RYPEN report

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Josh Miles Karlo Hine and TeacherThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 19th January were Karlo Hine and Josh Miles from Kirkbie Kendal School who gave a presentation of their experiences whilst attending the ‘Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment’ at the Castleheads Outdoor Centre last year.

They described their programme during the week long course and how they benefited from taking part in the many and varied projects and meeting with many other boys and girls from all around the county.

They both felt that they had gained in confidence and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Recognition for 90 years service

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Ray Fielding PHFDick Etheridge PHFIn the run up to Christmas President Ruth chose to commemorate the club's 90th year by recognising the contributions of two members whose total service amounts to 90 years.  Dick Etheridge (right) has been a member of the club for 50 years and Ray Fielding (left) has clocked up 40 years.  President Ruth chose to commemorate their outstanding service to the club and local community with Paul Harris awards.  In so doing the club has donated $2000 to the Rotary Foundation which assists with projects such as the Khiraule School.

Peter W.D. Smith - My Job

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Peter W.D. Smith The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 1st December was one of its new members, Peter W. Smith, who gave his ‘My Job’ talk which told us a little about himself and his career.

He started initially working at ‘Windscale’ but soon left and went to work for the CIS, firstly working in ‘Time Study’ followed by ‘Organisation and Method’.

On obtaining his qualification to be a Company Secretary, he went on to become the  Executive Secretary of CIS and Head of Human Resources and also worked on the EU Social Affairs Committee prior to his retirement.

My Job - Part 2

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Ken Thwaites

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 24th November was Ken Thwaites, one of their own members, who gave his ‘My Job Part 2’ talk in which he detailed his career initially with the Royal Marines and lastly with his time in the Cumbria Police Force.

He thought  he had the best job in the world when he became the Police Lake Warden on Windermere and was instrumental in obtaining a new Police Patrol Boat and would spend his time cruising up and down the lake looking for problems. He is now retired but looks back with fondness on his time on the force.

 

Kendal Town Football Club

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Haydon Munslow

The speaker at the meeting of The Rotary Club of Kendal on 3rd November was Haydon Munslow, the current Chairman of Kendal Town Football Club, who gave a talk about the Club. 

He gave a history of the club dating from the time when it was known as Netherfield FC right up to the present day. The Club, which is non profit making, is owned by the members and is run with help of many volunteers and relies on many loyal sponsors and supporters to finance it. The players are all part time and all have regular day jobs.

They are currently lying mid table in the league and recently beat the league leaders, Salford.