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  • Awards, marshalling and charity meal with top brass - just a normal week for our president

    What a wonderful club meeting we had this week!, made even more special by the presence of our ADG, Mike Bamford.

    Despite being a lovely warm day, there was almost no chance for the men to remove their jackets - ask Ian what the significance of this comment is!

    We were all delighted to induct Carolyn into our club. She has really thrown herself into Rotary, endearing herself to us all. She is already an essential member of the Rotary River Aire Challenge organising team.

    Then Mike and I were absolutely delighted to present two of our members with the most prestigious Paul Harris award - both were completely unaware that this was happening.

    The first was to Ron Wilkinson....

    The second was to Robert Morphet...

    I felt so humbled whilst I was reminding the Club of all that these two had done for Rotary over many years.

    Sunday was a great day in the sunshine marshalling for the Tour de Queensbury Family Cycle Event. We were happy to help and, in return, had the opportunity to set up Brian's Gazebo with water for the cyclists, leaflets, a shelter box and an Aquabox demonstration, raising awareness of Rotary in the community. Particularly great to have our two newest members, Allison and Carolyn, there and also Richard and Judy Caunt - Friends of Bradford West!

    Due to our presence at that event, we subsequently had a call from the T&A who wanted to interview Robin Naylor about the Rotary River Aire Challenge.

    The Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal held a luncheon at the Dubrovnic Hotel. I was honoured to sit next to Prof Laurence Patterson himself and also won an invite to afternoon tea with him in his Unit at Bradford University for me and three others. It will be a good opportunity to present our cheque to them to support their research into new cancer treatments, keeping Bradford in the forefront of this work. I discovered that Hayley Collis, sitting with us, had worked with Prof Turner who did so much to develop the use of early cancer drugs in Bradford. I myself worked at Bradford Royal Infirmary with his successor, Denis Parker, who continued to support his fantastic work.

    Five weeks to go until I hand over to Robert - but who's counting?


    • 1. May 22 2014 8:41AM by graemep

      We are gathered here........It does look like Robert and Carolyn are getting married!!

    • 2. May 22 2014 8:56AM by Carolyn

      Except I'm in black and Robert doesn't look to happy!

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