Club Speakers 2018/19

Club Speakers 2018/19

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Club Speakers 2018/19
The Club Speaker finder is Secretary Paul Barnes.
Speakers 2018
Mon 16th July Phil Fryer - Being Frank.
Mon 3rd Sept - DG Nigel visit.
Mon 17th Sept - PCSO Catherine Brown.
MON 24th Sept - Sally Simpson - Working for ITV.
Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites
Club Speaker Phil Fryer Being Frank
Phil visited the club on Monday 6th July and gave a talk about his life and career. 
Phil was the very enjoyable entertainment at Nigels District 1040 Handover evening and he agreed to come to give a talk.. 
Phil was born in Batley, his Dad played Rugby League for Batley . Phil went to Batley High School and left to work in a carpet mill but soon left to have an apprenticeship as a hairdresser and  worked hard to have his own shop 
He met his wife Karen in 1976 and they invested in a hairdressing shop in Holbeck. 
Phil talked about his charity work organising and running 10K and Marathons for Charities such as Wheatfields Hospice St Gemmas, Candlelighters and British Heart Foundation raising thousands of pounds. 
He progressed into Triathlons and then to compete in the Iron Man series. 
His next step was to break records cycling for a top Yorkshire cycling club and became a good friend of cyclist Beryl Burton. 
He was introduced by a friend to the singing circuit and through hard work progressed to sing at the Crystal Rooms  at Batley Frontier. then onto a Yorks TV 30min documentary shown at Christmas featuring Phil singing in Dubai. 
He sold his business and after three children and two grand children with Karen he has become a UK wide successful Sinatra tribute singer. 
Secretary Paul gave thanks from the club for a very impressive insight into Pauls career.
LINK Phil Fryer Being Frank
Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites 
District Governor Nigels Visit 2018
 Monday 3rd September Birstall Luddires  DG Nigel Arthurs visited the club to give his speach to a combined RC of Mirfield  RC of Dewsbury, and RC of Birstall Luddites Rotarians assembled at
Gomersal Park Hotel. 
Nigel spoke of how he first started in Rotary 18 years ago and how he was inspired before that in a polio aid champagn.
Nigel empasized the need for all clubs to focus on Membership. Only in India and Asia were Rotary Clubs expanding and the need for clubs to tell people what Roatary is doing.
Nigel talked about Polio and about communicating through Mediaand  Social media
Nigel talked about the Rotactkids and Rotaract and Foundation and grants and Rotary Central.with 7 bulit points.
He talked about his coming District Conferance in Scarourough.

DG Nigel with President Jeremy     Three Luddite District Governors
Keith, Nigel and Robert

Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites   
Club Speaker PCSO Catherine Brown.
 Catherine visited the club Monday 17th Sept whilst on duty and gave a talk about her 
role as a Police Community Support Officer in and around Batley district        
Catherine explained that she is a civilan not a Police officer and can only make a citizens arrest..She is
based in Heckmondewike and has to travel by bus and then walking but very rarely by police car.    
She told of her differet roles - investigating ani social behavour, shop lifters, criminal damage, tracing missing people , burglaries and shed and garage.
She visits schools and churches giving talks. A concern is Internet saftey and chat rooms warning children of the dangers. She is focused this next week on Knife crime awareness week.
A sourse of local complaints is "bikes screeming local streets and off road". Her team have been logging local riders faces and bikes leads which they are following. Six bikes have been taken off the road this year. Another role is traffic, she can only give tickets for advice. She helps with controlling processions and events 
She finished expaining her very busy shedule giving visits talks and over the last week.
Catherine took questions from Luddites.
President Jeremy thanked Catherine for her visit to the club.

 LINK - FACEBOOK West Yorks Police Neighbourhood Policing
 Link - Nuisance Bikes
Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites    
Club Speaker Sally Simpson - Working for ITV. Mon 24th Sept 2018. 
Sally said she always wanted to be a journalist from a young age. winning a Brad Argos competition aged only 8. after A levels and trying to get Work Experience she got work with Hudds Examiner and did six and
half years at the Yorks Post in Bradford.
Sally said she didnt want to work for a National and as worked for Calendar for 11 year now.
Sally works all hours reading the headlines during both morning and evening news bulletins.
She works in the  news room
as a Journalist, writing bulletins and eventually got the opportunity to present Calendar news. Sally explained where they get their sources and that U tube was a big sources of news and that pictures tell the story.
A video was then shown of Sally on Calendar news and on outside broadcasts.    
In her Journalist role she as interviewed members or Royalty and famous artists.
Sally took questions from Rotarians talking of what
next for her..
Sally said she was very happy at Calendar
writing bulletins presenting news and doing outside broadcasts for the news bulletins.
 Rotarian John Sugden gave tanks to Sally for coming to speak to the club. John talked about Sally when she attended the club as a child with her parents , Martin her father is a founder member of Birstall Luddites.
Sally pictured above with President Jeremy.
 LINKS - Meet working Mum Sally.
 LINK - Sally Simpson on Twitter

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