Our secretary's "Retro Job Talk"

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

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!

Unreliable Memories of a Country Policeman

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 15th February was Jim Wilson, a retired policeman, who gave a presentation entitled ‘Unreliable Memories of a Country Policeman’.

He gave a very interesting and humorous talk about his time as a police constable and explained how he started his career in the Cumbria Police Force at the age of 29 (the cut off point for joining was then age 30!) where he was posted initially to Penrith which was followed by a stint at Windermere and later on to Grange over Sands.  He regaled us with many funny stories and incidents which happened to him over the years.