Completed meetings and events 2023-2024

Bradford Blaize Charity Golf Tournament

Wed 19th June 2024 Charity Golf Tournament at Ilkley Golf Club

We held our 32nd annual golf tournament at Ilkley Golf Club. Funds raised to date now stand at almost £200,000 which over the years has benefitted many local charities. read more...

Wed 12th June 2024 Club Assembly 2023/24

Speaker Finder Ken Senior, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners TBA, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Alan Arthur

Wed 5th June 2024 Meeting at the Wetherby Whaler Guiseley

Speaker Finder Keith Brown has arranged for us to meet at the Wetherby Whaler at the usual time. No meeting at Northcliffe Golf Club. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Barrow, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Mike Clewes
See below for details. read more...

Wed 29th May 2024 Speaker Cancelled at Short Notice

As the speaker cancelled at short notice for the third time David had organised a quiz. Speaker Finder David Burrows, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Waterhouse, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Mike Clewes

Wed 22nd May 2024 Speaker Ian Ormondroyd CEO of Bradford. City FC Community Foundation

Ian told us about the excellent work of the foundation, which has 25 Members of staff now. Speaker Finder John Watson, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Mike Clewes, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Barrie Birch read more...

Wed 15th May 2024 AGM & Business/Council Meeting

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners David Burrows, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Roy Tate
Richard White manager of the Countryside Centre and Museum

Wed 8th May 2024 Meeting at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre

Richard White who spoke to us in January showed us around the centre. Speaker Finder Derek O'Hearne, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Roy Tate, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms David Burrows read more...

Wed 1st May 2024 Speaker John Waterhouse - Woke

John gave a talk on Woke and what it means to different people. Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Richard Bishop, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Peter Meredith read more...
A Young Chris Bird - Entry in the GSE Leaflet

Wed 24th April 2024 Speaker Rtn. Chris Bird -

Chris gave a talk about his experiences on a Group Study Exchange. Speaker Finder Richard Bishop, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Robert Allan, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Ken Senior read more...

Mon 22nd April 2024 Games Evening at Rawdon Conservative Club

Dominoes, Darts, Snooker and Hoopla. A fun night out. We are be inviting other local Clubs to join and will take the opportunity to bring friends to introduce them to the social side of Rotary. read more...

Wed 17th April 2024 Meeting at Cleveden in Ben Rhydding - Speaker Pierre Richterich

To celebrate Pierre's 90th Birthday Ken presented him with a hamper from members. Organiser Ken Senior, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Richard Bishop read more...

Wed 10th April 2024 Speaker Peter Meredith - Recent Trip to New Zealand

Speaker Finder Peter Meredith, told us a bit about his latest visit to New Zealand. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Barry Smith, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Geoff Brown read more...

Wed 3rd April 2024 EASTER - NO Club Meeting

EASTER - There will be no Club Meeting at Northcliffe Golf Course

Wed 27th March 2024 Speaker Lee Craven - Bradford Live - NOT AT NORTHCLIFFE

Robert proposes meeting at the Bradford Club for lunch and then walking to Bradford Live. Speaker Finder Robert Allan, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Barrie Birch, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Derek O'Hearne

Wed 20th March 2024 Speaker Barrie Birch

Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Derek O'Hearne, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Robert Allan

Wed 13th March 2024 Speaker Alan Arthur

Speaker Finder Alan Arthur, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Keith Brown, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Barry Smith

Wed 6th March 2024 Business/Council Meetin

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Alan Arthur, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Barrow

Wed 28th February 2024 John Barrow organised a visit to Bradford Cathedral

The visit included a light buffet lunch for £4 followed by a one hour organ recital. Speaker Finder John Barrow, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Watson, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Waterhouse

Wed 21st February 2024 Speaker Matthew Stanworth Manager of Northcliffe Golf Club

Matthew Stanworth the Manager of Northcliffe Golf Club told us a bit about his own history and that of the Golf Club. Speaker Finder David Burrows, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners TBA, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Watson read more...
Homestart

Wed 14th February 2024 Speaker from Homestart Bradford Christine Gaffey, Operations Manager and Salema Hartoon Officer

Home-Start Bradford is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. - Speaker Finder Roy Tate, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Ken Senior, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Alan Arthur read more...

Wed 7th February 2024 Speaker Barry Smith

High Sheriff Mr Karim was unable to attend so Barry gave a talk about Dad's Army. Speaker Finder Barry Smith, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Barrow, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Mike Clewes read more...

Wed 31st January 2024 Speaker President Atif

Atif told us about the Hajj and the Umrah (which is like a mini Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca). Speaker Finder Mike Clewes, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Waterhouse, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Keith Brown read more...

Wed 24th January 2024 Speaker Chris Parker on Blood Bikes

Chris told us about the National Association of Blood Bikes. - Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Mike Clewes, read more...
Robert Askew

Tue 23rd January 2024 Passing of Past President Robert Askew

We regret to announce that Robert, a long term member of Blaize, died on 27 December 2023. His funeral took place on Tuesday 23 January at Shay Grange Crematorium, BD9 6ST. The family have requested donations be made to Rotary charities.

Wed 17th January 2024 Speaker Richard White - Bracken Hall Countryside Centre

Richard is the manager of the Bracken Hall Countryside Centre on Shipley Glen. . Speaker Finder Barry Smith, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Roy Tate, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Barrie Birch read more...

Wed 10th January 2024 Business/Council Meeting

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners David Burrows, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Mike Clewes

Wed 3rd January 2024 Christmas no meeting

We are closed for Christmas there will be no meeting at Northcliffe Golf Club

Wed 27th December 2023 Christmas no meeting

We are closed for Christmas there will be no meeting at Northcliffe Golf Club

Wed 20th December 2023 Caroline Murie - Bradford City of Culture 2025

ADG Caroline will discuss how Rotary can get involved in the City of Culture. Speaker Finder Derek O'Hearne, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms David Burrows
The singers at the Wetherby Whaler restaurant in Guiseley

Fri 15th December 2023 Carol Singing

Roy Tate organised a group of Rotarians and wives to visit several restaurants to undertake carol singing and collect funds for Bradford Blaize charities. £363.24 was raised for local charities. read more...

Wed 13th December 2023 Speaker from Paul Harris from Balfour Beatty Plc

Paul a friend of Keith's spoke about the his job in Civil Engineering. Speaker Finder Keith Brown, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Richard Bishop, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Peter Meredith read more...
Lunch at The Stansfield Arms

Wed 6th December 2023 Visit to Bradford Industrial Museum

Speaker Finder John Watson organised a visit to the Industrial Museum followed by lunch at the Stansfield Arms. See below for details. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Peter Meredith, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Ken Senior read more...
Carol singing at the Wetherby Whaler

Wed 29th November 2023 Lunch at the Wetherby Whaler Guiseley

Speaker Finder Roy Tate organised a lunch at the Wetherby Whaler restaurant in Guiseley. This was followed by the club singing carols as practice for their tour of 4 local restaurants on 15 December. read more...
Club members with the Mind in Bradford Bauble

Wed 22nd November 2023 Meeting at the Audley Clevedon Restaurant No Meeting at Northcliffe

Speaker Finder Peter Meredith arranged for us to meet at the restaurant where Pierre lives. After Lydia Ngwenya spoke (see below) he told us a bit about a charity. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Barry Smith, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Derek O'Hearne read more...

Wed 15th November 2023 Speaker

Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Alan Arthur, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Barrow

Wed 8th November 2023 EGM + Business / Council Meeting

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Derek O'Hearne, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Robert Allan

Wed 1st November 2023 Speaker Lydia from Mind In Bradford

Speaker Finder Barrie Birch arranged for a speaker from Mind In Bradford to update us on their activities. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Barrie Birch, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Geoff Brown
Rahel in April 2023 before her first operation to correct her club feet

Wed 25th October 2023 Speaker Kevin Morley Saltergate Children's Home Ethiopia

Blaize have supported this charity from it's inception in 2015. Last year we funded them to set up a Micro Loan scheme. Kevin updated us on the progress of the work being done in Ethiopia following which we sent another £1,000 to the loan scheme. read more...

Wed 18th October 2023 Speaker

Speaker Finder John Barrow, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Watson, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Waterhouse

Wed 11th October 2023 Speaker

Speaker Finder Alan Arthur, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Robert Askew, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Watson

Wed 4th October 2023 Speaker Commander Terry Joyce

Commander Terry will tell us a bit about Keighley Sea Cadets. Speaker Finder John Barrow, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Barrow, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Keith Brown
Robert Allan presents the cheque to Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank

Wed 27th September 2023 Speaker Graham Walker

Robert presented a cheque for £2,250 to Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners John Waterhouse, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms John Barrow read more...

Wed 20th September 2023 NO MEETING AT NORTHCLIFFE GOLF CLUB

Please note that there will be no meeting at Northcliffe as we have made alternate arrangements to play crown green bowls at Ilkley Bowling Club on the 19th of September.

Tue 19th September 2023 Crown Green Bowling at Ilkley Bowling Club

Speaker Finder Derek O'Hearne has arranged for us to play crown green bowls at Ilkjley Bowling Club. Further details nearer the date. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Roy Tate, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Robert Askew

Wed 13th September 2023 Business/Council Meeting

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Ken Senior, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Alan Arthur

Wed 6th September 2023 Barry Smith told us the story of Donald Simpson Bell

Bell is the only professional footballer to have won the Victoria Cross Medal. Speaker Finder Barry Smith, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Mike Clewes, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Barrie Birch read more...

Wed 30th August 2023 Speaker Ken Senior - Otley from 1300 to the early 1700s

Speaker Finder Ken Senior, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners David Burrows , Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Roy Tate read more...

Wed 23rd August 2023 Meeting at the Audley Clevedon Restaurant

Speaker Finder Keith Brown has arranged for us to meet with Pierre at the restaurant where he lives - Ben Rhydding Drive, Ben Rhydding, LS29 8AQ. Cost £12 per head. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms David Burrows

Wed 16th August 2023 The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Romeo and Juliet

Some members will be making their annual visit to see The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in an outdoor presentation of Romeo and Juliet. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather. Picnics are welcome,

Wed 16th August 2023 Speaker - RYLA Attendee Darcey Whymark

Darcey was our RYLA candidate for the 2023 course and he told us of his experiences at Hebden Hey. The increase in his confidence was very evident from his presentation. Speaker Finder John Waterhouse. read more...

Wed 9th August 2023 Meeting Cancelled

There will be no meeting at Northcliffe Golf Club as many members will be attending the funeral of Pat Richterich.

Wed 2nd August 2023 Speaker

Speaker Finder Peter Meredith, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Derek O'Hearne , Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Robert Allan

Wed 26th July 2023 Geoff Brown led a discussion about the golf tournament.

Speaker Finder Geoff Brown, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Barry Smith , Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Derek O'Hearne

Wed 19th July 2023 Speaker Roy Tate on George Orwell

Speaker Finder Roy Tate gave us a background on Orwell and how his prophecies seem to be coming true. Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Alan Arthur, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Mike Clewes read more...

Wed 12th July 2023 Business/Council Meeting

Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Robert Allan, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Richard Bishop
Past President Robert Allan hands over office to incoming President Atif

Wed 5th July 2023 Handover at start of meeting then Speaker Mike Clewes

Speaker Finder Mike Clewes told us of how a 10 day trip to the USA turned into him living there 7 years, Visitors Host, Grace & Banners Peter Meredith, Cash Desk & Sergeant at Arms Barry Smith read more...
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