaret
Arthurs spoke
to the club about What
made me want to be a Dentist

 Aug 14th Club Speaker Rotarian
John MacKail.
John is trying his very best to spread the
values of Facebook to the Rotary community.

values of Facebook to the Rotary community.
 John gave a video presentation 
 highlighting the advantages of Facebook to
Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.


above     1st Sept..Luddite Rotarians Keith
and Ian pictured
auctioning horses for the
Auction Race. 
The Race Night a jointwas a
Luddites / Kirkwood support group
event held at 
Batley Irish Nash club in Batley. 
The night was very successful raising justover £3400  

Sept 4th DG visit Robert Morphet

18th Sept
Car Gate Police Speaker Trevor Browm
Polio Plis Frugal Meal
Speaker Martin
 Lily Foundation video evening

Fri Oct 27th President Helens Charter VIPs assemble at Blenhiem  House

International Peace Scholar Lydia Kroger
Mon 6th Nov 2017 Birstall Luddites  
Club Speaker - Ian Fillan - Gold and Silver Hallmarking 

Mon 27th Nov  Club Christmas Party Luddites showing their Christmas jumpers and hats.

Nov 28th Luddites helped in the community at the
Birstall Lights switch on 
Santa sleigh toured the streets of Birstal again raising almost £3000 for local charities

 Club speaker Adrian Elwood

Valentines Evening 
Rotarians partners and friends were entertainded
by singer Katyy Ryan.

Seat of Knowledge Quiz won by Birstall Luddites

Mon 9th April Outside visit to Carr Gate Police HQ

 Ascot Race Night held at Howley Golf Club rasing £1200 for the Lily Foundation
More photos

Club enjoys President Helens Mystery Meal
social night visit to Orlandos restaurant Grange Moor.
Sat 12th May.

Rotarian Robert Jacksons Polio Plus
frugal meal fund raising evening . Picture d above 1040
DG Robert Morphet with Rotarian Robert Jackson
District End Polio Now

Club speakers  RVS 
pictured President Helen Fazila, Lidsey and
President Elect Jeremy.

 Birstall Luddites and RVS  working together in Batley and Birsrall.

Thurs 14th June - Fairfield School Kids Out 2018.
President Helen and Birstall Luddites organised and run 
with help from Heckmonwike RC


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The Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites was Chartered in 1988

Dictionaries for Life

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites are very pleased to have presented, for the 5th year, all Year 6 Pupils at Brownhill C of E, Fieldhead, St Peters, St Patricks, Birstall County and Carlinghow Junior Schools.

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Meetings and events happening soon

Afternoon Tea - End of year party.

Sunday 24th June 14.05

Afternoon Tea - End of year party.

Afternoon Tea at Howley Hall Golf Club 15:30 to 16:00

Fairfield Sports Day

Monday 25th June 19.15

Fairfield Sports Day

Fairfield Sports Day - All day Rotarian helpers welcomed. Contact President Helen
plus RYLA Candidate.

Handover night 2018

Monday 2nd July 19.15 -

Handover night 2018

Handover night 2018

Monday 9th July 19.15 -

Club Committee Meetings

Club Committee Meetings.Meet 18:45 for 19:15

Club Speaker Evening - Phil Fryer

Monday 16th July 19.15

Club Speaker Evening - Phil Fryer

Club Speaker Evening - Phil Fryer - Being Frank

Presidents Strawberry Tea

Sunday 22nd July 14.05 -

Presidents Strawberry Tea

Presidents Strawberry Tea - details to follow

Club Business / Council Meeting

Monday 23rd July 19.15

Club Business / Council Meeting

Club Business / Council Meeting
(meet 18:45 for 19:15)

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire We meet on Mondays at 19:00 for 19:15
(Not on Bank Holiday Mondays )
Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ  01274 869386

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