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'

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.

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.

The Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme

Jamie Kilduff & Tony WalkerThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 31st March were Tony Walker and Jamie Kilduff from the ‘The Builders Supply Company’, Kendal, who gave a presentation on the government’s ‘Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme’ and its impact on both domestic and commercial properties.

The Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% before 2020 and is encouraging the use of renewable sources for heating as our energy obtained from oil and gas decreases. The use of Solar panels, Air/Ground heat sources and Bio-mass Pellet Boilers are some of the ways that this can achieved.

A Visit To India

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.

The Life and Times of a Sewer Rat

Geoff WoodThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 24th March was Geoff Wood, the now retired Regional Waste Water Network Operations Manager for United Utilities, who gave a presentation entitled ‘The Life and Times of a Sewer Rat’.

At one time he was in control of all the sewer systems from Crewe to Carlisle. As its name implies, he gave a talk on all things to do with sewage and toilets and managed to make a somewhat heavy subject fascinating, light-hearted and humorous.