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Rotary’s furriest member!

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The latest news from the Rotary Club of Bradford West. By Tony Caunt

Let me introduce you to our president, Dr Anne Raine, and her dog Maisie May.

Dr Anne Raine and Maisie May

Dr Anne Raine and Maisie May

Maisie is an honorary Rotarian as she and Anne participate in the Read2Dogs scheme, going into primary schools and listening to children reading. They get amazing results, with teachers report excellent progress among participating children.

Some of our other Rotarians also go into schools to help with reading. We also have members who operate the Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative (BSDPI). These are just some of the activities the club operates under its We’re for Communities scheme.

Recently the club members helped out with first aid at the Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale “It’s a Knockout” event, and again at Shipley’s Asda supermarket, where they helped with bag packing. The members also attended Great Horton Methodist on Saturday 14th September for their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan. £456 was raised.

The club has an annual Bowls evening at Bradford West Bowls Club and on 8th August, with warm summer weather, the members and partners enjoyed fellowship and fun over the crown greens. This was followed by an excellent buffet meal.

Rotary Club of Bradford West: crown green bolwing

So as you can see, the members and friends of Bradford West Rotary know how to enjoy themselves and help the local community at the same time. If you are looking for fellowship, friendship and a way of helping our local and international communities, you would enjoy being a member of the club. Call John Ellis on 07970 253371 or visit www.bradfordwestrotary.org

The programme for October is as follows: on the 2nd there will be a Frock Exchange at St Matthews Church, Wilsden, from 6pm, £5 entrance. Bring your unwanted clothes to swap for something new (to you!). The event will be in aid of Manorlands and Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale. At the usual lunchtime meeting of the club on Thursday 3rd at Sandal Farm, there will be our two students who recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Then on the 10th, Rotarian Terry Brown from Bingley Airedale Rotary will speak on their Nepal Project. On the weekend of the 12th and 13th, members will attend the district conference in Scarborough. The following Thursday 17th there will be a business meeting, followed on the 24th by Michael Brooke speaking on “designing out crime” (your guess at what this is all about is no better than mine)! Finally, the club will attend a performance of The Pirates of Penzance at the Halifax theatre.

So you see what you are missing! Make that telephone call, you won’t regret it.

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