A Cumbrian Quiz

Peter A. SmithThe speaker at Kendal Rotary Club on 12th August was past President Peter A Smith who entertained us with a Cumbrian Quiz. We all thought we knew a lot about our County – how wrong we were!

Peter W.D. Smith The brain taxing quiz challenged all of us, even born and bred Cumbrians and the things we thought we knew, we often didn’t! The best score was 16 out of the 25 questions with many not even achieving double figures, are we ashamed or what?

At this same meeting the club were delighted to present club member and Past District Governor, Alan Dodds with a Sapphire Paul Harris Award for his continuing support for Rotary over many years.

A PHF for John Chew

John ChewOne of the highest awards for Rotarians was recently presented to Past President John Chew, who received a ‘Paul Harris Fellowship’ for his unstinting service to Rotary and the local community.

One of Kendal Rotary Club’s longest serving members he joined in 1985 he has been a loyal and faithful member always willing to help whenever asked.  He is probably better known as the onetime owner of the ‘Bluebell Inn’ at Heversham and is well known and respected in the village.

Boxes of Hope

Nicola SteadmanThe speaker at the recent meeting of Kendal Rotary was Nicola Steadman, a volunteer for the charity, ’Boxes of Hope, Cumbria’ who gave a presentation on the work of the Charity.

‘Boxes of Hope’ are a local charity which organises and assembles shoeboxes full of toys, sweets, stationery, hats, scarfs, gloves and similar items, to be sent to Romania.

With five Trustees and 100 volunteers, last year they sent 9363 boxes which are hand delivered by the volunteers to the Transylvania area of the country for distribution to the poorer villages. Whilst there, they look for other ways to help them such as supplying blankets and other community based projects. More information can be found at www.boxesofhopecumbria.co.uk.