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Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites

President Keith
"given the rapidly developing situation re COVID-19 I have made the decision
to suspend Club meetings and events until further notice"




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
"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 Nov     
President Keith laying a Wreath at
Birstall War Memorial.
  Mon 18th Nov Club Speaker 
Margaret Evans
Marie Curie Charity  Ambassador
 Santa started his Birstall street calls on a
very wet evening
   Mon 13th jan Club speaker Vivean Rawnsley
spoke about Wellbeing and
 Mon 20th Jan Club speaker Jeff Jacklin
Life in the NHS
  The  inauguration of Jerry by President Keith
Jerry  is rejoining the Club  Jan 27th .
 Mon 27th the club gathered all the
Santa Sleigh helpers to Gomersal
 Park for a meal to thank them for
helping to raise over £4000 for club
charities. above President Keith
presenting certificates.
  16th Feb .
On a cold windy winters day
Carol and Jeremy
hosted a very enjoyable Soupa Sunday
event. social for Luddites and friends.

 Mon 24th Feb Seat of Knowledge Quiz winners
RC Skipton being presented with the
Tropy from President Keith.
  Mon 2 March St Peter C of E Infants School
became the first school in Birstall to form
Pic shows DG Manoj and Rotarians
with Staff and RotaKids
 Club speaker Milton Frary
gave a talk on the Wheelcair s for Africa Charity.
Charity started in Yorkshire
  Coronavirus or Covid-19

President Keith on 14 Mar 
"given the rapidly developing situation re COVID-19 I have made the decision
to suspend Club meetings and events until further notice"

This is Rotary at its best giving life altering help to people who have little hope in life. 
Wheelchair Foundation UK 

 Coronavirus Pandemic

 ROTARY life goes on within the self isolating Coronavirus world imposed to protect us from this deadly virus. 
Birstall Luddites are now using our WhatsApp group "Rotary" to keep Rotary business going forward and keeping
social life active between Rotarians.  
To improve meeting capabilities the club is starting to use ZOOM video meetings 
There are a few Rotarians not up to the WhatsApp world  who are still in touch via email. 
Members are also being "buddied to able to join Zoom meetings. 
Imporant decision from the first WhatsApp Group meeting
Birstall Luddites to support 2 local Food Banks.
Due to donations from local Supermarkets drying up.
Batley Food Bank and Birstall Food share
will receive a Rotary grant to help them survive through the uncertant Coronavirus crisis.

Howden Clough Comunity Center
Birstall Food Shre
Birstall Luddites Food Bank donations was reported on 
Rotary GB & Ireland TWITTER

Luddites donation was the 50th national
Twitter project
to aid Coronavirus aid. 

Big thanks to our NHS


Weekly Zoom meeting hosted by President Keith.
Members can be seen in the top panel.

Rotarian John pictured on the Zoom meeting
Howden Clough Birstall Food Share
seen distributing their food supplies. 
Club Assembly 18 May 2020 ZOOM style.
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Meetings and events happening soon

Zoom meeting plus Quiz night

Monday 1st June 18.05

Zoom meeting plus Quiz night

Zoom meeting plus Quiz night

Zoom Meeting -  Club AGM

Monday 8th June 19.15

Zoom Meeting - Club AGM

Club AGM

Kids Out to Lightwater Valley

Thursday 11th June 09.05

Kids Out to Lightwater Valley

Kids Out to Lightwater Valley

District Council - Fulford (3 of 3)

Saturday 13th June 09.05

District Council - Fulford (3 of 3)

District Council - Fulford (3 of 3)

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Monday 15th June 19.15

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Monday 22nd June 19.15

Club AGM

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Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire We meet on Mondays at 19:00 for 19:15
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Gomersal Park Hotel, Moor Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ  01274 869386

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