Our secretary's "Retro Job Talk"

Tim KeeganThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 29th February was one of their own members, Past President Tim Keegan, who gave his ‘Retro Job Talk’ in which he outlined his working career since leaving school.

Since graduating from Durham University he initially worked for a short time in a number of companies before finally settling for a job with K Shoes. Once there he had a number of managerial positions ranging from computer systems, data processing, organising sales conferences  and customer services.

Now retired he devotes much of his time to ‘Scouting’ with the 1st Kendal Scout Group and is still  active at District level.

Music Links

Trevor Avery & Andy HalseyThe speakers at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 22nd February were Trevor Avery and Andy Halsey from ‘Music Links’ who gave a presentation detailing the work of the charity and how it has benefited the community since its inception in 2001.

They talked about its aims of working with young people, with particular emphasis on disabled and special needs groups, and providing workshops and initiatives to encourage them to actively partake in music. Over the years there has been many community projects, which started with a specifically modified music bus which toured around the south of Cumbria giving local bands a chance to perform in public.

An impromptu ‘jam session’ from Rotarians rounded off the talk although I doubt it would make the hit parade!

From Local Government to Election Observer

Jim MorrisonThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 8th February was one of their members, Past President Jim Morrison, who gave a talk on his career in local government. 

Originally his roots were in Aberdeen where he went to the local school before attending Aberdeen University and obtaining his degree. His first job was for the local authority in Norwich where did most of his training. He then moved to Suffolk and worked on the administration side and it was here that he first became interested in election procedures.

He subsequently ran and co-ordinated all type of elections, both local and national which led to his becoming an election observer and travelling the world as an observer. He moved to SLDC in the 1980s and has now retired but still lives in Kendal.