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.