Club Assembly

At the meeting of the 20th June 2016 the Committee Chairmen of the 2016-17 Rotary year presented their programmes for the year ahead.  These included the development of a satellite club to provide an alternative meeting time and format that would be more attractive to younger people. 

The meeting was attended by Assistant Governor Richard Attenborough who reviewed the proposals and undertook to support the club whenever possible.

A Career in Trading Standards

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 13th June was one of our own members, Past President Pat Hutchinson, who gave a talk on her career working for trading standards in Bedfordshire.

She regaled us with stories both serious and humorous about her involvement with the various cases she handled whilst there.

The case of the ‘blow up doll’ which would not stand upright, and the purchaser who then wanted his money back was one case in point. Suffice to say he did not get his money back!

Teaching and Training

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 18th April was one of its own members, Past President Stephen Hinchliffe, who gave a retro job talk in  which he outlined his career.

He was born in Huddersfield and educated there before being apprenticed to the Yorkshire  Electricity Board. He went on to National Service in the RAF and whilst there developed a taste for education for which he had a talent and enjoyed the teaching role which came in useful when he eventually returned to the Electricity Board. As an engineer he became involved in management training and eventually became an Inspector for the Electricity Council.

Now retired and living in Old Hutton, he is involved in many community projects, notable in his objections towards wind farms and has studied in depth their effects on the environment.