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Written by Administrator. Posted in Meetings

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 7th March was Rtn. Roger Siddle, one of their own members, who is responsible for designing and maintaining the club’s website.

He felt that members needed to understand how to use the site and the benefits of keeping it up-to-date and regularly updating its content as an ideal way of distributing information about the activities undertaken by the club.

He further went on to demonstrate both the District website but also the Rotary International site and how they can inform the public about the ethos of the Rotary movement worldwide. The introduction of a ‘Facebook’ page is fast becoming one of the best ways of communication for the club and generates a great deal of interest from local people.

Our secretary's "Retro Job Talk"

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Tim KeeganThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 29th February was one of their own members, Past President Tim Keegan, who gave his ‘Retro Job Talk’ in which he outlined his working career since leaving school.

Since graduating from Durham University he initially worked for a short time in a number of companies before finally settling for a job with K Shoes. Once there he had a number of managerial positions ranging from computer systems, data processing, organising sales conferences  and customer services.

Now retired he devotes much of his time to ‘Scouting’ with the 1st Kendal Scout Group and is still  active at District level.

Music Links

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Trevor Avery & Andy HalseyThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 22nd February were Trevor Avery and Andy Halsey from ‘Music Links’ who gave a presentation detailing the work of the charity and how it has benefited the community since its inception in 2001.

They talked about its aims of working with young people, with particular emphasis on disabled and special needs groups, and providing workshops and initiatives to encourage them to actively partake in music. Over the years there has been many community projects, which started with a specifically modified music bus which toured around the south of Cumbria giving local bands a chance to perform in public.

An impromptu ‘jam session’ from Rotarians rounded off the talk although I doubt it would make the hit parade!

Travelling Tales of an Engineer

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The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 25th January was one of its own members, Ken Gibson, who gave a presentation entitled, ‘Travelling Tales of an Engineer', in which he described his experiences whilst travelling abroad in his capacity as a Design Engineer for a company manufacturing, installing and maintaining power station turbines throughout the world.

His first foray was to Israel, near Tel Aviv, which was subsequently followed by trips to Australia and round the Middle East. He told us that it was actually work and not just a sightseeing come holiday trip!

The Windermere Steamboat Museum

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The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 1st February was Charlotte Upton who gave an illustrated presentation on the ‘Windermere Jetty’ project (originally the Windermere Steamboat Museum).

She updated the members on the progress and plans for the future of the collection of historic boats and how the work is going forward. The plans include a total new complex of wet docks, exhibition rooms, conservation workshop and  a cafe.

Largely funded by a Heritage Lottery grant and grants from other bodies as well as individual donations it is hopefully to be finished and open to the public sometime in 2017.