Community and Vocational
This committee organises several yearly community events including Dictionaries4 Schools and Kids Out as well as the social Proms Night. It also supports the Friends of Guiseley Cemetery and reading in schools.
At June 12's Club Assembly Committee Chair Sally Mohan outlined her programme for the year as follows
Working with the Thursday Group (originally Nomads) the Committee will continue particularly on fund-raising events and involvement in Community Projects to the benefit of the Club and Guiseley, Rawdon, Yeadon and Horsforth – our areas of Aireborough.
We will continue to organise two main events – Kids Out (19 June) and Dictionaries4Life around 19 July. We will also work closely with the Education and Youth Service Committee when opportunities arise. Budgets of £1000 for Kids Out and £1500 for Dictionaries4Life are based on latest available information from last year. Sponsorship will also be sought. A possible contingency plan will be worked on if Kids Out does not go ahead given Loghtwater Valley's current financial situation.
Our other major event – Stroke Awareness will have to be put on hold because of re-organisation within District 1040.
A number of fund-raising/ self supporting events have been discussed at the C & V Committee and we believe it would be beneficial for the Club to consider supporting the following events:
A) Talk to Business, Industry and Schools about Rotary – Phoenix Club members and their companies to be invited – January/February 2019
B) Club events: March/May 2019
Sheepstakes/Race Night at Horsforth Golf Club
Actual visit to a Race course – Ripon, Wetherby, Pontefract or York?
Canal boat trip with fish and chips and entertainment – a singer?
C) Dog Show – also incorporating Ready Teddy Jump – or Yeadon Tarn – late June 2019
D) Table top sale and/or Rotary valuation of antiques – October/November 2019 –
We will again support Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign with the planting of crocus corms in November 2018 near where the trees at Nunroyd Park were planted and in any other places deemed suitable with only 1000 being ordered at a cost of £30.
‘Jakeathon’, estimating how far he walks will again take place on the Saturday of the Scarborough Conference this October for dementia and the purchase of a robotic therapy cat (cost £100). Club members will decide who gets the cat so sponsorship from as many as possible will be required.
Goblets will be bought and placed in strategic places, potential income for little effort.
Friends of are now in its 13th year and Barry Bootland will give the Club a presentation particularly for the benefit of recently joining members.
This plan is flexible and is subject to change since there may be other events in the pipeline. Our local M.P. Stuart Andrew has offered to attend any future events subject to his availability.
I look forward to my first year chairing this committee which I hope will keep members engaged and which above all will benefit our local communities.
No stopping us now - tree planters
With the help of police cadets and Friends of Nunroyd Park Sally Mohan's team got the job done!details
Kids Out 2009
Annual visit to Lightwater Valley with the young people from Benton Park School.details
Enthusiastic teams accomplished their tasks on both Friday and Saturday with Gerald Long, Tony Scaife and Brian Waite delivering on both occasions. The Morrisons Guiseley bag pack saw a generous public donating £591 with power to add through gift aid.details
Friends of Guiseley Cemetery
Friends of Guiseley Cemetery on a Saturday morning working party.details
Fine result for Children's Air Ambulance Bag-pack
M & S customers donated a magnificent ï¿½454.37 in 6 hours to an energetically helpful band of Rotary bag-packers and their wives.details
St. Gemma's Hospice - the Lord Mayor's Charity
Black tie dinner is Aireborough Rotary's way to support his chosen charitydetails
Presentation of robotic cats 'Hope' at Memory Lane Day Care Centre and 'Jake' at Sunningdale Nursing Home in Rawdon
Friends of Guiseley Cemetery Heritage Day
Guided tours at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. incorporating specific graves of local interestdetails
'You walk, we run it!' helps to raise thousands
Eighty walkers chose either the 5 km. or 10 km. fully marshalled route to raise and keep funds individually for charities or projects of their choice whilst also helping add funds to Aireborough Rotary Club's charities.details
AND THEN THERE WERE THREE...
Guiseley joined Rawdon and Yeadon when Lily the robotic cat was welcomed at Ghyll Royd Nursing Homedetails
Forties style recalled with enthusiam
On the night quite a crowd braved the dress optional so we had an array of evacuees, RAF personnel, Home Guard, a very realistic ‘spiv’ with every kind of coupon, ladies in their 40s Sunday best and a bevy of Land Army girls complete with vegetables.details
Opening of Commemorative World War I Garden
The garden in Nunroyd Park was formally opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds in front of a broad cross section of interested as well as invited people.details
Volunteer tree planters learned new skills to complete another projectdetails
Everyone's a winner - June 2013
For the fifth year running, the Rotary Club of Aireborough has presented Dictionaries4Life (and thesauri!!) to Primary Schools in Guiseley, Rawdon, Yeadon and Horsforthdetails
Kids Out 2013
Lightwater Valley once again welcomed Clubs from District 1040 with their proteges for one day of excitement only. Aireborough was as usual to the fore with pupils from the Meadows Park section of Benton Parkdetails
Dictionary presentations July 2012
Seven schools were invited to take part this year and a good time was had by all the Rotarians who got up early to deliver the goods.details
Charity Walk 2012 in pictures
More than 50 walkers from both the Club and local groups took part raising funds for different charitiesdetails
Following last year's resounding success we will be doing it all again with the same cast Joanne Dexter Classical Soprano and Opera North member and the Olicanian Brass Quintet.details
Great British Fish and Chips Supper
This event hosted by the Wetherby Whaler proved a great success raising over £250 for the Spinal Injuries Associationdetails
Everyone's a winner
For the fifth time more than 350 dictionaries (plus 20 thesauri) were presented to eight local primary schools by Rotarians including Bill Braker, Barry Bootland, John Moorhouse,Barry Mills, Brian Whitham, John Knaggs and Robert Mirfield.details
Smiling faces at books arrival
Rotarians swarmed in to share in the handing over of dictionaries and thesauri to excited pupils in 6 schools with 2 more still to comedetails
Aireborough out in force
40 members and guests supported the new venture of the Wetherby Whaler taking over from the long established Harry Ramsdens in Guiseleydetails
Kids Out and Rotarians About...
Kids Out 2012 proved just as enjoyable as the previous 4 or 5 bringing a lot of pleasure to a deserving group of young people.details
Stroke awareness morning
Our annual Stroke Awareness morning took place at Morrisons Yeadon on 18 April with 75 people having their blood pressure tested and 25% resultantly advised to see their doctor. Thanks to Barrie King and his team for another successful community venture.details
Rotary sponsorship helping Guiseley sisters
Emily and Katherine Fishers' quests for Olympic selection gains support from the Aireborough Club.details
On 9 December a cheque for £100 will be presented to President Barry, a result of the continuing tireless efforts of Maggie Braker to raise funds for the Club's charity projects. One of these is 'Kids Out' where Maggie has been an enthusiastic supporter.details