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.

World War I and the people of Kendal

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Arthur NichollsThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 10th November was Arthur Nicholls, the well known local historian, who appropriately, at this time of remembrance, gave a presentation on the effect of WWI to the people of Kendal and how it affected the everyday lives of the inhabitants.

Having trawled the Westmorland Gazette archives for that period he found many interesting, tragic, funny and poignant stories which gave a glimpse of how the war impacted on local people.

At the same meeting a cheque for over £8000 was presented to Tony Crane of the Royal British Legion which was raised by the Rotary Clubs of Ambleside and Kendal at a Military Band concert held recently in Kendal.

British Legion Cheque handover

Update on the Bendrigg Trust

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The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 20th October was Trevor Clarke, the Principal of the Bendrigg Trust at Old Hutton, who gave us an update on the work of the charity.

Last year the Rotary Club  gave a donation from  their Graham Lowe Charity Fund and Trevor explained how the money was used and explained how specific individuals benefited by attending various courses and workshops. The Club is always keen to support local charities and the Bendrigg Trust is a prime example  of one which benefits the whole area.

A Business in a Box

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The speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 27th October were Rotarians Ken Billington and Jill Storer from the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven who gave a presentation on their charity, “Trade Aid”, which is a charity, formed eight years ago, which assembles and distributes boxes of tools, at a cost of £450 each, to poor countries.

Each tool box is aimed at specific trades, - builders, mechanics, teachers, blacksmiths, handymen, tailors/seamstresses and carpenters. To date, over 800 have been distributed in 35 countries and £350,000 raised. The mission statement is “Humanitarian Aid to Build Self Respect”

The ‘Eshowe’ schools project

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Brian Walker

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 6th October was Past President Brian Walker of the Rotary Club of Blackpool who gave a presentation about the ‘Eshowe’ schools project.

He and his club are proposing to provide proper toilets for a number of schools in the KwaZulu region of Natal. As one of the poorest parts of the country, the current facilities are totally inadequate for both teachers and pupils and he needs to raise £20,000 to cover the costs.