Sunday, 5 August 2012


Saturday 4th August 2012

This afternoon we joined President Bill Hyde and many members of the RC Leeds along with Partners and other family members at the Grassington Bowling Club for an afternoon of ‘Fun’ Crown Green Bowling. Part way through we broke for an Afternoon Tea of Cake, Scones with Jam and Cream thanks to many of the Ladies who supplied the very enjoyable Cakes etc..

After playing 3 or 4 games and the ‘Awards’ Presentations we departed and made our way to Skipton Golf Club for a very enjoyable evening meal with many more members and partners joining us. The evening was topped off by watching Jessica Ennis complete her Heptathlon Gold Medal with a magnificent performance in the final 800 meters heat on the Golf Clubs TV.

Many thanks to President Bill and all the members and families who made it such an enjoyable event along with raising over £500 for President Bill’s Charities for the year.

Thursday 2nd August


RYLA 2012 Week 2 End of Course Evening Hebden Hay. After the usual admin of signing certificates set on with Youth Opportunities District Chairman Trevor Woodward to cook the burgers and sausages on the BBQ. Stayed fine whilst we cooked but then unfortunately the heavens opened and we had to take the food inside and take cover.

Following the awards presentations we moved to an amazing show of many of the Rylarians talents both solo and group, well done to you all.

Another big thank you to ALL who helped make this year’s RYLA events such a magnificent success.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Early start this morning for yet another trip down to RIBI in Alcester for an LDTC Meeting. Very good meeting with plenty to report back to General Council on RIBI Assembly planning and other programmes.

Hard drive back home to Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day for a very good visit to RC Bradford Blaze this evening. Good evening of fellowship and fun with some interesting if challenging questions. Thanks to President Gerald and all the members for a very good evening.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Monday 30th July

Actually made my own Clubs meeting tonight. 

Excellent talk on Micro Loans by Peter Warburton (RC Skipton). Very good project with plenty of opportunities for all Clubs to participate.

Welcomed 5 visitors from RC Mirfield.

President Elect Bill in the chair

Sunday, 29 July 2012


Friday 27th July and a very early start, 5:30am, to drive down to Alcester for RIBI Conference Committee Meeting this morning. The programme will be released in the next couple of weeks along with Registration Forms and Links. With what is already released plus the few things still to be completely finalised this promises to be an excellent RIBI Conference and to make it even better its being held here in District 1040 in Harrogate 12th - 14th April 2013. Keep an eye on the RIBI Web Site and book early. www.ribi.org  

Thursday 26th July and a much better trip this time to Hebden Hay and the final afternoon and evening of the RYLA Course Week 1. Arrived and after a bit of admin, according to tradition assisted, or otherwise, District New Generations Chairman Trevor Woodward BBQ Burgers and Sausages for the RYLEE’s and Guests. This was followed by an amazing evening of entertainment all organised by the RYLEE’s but involved all those involved in the week’s activities. This week’s course participants had come together very well as a team as can be seen by the picture below, having their BBQ meal together. Can’t wait to see what next week’s participants have to offer.

Wednesday 25th and a trip over to Holmfirth for the Official Ribbon Cutting of their new amazing bench sited just across the road from their venue The Old Bridge. Due to the major accident and the extended closure of the M62 took me 2.5 hours to travel the 23 miles to Holmfirth but by leaving at 4pm just made it for the 6.30pm ceremony. Followed up by an enjoyable evening with the Club along with visitors from Glossop and Leeds. The rear panel depicts all the projects the Club is involved in.