A Visitor From Ghana

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The Mayor and Senyo AgbedraThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 19th May was the honourable Agbedra Senyo Yaw of the Rotary club of Sunyani Central in Ghana.

He is a biostatistician in the Bechem Government Hospital in Ghana and is also a politician, elected as local Council Chairman for two terms.

He told us about the international links and projects that his club has developed since its formation six years ago in 2008. The main aims are to combat poverty, poor sanitation, clean water supply and education.

The Morecambe Bay Health Trust

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John Sellar

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 12th May was John Sellar, a Past President of our daughter club, the Rotary Club of Kendal South Westmorland. 

As a Governor of The Morecambe Bay Health Trust, he gave us  an explanation of how the Trust is managed and also explained the responsibilities of the Directors, Governors and Trustees. He also touched on the recent controversial proposals for re-organising  the Trust and in particular with Westmorland General Hospital although nothing has yet been decided.

Annual Charter Night 2014

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It was an excellent evening last Wednesday. Many thanks and congratulations to Colin Reynolds and Alan Radcliffe in particular for their hard work which certainly paid off.  Great effort to Alan’s team too, these events don’t just happen and the detailed effort certainly made a difference.  Thanks also to the staff at Stonecross Manor, they looked after us very well.

Our photo shows (L to R) Jennifer Read (Inner Wheel President), Colin Reynolds, Cllr Sylvia Emmott (Mayor), President Jim Morrison, Cllr Evelyn Westwood (Chair SLDC), DG Kevin Walsh, Liz Axten (DG Lions), Charles Lasham (very entertaining speaker).

You might like to know that the buttonholes raised £135 for Rotary Foundation.

The life and times of Queen Caroline of Brunswick

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David MatthewsThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 28th April was David Matthews, a Rotarian in the Windermere Club, who gave a talk on the life and times of Queen Caroline of Brunswick, the wife of George IV. 

It was very much an arranged marriage despite the fact that George had already secretly married Maria Fitzherbert. They had a child who became Princess Charlotte and then very quickly went their separate ways although she never gave up her right to become Queen when George III died.

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.