Thursday meeting

The Thursday group initially the Nomads began as a satellite group meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Horsforth Golf Club between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m. on an informal 'drop-in'basis. Periodically other venues are also explored.

  Still meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month between 6.00 - 8.00 Horsforth Golf Club our regular name is now simply Thursday meetings. We continue to bring new members into the Club by providing an opportunity for people unable to attend the  original Tuesday lunchtime meetings. Events-wise these meetings have proved innovative running for example a successful fund-raising Sheepstakes Race Night, helping Mary's Meals via a barbecue and South African schoolchildren through the charity Chameleon as well as organising a Grand Interactive Quiz. They continue to add new events most recently the 'It's a Dogs' Day' with Beer festivals running since the summer of 2017. The Days for Girls project also found its feet within Thursday meetings.

All Club members have the option of attending on Tuesdays, Thursdays or both as all are full members of the Rotary Club of Aireborough choosing the meetings which best suit their situations.                   

                                                CLUB ASSEMBLY 21 JUNE 2022

The aim of the Thursday meetings continues to be to actively attract new members by helping to  offer a flexible meeting structure. This provides both fellowship and service opportunities to working and younger potential members within a less formal, more focussed Rotary experience. Thursday meetings will continue to focus on developing and helping to deliver successful, fund-raising events and to also look for a diverse range of activities to promote Rotary within our community.

We are all aware that during this coming year we will still continue to be challenged by all our future activities and achieving our goals as we all try to get back to normal, whatever normal may look like. We are as always up for the challenge it presents.

Janet Appleton


It has not been as busy a year as previous years but we have managaged to keep up momentum by continuing to have monthly Thursday meetings with 8-10 people attending and a very big thankyou goes to all members who have supported our fundraising efforts. We welcome anyone who would like to attend on first and third Thursdays, 6.00 p.m. at Horsforth Golf Club.

Due to Covid we have not been able to hold our usual Quiz Night, Sponsored Walk, Guiseley Christmas Fair, Rawdon Shopping Event and Yeadon Carnival. The Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled for the last two years but we have maintained relations with Rodley Nature reserve and are looking forward to working with them again for a diferrent great event in Autumn this year.


Thursday meeting sub-pages:

Cracking result for Egg Hunt

more The egg hunt featured a lot of preparation as the pictures will show

Back to school barbecue in aid of Mary's Meals

more This will be hosted by Bill and Janet Kerr at 78A Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6ND. Cost £10, with separate afternoon and evening sessions, it might be helpful to bring a chair! A list of items you could bring for the bagpacks will be circulated

First Nomad is a female

more Doreen Hodgson is inducted into the Rotary Club of Aireborough by President Brian Whitham

Philip Livesey girds himself for the fray

Aireborough Nomads - the story so far

more The Aireborough Nomads were asked to tell their story to Rotary members at a break-out session at the District Conference in Scarborough - October 2013