Luddites at the House of Friendship

Sat, Oct 17th 2015 at 9:10 am -

Birstall Luddites in partnership with Fairfield School at the District Conference

 Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Luddites at the House of Friendship
82nd District 1040 Conference Oct 16th/18th 2015 Scarborough
 This year Birstall Luddies in partnership with Fairfield School had their own stall in the House
of Friendship at the District Conference.
The stall centred on Fairfield School and the toys that Luddite Colin Wall as been adapting this
includes a large saucer switch that the pupils can operate.
Tracey Fillan represented Fairfield School and
through the day with President Margaret, Rotarian Helen and Colin manned the stall.
They explained to visitors the aims of the school, they showed and gave demos with the toys that
Colin had modified. A raffle also raised funds.
Also being demonstrated was a Eye Gazer tablet computer system which President Margaret
has as a target to buy for the school at the end of her year in office.
In Saturday afternoon Breakout Sessions in the Spa Music Rooms Willie Clark ran the Community
and Vocation session. In this session Fairfields Tracy gave a talk about Kids Out and Birstall
Luddites involvement in running the day excursion to Lightwater Valley. Birstall Luddites
involvement with Fairfield was highlighted with Santa sleigh visits to Fairfield so the club
gained credit for Willies Rotary in the Community. 

  Pictured in the Hall of
Friendship Fairfield Stall are on
left Adam from Fairfield tech
dept, Rotarian Helen, Tracy
Fillan from Fairfield and
President Margaret.
   Toys from Fairfield that Rotarian
Colin had modified showing the
large saucer switches fitted
to enable the pupils to easily
  Outside the House of Friendship in
the main Spa Grand Hall the
Plenary Sessions were in progress
through Saturday and Sunday
morning. Controlling the sessions
on stage,
lighting, video and background
images was Rotarian Luddite, our
Secretary, Past District Governor
and District technical expert
Keith Davison.Seen here at the
main stage control desk.

Some of the Rotary and Charity good causes below.

 School in a Bag contents  School in a Bag
Each bag costs £15.
School in a Bag is a simple
created to help poor, orphan,
vulnerable and disaster affected
children throughout the world.
Each SchoolBag is filled with
stationery equipment and
resources that will enable
a child to write, draw, colour,
calculate, express themselves
and above all learn.
Each SchoolBag delivered to a
child will give hope to his or her
future and has the potential to
transform their lives.
LINK School in a Bag and Video
Willie Clark at District Conference talking about Motor
Neurone Disease (MND) and asking for volunteers to sing
in the  Choir at the coming Concert on Dec 5th at
St Andrews Church Batley in aid of MNDA
LINK .District 1040 MNDA Appeal

Rotary in Yorkshire has launched an
appeal to help the Motor Neurone Disease Association provide essential equipment
to patients without long delays.

District Community Chairman Willie Clark made a powerful presentation to District Council about Motor Neurone Disease (MND). He was aided by a Rotarian currently suffering from the disease,

 Wheelchairs for Africa

The Wheelchair Foundation UK is a non-profit organisation that seeks to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult who needs one, but cannot afford one bringing new independence to those deprived of mobility by war, disease, accident, natural disaster or advanced age. Your £75 or €90 donation will sponsor, ship and deliver a wheelchair to a person in need wherever in the world.

Yorkshire Tea Bar Code Programme The bar code support grows at a pace and over 117 wheelchairs have now been sponsored.
LINK The Wheelcair FoundationUK

 Disaster Aid Disaster Aid UK & Ireland is formally recognised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
(Rotary GB&I) and is part of Disaster Aid International(DAI). DAI is an international organisation, involving Rotary Clubs around the world,

Life Boxes
Family Suvival Kit
are all parts of the Disaster Aid Charity and is managed by the Rotary Club of Denton and Audenshaw.

LINK Disaster Aid

   Literacy in a Box Trust

Run by Rotary Club of Plymouth.
aim - To advance education in schools, primarily, but not exclusively, in Zambia and in sub-Saharan Africa.
A Box costs £295 and contains enough materials for 25 children.

LINK Literacy in a Box

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