Completed meetings and events 2021-2022

Thu 19th May 2022 #24 Soup

Bradford Community Soup #24 will be an IN PERSON event on 19th May 2022. (Bradfordsoup.org.uk for more details) We are hosting the event in our usual venue – The Storehouse, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford BD4 7BQ
 Take part in making a difference locally and globally, actively giving something back.  Meet like minded people and make things happen.  Access FREE training, follow your interests and the support will be there.

Thu 12th May 2022 Join Rotary, you have a lot to gain.

Anne Sutcliffe, Membership Lead for District 1040 and a member of the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge spoke to us about the positives of being a Rotarian and how to gain new members.
 The children decide what they would like to do to change their community and set about planning how they will do it, develop it and action it after presenting it to a "Dragon's Den" event.

Thu 28th April 2022 Venturists

Jill works for an organisation called Participate, https://participateprojects.org.uk/ Her focus is called Venturists a unique project designed for primary schools, in particular 9 to 11 year olds.
Charlotte, a member of Rotaract pitched her play A Young Girl's Madness.

Thu 17th February 2022 #23 Bradford Community Soup

The three pitches on Thursday just happened to concern working with young people but each one had a different focus.

Thu 17th February 2022 #23 Bradford Community Soup

We have helped local organisations in Bradford and Keighley make a difference to their local community by providing a small amount of seed funding, but more importantly connect them to the wider community and other people who wish to see them succeed.
Organisations can apply for Micro grants of £500 to £2,000, and up to £10,000.  The idea is to strengthen local community projects and increase sustainability.

Thu 17th February 2022 Give Bradford

Helen Ball Development Director of Give Bradford, https://www.givebradford.org.uk/ gave an over view of the organisation, a charity, which gives grants to other organisations.
Caroline, Assistant Head at Harden Primary said "Thank you all so much for your amazing efforts on Saturday and also in the build up - what a great day!!"

Sat 12th February 2022 Tree Planting with Partners

Rotary Clubs partnered with YORgreencic and Harden Primary School to plant up to 500 trees in a field in Harden.

Thu 10th February 2022 World of Rotary

Cathy Burns, a Rotarian, member of Leeds White Rose told us about her involvement with the ICC, (Inter Country Committees)
They are committed to changing lives for the better through learning and work. They give holistic support, help with basic needs so that any client is in a place where they are ready and capable to begin their learning journey.

Thu 3rd February 2022 Aspire-Igen

Caroline Harrison CEO of Aspire-Igen, a social enterprise, gave a superb insight into the organisation based in Bradford with offices in Cheapside Bradford, and across Yorkshire
The set of Brenda's Got a Baby .Katie is now developing an immersive production about Bradford and its mills. #Bradford2025

Thu 27th January 2022 Katie

Katie Mahon of Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company talked about her innovative work with the people of Bradford
3 or 4 cities will be short listed by March and by May there will be a winner!!  If you are attending arts and cultural events in the District, post about your experience on social media and tag in @bradford2025 and use the hashtag #Bradford2025.

Thu 6th January 2022 #Bradford2025

Katie came to tell us about her new job, Community Engagement Co-ordinator for the Bradford Culture Company Ltd. https://bradford2025.co.uk/ .
During lock down she took the opportunity to dip into her personal journey and write a book, My Best Friend's a Superhero, aimed at children 7 to 11 years old,

Thu 16th December 2021 Indra Singh

Indra talked openly about her struggles with anorexia and how Yoga literally saved her life. She now teaches yoga and along the way helps people, children and adults who are suffering with mental health issues.
Bringing the Best Back to Bradford, the Impressions Gallery are looking for people with photographs, memories and /or memorabilia of the Odeon  In 2022 the results of their search will feature as part of a brand new exhibition.

Thu 9th December 2021 Putting Ourselves in the Picture

Director Anne McNeil gave an update of this initiative and how our grant of the Bronte Youth Award helped the project.
Juli and the Credit Union have developed a model which enables members of the Network to pay £6 a week for their food, which is all their personal choice, and bank £1 of the £6 so they can start saving perhaps for the first time in their lives.

Thu 18th November 2021 Food Savers Network

Rotarians Juli and Tess gave and update on the Food Savers Network. The "Pantry" model which has been around for about 10 years is being developed around Bradford and District to try and prevent the over dependence on "free food".
Eva was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Melbourne.   As part of the course she has to go overseas on a placement.  She has been accepted at Tunis in Tunisia where she will concentrate on conflict prevention and conflict management.

Thu 11th November 2021 Peace Studies Fellowship Course

Eva from Tasmania came to talk to us and is currently studying at the University of Bradford on the Rotary Peace Studies Fellowship Course.
 President Ian presented Past President Anne with a Paul Harris Award.   Very well done Anne, so well deserved your energy and commitment to Rotary and its principles shines through in everything you do.

Thu 11th November 2021 Paul Harris Award

President Ian presented Past President Anne with a Paul Harris Award. Very well done Anne, so well deserved your energy and commitment to Rotary and its principles shines through in everything you do.
Time was found to sit, tune in and listen to the excellent conference speakers.  A great big well done to Chair of Foundation, our Rotarian Richard who made sure Foundation was brilliantly showcased,

Sat 9th October 2021 Virtual Rotary 1040 Conference

Some of our club could stand it no longer, a third year without the pilgrimage to Scarborough for the Rotary Conference was not going to happen.
Walk for Hope in aid of Brain Tumour Research.  Well done everyone.
https://www.braintumourresearch.org/

Sat 25th September 2021 Walk for Hope

Past President Anne organised a walk to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. The walk was just over 7 miles from Rodley along the canal to Saltaire. This was followed by a delicious afternoon tea provided by Rotarian Juli at Shaw House. Well done Anne.

Thu 9th September 2021 Fidelia

Fidelia is from North Dakota, US and has come to the UK thanks to receiving a global grant scholarship from The Rotary Foundation. She is studying for an MSc in public Health and will be coming to do a talk soon, date to be arranged.
It was December 2020 when Matt Price, Community Development Manager for Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/  last came to talk to us.

Thu 5th August 2021 Brain Tumour Research

This morning Matt joined us again as President Ian has Brain Tumour Research as his chosen charity.
They have 2 sites on Facebook, they do amazing work for such a small charity.  If you would like Anita to speak about the charity I am sure she would be delighted.

Thu 29th July 2021 Mama Na Mtoto UK

Update on Mama Na Mtoto UK (1163465) which is a charity working in Kenya with pregnant mothers, their babies, children and immediate family to lead healthier lives.
Thank you Sue, we all need a reminder and it is gratifying to know that you have it in hand and are there to help and advise

Thu 15th July 2021 Health and Safety

A new Rotary year, a new look at our procedures. Rotarian Sue gave us a valuable run down, information and reminders on our duty of care re health & safety. Sue peppered her presentation with humour without deflecting from the core message.
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