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Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
  Club President  
Jeremy Parkinson    

District Governor
Nigel Arthurs 

Home of two past  District 1040 Governors
Robert Jackson & Keith Davison.
Home to District 1040 Governor  2018/19  Nigel Arthurs.

Handover Night Mon 2nd July

Past President Helen passes the chains
of office 
to President Jeremy
President Jeremy passes the President Elect
chains of office to Keith
 Past President   Helen congratulates 
President Jerem
  Retiring President Helen handing over
a cheque to Liz 
@4Lilyfoundation for £3,250 f
rom part our fundraising efforts 
in the last 12 months 
t Helen 
 Sat 7th July  Elland Road Executive Suite 
Nigel Arthurs acepts the Jewel of office from Robert Morphet
Mon16th July Club Speaker Phil Fryer Sinatra
Tribute Artist at DG Handover.
LINK for more details
Luddites helping at Fairfield School end of year gala 
President Jeremy held an Afternoon Strawberry Tea
to start his year in office Sun 22nd July. 
 Sat1st Sept Luddites out marshaling at Birstall Chamber of Trade BEACH Day.
 District Governor Nigel visiting his home club on his tour around District1040. Pictured with President Jeremy.3rd Sept.
 Club speaker Mon 17th Sept was PCSO
Catherine Brown pictured with
President Jeremy.
 Club Speaker mon 24th Sept Sally Simpson.
Sally talked about her role in ITV.

Robert  on right  at his "End Polio Now" campaign evening at Howley Hall Golf Club Mon 1st Oct.
Pictured center Rotarian Makhan Dheri played Sikh Temple music. On left President Jeremy .
Link more info & pics

 Club RYLA candidate Isabel Muller returned to the club
and gave an update about her week at RYLA.
On left is Rotarian Derck Housleya RYLA mentor with
President Jeremy on the right
 District 1040 Governor Nigel addressing the District Conferance at Scarbouorgh 
View more DC photos
 President Jeremy receiving the Trophy for most
members attending the District Conf from DG Nigel.

 Club Speaker Mon 15th Oct Patricia Taylor
from Batley RC talked about Rotakids.
Pictured above with President Jeremy.
more info
RotaKids is a fun and exciting way for
children aged 7-12.

see club speaker Patricia Taylor on left

click image for more infomation on Rotakids
Luddites 30th Charter Celebration at Howley Hall Golf Club 3rd Nov  .   
Picture shows VIPs from the Inner 9 Rotary clubs with 1040 DG Nigel and Margaret
LINK to Charter photos.


John Sugden with his PHF Award at Birstall
Luddites Charter

Birstall Luddites Charter picture shows DG Nigel
and Margaret in center with Carol left and
President Jeremy right
   President Jeremy laying a poppy wreath in
cemetery for the 100th anniversary
off the WW1 Armistice
More photos.
Mon 26th Nov Speaker Luddites Ian Blamires
with artist Tony Nob,e talk about Ians paintings of Birstall.
 Santa and Helper Joanna at Birstall lights
switch on Tues 27th Nov
see more Santa collection photos
   Santa John Keen on first street collection Nov 28th
 Luddites joined with RC of Batley for a Christmas 
Party singing carols to Emley Brass Band.
   Sat 15th Dec RVS Christmas Party. Luddite helpers
before the Party. 



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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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Santa Sleigh Fieldhead street party 16:00

Monday 17th December 16.05 -

Santa Sleigh Fieldhead street party 16:00

Santa Sleigh Fieldhead street party 16:00

Santa Collection TESCO superstore

Tuesday 18th December 09.05 -

Santa Collection TESCO superstore

Santa Collection TESCO superstore Rotarians meet as Rota
also Santa to visit Fairfield School

Santa Collection TESCO superstore

Wednesday 19th December 09.05

Santa Collection TESCO superstore

Santa Collection TESCO superstore meet as per ROTA

Santa to visit Fieldhead School 13:30

Friday 21st December 13.30 -

Santa to visit Fieldhead School 13:30

Santa to visit Fieldhead School 13:30

meal plus Santa Catch up

Monday 7th January 19.15 -

meal plus Santa Catch up

Gomersal Park Hotel meal plus Santa Catch up

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Monday 14th January 19.15 -

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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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