Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Fri 29th June 2018 President's Swansong

Tue 26th June 2018 Club Visit to Pontefract castle

Further information under Details button.

Fri 22nd June 2018 Ms Fatima Patel: Managing Editor - Asian Sunday Newspaper

Engaging with UK’s South Asian community?

Fri 15th June 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

The Kelpies : Falkirk Helix Project

Wed 13th June 2018 Mr Tim Burton: Sales & Marketing Manager, SH Structures Ltd

An A to Z of SH Structures : complex projects made in Yorkshire

Fri 8th June 2018 Ms Hannah Thaxter: Editor - Yorkshire Evening Post

Social media, alternative facts and fake news in modern journalism

Fri 1st June 2018 Club assembly

Fri 25th May 2018 Mr Amit A Dhand : Author

Amit will present his novel 'Girl Zero' and the journey so far.

Sat 19th May 2018 District Council, Fulford, York

Fri 18th May 2018 Rotary Music Scholar Performance

Rotary Club of Leeds Cooke-Webster Prize for 2016/17 was awarded to Laura Howieson and Joe Yates.
They will perform for us at the meeting

Thu 17th May 2018 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Sat 12th May 2018 Community Service Barbecue

Fund raising event for our community work.

Fri 11th May 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 9th May 2018 Mr Geoffrey Render: Different Strokes and their work

We help younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery.

Fri 4th May 2018 Committee meetings

Sat 28th April 2018 District assembly, Fulford, York

Fri 27th April 2018 Annual General Meeting

Fri 20th April 2018 Rtn Nancy Norton - Rotary Club of Leeds : My Job Talk

Thu 19th April 2018 The Arium

Club visit

Fri 13th April 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 11th April 2018 Mr M Songhurst : Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust : Scan4Safety Workstream Lead

Scan4Safety : a technology project to link Patients, Staff, Places and Products to improve processes and reduce wastage in the NHS

Fri 6th April 2018 A Distinguished Speaker: The first Antibiotic -'The Magic Bullet'

The Speaker is a retired General Practitioner

Fri 30th March 2018 NO MEETING - Good Friday

Fri 23rd March 2018 Prof. Michael Green: A History of the Microscope in Medicine

Professor Green is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield.

Thu 22nd March 2018 The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, York

A club outing

Fri 16th March 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

Thu 15th March 2018 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Wed 14th March 2018 Marte Marsden - Livability

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their community

Tue 13th March 2018 Technology tournament, Leeds

Rotary Technology Tournament for schools in the Leeds area to be held at the John Charles Sports Centre.

Fri 9th March 2018 Ms Michelle Brown: Havelands Ltd - How to travel the world and get paid for it.

Michelle will be sharing the reality behind the glamour with her stories as a chief stewardess on board a billionaire’s ultimate status symbol.

Fri 2nd March 2018 Committee meetings


Fri 23rd February 2018 Presentations by RYLA students

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Fri 16th February 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 14th February 2018 Ms Victoria Hopkins : Director Hopkins Catering Equipment Ltd

Hopkins Ltd - from origins 60 years ago to present day

Fri 9th February 2018 Ms Anna Burke, Riding for the Disabled

The topic of the talk is the work of Riding for the Disabled at the Middleton Park Equestrian Centre, which is President Neil Thomas's charity for his year in office.

Thu 8th February 2018 Mock interviews

Giving interview advice and practice to the students of Bishop Young Academy read more...

Fri 2nd February 2018 Mrs Pauline Pointon: Teaching in unusual establishments

Fri 26th January 2018 Ms Sally-Anne Greenfield: The Work of the Leeds Community Foundation

Ms Greenfield was the Chief Executive of the Leeds Community Foundation

Sat 20th January 2018 District Council, Fulford, York

Fri 19th January 2018 Committee meetings

Thu 18th January 2018 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Fri 12th January 2018 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 10th January 2018 Ms Veronica Bird, HM Prison Service: Prisons to Palace

Fri 5th January 2018 The Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central: New Year Message

We are fortunate that President Neil has arranged for our distinguished Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn, to speak to us at our first meeting in 2018.

Fri 29th December 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Fri 22nd December 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Fri 15th December 2017 Club Christmas lunch

Please note: Early Start 12 noon.
No Cashier on the day. This is a prepaid lunch at £23.00 pp

Fri 8th December 2017 Rtn Christine Dagwell-Thompson: Aid to Bulgaria

Christine is a member of the Rotary Club of Howden

Fri 1st December 2017 Visit of our patron, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson and her consort, Mr Alan Bellhouse.

Help for the aged

Wed 29th November 2017 Bulgarian Aid

An evening of festive fellowship raised funds for Bulgarian Aid. Musical entertainment was by Elizabeth Peirson, the Sparkling Soprano. read more...

Fri 24th November 2017 Special General Meeting

Fri 17th November 2017 Rtn David Johnson - Rotary Club of Leeds - “Rock Band Days”

Dave has stepped in as the booked speaker has cancelled due to ill health

Thu 16th November 2017 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Fri 10th November 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 8th November 2017 Rtn Janet Appleton: Sal's Shoes.

Janet is District 1040 Environment Officer.

Fri 3rd November 2017 Committee meetings

Sat 28th October 2017 Blood pressure testing

Rotary service to the local community and in support of the The Stroke Association. read more...

Fri 27th October 2017 Mr Andrew Milburn: Accompanied travel for the visually impaired

Mr Milburn is from Traveleyes International.

Fri 20th October 2017 Mr Tom Bell: More than just a gas connection

Mr Bell is Head of Social Strategy, Northern Gas Networks

Thu 19th October 2017 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Tue 17th October 2017 Middleton Park Equestrian Centre

Riding for the Disabled - a visit in support of the President's charity

Fri 13th October 2017 - Sun 15th October 2017 District conference, Scarborough

Fri 13th October 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 11th October 2017 Mr W Cowling: The Great Yorkshire Show

Mr Cowling is president-elect of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and a former director of the Great Yorkshire Show.

Fri 6th October 2017 Mr Martin Hill: The Happiness Scheme

Learn how to grow your own happiness!

Fri 29th September 2017 Mr D Lane: Music and the Deaf

Mr Lane is CEO of the charity 'Music and the Deaf' and will speak about their work

Sat 23rd September 2017 District Council, Fulford, York

Fri 22nd September 2017 Mr Matthew Crewe: 1845 The first fuel economiser to the present day

Mr Crewe is the Managing Director of Greenspower Ltd.

Thu 21st September 2017 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Fri 15th September 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 13th September 2017 Mrs Jackie Passman: Hirohito - from the diaries of Dr Harry Silman

Fri 8th September 2017 Ms Andrea Hetherington: Anything in wire - the history of Procter Brothers Ltd.

Fri 1st September 2017 Committee meetings

Fri 25th August 2017 Rtn Angela Sheen: My Job Talk

Fri 18th August 2017 Visit of District Governor Robert Morphet

Fri 11th August 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 9th August 2017 Ms Jill Mann: Together for Peace - Project Manager

Jill is a Rotary Peace Fellow. The topic of her talk is: "Reflections from my time as a Rotary Peace Scholar and its significance for my work in Yorkshire"

Fri 4th August 2017 Rtn Robert Sladdin: The Slicker of Wakefield

Bowls at Grassington

Sat 29th July 2017 Bowls at Grassington

Whatever your expertise - or lack of it - at playing bowls, come along and support the president's charity, Middleton Park Equestrian Centre Riding for the Disabled, and join us for a meal afterwards at the Gamekeeper's Inn, Threshfield. read more...

Fri 28th July 2017 Mr Jim Brettell: Probation - The Secret Service.

Mr Brettell is a retired Probation Officer

Thu 27th July 2017 Council at Park Plaza Hotel

Fri 21st July 2017 Committee meetings

Fri 14th July 2017 NO MEETING TODAY

Wed 12th July 2017 Mr James Hill: Pyramid of Arts, our history and our work.

Fri 7th July 2017 Presidential handover

Installation of Rotarian NEIL THOMAS as PRESIDENT for the Rotary year 2017-18

Thu 6th July 2017 Club outing to Saltaire

A visit to the world heritage site of Saltaire village.
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