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Rotary Youth Development under Sail, 2016, Whitehaven to ???

One of our Rotarians, Simon Rebecchi, is volunteering this time to take to the high seas as voluntary Crew Staff on the tall ship, James Cook, from Whitehaven in the last week of August in Partnership between Ocean Youth Trust North  and Rotary Youth Development under Sail (RYDUS)RYDUS Awardees who have been selected and sponsored by their…
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A week as a RYLA mentor 2016 – update

I arrived on the Saturday afternoon at Hebden Hey Scout Camp to meet up with the RYLA team and the Awesome Adventure team, and in true Rotary style after a briefing and planning meeting, we all headed to the pub for a few drinks and a meal before the RYLA awardees arrived on the Sunday…
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Somewhere in Europe part два?

So far we have travelled across nine counties, four time zones and around 3,300 miles and we are not even half way there yet. It actually feels like a gastronomic tour of European motorway service stations. Favourite services so far are probably Lithuania followed by Poland. We are thinking of creating a scrap book of…
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Somewhere in Europe – part une

THE role of a Rotary President is to be an ambassador for the club and host weekly meetings. David Price certainly does the former but at the moment it means he cannot do the latter. After swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team in June he set off last weekend on the…
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Rotary Youth Leadership Award [RYLA] 2016

Rotary Youth Leadership Award [RYLA] 2016 One of our members, Simon Rebecchi, has volunteered as a RYLA Student Mentor on week 1 of district 1040’s RYLA course, ran at Hebdon Hey Scout Centre in the beautiful Hardcastle Crags Valley, near Hebdon Bridge. The aims of RYLA District 1040 have chosen to aim the RYLA course…
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13 hours and 31 minutes!

When asked on his ideas of a fun day out, very few people expected David Price of Leeds White Rose Rotary club to say ‘swimming the channel, of course’. The team of six set out across the channel at precisely 3:57am. On what was a rather choppy and rough day, despite the Channel Swimming Association…
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We only went and swam the English Channel!!!

We started off from Dover at 3.57am in the dark with glow sticks and flashing lights attached to the first swimmer. Who was also the first victim of the jelly fish – no wetsuits allowed for protection as we were swimming under the official Channel Swimming Association rules.   We each had to swim an…
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David Bowie insights by Denis Flannery

Our speaker this week, Denis Flannery senior lecturer at Leeds Uni, has an expertise in the life of David Bowie and will share with us over breakfast, come join us to hear this very interesting speaker. Park Plaza, Leeds, for breakfast at 7:15am Denis Flannery was educated at University College, Dublin and the University of…
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