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Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites





Club President  

Keith Davison  


Home of 3 past District 1040 Presidents
Robert Jackson Keith Davison and Nigel Arthurs.

Handover Night Mon 1st

Past President Jeremy passing chains of
office to new Preident Keith
   President Keith is congratulated by Jeremy
President Keith passes chains of office to
 President Elect  Margaret
  President Keith congratulates Margaret 

Pres Elect Margaret passes chains to 
Vice Pres Nigel
 left to right  Vice Pres Nigel , Pres Elect
Margaret with President Keith..

 Past Pres Jeremy with his President award.    Past Pres Jeremy awards £500 to RVS for projects in Birstall and Batley presented to Fazila Aswat and Lindsay Bennett
 Past Pres Jeremy with Ex Mayor of Kirklees Councilor
Gwen Lowe. Here being awarded £500 to Mayor’s Charity (2018/19) supporting both Kirkwood Hospice and RSPCA. 
  RVS organisers Lindsey Bennett and Fazila Aswat
On 15th July Club Speaker Wyne Perriman 
"The Real Hartbeat." Wyne spoke of life in
the  Met and West Yorks police.
Here with Pres Elect Margaret.
   Mon 2nd Sept Speaker Commander
Paul Blyth Royal Navy gave a talk about
his life commanding  nuclear submarines,
here pictured with President Keith
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Sept 9th Inner 9 Rotarians join for DG visit 
 1040 DG Manoj Joshi with
President Keith  
Club sec Paul on right.
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  Mon 30th Sept.
RYLA candidate Bethany updated the club
about her week at RYLA.
Here pictured with Tony and President Keirh. 
Past President Jeremy showing the Defibrilator
funded by Birstall Luddites in Jeremys year
at Howden Clough Community Center. 
Pic John left, Tony, Jeremy and Trustee
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    Club Speaker Micheal Scorcie talked 
to the club about  
"The sweet taste of success" 
Oct 7th
Luddites at 1040 District Conference 
Scarborough Oct 12 
on Left Bill with Conference chief organiser 
President Keith and Edith who addressed 
conference on Kids Out and Inner Wheel, 
John sat in Bills wheel chair  
and Tony Bills carer for the weekend. 
Sorry missed Nigel and Margret and Charlotte
more pics.  
  Club Speaker Mike Adams talked to the
club about the Charity PysioNet.
Oct 14th. 
 Showcase 2019
Refurbished Birstal community center hosted 
"what is Rotary in Birstall and UK"
A successful meeting with the local community.
  Birstall Luddites 31st Charter Celibration.
DG  Manoj and his wife Bhavna  w0th President Keith. 
 Rememberance Day 2019 Sun 10th 
President Keith laying a Wreath at Birstall Memorial.






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The Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites was Chartered in 1988

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Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites are very pleased to have presented, for the 5th year, all Year 6 Pupils at Brownhill C of E, Fieldhead, St Peters, St Patricks, Birstall County and Carlinghow Junior Schools.

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Oakwell Hall Country Park - Park work

Saturday 23rd November 09.45

Oakwell Hall Country Park - Park work

Oakwell Hall Country Park - Community Park work cutting and Burning led by Jim ,
Meet 09:45 after park run finished.

Meal plus Santa Float Prep

Monday 25th November 19.15

Meal plus Santa Float Prep

Meal plus Santa Float Prep

Wednesday 27th November 18.05

Santa Sleigh Christmas 2019

Santa Sleigh Christmas 2019

Santa Sleigh - Hillhead Drive

Wednesday 27th November 18.25

Santa Sleigh - Hillhead Drive

Santa Sleigh - Hillhead Drive meet 18:00

Santa Sleigh - Moat Hill

Monday 2nd December 18.05

Santa Sleigh - Moat Hill

Santa Sleigh - Moat Hill meet 18:;00

Birstall lights switch on

Tuesday 3rd December 18.05

Birstall lights switch on

Birstall lights switch on. Luddites to look after Sleigh.

Santa Sleigh - Woodlands and Almond Way

Wednesday 4th December 18.05

Santa Sleigh - Woodlands and Almond Way

Santa Sleigh - Woodlands and Almond Way meet 18;00

Christmas Party

Saturday 7th December 19.30

Christmas Party

Joint Christmas Party with Batley RC at Howley Hall Golf Club.
Traditional 3 course dinner plus concert and singing with Emley Brass Band £25 Dress smart casual. See Jeremy to book your place 07791 261142

Santa Sleigh - Foxglove & Greenacres

Monday 9th December 18.05

Santa Sleigh - Foxglove & Greenacres

Santa Sleigh - Foxglove & Greenacres meet 18:00

Santa Sleigh Mill Street Party

Tuesday 10th December 18.30

Santa Sleigh Mill Street Party

Santa Sleigh Mill Street Party

Santa - Millers Croft

Wednesday 11th December 18.05

Santa - Millers Croft

Santa - Millers Croft meet 18:00

RVS Christmas Party

Saturday 14th December 14.05

RVS Christmas Party

RVS Christmas Party at Batley Community Center..
Meet 3pm for 2 hours, serve food/ clean up / man raffle and tombola.

Santa - St Thomas Church

Sunday 15th December 15.40

Santa - St Thomas Church

Santa - St Thomas Church meet at Margarets old house on Lamplands 3:45 - 18:00

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Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire We meet on Mondays at 19:00 for 19:15
(Not on Bank Holiday Mondays )
Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ  01274 869386

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