There is much more to see on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please take a look.

Our Valuation & Antiques Fair, in association with the Rotary Club of Ossett, is on Saturday 30th July. Eric Knowles of BBC's Antiques Roadshow will be in attendance.

A Christmas stamp design competition for children has now been launched. Please follow the link.

Our SWIM RELAY on the 10th April raised over 700 for charities. Please following this link for further details.


Stuart Pickering induction A former RAF squadron leader who won the Distinguished Service Order for his work with Special Forces is the club's latest new member. He was inducted on 21st January by president Michael Townsend.

Stuart Pickering, who retired from the RAF in 1993, spent the last five years of his service with Special Forces as a forward air controller, operating mostly in the Middle East. He earned his DSO during the First Gulf War.

He joined the RAF in 1970, becoming officer commanding physical education at various military establishments, spending time on detachments at both RAF and Army units worldwide, normally organising specialist training.

He was involved in equestrian sport as a three-day event rider and was RAF and inter-service individual champion six times. He is still involved in the horse world, teaching dressage and crosscountry riding. He also lectures on horse management for the British Horseracing Authority and the Northern Racing College at Doncaster.

After he retired from the RAF he was involved in investment banking, later working for an American multi-national designing financial packages for major UK companies.

Stuart (centre) was proposed for membership by Stuart Livesey (right), They are pictured with club president Michael Townsend.

The Rotary Charity Christmas Post was operational again in 2015 and this year included Ossett. More...........

And Santa toured the streets of Sandal, Pinders Heath and Pledwick once again. See details here.........

teddyjumpReady Teddy.....Jump

Our Teddy Bear Parachute Jump on the 20th September 2015, with the aid of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, was successful in raising 1,700 for distribution to local children's hospices (Forget Me Not, Martin House and Bluebell Wood). Many thanks to all who took part.

See our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages for comment and photos.

Admiral Nurse Matthew BurnsADMIRAL NURSES project bears fruit thanks to the efforts of Rotarian Sheila Wainwright. She is seen here with Matthew Burns, the first appointee in the Wakefield district, and President Stuart Livesey at the club meeting on 21st May 2015 as they celebrate this milestone in the project..

Defib Standbridge LaneThe latest defibrillator to be presented for community use in Wakefield was handed over by the club on 27th May 2015.



The club meets at 18:30 on Thursdays at New Brookhouse Club, 221 Barnsley Road, Wakefield WF1 5NU (about one mile south of the city centre on the A61). Tel: 01924 255385. We meet in the function room on the first floor. For variations please see the PROGRAMME page.
Rotarian visitors are always welcome but it would be helpful if they could advise us of their attendance by the Monday of the same week. Please send a note to the Secretary. If you do not get an acknowledgement with 24 hours please use the Contact Us tab above.
There is no formal dress code although most male members wear a jacket and many wear a tie. In warm weather there will be many without a jacket and tie. Members are asked not to wear jeans.
A map for most locations used can be seen by clicking on the venue name on the Programme page listing. 

The club is in Rotary International District 1040 (Yorkshire,UK)   Rotary International club number 1069
The Secretary (Peter Clarke) can be contacted via .
The PRESIDENT (Michael Townsend) can be contacted via:
Founded in 1920, we have 46 members. Membership is open to both men and women. 
E-mail can be sent via the CONTACT page to the Web Manager who will forward it to any member who is named in the message. Some members named in these pages can have mail forwarded to them automatically by clicking on the address shown.

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Trust Fund is registered with the Charity Commission. Its number is 501456. Profits from public charitable fund raising activities of the Rotary Club of Wakefield are all passed to the Trust Fund prior to distribution.

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