Pages last updated: Saturday 20th January 2024
for a snack lunch, BUT on the 1st Thursday each month we meet virtually by ZOOM
at 7.00 pm.
email: email@example.comWebsite address: www.leeds-elmete.rotary1040.org
Registered Charity Number 1033420
We are a very small Club of 10 Members (2 Honorary - but active Rotarians!). Like many Rotary Clubs we are growing old together (our average age is about 80!). We are not in a position to do what we have done in the past, and unlikely to attract new members. Our resolve is to continue for as long as we can, enjoying fellowship and helping others where and when we can in the true spirit of Rotary:
“Service above Self”.
In that respect we believe that we still “punch above our weight” – to see a summary of our Charitable Giving Activity for 2022-23 click here
On Friday 8th December 2023, President Neale and two Past Presidents attended the School Assembly for years 4, 5 and 6 at Ireland Wood School, Cookridge, Leeds LS16. We have enjoyed a long association with this wonderful school, which includes disabled children among it's students, providing an excellent, caring learning environment for able bodied and disabled individuals alike. Each year we try to provide a piece of specialised equipment or a monetary donation to facilitate the work of the school and it's staff. This year, having been introduced to the Assembley by the Head Teacher Mr Blackburn, we presented a cheque for £500 to the school. We know full use will be made of this donation. The picture shows a very happy young man receiving the cheque from the President on behalf of the School.
Our president for 2023-24 is Rotarian Neale Lucas, PHF. Neale transferred to us in 2017 from the Rotary Club of Bridlington, which he had joined in 1997. He was their President in 2008-9. He was a Bank Manager in that town on the East Coast before retiring to live in the outskirts of Leeds. Shortly after joining us, and with his skill for handling money, he was made our Treasurer and has served us well ever since! A true Rotarian, he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Club in 2021 for his Rotary Work - we then found out that he had prevoiusly awarded a PHF in his old Club in 2016! He is our main contact/support for the Food Bank we are involved with at St Richard's Church in Seacroft Leeds, attending and helping there most Tuesdays. The picture shows Neale proudly wearing the President's Jewel, with which he had just been presented by outgoing President Peter at our meeting on 29th June. We hope Neale has a Great Year as our President.
On 5th October 2023, our President Neale (3rd from right) represented the Club at an afternoon tea at the Civic Hall with the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councellor Al Garthwaite and her Consort Angela Gabriel, together with several other Club Presidents from the Leeds Group of Rotary Clubs.
The Lord Mayor has chosen "Women's Counselling and Therapy Services" as her charity for the year, and the assembled group were given a presentation about the Charity.
A very pleasant afternoon was spent by all and a good 'cuppa' was enjoyed.
St Richard's Church is in the Parish of Seacroft in Leeds
Here are the completed figures of numbers of people given food for Jan to Aug 2023. They vary depending on the number of Tuesdays in the month and closures in Easter Week. (Food for one family counted as 1): Jan 978 Feb 920 Mar 899 Apr 756 May 942 Jun 797 July 853 Aug 1008. They are more than grateful for the support we give, Neale.
9th May 2023.
The Club provided Chocolate Easter Eggs for the children at Easter.
The Trussell Trust and Rountree Foundation are pressing Government to increase help since more and more people are experiencing food poverty.
Lis Bowes, larder manager, will next week leave to move 'up north' to be closer to her family. She goes with our Best Wishes for the future and the grateful thanks of the hundreds, and hundreds, of people she has helped in the Seacroft Area. Good Luck Lis. xx
We meet on Thursdays at 12.30pm (1st Thurs. ZOOM 7pm)(No meeting on two Thursdays around Christmas. First meeting of month by Zoom @ 7.00pm WE MEET on Thursdays VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM on the first day of the month, otherwise, IN PERSON AT THE BINGLEY ARMS FOR LUNCH AT12.30pm ) Bingley Arms
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