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Well known Kendal Rotarian presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship

Written by Administrator. Posted in Meetings

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal one of the Rotarians, Peter Marshall, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship (the founder of Rotary), for all his years of service to the club over 32 years and his ever present willingness to get involved with providing service to the community.

He can regularly be seen, in all types of weather, wielding a collecting bucket, helping at the County Show and raising money for many local and international charities. The Fellowship is in recognition of his outstanding dedication and commitment to Rotary and the people of Kendal.

Charter Night Celebrations

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The Club held its 92nd Charter Night at the Carus Green Golf Club on 26th April. Invited guests included the Chair of SLDC, Sylvia Emmott, the Mayor of Kendal, Stephen Coleman, the president of Kendal Inner Wheel, Jean Reynolds and Rotary Assistant District Governor, Richard Attenborough.

There were 110 Rotarians present which included many from other clubs around the district and also many Friends of Rotary. In his speech, the President, Peter Smith,  highlighted the achievements of the club during his year of office which culminated in the award of a ‘Paul Harris Fellowship’ to Rotarian Philip Hoyle who over the last few years had been responsible for co-ordinating a project to help the funding and refurbishing of a school in Khiraule, Nepal.  He has already raised over £30,000 to help this cause and the work is still continuing since the devastating earthquake which struck Nepal recently had badly affected the village.

Update on Bendrgg Trust

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Nick LileyThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 3rd April was Nick Liley from Bendrigg Lodge, who gave the club an update on the work and aims of the Bendriggg Trust.

Started in 1977, the centre now has over 60 bedrooms and caters for over 4000 disabled children every year providing lifeskills, adventure, broadening horizons, but above all having fun.  The centre manned by both full time staff and many volunteers, now has many on-site facilities including a climbing wall, indoor cave, zip wire and tube slide to name but a few.

Their latest project to build a new accommodation annex is due to open in May.

Tom Hewitt's Job Talk

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The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 27th March was Tom Hewitt, our newest member, who gave his ‘Job Talk’.

He outlined his career in the Police Force in Cumbria up to his retirement, which ranged from postings to Maryport, Temple Sowerby, Keswick  and Kendal (and others) and he told us many of his fascinating and humorous experiences while serving there

Malaria and other mosquito borne diseases

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The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 20th March was Dr. Soonu Verghese from the Rotary Club of Penrith, who gave an illustrated presentation on Mosquito borne diseases, and in particular Malaria.

He is currently trying to set up a programme in Tanzania aimed at the prevention of this deadly disease. In Tanzania someone dies every 60 seconds from malaria and he outlined the ways in which it can be combated by the use of several preventative measures.

In many cases sufferers can be cured and there is a vaccine although not that effective as of yet. Prevention is by far the best option.