Supporting the Environment - Seventh Area of Focus

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


More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment related projects over the past five years, Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive changes in the world and increase our impact.

In 1990-91 R.I. President Paulo Costa made the environment one of his primary causes, creating the Preserve Planet Earth subcommittee, which looked at ways Clubs and members could conduct environmental initiatives. Past R. I. President Ian Riseley, chair of the Enviromental Issues task force which championed the new area of focus commented 'We have finally caught up to Costa and his vision'.

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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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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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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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