Memory lane - 1982 to 1984

Ray FieldingStan OConnorThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 16th March were two of the Past Presidents, Stan O’Connor (1982-83) and Ray Fielding (1983-84) who gave a talk on reminisces of their time in office.

Both had spent their year organising and working on numerous projects, not least of which was ‘Students Week’ which involved hosting, for about a week, many students from abroad and showing them Kendal and the Lake District. Over a number of years they entertained  over 300 students from 100 different countries.

Our Trek to Khiraule, Nepal

Ray Wood and Philip HoyleThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 2nd March were two of our own members, Philip Hoyle and Ray Wood. Last November they travelled to Nepal and trekked to the remote village of Khiiraule.

Over the past three years the Rotary Club has been raising funds to facilitate a new school there as well as providing equipment and teaching aids. This trip was the culmination of the project and Philip and Ray took with them sports equipment and ‘goody bags’ for all the children.

The presentation told the story of their trip and the fantastic welcome they received by the villagers and the people of Nepal. A once in a lifetime achievement.

Fifteen to One

David OatesThe speaker at the  meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 23rd February was one of their own members, David Oates, who gave a presentation on his recent appearance on ‘Fifteen to One’.

He explained how it came about following a dare from his daughter to appear on the programme. A challenge like that cannot be ignored, so he applied and was lucky enough to be accepted.

He travelled to Glasgow and recorded three programmes, and to coin his own phrase, ‘he was rubbish’, although he did find the experience very enjoyable and entertaining.