Completed meetings and events 2021-2022
Fri 13th May 2022 - Sun 15th May 2022 Art and craft Festival at the Piece Hall HalifaxHalifax Calder Rotary Club is promoting an art and craft festival being held on the weekend of Friday 13 May to Sunday 15 May 2022, in the Caygill Rooms on the upper level of The Piece Hall, Halifax. read more...
Wed 11th May 2022 Charter MeetingCharter Meeting
Wed 11th May 2022 Club CharterMembers, family, friends and Rotarians from local clubs celebrating our birthday together.
Wed 4th May 2022 HolidayHoliday
Sun 1st May 2022 Open Garden and Afternoon TeaOpen Garden and Afternoon Tea at the home of Rotarian Andrew Sutcliffe
Wed 27th April 2022 Annual General MeetingAnnual General Meeting
Wed 20th April 2022 Easter HolidayEaster Holiday
Fri 15th April 2022 Donation to the Children's Ward at Calderdale Royal HospitalRotarian Andrew Bateman presenting books, toys and craft materials to members of the Play Team at the Children's Ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital. The funds were partly raised through donations in our Wishing Well at the hospital read more...
Wed 6th April 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 30th March 2022 Meeting with mealWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Sat 26th March 2022 Street collection in Halifax town centreCollection to provide humanitarian aid to the millions of innocent Ukrainian civilians suffering because of Russia's barbaric and inexcusable invasion of their country.
Please contact Maggie for details
Wed 23rd March 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Sat 19th March 2022 Dinner at Poonam's **STOP PRESS - takeaways available**£20 per head includes free raffle!. Bring your own drinks.
If you are still social-distancing, takeaways can be arranged - see Poonam and Maggie
Wed 16th March 2022 Meeting with mealWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Speaker Les Cutts Halifax Town Crier
Wed 9th March 2022 Scatter NightTime to visit other local clubs - it is the other Halifax Club's Charter Night if you haven't decided where to go
Mon 7th March 2022 - Mon 14th March 2022 Donation of books to Ash GreenRotarian Andrew Bateman is seen handing over bags full of books to Ash Green School. After the devastating fire at the school, Halifax Calder Rotary decided to buy new books for the students ready for when they returned after half term.
Sat 5th March 2022 - Sat 12th March 2022 Ukrainian Refugee AidToday, in addition to the many thousands of items donated at our collection point in The Woolshops you have donated over £3600. This money will be used to directly support the people of Ukraine who are suffering from this dreadful conflict.
Sat 5th March 2022 Fund raising for PolioRaising funds towards polio eradication.
Charity stall outside M & S - selling crocus pins and pens and giving out informative literature
Wed 2nd March 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 23rd February 2022 Online meeting with quizMaggie - shown here with the promised winner, winner, chicken dinner prizes
Wed 16th February 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 9th February 2022 Meeting with meal at West End Golf Club. Speaker from Send a Cow - enabling communities in rural Africa to secure their own futures from the land"Where there is land, there is hope." Sandra Rout, volunteer ambassador for Send a Cow, will be talking about how the charity is effecting long term change in rural Africa
Wed 2nd February 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Sat 29th January 2022 Burn's Night Celebration and SupperTo be confirmed - see Margaret or Phil for details
Wed 26th January 2022 Speaker: Andrew Sykes of the Noah’s Ark CentreWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Wed 19th January 2022 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 12th January 2022 Zoom MeetingZoom Meeting - contact Margaret for codes if you don't have them
Wed 5th January 2022 No meeting this weekNo meeting this week
Wed 29th December 2021 Christmas holidayChristmas holiday
Wed 22nd December 2021 Christmas Celebration CancelledAnother victim of Covid :-(
Details will follow of an alternative celebration
Wed 15th December 2021 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 8th December 2021 Andrew Bateman - reflections on his year as DGWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Mon 6th December 2021 Tree plantingOn Monday 6th December club members joined other Rotarians and council staff in planting trees on a site at Whinney Hill Park, Brighouse. This was part of the Rotary Forest initiative.
Wed 1st December 2021 Peace Fellow talk by Juan Cruz Sanchez FretezBeing a Peace Fellow during the covid pandemic
Meeting via Zoom
Wed 24th November 2021 Speaker John Colton - painting the AlpsWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Wed 17th November 2021 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Wed 10th November 2021 Meeting with mealWest End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Wed 3rd November 2021 Special General Meeting - held via ZoomSpecial General Meeting
Wed 27th October 2021 Hit the ground runningAt our first full face-to face meeting, Past President Geraldine was presented with a citation for hitting our targets.
AND we had a visit from a Peace Fellow!
Sun 24th October 2021 World Polio DayThank you to all involved. Geraldine, Margaret, Diane and Beverley for braving the elements and Brian from the Rotary club of Elland for being ‘maintenance man’.
Despite the weather the club raised £70.
Wed 20th October 2021 Meeting via ZoomMeeting via Zoom
Thu 14th October 2021 Presentation of Dementia Cat to Valley View Nursing HomeFormer President Beverley Carter will be presenting a Memory Cat to Valley View Nursing Home, Moorend Road, Pellon/Mount Tabor.
Members are welcome to join her - please contact Beverley to arrange.
Wed 13th October 2021 Meal and Conference reportsMeeting and meal at West End Golf Club
Sat 9th October 2021 District ConferenceDistrict Conference
Sat 9th October 2021 Coffee morning - and so much more!Well done Poonam and friend!
£800 raised for charities - 50% = £400 for a Rotary charity chosen by President Phil Shire
Wed 6th October 2021 Family History and Surnames - a talk by George EnglishGeorge English is Director of Family History service, Research Through People; and Secretary of Kilmarnock Rotary Club. He has many years of experience of genealogical and historical research. read more...
Wed 29th September 2021 Dinner at Crow Nest Golf ClubMeal at Crow Nest Golf Club at 7pm.
We have to give meal options in advance and confirm numbers read more...
Wed 22nd September 2021 Council Meeting to follow usual businessNon council members are welcome to stay on after the normal meeting
Wed 15th September 2021 Halifax Industrial Museum - private club visitTen club members and guests had a private tour of the museum on Wednesday evening, led by volunteers from the museum. It went very well and we learned a lot about Calderdale’s industrial heritage. read more...
Wed 8th September 2021 The Flying Squad. A talk by Rotarian Jim WalkerJim Walker tells us about his time in The Met
Wed 1st September 2021 No meeting - Bank HolidayNo meeting - Bank Holiday
Wed 25th August 2021 Local Historian David Glover will be our speaker this eveningMore details to follow shortly
Wed 18th August 2021 Council Meeting to follow usual businessMembers are welcome to stay on after the normal meeting to attend the Council Meeting which follows.
Sun 15th August 2021 Litter picking in SiddalFour club members - Duncan, Elaine, Paul and President Phil - joined half a dozen volunteers from Siddal and one from the Council in a litter-picking session in Siddal today, organised by Toni Holmes.
Wed 11th August 2021 Weekly meeting including RI president, Shekhar Mehta's videoIf you cannot attend the meeting this evening, the address can be viewed here
Wed 4th August 2021 Yorkshire Day QuizEyup sithee - there'll be no stereotyping 'ere tha knows!
** Breaking news - there will be a prize for the winner - a proper flat cap no less! **
Sun 1st August 2021 Litter picking # 2Good news / bad news ;-)
Because of the short notice only 2 Rotarians made it this week; but we will be picking again next weekend. read more...
Sun 1st August 2021 Midgley Open GardensThe Hidden Gardens of Midgley will be open to visitors on Yorkshire Day read more...
Wed 14th July 2021 Quiz nightQuestions set, and prize donated by President Phil.
Now we'll really get the measure of the man ;-)
Family members welcome to join us. read more...
Sun 11th July 2021 Overgate Mountain Bike ChallengePlease see report from President Phil
Wed 7th July 2021 Talk by Lorrie Hayman, a Rotary international peace fellowThis evening we had a Zoom talk by Lorrie Hayman, a Rotary international peace fellow who has just completed her studies in Japan. She comes from Manchester and has been studying at the Rotary peace centre at International Christian University in Tokyo.