Meetings held unless otherwise detailed at K.R.U.F.C. Skipton Road, Utley, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6DT on Tuesdays, 7.30 pm 14th April 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 28th April 2015 Business plus 5th May 2015 BRADFORD INTERCLUB: The Together Women Project 12th May 2015 KOST Orphanage (Kenya) representative 15th May 2015 CEILIDH with Spinning Jelly at KRUFC 9th June 2015 Dr John Rhodes will talk on work of MERCY SHIPS 23rd June 2015 BINGLEY INTERCLUB: West Yorkshire Police Commissioner 23rd June 2015 Business Plus, includes Aire Valley contact centre update 7th July 2015 Jane Ramsden will talk on “Herbalism” 21st July 2015 SUMMER OUTING to be advised 28th July 2015 Together Women Project 4th August 2015 Business plus 8th September 2015 Business plus, includes update on Domestic Violence Services (DVS) 22nd September 2015 Speaker from Suma Health Foods 13th October 2015 Business plus 27th October 2015 Bill Bairstow, retired
Our 2015 Conference will be held from 5th to 7th November 2015 at SECC Clyde Auditorium and promises a chance to hear first class speakers; Dame Stella Rimington; Justice Rowan Downing; Jo Fairley; Sarah Montague; Andrew Giles and Olivia Giles booked at present. An opportunity to meet with members of other clubs and old friends from all over the Globe. Civic Reception. Check out the website to see the opportunity of early booking discounts.
Ann Dinsdale – Curator of Bronte Parsonage Ann gave a very interesting talk on the Museum which first opened on 4th August 1928. She gave an insight into the problems of tracing original manuscripts. She also explained the difficulty of fundraising for certain documents in time for the sales. The talk was in context with the lives of the sisters but a different perspective to that usually heard. Definately made you feel you wanted to make another visit to the Parsonage.
SPEAKER: Elaine Appleby – Mojo
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Our President Elect was installed for our 80th Anniversary year and we welcome Annie Speller and hope she will have a good year.
Treasurer, Jean Sykes, and IPP, Jean Gee attended a speaker meeting at Bingley Club.
Two club members attended the 80th Charter dinner of Harrogate which was well attended at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate. Members had travelled from all over the world including Japan and Belgium to attend the celebratory weekend.
Sadly the Women Together speaker was unable to attend. Our Secretary, Christine Anderton, volunteered her services and gave an excellent talk on her recent visit to Botswana. The safari had been well planned and Christine had many photographs of animals at close quarters and detailed the area of the country where they had travelled on a map. Members were eager to learn of the adventure she had undertaken last month.
First meeting of the new academic year took place and we welcomed two potential new members. The meeting focused on preparation for our contribution to the National BIG COFFEE BREAK FOR MACMILLAN CANCER. We plan our event for 26th September 2013 from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm in school. It is anticipated that it will be a non uniform day and everyone volunteered food for the event.
Susan Dunne of Pet the Pony gave us a talk about how she first started this project and how she hopes to build it to charitable status. She explained that whilst working in a local Care Home she realised that patients often missed contact with pets and other animals. She has two British miniature spotted ponies which she takes to schools and care homes where they are welcomed. A DVD was shown of the news item from ITV’s Calendar programme when they visited the Yorkshire Disabled unit at St. Ives, Bingley. Photographs were shown of the ponies as they were not allowed into K.R.U.F.C.