Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Kendal & Ambleside
raising funds for the Royal British Legion
Saturday 6 September 7.30pm at the Kendal Leisure Centre
Tickets (reserved) £15 (16 & under £10)

  • Marches: 'Where Eagles Dare' and 'Fame and Glory'
  • Classics: 'The Light Cavalry Overture' and 'William Tell Overture'
  • Big Band numbers with male and female vocalists
  • Songs that won the war (audience singalong)
  • Finishing with: 'Land of Hope & Glory' and 'Rule Britannia'

Kids Out 2014

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

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.

The Morecambe Bay Health Trust

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.

A Visitor From Ghana

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 life and times of Queen Caroline of Brunswick

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.