Joint charter celebration

Joint charter celebration

This has proved to be an historic year for the Rotary Club of Haworth and Worth Valley and its parent club the Rotary Club of Keighley.

It was Haworth & Worth Valley’s Silver Anniversary having been formed in 1999 while Keighley have been serving its community for 90 years.

The members of the two clubs celebrated in style together with a joint charter dinner at Keighley Golf Club last Friday evening.

Hosted by one of Haworth & Worth Valley’s regular meeting chairmen Past President Gary Gardner (pictured left) and Keighley’s President Bernadine Maloney (pictured right).

Joining both clubs at the dinner was Rotarian David Phillips, the District Governor of Rotary District 1040 which covers much of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and Keighley’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Chris Herd and his wife Linda.

And as a major surprise for Gary Gardner the Bradford Area Assistant District Governor Caroline Murie was on hand to present him with his Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition for his long distinguished service to the Rotary movement and the communities both here in West Yorkshire and in Cambridgeshire.

The keynote speaker was Professor Fiona McCauley from the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford.

Besides Rotarians from Haworth & Worth Valley and Keighley, they were joined by members of neighbouring Clubs in Bradford, Bingley and Skipton.