The Rotary Jaipur Limb Project

Bernard Tupman

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 18th August was Rotarian Bernard Tupman from the Rotary Club of Irlam. He is involved with the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project and he gave a presentation about the history and work of the charity.

It is aimed, in India and Africa, at providing low-cost, uncomplicated, lightweight and hard wearing lower leg prosthetics as well as providing, where possible, corrective surgery for polio sufferers. An artificial leg which in this country would cost thousands of pounds can be produced for just £30 and made to measure and fitted in a matter of days.

Remembering the First World War

The speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 4th August were four of our own members, President Ruth Otway, Angie Biggs, Trevor Hughes and Stan O’Connor.

As it was 100 years since the start of WWI, they each gave a 10 minute presentation about it, covering the reasons for the build up to the War, its effect on Kendal, the Gallipoli Campaign and the poems of Wilfred Owen. 

Visit of the new District Governor

DG Roger MasonThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 14th July was the new District Governor, Roger Mason, of the Garstang and Over Wyre Club.President Ruth and DG Roger Mason  He gave a presentation outlining his plans for the coming year and highlighted his nominated charity  which is ‘Aquabox’.

This is a Rotary charity which provides water purification kits along with various essentials all packed in a plastic box which doubles as a container for the water to be purified. He was given 185 ‘Baby Grows’, which are included as one of the contents, and were collected by the Club and Members of Kendal Inner Wheel Club.

Not a History Lesson

Peter SmithThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 21st July was Peter Smith, one of our own Rotarians, who gave a presentation entitled ‘Not a History Lesson’.

As the name implies, he was not motivated by history whilst at school, but instead his talk was all about Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GPS) in which he explained the complexities involved in the technology of how the extremely accurate positioning is obtained.

He explained, by practical demonstrations, how pinpoint accuracy can be obtained to within a few metres.

Welcome to new member Peter W.D. Smith

Induction of Peter W D SmithOn Monday 7th July incoming President Ruth Otway received the chain of office from Immediate Past President Jim Morrison. In turn Martin Jayne became President Elect and Peter A. Smith President Nominee.

One of President Ruth's first duties was to welcome a new member to the club:  another Peter Smith.  To distinguish between the two - our new member is Peter W.D. Smith and the existing member is of course Peter A. Smith.