Completed meetings and events 2021-2022

Piece Hall 1

Fri 13th May 2022 - Sun 15th May 2022 Art and craft Festival at the Piece Hall Halifax

Halifax 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...
Charter Meeting

Wed 11th May 2022 Charter Meeting

Charter Meeting
Charter 2022

Wed 11th May 2022 Club Charter

Members, family, friends and Rotarians from local clubs celebrating our birthday together.
Holiday

Wed 4th May 2022 Holiday

Holiday
Andrew Sutcliffe - Birthday Boy himself

Sun 1st May 2022 Open Garden and Afternoon Tea

Open Garden and Afternoon Tea at the home of Rotarian Andrew Sutcliffe
Annual General Meeting + meal at West End Golf Club

Wed 27th April 2022 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Easter Holiday

Wed 20th April 2022 Easter Holiday

Easter Holiday
Donation to the Children's Ward

Fri 15th April 2022 Donation to the Children's Ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Rotarian 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...
Zoom

Wed 6th April 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
West End

Wed 30th March 2022 Meeting with meal

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Ukrainian flag

Sat 26th March 2022 Street collection in Halifax town centre

Collection 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
Zoom

Wed 23rd March 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
Delicious home-made meal - vegetarian options available

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

West End

Wed 16th March 2022 Meeting with meal

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal

Speaker Les Cutts Halifax Town Crier

Wed 9th March 2022 Scatter Night

Time to visit other local clubs - it is the other Halifax Club's Charter Night if you haven't decided where to go
Teachers, Ms Coady and Ms Stewart (pictured right) selected the books from The Thoughtful Spot Bookshop in Skircoat Green who generously supported the project. 
Rotarian Andrew said that reading is so important for young people.

Mon 7th March 2022 - Mon 14th March 2022 Donation of books to Ash Green

Rotarian 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 Aid

Today, 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.

read more...

Sat 5th March 2022 Fund raising for Polio

Raising funds towards polio eradication.
Charity stall outside M & S - selling crocus pins and pens and giving out informative literature
Zoom

Wed 2nd March 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
Maggie with prizes

Wed 23rd February 2022 Online meeting with quiz

Maggie - shown here with the promised winner, winner, chicken dinner prizes
Zoom

Wed 16th February 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting 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
Zoom

Wed 2nd February 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
Haggis

Sat 29th January 2022 Burn's Night Celebration and Supper

To be confirmed - see Margaret or Phil for details
Noah's Ark Centre

Wed 26th January 2022 Speaker: Andrew Sykes of the Noah’s Ark Centre

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Zoom

Wed 19th January 2022 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom

Wed 12th January 2022 Zoom Meeting

Zoom Meeting - contact Margaret for codes if you don't have them

Wed 5th January 2022 No meeting this week

No meeting this week
Christmas holiday

Wed 29th December 2021 Christmas holiday

Christmas holiday
Covid

Wed 22nd December 2021 Christmas Celebration Cancelled

Another victim of Covid :-(
Details will follow of an alternative celebration
Zoom

Wed 15th December 2021 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
Andrew Bateman

Wed 8th December 2021 Andrew Bateman - reflections on his year as DG

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Tree planting

Mon 6th December 2021 Tree planting

On 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.
read more...
Peace Fellows

Wed 1st December 2021 Peace Fellow talk by Juan Cruz Sanchez Fretez

Being a Peace Fellow during the covid pandemic
Meeting via Zoom
John Colton

Wed 24th November 2021 Speaker John Colton - painting the Alps

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Zoom meeting

Wed 17th November 2021 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
West End

Wed 10th November 2021 Meeting with meal

West End Golf Club - contact Secretary to book meal
Special General Meeting

Wed 3rd November 2021 Special General Meeting - held via Zoom

Special General Meeting
Award to past President Geraldine

Wed 27th October 2021 Hit the ground running

At 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!
New banner

Sun 24th October 2021 World Polio Day

Thank 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.

Zoom Meeting

Wed 20th October 2021 Meeting via Zoom

Meeting via Zoom
Cat

Thu 14th October 2021 Presentation of Dementia Cat to Valley View Nursing Home

Former 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.
Scarborough

Wed 13th October 2021 Meal and Conference reports

Meeting and meal at West End Golf Club
Scarborough

Sat 9th October 2021 District Conference

District Conference
Invitation

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
Ancestors

Wed 6th October 2021 Family History and Surnames - a talk by George English

George 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...
Could be interesting ;-)

Wed 29th September 2021 Dinner at Crow Nest Golf Club

Meal 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 business

Non council members are welcome to stay on after the normal meeting
Industrial Museum 1

Wed 15th September 2021 Halifax Industrial Museum - private club visit

Ten 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 Walker

Jim Walker tells us about his time in The Met

Wed 1st September 2021 No meeting - Bank Holiday

No meeting - Bank Holiday
Photograph courtesy of the Halifax Evening Courier

Wed 25th August 2021 Local Historian David Glover will be our speaker this evening

More details to follow shortly

Wed 18th August 2021 Council Meeting to follow usual business

Members are welcome to stay on after the normal meeting to attend the Council Meeting which follows.

Sun 15th August 2021 Litter picking in Siddal

Four 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.
RI President 2021 / 2022

Wed 11th August 2021 Weekly meeting including RI president, Shekhar Mehta's video

If you cannot attend the meeting this evening, the address can be viewed here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUK1i3FytJw

Wed 4th August 2021 Yorkshire Day Quiz

Eyup 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 # 2

Good 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 Gardens

The Hidden Gardens of Midgley will be open to visitors on Yorkshire Day read more...
Quiz

Wed 14th July 2021 Quiz night

Questions 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 Challenge

Please see report from President Phil

Wed 7th July 2021 Talk by Lorrie Hayman, a Rotary international peace fellow

This 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.
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