A Visit To India

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Angie BiggsThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 7th April was Angie Biggs, one of their own members, who gave an illustrated presentation about her recent trip to India.

She renewed acquaintances with some of the Rotary Group Study Exchange students who came last year on a month’s placement to this area. Angie was the team co-ordinator for the district who organised the programme for them and was keen to see how they had benefited from the experience.

The Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme

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Jamie Kilduff & Tony WalkerThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 31st March were Tony Walker and Jamie Kilduff from the ‘The Builders Supply Company’, Kendal, who gave a presentation on the government’s ‘Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme’ and its impact on both domestic and commercial properties.

The Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% before 2020 and is encouraging the use of renewable sources for heating as our energy obtained from oil and gas decreases. The use of Solar panels, Air/Ground heat sources and Bio-mass Pellet Boilers are some of the ways that this can achieved.

The Life and Times of a Sewer Rat

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Geoff WoodThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 24th March was Geoff Wood, the now retired Regional Waste Water Network Operations Manager for United Utilities, who gave a presentation entitled ‘The Life and Times of a Sewer Rat’.

At one time he was in control of all the sewer systems from Crewe to Carlisle. As its name implies, he gave a talk on all things to do with sewage and toilets and managed to make a somewhat heavy subject fascinating, light-hearted and humorous.

The 'Schoolangel' Charity

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Chris and Jackie CottomThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 24th February were Chris and Jackie Cottom, who gave a presentation about their newly formed Kendal based charity, ‘Schoolangel’.  

SchoolangelIt is a charity, as its name implies, open to all schools and is aimed to advance the education of children and especially disadvantaged children.  The teachers identify suitable pupils who would benefit from funding.  

It is a web-based charity and the method of funding is by affiliate marketing and many large multi-national companies have signed up to be involved and every time you buy some of their products a percentage of the profit is automatically directed to the school of your choice.

Trekking in Nepal

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Robert SykesThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 17th February was Robert Sykes, one of our own members, who had not long ago attempted a 15 day trekking expedition to Nepal to climb one of the high passes.

Sadly the weather conditions there were very extreme, with high levels of snow which meant that the trek had to be re-routed for safety reasons. Nevertheless a height of 18,000 feet was achieved and he showed the club his photos of the expedition, and in particular, the spectacular ones of the Himalayas.

As part of the trip, Robert had raised a substantial amount of sponsorship which will be used, via the Rotary Club, for the benefit of the people of Nepal.