On 19th August Kendal Rotary Club visited the new facilities at the National Trust Fell Foot site. The whole of the complex has been transformed and they were given a guided tour of the new buildings including the restored boathouses, the state of the art club house for the South Lakes Sailing Club and the Windermere Rowing Club and the boat store underneath. There are now sit on kayaks and paddle boards as well as rowing boats for hire throughout the summer months. They then had a buffet lunch in the newly modernised café.
The speaker at Kendal Rotary Club on 12th August was past President Peter A Smith who entertained us with a Cumbrian Quiz. We all thought we knew a lot about our County – how wrong we were!
The brain taxing quiz challenged all of us, even born and bred Cumbrians and the things we thought we knew, we often didn’t! The best score was 16 out of the 25 questions with many not even achieving double figures, are we ashamed or what?
At this same meeting the club were delighted to present club member and Past District Governor, Alan Dodds with a Sapphire Paul Harris Award for his continuing support for Rotary over many years.
One of the highest awards for Rotarians was recently presented to Past President John Chew, who received a ‘Paul Harris Fellowship’ for his unstinting service to Rotary and the local community.
One of Kendal Rotary Club’s longest serving members he joined in 1985 he has been a loyal and faithful member always willing to help whenever asked. He is probably better known as the onetime owner of the ‘Bluebell Inn’ at Heversham and is well known and respected in the village.