Membership Committee Club Assembly statement for 2020/21

As all our plans for Membership have been disrupted so much by the pandemic we will try to get our plans for the new Rotary year back on track

Members and partners enjoy an impromptu get-together at Kirkstall Abbey's cafe

In the last 18 months we have lost 4 members from our Club so it is essential that recruiting  new members becomes our number one priority. The Rotary Club of Aireborough firmly recognises that maintaing and increasing membership is essential to the Rotary movement overall.

During the coming year we will continue our efforts to improve our efforts beginning with establishing a Rotaract group within Leeds Trinity University. Members of Rotaract are now full Rotary members. We have the support of Tony Jordan Rotaract Chair for District 1040 in this venture.

Secondly we will continue with building up the numbers in our Friends of Rotary group encouraging them to consider becoming full members of the Club by involving them in any events and projects and letting them see how they can increase the value of Rotary activities within our local community.

Our aim will be to maintain high visibility, to inform and attract new and younger members to our Club working within the guidelines of social engagement proposed by Rotary International increasing our membership and our impact in our community.

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International Litter Picking Day takes place in Yeadon for Aireborough Rotary

This is a new category of service activity supported by global grants beginning on 1 July 2021

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Members and partners enjoy an impromptu get-together at Kirkstall Abbey's cafe

As all our plans for Membership have been disrupted so much by the pandemic we will try to get our plans for the new Rotary year back on track

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This committee covers activities relating to schools, Rotary competitions and individuals in this age group seeking support

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New members Carol and Roger Ward with President Heather

The Rotary Club of Aireborough owes a great debt to the fine efforts of this committee. Traditionally recruitment begins via personal contact with a member and with meetings now held on both Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday evening there are more options.

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This Committee tries to ensure weekly meetings run smoothly, arranges events both fund-raising and social, seeks ways to publicise activities and maintains the website. Reports on activities follow below, although they will often feature on the homepage.

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Change of venue for the enthusiastic Jake and friends

This committee organises several yearly community events including Dictionaries4 Life and Kids Out as well as the social Interactive Quiz. It also supports the Friends of Guiseley Cemetery and reading in schools.

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These items produced by the  Days for Girls team will soon be benefiting Kwa Zulu Natal pupils

This Committee supports activities financially and through hands-on help, including participating in immunisations in India, filling Aquaboxes for disaster areas, backpacks for Mary's Meals pupils and menstrual care kits for pupils through Days for Girls.

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Foundation is Rotary's own charity and close to home funds the Peace Department at Bradford University and in previous years helped many Global grant Scholars including Mark Maccuzzo and Kayono Nakajima to study in Leeds and be hosted by our Club.

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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.

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But life suddenly changed under lockdown

Tuesday lunchtimes was the only weekly meeting when the Club began in 1953 originally meeting at the then Yeadon Airport. Since then as times have changed so have the venues but we are now firmly ensconced at Horsforth Golf Club

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