Club Speakers 19/20

Club Speakers 19/20

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites 
Club Speakers 2019/20
Mon 15th July - Wyne Periman - .The Real Hartbeat.
Mon 22nd July - Rotarian Jill Poole - Rotary Club committee organisation.
Mon 2nd Sept - Commander Paul Blyth Royal Navy.
Mon 9th Sept - District Governor Manoj-Joshi PHF

Rotary Cub of Birstall Luddites
Club Speaker Wyne Periman - The Real Heartbeat
Wyne visited Gomersal Park Hotel on mon 15th July and talked about his experiences being
 a PC for 15 years.    
Wyne was born in East London and talked of his life his life as a PC in the Met. He talked of knowing the Kray family
Wyne transfered to being a PC in Ossett and the big differances between London and West Yorks.He talked of knowing Paul Sykes a big villan in Ossett and how he befriended Wyne.
Wyne joined the flying sqad as a driver and talked of his patrols on the A1 and chaseing cars.
After15years in the police he became area manager for BOSE.
Wyne talked of how friendly his new negbours were when he settled in Netherton and the big differance to his life in Dagenham.
Wyne took questions from members.

Patrician Waite Wright introduced Wyne knowing Wyne from being JPs.
Peter Wait Wright thanked Wyne on behalf of the club for his talk.
Wyne picued on left with President Elect Margaret.
Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites    
Club Speaker - Rotarian Jill Poole. - Club committee organisation.
 Rotarian Jill from the Rotary Club of Mirfield came to the club to talk about  the     
changes that she has  introduced at Mirfied RC in respect of Club committees..
She taked of the committee reorganisation, how it works the advantafes and differances to the old committee chairs and members system.
Secretary Paul thanked Jill and said how helpful her talk was to the club
in their path to replicating the new systam.

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Club Speaker Paul Blyth Royal Navy.
The UK Nuclear Deterrent
Commander Paul Blyth came to the club and spoke of his life in the Royal Navy.
His talk "The UK Nuclear Deterrent - Dispelling some Myths". was a powerful look into the world of Nuclear submarines and the life of the crews who spent months underwater keeping their position secret so as to provide the UK with a Nuclear Deterrent.  
 Paul retired after serving thirty years in the Royal Navy, to a shore based role in
 Whitehall advising the Cabinet Office on nuclear deterrent policy, having previously gained considerable experience on submarines of many types, culminating in him being a Commander of a Trident nuclear missile submarine.    
He became Captain of a fast attack nuclear submarine armed with Tomahawk Cruise missiles and gave an outline of some of the many tasks undertaken, including anti-piracy, counter trafficking (slave trade), transporting of special forces and counter narcotics activities. A convincing case was made by Paul for the logic behind the policy of maintaining a nuclear deterrent.  It was fascinating to learn of the degree of autonomy given to submarine commanders and of the many facets of "Mission Command" when the most crucial aspect was essentially to avoid detection and the great lengths which were taken to achieve this. The patrols last a considerable length of time and one of the most interesting parts of Paul's presentation was his account of everyday life on board, during the long period submerged, which in his case had included two Christmases spent underwater and the efforts made by the crew to provide appropriate seasonal entertainment.
Paul took Q&A from Rotarians and friends.
Past DG Rotarian Nigel Arthurs gave thanks on behalf or the club for a very impressive talk.
Below - Video of Nuclear Submarine life. 
UTube video showing life iabord HMS Vengeance Nuclear Submarine. 

Paul showing an example of submarine shadowing.
Pauls illustrations of staying undetected on their tours of duty. 

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Rotary District 1040
Club Visit of District Governor Manoj

 Birstall Luddites hosted a joint meeting at Gomersal Park Hotel Monday 9th Sept

 with Inner 9 Rotarians from Dewsbury, Cleckheaton Morley Ossett and Mirfield
Rotary Clubs.
Manoj theme of "fun, food and fellowship"as Rotary District 1040 Governor 2019-2020 for the Yorkshire, Humberside and north Lincolnshire region, comprising of 102 clubs and 3000 Rotarian's.     
DG Manoj Joshi and his Rotarian wife Bhavna. enjoyed a meal with gathered Rotarians.
Manoj started his talk explaining he was a Ugandan Indian, he fled in the Idi Amin crisis in 1972
where the South Asian minority were expelled.
He said England was the best country in the world 
 England gave sanctuary with no restrictions to the Ugandans    
He joined Bradford RC in 1968.

Manoj addressed those present with an inspirational talk about raising the numbers of Rotarians and raising awareness of Rotary with public image and awarenessof
Rotary in all we do. 
He plans to have a Hospice day showing how Rotary gives support and fund raising to local Hospices 
He then kindly gave Rotary shawls, in vivid blue sporting the Rotary Wheel and his name and message, to the assembled Club Presidents, he suggested they could be a talking point, raising the profile of Rotary.

Past District Governor Nigel Arthurs gave thanks to Manoj for his talk on behalf of the assembled Rotarians. 
 Pictuerd from left Past DG Nigel, Past DG and Birstall Luddite President Nigel, DG Manoj wife Bhavna, DG Manoj, and Past DG Robert.

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