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.

Our regular name is now simply Thursday meetings and are continuing to bring new members into the Club by presenting an opportunity for people unable to attend the  original Tuesday lunchtime meetings. Events-wise they have proved innovative running a successful fund-raising Sheepstakes Race Night, helped 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.


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

Nomads meeting

more Reflections on Rawdon Fun Day and Tony's paper. Where now Scootathon, replanning and revised marketing urgently required. (1 page below this)

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

Congratulations to President Nominee

more President Heather Read with Janet Appleton, the last of the trio to receive her badge of office

First you need a map

Grand Easter Egg Hunt

more The sun shone, eggs abounded, ducks behaved, families came in large numbers, Rodley Nature Reserve and its staff were perfect hosts so charities benefited - and how!

Cheering on another winner or another bet down the drain

No lost sheep

more Aireborough Nomads, a satellite group of the Rotary Club of Aireborough, attracted a full house to Horsforth Golf Club for its first ever charity fund-raising event, a race night featuring competing sheep.

Meet the parents evening

more Reception for RYLA/Ocean Trust parents +Izzy Palmer, our sponsored equestrienne and her mother Caroline. Easter Egg Hunt and May's Ukrainian evening will also be on the agenda.

First you need a map

Aireborough's Grand Easter Egg Hunt

more The sun shone, eggs abounded, ducks behaved, families came in large numbers, Rodley Nature Reserve and its staff were perfect hosts so charities benefited - and how!

Thursday group (Nomads) meeting

more Final planning for Easter Egg Hunt, reflections on Sheepstakes and then what next for the burgeoning calendar?

And then there were three......

more Joining the Rotary Club of Aireborough during President Brian Whitham's year - Maggie Braker and Janet Kerr soon to be followed by Heather Read and Liz Kenwood-Herriott taking up the new Rotary challenge of 'We're for Communities'.

A typical Nomads meeting

Nomads meeting

more Final preparations for the Easter Egg Hunt will be discussed including rotas but will be preceded at 1.30 p.m. by a Bake and Make session at the Kerr household, finalising items for the various stalls and the tombola. Notes from last meeting follow.

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