Colin JamesThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 4th December was Colin James who gave a fascinating talk about his love of puzzles.

He brought with him many puzzles  from his collection and explained about the varies types ranging from simple shape puzzles to the fiendishly difficult Rubic’s Cube in all its many incarnations.

He also brought a number of puzzles for members to have a go with varying degrees of success.

Kendal BID (Kendal Improvement District)

Sarah WilliamsThe speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary Club on 20th November was Sarah Williams of ‘Kendal BID’ (Kendal Improvement District) who explained that it was started four years ago with the aim of promoting and enhancing  the town.

It is run by a main board manned by people from some of the 700 businesses that have signed up to the scheme as well as representatives from the local Councils.

Among its many ways of achieving this are, promoting Swipii – Kendal’s Loyalty Card, encouraging a clean, safe and attractive environment, supporting all the local festivals, installing new Christmas lights, producing town trails leaflets (History Trail& Food and Wine Trail) and re-branding the town.

University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 13th November was Past District Governor Arthur Jones from the Carnforth Club who came to talk about University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.

He explained the structure, function and organisation and how the trust works. It allows decisions to be made locally by people who live and work in the area and can hold the Executive Board to account so that local wishes are listened to. 

Anyone can become a trust member and can also be elected as a Governor if they so wish. The board is made up of people from all walks of life and includes the general public and staff from many sections of the NHS.