What we did in President Nigels year 2011-12

Sat, Jun 16th 2012 at 12:00 am -

What we did in Nigels year 2011-12

The Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites Year 2011-12
President Rotarian Nigel Arthurs.

""What we did in Nigels Presidential year""

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 Club President Nigel with Margaret at the Club Charter evening held at The Village Hotel Tingley Fri 7th Oct

 Rotarian Bill Fox shows his Paul Harris Fellowship award presented during the evening by President Nigel.

Link to Charter video

The Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites was Chartered in 1988

Dictionaries for Life

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites are very pleased to have presented, for the 3rd year, all Year 6 Pupils at Brownhill C of E, Fieldhead, St Peters, St Patricks, Birstall County and Carlinghow Junior Schools.

1st July - Past President Bill receives his 3rd Presidents badge from President Nigel.

On monday 15th Aug the Club hosted 2 speakers first Stephen Rose.
Stephen gave an interesting talk on Lond Distance Walking.
The talk was organised by Rotarian Robert Jackson,

and then two members of the Priestley Society Keith Baker and Les Woodcock
They updated the club on the coming 100 year anniversary of the unveiling of the Joseph Preistley statue in
Birstall Market place
introduced by Rotarian Ian Blamiers.

Monday 31st Oct the Club visited Leeds Paridsh Church LeedsPChurch800.jpg

 Bonfire Night took the club to the Black Bull in Birstall.
.Fireworks, a bonfire and a pie and pea supper was enjoyed by all.
Thanks to Ian and Joanna and Andrew and Helen.

The Club visited the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield for a guided tour Sun 20th Nov.


Rotarian John MacKail introduces new Luddite
Margaret Arthurs to the Club
Mon 6 Feb 2012


Batley Grammar School
venue for a joint venture Race Night
between Birstall Luddites and Batley Rotary Clubs and Batley Grammar School.
An enjoyable evening with supper was enjoyed raisng funds on a very cold
February evening.


On Monday 13th Feb the Club held a Valentines evening at Healds Hall.
Members  partners and friends were entertained by Rotarian Martin Simpsons daughter Sally who gave
a talk on her career in journalism leading to her present job as a leading YTV News presenter.

Left - Sally giving her talk.

On Mon 27th Feb the Club held its
Annual Seat of Knowlede Quiz.

Last years winners Horbury and Ossett
Phoenix were again in top spot.

Here Rotarian John Lynagh
holds  the Seat Trophy.

Masters of Wine panel David Nigel and Martin.

The club enjoyed an evening fund raising
organised and run by NINA WILKINSON.

Photo shows panel David Nigel and Martin
in action showing the result of one of the wine tastings

Thanks also to Bill Fox for the Clubs use of the Old Peoples Centre Batley

Sat 17th March luddites led by Rotarian Jim Pilkington
help the Environment by burning old wood and hedging at
Okwell Hall Country Park
Birstall Luddites now have a FACEBOOK site.
The site is now up and running managed by John Mackail.
If you are on Facebook ie you have a username and password - Please Login.
Having trouble? Talk or email John.
LINK - Birstall Luddites Facebook site

Whitby Weekend

March 23-25th

John and Rachel organised a Social weekend at Dunsley Country House Hotel near Whitby.

Superb summer weather for March plus a very nice Hotel and good company led to a enjoyable weekend.

Big thanks to John and Rachel for organising the weekend.


The Club speaker on Monday 24 March was
Rotarian Liz Balding District Editor and Publicity.

Liz gave an update into the big push for new members into Rotary.
Pictured here with President Nigel and Speaker
organiser Rotarian Robert Jackson.
On Sat 14 April a new Luddite memorial statue was unveiled in Sparrow Park Liversedge.
Above Luddite Rotarian John Logan and his good wife Linda are pictured after the unveiling ceremony.


Birstall Luddites 2012
The Grand Draw can be seen left being drawn by visiting speaker  John Walker .
The winning ticket numbers were

1st Prize M Clarke 145 UNCLAIMED.

2nd Prize Gordon Green 33

3rd Prize Keith Davison 361

Club Assembley

Assistant Governor Inner Nine.
Paul Cusworth PHP
talked to club about the comming year,
to his left Club President Nigel with to his left David the Pesident Elect.
Face book traing link.
Regards John Mackail.
Luddites 200 year Aniversary
Luddites to be rememberd in Liversedge LINK

The Luddites History  LINK


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