Remembering the First World War

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The speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 4th August were four of our own members, President Ruth Otway, Angie Biggs, Trevor Hughes and Stan O’Connor.

As it was 100 years since the start of WWI, they each gave a 10 minute presentation about it, covering the reasons for the build up to the War, its effect on Kendal, the Gallipoli Campaign and the poems of Wilfred Owen. 

Welcome to new member Peter W.D. Smith

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Induction of Peter W D SmithOn Monday 7th July incoming President Ruth Otway received the chain of office from Immediate Past President Jim Morrison. In turn Martin Jayne became President Elect and Peter A. Smith President Nominee.

One of President Ruth's first duties was to welcome a new member to the club:  another Peter Smith.  To distinguish between the two - our new member is Peter W.D. Smith and the existing member is of course Peter A. Smith.

 

Observing the Ukraine Elections

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Jim MorrisonThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 30th June was our President, Jim Morrison, who amused us with an illustrated talk about his recent trip to Ukraine as an official ‘Observer’ for the Presidential elections, held earlier in the year.

Travelling initially to Kiev, he was eventually stationed in the city of Mykolaiv in the Ukrainian controlled part of the country. There were no dangerous moments and the election went off very peacefully.

Visit of the new District Governor

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DG Roger MasonThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 14th July was the new District Governor, Roger Mason, of the Garstang and Over Wyre Club.President Ruth and DG Roger Mason  He gave a presentation outlining his plans for the coming year and highlighted his nominated charity  which is ‘Aquabox’.

This is a Rotary charity which provides water purification kits along with various essentials all packed in a plastic box which doubles as a container for the water to be purified. He was given 185 ‘Baby Grows’, which are included as one of the contents, and were collected by the Club and Members of Kendal Inner Wheel Club.

Kids Out 2014

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Kids Out 2014

On June 14th the Club participated in the annual Kids Out event.  As in previous years we provided transport for the children attending Sandgate school with their teachers and assistants and took them to Lakeside.

There they boarded a ship kindly provided by Windermere Lake Cruises for a sail up the lake.  This year the cruise took them to a new destination for lunch and the picture shows the children disembarking at Brockhole for lunch.  The weather was perfect and the Lake District Visitor Centre made us most welcome.  Everybody was returned to the school for 3.00 pm to close what had been one of the best Kids Out days for some time.