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.

Switzerland, now and then

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Peter MarshallThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 2nd June was Peter Marshall who gave an illustrated presentation entitled ‘Switzerland, now and then’ in which he followed in the footsteps of five intrepid ladies.

They, in the 19th century, spent six weeks travelling throughout Switzerland and all climbed Mont Blank wearing long skirts, basic equipment and in one case borrowed boots belonging to their cook, which were too large for her.

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.