Completed meetings and events 2020-2021

Wed 23rd June 2021 Speaker Kashif Naqshbandi

Kashif will tell us a bit about The Noor Foundation to which we recently made a donation. The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 16th June 2021 Speaker

The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 9th June 2021 Club Assembly

This year's Club Assembly will be held by Zoom video conference with Assistant Governor Caroline Murie in attendance.

Wed 2nd June 2021 Speaker

The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 26th May 2021 Speaker

The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 19th May 2021 AGM + Club Council and Business Meeting

The club will hold its regular Business Meeting which will also include break-out sessions for Council Committees to meet. This will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.

Wed 12th May 2021 Speaker Dave Shaw

Dave was Principal of The Met Office training College, Hon Secretary of the Royal Meteorological Society and head of the Met Office International Relations section. To be held by Zoom. read more...
Chris Verney Fund raiser for Martin House Children's Hospice

Wed 5th May 2021 Speaker Chris Verney Fundraiser for Martin House Hospice

Chris talked about "Adapting and Responding to support the most vulnerable in our community". The meeting was held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 28th April 2021 Speaker Rtn Janet Crampton End Polio Now

Janet is from the Rotary Club of Northallerton Mowbray and is D1040 End Polio Now Coordinator. The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 21st April 2021 Speaker Laura Norris MBE - NHS Covid Recovery

Laura is the Programme Director, NHS Covid Recovery and Strategy and Policy for Specialised Services in the NHS. The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 14th April 2021 Speaker Ken Senior - My Job

Ken will tell us a bit about his background. The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 7th April 2021 No Meeting for Easter

No Meeting for Easter

Wed 31st March 2021 Speaker John Waterhouse Leading Further Discussion on Life in the Universe

The President requested a continuation of last weeks meeting on the possibility of other life in the Universe. Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.
Robert on his walk on 17 March 2021

Wed 31st March 2021 Successful walk in aid of Marie Curie

Robert Allan has done an average of more than 12,500 steps per day against his goal of 10,000 steps to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford. Please sponsor him by following the links on the Details page. read more...

Wed 24th March 2021 Speaker John Waterhouse - Are We Alone in the Universe?

John entertained us with a discussion on whether there is other life in the Universe. The meetings was held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 17th March 2021 Dame Esther Rantzen

As Alan Morrell's speaker was ill we watched one of the Rotary Together Talks. This one was Esther Rantzen who was talking about her past and also about coping strategies in Lockdown.
Ian Butterfield is shown in the red shirt at a tree planting we did in December 2014

Wed 10th March 2021 Speaker - Ian Butterfield - Yorgreen Community Interest Company

Ian who was previously from Forest of Bradford told us about the tree planting work of his new company Yorgreen C.I.C. The meetings was held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 3rd March 2021 Speaker Dr Khurram Masood

Dr Masood told us about the Legal Challenges in Forensic Learning Disability Services. The meeting was held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 24th February 2021 Speaker Cllr Richard Dunbar

Cllr Dunbar updated us about the Bradford’s City of Culture bid, and the council’s response/management of the Covid situation. The meeting was be held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 17th February 2021 Club Council and Business Meeting

The club will hold its regular Business Meeting which will also include break-out sessions for Council Committees to meet.

Wed 10th February 2021 Mike Clewes will show one of the togetherTalks from RIBI

The talk is by Adam Henson "From Field To Fork The Importance Of Understanding Where Food Comes From". The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 3rd February 2021 Speaker - Helen Murray-Sharpe - Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Helen updated us about the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The meeting was held by Zoom video conference. read more...

Wed 27th January 2021 Speaker

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 20th January 2021 Speaker John Waterhouse

John will update us on some of his activities.
Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.

Wed 13th January 2021 Barrie Birch will present the Cinq Port Sandwich

Barrie will show an Alec Clifton-Taylor video on Sandwich in Kent. It is different to our northern and midlands towns built of stone being made of timber and flint. The meetings will be held by Zoom video conference.
Greetings from Bradford Blaize members

Wed 6th January 2021 Christmas Holidays - No Meeting

We will not be holding a meeting on this date because of the holidays but would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. read more...
Merry Christmas from all the members at the Rotary Club Bradford Blaize

Wed 30th December 2020 Christmas Holidays - No Meeting

We will not be holding a meeting on this date because of the holidays but would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. read more...
A previous Christmas Party

Wed 23rd December 2020 Christmas Party and Quiz

Keith Brown has agreed to organise a Christmas Quiz as per our previous quiz. Please join with a drink and a mince pie to get in the Christmas mood. The meeting will be via Zoom video conference.

Wed 16th December 2020 Speaker Rtn Diane Watts - Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.
Diane a Rotarian member of Shipley Rotary Club told us a little about how our recent donation to the charity "Embrace Child Victims of Crime" was be spent and gave full details of the charity. read more...
John Barrow

Wed 9th December 2020 Speaker John Barrow School Days in Bradford

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.
John is organising for several members to give their recollections of their time at school in Bradford.
Kevin Morley with children from the Saltergate Children's Home

Wed 2nd December 2020 Speaker Kevin Morley - Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference.
Kevin will give us an update on the Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia and the effects that the current war and pandemic are having. read more...

Wed 25th November 2020 EGM + Club Council and Business Meeting

The club will hold its regular Business Meeting which will also include break-out sessions for Council Committees to meet. The meeting will be preceded by the annual Extraordinary General Meeting

Wed 18th November 2020 A discussion on Bradford Schools in the 1950's

John Barrow will lead a discussion on what it was like attending school in Bradford in the 1950's.
Plie 3 Prosthetic Knee as worn by Mike Clewes

Wed 11th November 2020 Speaker Mike Clewes - The Joys of Getting Legless

Mike will talk about the types of prosthesis available following a leg amputation.

Wed 4th November 2020 Barrie Birch will show one of his videos by Alec Clifton Taylor

Barrie will show another of his videos on an English town's architecture by Alec Clifton-Taylor.

Wed 28th October 2020 Speaker Ruth Smith Area Co-ordinator of Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action give hands-on, practical help to combat the pain of arthritis through self-management and lifestyle advice. read more...
Alan Arthur

Wed 21st October 2020 Speaker Alan Arthur - His School Days

Alan will tell us about his school days in the welsh valleys

Wed 14th October 2020 - Fri 16th October 2020 Speaker Si. Cunningham of the Bradford Civic Society

Bradford Civic Society are championing our city’s heritage and built environment, while encouraging higher standards of design and architecture in future developments. read more...
1959 Morris Minor in Rose Taupe

Wed 7th October 2020 Speaker Alan Morrell - His Classic Cars - by Zoom

Our own Alan Morrell will tell us a bit about his classic cars and the events that he has attended over the years

Thu 1st October 2020 The Charity Dinner has been POSTPONED

A charity dinner is to be held at the Aagrah Midpoint Restaurant at Thornbury Bradford BD3 7AY. The main beneficiary will be the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford. Ticket prices are £25 per person or £250 for a table of 10. Dress Code - Smart Casual read more...

Wed 30th September 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

It has been decided to hold meetings by Video Conference until at least the end of September.

Wed 23rd September 2020 Speaker John Barrow - The 1953 flood in Holland by Video Conference

It has been decided to hold meetings by Video Conference until at least the end of September.
John Barrow has volunteered to speak about the Flooding in Holland in 1953. read more...

Wed 16th September 2020 Speaker Mohammad Asim by Video Conference

It has been decided to hold meetings by Video Conference until at least the end of September.
For this meeting Atif has organised for Mr Asim to speak to us from Lahore by Zoom. read more...

Wed 9th September 2020 Speaker John Waterhouse

It has been decided to hold meetings by Video Conference until at least the end of September.
John Waterhouse will talk about Astronomy. This time he will try to explain Olber's Paradox -"The night sky should be aglow. Why isn't it?"

Wed 2nd September 2020 Club Council and Business Meeting by Zoom Video Conference

The Club will hold its regular Business Meeting which will incorporate separate discussions by individual Committees.

Wed 26th August 2020 There will be no Rotary Meeting this week

As we had no speaker available this week it was decided to cancel the meeting.

Wed 19th August 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 12th August 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 5th August 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 29th July 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 22nd July 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 15th July 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.

Wed 8th July 2020 Club Meeting by Video Conference

As members feel that it is still not safe to meet physically our weekly meetings will continue to take place via Zoom Video Conference until the pandemic quietens down some more.
Uzma gives chain of office to Atif

Wed 1st July 2020 Handover to President for 2020/21

As usual during the pandemic the weekly meeting took place by video conference. As it was Handover outgoing President David had arranged for Atif's wife Uzma to handover the chain of office. read more...
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