Club and District News Items


This section is primarily for news items that Clubs might previously have submitted to the District Magazine, which has now been replaced by the email Newsletter. The Newsletter is focussed on future events, so past events are more appropriately placed on the website.

Some Newsletters, e.g. RIBI Communications newsletters, can be found in the Members Only Section. This can be accessed by logging in through Club or District websites, even if your Club does not use the RIBI template, provided you are registered on the RIBI system.

Club and District News Items pages:

Susie Morgan

Susie Morgan, Ripon Young Musician of the Year

Susie Morgan, Ripon Young Musician of the Year, proudly displays her certificate as a heat winner at the recent Rotary Young Musicians' Tournament. She takes her place in the final in Edinburgh next month.

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Dean of Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Rotary stall on Yorkshire Day

The Dean of Ripon Cathedral open to the Challenge of the Exercise Bike

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Mirfield Rotary and the Woodland Trust plant 150 trees

On a bleak morning in late January 2018 12 Rotarians, their partners and friends joined Roger Parkinson from the Woodland Trust to plant 150 native species trees at Shawcross.

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Archbishop Sentamu with club president

Archbishop of York visits Hornseaand East Riding Rotary Club

Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club had the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu as the guest speaker at a recent meeting.

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The Chain Gang

This year Hornsea Town Council has three Rotarians, from the Hornsea and East Riding Club as its “Chain Gang”. Keith Himsworth is the Mayor, his wife Hilary the Mayoress and Andrew Eastwood the deputy mayor!

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presentation to Ken

Ken Robertshaw Receives Rotary International’s Highest Award

At a recent weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Halifax, past DG Ken Robertshaw was presented with RI’s highest honour, the Service Above Self Award.

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Halifax Rotary's annual treat for disadvantaged

At its annual February event some forty guests enjoyed an evening’s entertainment at The Maurice Jagger Centre

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Rotary Young Citizen Award Winners Inteviews on BBC

Rotary Young Citizen Award winners are being interviewed on Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy on the BBC News Channel this week, leading up to the Awards Presentation with TV Presenter Ellie Crisell at the RGBI Conference on Saturday 7th April

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Raising awareness of Rotary’s aim to eradicate Polio

Normanton Rotarians and the mayor of Featherstone helped school children plant purple crocuses to raise awareness of Rotary's eradicate polio campaign

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Therapy Centre

Global Grant for Headingley's Sylvia Wright project

Headingley Rotary Club, assisted by several other clubs in District 1040, organised the raising of £8,000 in order to attract a global grant from Rotary International of $35,000 for Sylvia Wright's new Therapy Centre.

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Days for Girls at York Minster

Rotary York Ainsty organised a workshop in York Minster in which volunteers made feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries .

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Wilberforce 1

Mercy Boat Unveiled

A boat, funded by Rotary and built in Hull, will serve as a mobile medical clinic in Ghana

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President Pat with all three recipients

Long Service Honoured

The President of Batley Rotary, Pat Taylor, presented long service certificates to three members.

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Runners

Hornsea & East Riding One Third Marathon

April saw the 10th annual one third Hornsea Marathon. Almost 500 runners took part in this event. The main beneficiary of the run is Marie Curie

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A successful launch

Calderdale Rotary Club's Technology Tournament 2017

At the Leisure Centre in Halifax schools from within Calderdale had a great day challenging one another to launch a missile into ‘the atmosphere’ and then safely return the rocket’s capsule back to terra firma!

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Hornsea Rotarians with 25 years service

Rotarians Silver Service Awards

Six Rotarians were awarded 25 year service certificates for their dedication in providing 25 years service at Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club recently.

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Holly Lynch MP Becomes an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Halifax

At a recent weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Halifax, our local MP Holly Lynch was welcomed as an Honorary Member into its club.

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racing car

Hornsea Rotary Club help Hornsea School to win the Formula 24 at the KCOM

The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding sponsored ‘Morpheus’, a Formula 24 car entered by Hornsea School in a Le Mans style competition organised by Greenpower Education Trust, a charity promoting sustainable engineering to young people.

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Riders

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

The first charity Ripon Rotary Bike Ride after taking over from Acorn was well supported on May 13th with over 600 riders. Dememtia Forward, Scleroderma Resaerch and Ripon Rotary charities will benefit.

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Rtn Keith Twigg with Cllr John Dennis and Claire Frisby Look North newsreader

Rotarian receives a County Council's Community Award

Rotarian Keith Twigg PHF of the Hornsea and East Riding Club has been awarded the East Riding of Yorkshire Chairman’s Community Individual Award at an awards ceremony in Bridlington.

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Castle Carr Fountain

A Record Crowd Enjoys Castle Carr Fountain Display

On Sunday 2nd July people flocked to the estate of Castle Carr to see its famous pressure fed fountain rise majestically well over 120 foot into the air.

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Daniel and Yasmin

Visit of 1040 Ambassadorial Scholar to Headingley Hosts

Former Rotary Scholar Daniel Smith and his wife Yasmin paid a short return visit to Leeds at the end of June, staying with Margaret and David Kirby.

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the winners from Salterhebble Primary School, pictured with President Elect Hilary Barber

Halifax Rotary Primary School Quiz Heat

The Rotary Club of Halifax held their fourth annual Primary School Quiz Heat at Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College on 16th March 2017.

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Ripon Rotary Daffodil Delights

Residents in local care homes were recently taken on a tour of the daffodil sites in the area by some Club members.

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York Rotary Dragon Boat Race aims for £1M

York Rotary Club have been running a Dragon Boat Challenge on the River Ouse for 14 years and raised over £940,000 for 170 York and Yorkshire charities. They expect that, with this year's event on July 9th, they will reach the £1000,000 mark!

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Rotarians on Fairy Steps

Ripon Rotary repairs Fairy Steps

Ripon Rotarians have been working on the Fairy steps near Rustic Bridge, a local beauty spot

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Hornsea and East Riding club's 60's Night

Over 60 Rotarians and guests filled the dining room at the Wrygarth Inn for the Hornsea and East Riding Club’s 60’s night.

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Food bank collection

Rotarians collect for a Food Bank

Rotary members of Hornsea and East Riding club turned in at Tesco to collect for the food bank

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Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

If you're interested in a bike ride through the delightful countryside in North Yorkshire, while raising funds for local charities, the Ripon Rotary Bike Ride is for you!

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Ripon City Training Band

Ripon Rotary's Celebration of Youth Concert

The Celebration of Youth Concert was in aid of Ripon Walled Garden and held at Holy Trinity Church. Harrogate

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Hull Spring Concert

Hull Music Bursaries Scheme co-organised by Humberside Rotary

The aim of this Scheme is to help some of Hull"™s talented young musicians flourish by developing their potential.

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Brian Whitaker receives cerificate from PDG Rod Walmsley

Celebration of Long Service

The meeting of the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge on the 16th January was very special in that it celebrated 115 years of service to the club spread across three of our members.

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Hazel Murgatroyd, Roger Teal and Sandra Dixeywith Rtn Neil Crossley on the left and President David Roper centre.

Rotary's Newest members in Yorkshire for 2017

A number of new members joined the District in the New Year, with the Rotary Club of Halifax topping the list by admitting three new members on the same day!

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Andrew and Canon Ruth Newton at the new dropped kerb

Ripon Rotary arrange for a dropped kerb

The kerb is opposite the Ripon Spa Hotel where the Rotary Club of Ripon hold their meetings.

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BBQ

Ripon Rotary holds BBQ for school in Rwanda

Club joined with Inner Wheel in holding a bbq for Tubakunde - a primary school in Rwanda - in Club President Robert Ankcorn's garden for 90 people.

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Ripon Rotary choir

Ripon Rotary Choir sing for Ripon Walled Garden

Ripon Rotary Choir were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ripon while singing in the market square in aid of the Ripon Walled Garden on December 10th. Some appreciative and aspiring shoppers/singers also joined the group

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Pam & Joanne

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontà«, the Rotary Club of Cleckheaton & District teamed up with their local museum to host a Brontà«s in Bloom Flower Festival.

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christmas shoeboxes

Normanton Rotary Christmas shoeboxes

For more than ten years, in the period before Christmas, Normanton Rotarian Robert Burgess has organised an appeal for the collection of decorated shoeboxes containing gifts for children of all ages, which are then distributed to under privileged children

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Teeing off

A Glorious Day on The Greens

On Thursday 1st September at West End Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Halifax held its 20th Charity Golf Day.

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Castle Carr Fountain

Castle Carr"™s Fountain "˜Played Again"™

On Sunday 3rd July on the estate of Castle Carr in Halifax, its famous gravity fed fountain rose magnificently into the blue skies in aid of Rotary local charities.

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Exhibits

Hull Young Artist of the Year Exhibition

During August 2016 RC Holderness members are staging an exhibition of artwork at Hull Central Library, showcasing the artistic talent of students in Hull's schools and colleges.

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Boat No6 Stuarts Big Kiss wins The Final at Pugneys leisure park Wakefield

Wakefield Chantry Dragon Boat Race

This year's Wakefield Dragon Boat Race took place on 9th July, with funds being raised for charities

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Ripon Horn

Rotary re-plants Ripon Horn

Ripon Rotary members have recently finished re-planting the Ripon Horn on Rotary Way.

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President of Leeds Rotary, Keith Harbage at Seagulls paint store

ROTARY DONATION TO HELP LEEDS FLOOD VICTIMS

The Rotary District 1040 Yorkshire Flood Appeal which raised in excess of £100,000 has just made a donation of £5000 to Seagulls, a Leeds based Social Enterprise, following a successful application made by the Rotary Club of Leeds

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Hazel Haas places DG Chain on Phil Poole

District Handover 2016

Hazel Haas handed over the District Governor's chain to Phil Poole.

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THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORMANTON"™S "BOB ABSON COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD"

This year the award went to Christina Stuart

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President Keith Harbage with cards and bannerette

300 Rotarians Celebrate a Century of Community Service

The Rotary Club of Leeds has just celebrated its 100th Birthday.

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Halifax Rotarians busy gardening

The Gardening Committee of the Rotary Club of Halifax have been active again!

John Seager, the clubs Environmental Officer, took the pictures recently of volunteer members of the Rotary Club of Halifax taking a rest-bite from its gardening activities on land by the side of the Yorkshire Bank in Halifax.

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chefs at work

Rotary Young Chef District Final

Six Young Chefs from across West & North Yorkshire came together at Betty"™s Cookery School recently to compete in the District Final of Rotary"™s National Young Chef competition sponsored by Filippo Berio.

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Young Citizen Award Winners at Normanton

Rotary Young Citizen Awards Event 2016

The Rotary Club of Normanton held another successful, Young Citizen Award event at the White Horse in Sharlston on Wednesday 27th. January 2016.

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The Band

Rotary Valentine's Ball raise money for Air Ambulance

Elland Rotary Club held a very successful Valentines Ball on 13th February 2016 at Baines Hall, Elland, in aid of charities including Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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Flood in Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE Flood Appeal

Rotary in Yorkshire would like to thank all those who have contributed to our Appeal for help following the flooding in our area. The Appeal Fund will remain open for some time,

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Rotary collection in Normanton

Rotarians collect for Yorkshire Flood Victims

The Rotary Club of Normanton decided to make another public appeal to raise funds, this time for the stricken families in the Yorkshire area who have been devastated by the recent floods.

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Training students and community members

Rotary starts farming project in Tanzanian school

A low cost sustainable farming project has transformed a school with 1065 pupils and the surrounding community.

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Ken Robertshaw receiving award from DG Hazel Haas

Ken Robertshaw Awarded the "˜Rotary Avenues of Service Citation"™

The Rotary Club of Halifax at its recent dinner celebrating its 94th Annual Charter, was proud to present to Rotarian Ken Robertshaw one of Rotary International"™s top recognitions, passing to him an "˜RI Avenues of Service Citation"™.

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Samiksha Pradhan

Rotary supports Nurse Training in Darjeeling

Details have arrived of the first two nurses to undergo training sponsored by Pontefract Rotary Club via the Darjeeling Children"™s Trust. This includes the cost of accommodation and food along with uniforms and books.

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Ripon Pancake Race

The crack Rotary Club of Ripon Pancake Race team made an impact yesterday at the 18th annual race staged by Ripon Festivals in conjunction with Ripon Rowels Rotary Club.

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Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition

Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition 2016

The invitation to this event promised "˜an evening of music and mouth-watering treats"™, which was a bit of an understatement: those Rotarians able to get to Roundhay School last Tuesday evening were rewarded with a feast, both gastronomic and musical.

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International Accolade for York Rotary

The Rotary Club of York has been awarded an International Significant Achievement award for organising the annual dragon boat challenge.

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Burns night

Rotary Club of Ripon Burns Supper

Kilts were in abundance among the ninety people who celebrated the life and achievements of Robert Burns at the Spa Hotel, Ripon.

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Rtn David Bradley boxing

Rotarian Fights for Good Cause

Rtn David Bradley of Leeds White Rose Rotary, fought a "White Collar Fight" in aid of Cancer Reasearch

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Rocking horse presented to Jill Hickman

Rocking Horse for Autistic Children

On Thursday the 17th December a beautifully carved wooden rocking horse was presented to Mrs Jill Hickman the Centre Coordinator for The Butterflies Sure Start Children"™s Centre in Normanton by Robert Ruffler, President of the Rotary Club of Normanton

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Normanton Rotarians collecting for Cumbria

Yorkshire Rotarians help Cumbria

Rotarians in Yorkshire are fundraising to help the victims of flooding in Cumbria.

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Derek with family

Normanton Rotarian receives CBE

In the Queen"™s Birthday Honours List, Rotarian, Derek Searby TD, Normanton Rotary's "President-Elect" was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

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Volunteers with shoeboxes

Rotary and Shoeboxes

For more than ten years the Rotary Club of Normanton has launched an appeal for the collection of decorated shoeboxes containing gifts for children of all ages, in the period just before Christmas.

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Holy Trinity Junior School Choir

Rotary sponsors Music Concert

The Rotary Club of Ripon sponsored a Celebration of Youth Through Music Concert at Holy Trinity Church in aid of Dementia Forward.

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Band concert

Band Concert in aid of Hospice

The Yorkshire Volunteers and Corps of Drums held a band concert, organised by Rotarian Ian James and the Rotary Club of Normanton, in memory of the late Ian Dransfield PHF, with all proceeds in aid of The Prince of Wales Hospice

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Otley Chevin Rotarians planting bulbs

RC of Otley Chevin plant daffodils

The Rotary Club of Otley Chevin after the bad weather managed to finish off planting Daffodill bulbs along Rotary Way.

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RotaKids Flashdance

RotaKids Flashdance

St Mary's RotaKids, just after they did their 'Flash dance' at ASDA Morley on the 23rd October to raise awareness about World Polio Day.

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Tree of Lights

TREE OF LIGHTS at Sowerby Bridge

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge held its Tree of Lights switch-on ceremony last Friday and it was attended by over 50 people. The funds raised this year will contribute towards the Club's external Defibrillator Programme in the Sowerby Bridge area.

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Wendy Richardson and President Chris Eyes

Ripon Rotary inducts first lady associate member

Glasgow born Wendy Richardson is Ripon Rotary's first woman associate member and was welcomed into the Club at a recent meeting.

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Rotarians & pupils at Sherburn Aero Club

School to build Flight Simulator!

Sowerby Bridge Rotary Club is helping Ryburn "˜STEM"™ Club Reach For The Skies as they enter the second round of "The Falcon Initiative"

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President Keith Harbage having his BP taken

Leeds BP Day in Centenary Year

The Rotary club of Leeds have been holding a Blood Pressure day for several years always in late October, and in this, their Centenary Year, took more BPs than ever before.

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25,000th pupil

25,000th pupil attends Positive Lifestyle Course

The Positive Lifestyle Centre celebrated having their 25,000th pupil by presenting Mike Smith, Past President of Bradford Rotary Club, with a plaque to recognise his contribution

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Stones Methodist Church Ripponden, Hazel Brindle, Andrew Smith, John Spikings, Councillor Melvyn Smith, Councillor Jayne Smith

A Rotary Club gives Defibrillators!

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge have made a phenomenal achievement by installing their fifths Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) in less than twelve months making Sowerby Bridge a "Heart Safe Town" according to Yorkshire Ambulance Service Communi

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Children in Need Collection at Shipley

11 Rotarians became like soggy cabages when they held a collection for Children in Need at Shipley.

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Maddie working with President David Laycock and Past President Paul

Spectacular Success!

Cleckheaton and District Rotary Club will have collected a total of 100,000 pairs of spectacles for Vision Aid Ovserseas by the end of this year

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Rotarian helpers

Blood pressure testing in Bradford

On Saturday 5th September the Rotary Club of Blaize worked with the Stroke Association to provide free Blood Testing at the Boots Chemists in the Arndale Centre in Bradford from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Group photo

Shower Chair for Marie Curie

Bradford 10 Rotary Clubs presented a special "˜Shower Chair"™ to the Marie Curie Hospice for the specific use of Motor Neurone Disease patients

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Rotary gives Dictionaries for Life

The Rotary Club Of Otley Chevins president Tom Liptrot and Roy Tate, Community Chairman, gave out Rotarys Dictionaries for Life at Askwith and the Whartons schools

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Rotary Rocks with Shakespeare!

An amazing bit of inter- Rotary cooperation

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Dragon boat race final

A FANTASTIC DAY ON PUGNEYS LAKE!!

The 2015 7th Annual Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on Pugneys Lake on Saturday July 11 proved to be a stunning success once again.

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speaker Geoff Cope, Mike Abbott, District Governor Hazel Haas, Club President Chris Eyes

Mike Abbot's 50 years in Rotary

Pictures from the Rotary Club of Ripon Special lunch to mark Mike Abbott's 50 years of Rotary service

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New DG Hazel Haas with IPDG Rod Walmsley

Rotary in Yorkshire's first lady DG

Knaresborough Rotarian Hazel Haas has become the first woman to become District Governor of Rotary District 1040, which covers seventy nine clubs in North and West Yorkshire

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Physionet Founder and Paul Harris Fellow Peter Thompson preparing a shipment of wheelchairs.

Founder of PhysioNet awarded PHF

Knaresborough Rotary Club has recognised the work of one of its members who established the charity PhysioNet with the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship.

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The winner at her computer with President Derek and District Governor Rod Walmsley looking on

Yorkshire pupil wins Rotary Young Writers Competition!

A pupil at Cragg Vale J & I School has won first prize in the Rotary Young writers Competition!

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Rotarians at Headingley

GREAT CRICKET, SHAME ABOUT THE WEATHER

More than 350 Rotarians from 30 clubs across Yorkshire travelled to Leeds for Rotary Day Out at the recent Headingley Test Match

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Presentation of computer

Computers for Africa

Two out of 19 secondary schools "“ each with pupils over 1,000 "“ have the opportunity to introduce information technology, thanks to District 1040.

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Alan Booth

Rotarian Alan Booth- Man of Records

In 50 years as a Rotarian, Alan has never missed a weekly meeting!

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Orphanage under construction

An Indian meal to raise funds for Darjeeling Childrens Trust

Pontefract Rotary is organising an Indian Meal on 21st July 2015 at the Thaal Restaurant, Great North Road, Brotherton WF11 9EE (formerly "The Brotherton Fox") to raise funds for the Darjeeling Children"™s Trust (DCT).

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Ruth carrying out refraction

SPECTACLES TO TANZANIA

Ruth Perrott, an optometrist, joined the Rotary team visiting Ukerewe in Tanzania to run eye clinics and provide spectacles.

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Mississippi Challenge Successful!

Ken Robertshaw and Grace Alsanac have completed their epic 2400 mile journey by canoe down the length of the Mississippi river

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River Aire Challenge Success

Rotarians and guests gathered at Sandal Farm Bradford to celebrate the finale of the Rotary River Aire Challenge.

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Rotary in Calderdale 2014 Christmas Community Shoebox Appeal Launched

The beginning of October saw the launch of this year’s shoebox appeal to benefit those in need in the community of Calderdale to ensure at Christmas many will receive a present to put a smile on the faces of so many.

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Rotary Efforts during Le Tour in Yorkshire

Many Rotary clubs involved themselves in various ways when Le Tour de France visited Yorkshire.

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Mississippi Challenge!

Ken Robertshaw and Grace Alsancak will set out in August 2014 in 2 sixteen-foot sea kayaks and will travel the entire length of the Mississipi river from source to sea. Largely unsupported they will carry their own supplies and find campsites along the ri

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Whitby Endeavour Competition for Primary Schools

For the second year the Club ran their Design and Build Competition for primary schools. They are given a task, which this year was a space capsule launcher, and they design and build it at school.

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CANOEIST WILL PADDLE LENGTH OF RIVER AIRE…… AND DRINK ITS WATER

A Bradford man will try to canoe the length of the River Aire and drink its water along the way to keep him going.

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Skipton Clubs Young Citizens Awards

The Skipton Clubs organised their second Young Citizens Awards, it involves around 18 months planning of promoting and collecting sponsors, 3 days of judging the entrants in 5 categories Art, Music, Sport, Work Place and Citizen.

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Yorkshire Comes Together for Teen Fundraiser’s May Challenge

The current Child Fundraiser of the Year, 14-year-old Bethany Hare, is challenging people from her home county of Yorkshire to come together and raise funds towards building Smile Cottage

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Rotary Dragon Boat Race supports Help for Heroes

The unnveiling of a commemorative plaque in a room at the Personal Recovery Centre at Catterick was an appropriate way to end the 2013 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge. Help for Heroes was the principal charity supported in last years event.

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Rotary Walking on Water

Last Saturday a group of almost forty Rotarians and friends set off across a sunny and breezy Morecambe Bay to raise funds for rainwater harvesting in the Horn of Africa.

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RIBI President visits Yorkshire

The President of Rotary International in Britain and Ireland, Nan McReady, visited Yorkshire (Rotary District 1040) in November.

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York Dragon Boat Race Presentation

The 2013 York Rotary Dragon Boat crossed the finishing line at an awards presentation hosted by the Sherriff of York in the Mansion House.

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ROTARY FLASH MOB Meets BOLLYWOOD!

Rotary club of Northallerton Mowbray held a Flash Mob Dance in Northallerton High Street

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Rotary in Calderdale Scoops Prestigious Award for their Outstanding Community Spirit

The Halifax Courier Community Spirit Award Ceremony was held on 18th July at Berties Banqueting Hall in Calderdale.

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Rotary Navigation Walk

Rotary’s 3rd Navigation Walk was organised by 9 Rotary Clubs with another 7 assisting, to raise funds by sponsorship for Overgate, Forget Me Not, Wakefield, Kirkwood Hospices.

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Whitby Honours Two Rotarians

In a well-attended ceremony at the Coliseum in Whitby, Town Mayor John Freeman granted Honorary Citizenship of Whitby to two of the town’s best known and loved citizens

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DISTRICT HANDOVER 2013

This year's District Handover this took place yesterday evening at Harrogate Pavillions when 84 Rotarians from across the District watched Keith Davison hand over his chain of office to Mark Stewart-Clarke.

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Contact the Elderly in Howarth & Worth Valley

Contact the Elderly is a charity set up to provide monthly tea parties for elderly people who are lonely or otherwise unable to get to social events.

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Rotaract Club Egyptian Dinner

On January 20th the York Rotaract Club put on a special "Egyptian Dinner" organised by Rotaractor Jenny Michel, who is from Egypt.

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Rotary Postmen in Wakefield

Apart from many members being out and about playing the part of festive postmen in the Wakefield club’s first Christmas card charity mailing project, there was plenty to do in the lead up to Christmas.

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Otley School ShelterBox event

Students with one of the ShelterBox tents they helped put up. Organised by teacher Michelle Lister, the event also included input from Rotarians

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Rotary Young Chef -Archbishop Holgate School

The nine pupils from Archbishop Holgate School who were awarded certificates by President Darrell Hind for participating in the School Young Chef competition on 19th December

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Shoeboxes ‘Full of Kindness’ for Our Own Communities

Working together clubs can achieve more, the Rotary Clubs in Calderdale believe, with a figure approaching 4,000, the distribution this next week of Christmas shoeboxes will bring happy smiles to a great number of Calderdale folk.

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Our Heroes Receive a Warm Reception

Halifax Rotary Club’s immediate past President David Horsman made a presentation of a cheque to Lt Col Zac Stennings on the occasion of the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment’s recent visit to Halifax.

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Rotary Supports Salvation Army Christmas Project

Rotary Club of York President Darrell Hind presents a cheque for £300 to Major Andrew Dunkinson, Commanding Officer of York Salvation Army.

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District Conference 2012 photos

A compilation of photos taken at the 2012 Conference in Scarborough. Thanks to Mike Wilkins and Brian Souter.

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Two Removal Companies carry Rotary End Polio Now Logos

Two major UK Removal and Storage Companies have agreed to carry Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Logo’s on all their vehicles. GB Liners and White and Company will carry the logos on all their vehicles used for both National and International removals.

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Rotary Clubs shortlisted in Community Awards

Rotary clubs in Calderdale were shortlisted for the Diamond Jubilee Charity of the Year Award sponsored by Riley & Co at The Courier Community Spirit

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District Handover Photos

I will add photos of the District handover as I receive them.So please send some!This one was sent by Colin Perrott, courtesy of York Press.

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Rotarian to travel 250K by Dog Sled for Charity

Ken Robertshaw, of the Rotary Club of Halifax, has accepted the Challenge of a Lifetime to help the Theodora Children’s Trust put smiles back on the faces of children who have to spend time in hospital.

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Rotarians support Air Ambulance by watching football

Members of the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge watched the Huddersfield Town match against Brentford from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance hospitality box at the Galpharm Stadium last Saturday.

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District Conference photos

Photo shows the winners & runners up in the Fancy Dress Competition on the Saturday night at conference. L. to R. Chris Metcalfe (Elland), Diane Park (Keighley), Ian Park (Skipton), Hazel Metcalfe (Elland)

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Winner of Rotary/Yorkshire Water Photography Competition

Amateur photographer, Nick Dawson (who is a postman by day), received first prize in the Yorkshire Rotary Clubs/Yorkshire Water photographic competition

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District Shop organisers receive tankards

At District 1040 Council meeting in Fulford School on 1st October D G Willie Clark presented John & Mike Russell with inscribed tankards to acknowledge their eight years service as District Shop organisers.

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District Handover 2011

This year's District Handover from DG Roger Percival to DG for 2011-12, Willie Clarke took place at York Railway Museum.An excellent evening was enjoyed by everyone in superb surroundings.

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Paul Harris Fellowship Presented to The Yorkshire Regiment

Recently at The Rock Inn in Halifax, the Rotary Club of Halifax was delighted to present to Colonel Tom Vallings of the3rd Battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment, The Duke of Wellingtons, the distinguished award of a Paul Harris Fellowship.

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Rotarians ride trandem from Hertfordshire to Scarborough for D1260 Conference

7 Rotarians will ride one trandem and two tandems 216 miles to Scarborough for their District Conference for charites.

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Himalayas from Pokhara

Nepal Schools Computerisation Project

A team of 8 Rotarians from District 1040 will visit 2 schools for 3 weeks in Nepal in February/March 2011

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Roger Percival receives the DG chain of office from Em LLoyd Davies

District Handover 2010

District Governor Em LLoyd Davies handed over to District Governor Elect Roger Percival today.

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2 Protection Workshops for CLUB PROTECTION OFFICERS

2 Protection Workshops for CLUB PROTECTION OFFICERS are planned to explain about the new legislation and procedures.

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James Harrap and Victoria Carver being inducted by DG Em Lloyd Davies and Club President Ben

Who says young people don’t join Rotary

Last night following a ‘fish & chips’ supper at President Ben Griffith's house (their usual venue being snowed in), the Rotary Club of Haworth & Worth Valley inducted two members both aged 30 years, yes 30 years old.

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Rich D’Acqua (DG D5330), IPDG D1040 John Philip, Pres. RC Osgoldcoss & Elmet, Pam Smith, Chris Smith, Sue D’Acqua

Group Fellowship Exchange

A group fellowship exchange is being arranged between District 1040 and District 5330 in Southern California.

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RI Best Cooperative Project Award

Rotary International will recognize club service projects, done with other organizations, with the Best Cooperative Project Award

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Australian Bushfire Recovery Appeal

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Clown Doctors raffle

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Clean up

Sowerby Bridge Floods

Sowerby Bridge was one of the many towns and villages in West Yorkshire badly affected by the recent floods. This is a report on how the Rotary Club and local community responded.

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