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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.

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    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 joint

was a joint Luddites / Kirkwood
support group event held at 
Batley Irish Nash club in Batley.
The night was very successful raising just
over £3400

Monday 4th Sept. 1040 DG Robert Morphet visited the club here pictured with club past DGs
Robert Jackson and Keith Davison.

On right club DG nominee Nigel Arthurs.
Left to right Keith, Robert M, Robert J, and Nigel.
Luddites doing a bucket collection for the Hurricane
Irma disaster at the Mill Batley to fund  Shelterboxes.
The Impromtu collection raised  £177
Britany has looked after Luddites at Healds Hall 
mealtimes for many years. Here seen accepting
a gift and cheque from Sergeant at Arms 
  Carol Parkinson. 
 Mon 2nd Oct "Frugal Meal for Polio" speaker
Rotarian Martin Simpson.
The evening meal of soup and sandwiches
run by Rotarian Jobert Jackson
and raised 
 RYLA 2017
From left Rotarian Tony chair of Club New 
Generations, Lucy Hodgson course 
Director of RYLA,
 Joshua Davison 2017 RYLA pupil,
Nev Joshuas Mentor, and President Helen.


Oakwell Country Park.
Burning team led by Jim Pilkington.
from left Jim John Jeff Bll and Tony.


 The Lily Foundation is President Helens Charity.
On 16 Oct the club watched a Lily Foundation video
and Helen gave a short talk about the charity
and her sons connections with Mitochondrial.

Blenheim House Friday 27th October.
Birstall Luddites 29th Charter Celebration. President Helen seen with fellow Presidents from local Rotary  clubs. 

Mon 6th Nov Club Speaker was Lydia Kroger who attends Bradford University as a  Peace Scholar .
Pictured above left to Right Robert Jackson, mentor Ken Robertshaw RC Halifax, Lydia Kroger and President Helen.

Sunday 12 Nov President Helen lays a poppy wreath on behalf of Birstall Luddites at the Birstall War memorial after a Remembrance service at St Lukes Church.

 Luddites at the club  Christmas Party showing their festive clothes.
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Birstall Luddites seen at Birstall Xmas lights switch on Nov  30th
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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.

Luddites 200 year Aniversary
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Monday 22nd January 19.15

Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting - To celebrate Burns week the evening meal starter will a Haggis dish.

Committee Meetings

Monday 29th January 19.15

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Club Council Mo 5th Feb

Monday 5th February 19.15

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Healds Hall Hotel, Leeds Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, We meet on Mondays at 19:00 for 19:15
(Not on Bank Holiday Mondays or December)
Healds Hall Hotel, Leeds Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 6JA  01924 409112

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