April 2019 Update

Quite a Foodie Month!


April began with an invitation to spend our meeting at Carolyn & Steve's home. Any club business was swiftly dealt with before moving on to a splendid social evening of friendship & fellowship. Our monthly meal was enjoyed at The Watermill at Ings. In a very relaxed atmosphere we were able to order from an extensive menu, without the need for any pre booked group orders. Perhaps we should try one of their monthly Story Nights for a meeting at some time??

Back at The Salutation we heard from Colin Ranshaw, chair of the Sandgate Hydrotherapy Trust, who explained the benefits of the hydrotherapy pool. Over 450 people each week experience the life-changing benefits of physiotherapy in water - from patients with arthritis, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, head injuries and severe disabilities, to mothers and toddlers, children with learning difficulties, and people recovering from accidents.  The comforting temperature of 34. C  helps prevent cramps and shivering, and improves circulation, while the weightless feeling of being in water enables people to exercise with greater movement and much less pain.

Our month concluded literally with ‘The Icing on the Cake’. We were invited to Ginger Bakers at Plumgarths near Kendal for a talk and tour from Lisa. From humble beginnings in her home kitchen Ginger Bakers has grown into an award winning family business supplying farmers markets, cafes, coffee shops and deli’s, not forgetting Harrods(!) with delicious cakes and bakes using the freshest ingredients and sourcing local products and packaging.

Very much a ‘foodie month’ enjoyed by all!

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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." George Orwell, 1984 Meanwhile, here at AK Rotary members were introduced to Strigiformes even before our Call my Bluff evening!

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We Marched into March enjoying Coastlines, Castles, Turkey, St Kilda and St Patrick

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A positive vibe in the air!

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Elizabeth with Guide Dog Rachel

A New Year and a Positive Vibe!

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How lucky we are to live in such a wonderful location

Despite the Covid pandemic having dominated all lives and events during this year, AK has continued with friendship and service locally and internationally - just on a smaller and different scale.

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                              Well Done Jenny!

Zoom interaction from Born Free and a wonderful Thank You from SALVE to Jenny

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Let us not forget the enormous sacrifices made by so many during both World Wars and other World conflicts.

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Bearathons and Tea t'Door

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A socially distanced welcome to President Val and help from Rotary Clubs around the Coast

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'WE STOOD SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS A FAMILY AND FAILURE WAS NOT AN OPTION.'

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More Zoom, a 1374 Mile Walk & a virtual Pint at Lands End!

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Let's go for a walk someone said!

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An Unforgettable Month

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A month the UK will never forget

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A Month of Storms, Fraud, Bridge and Caring for others

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New Members and Recycling - rubbish not members!

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A Happy end to 2019 and a warm welcome to 2020

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Poppies to parkruns a busy month with lots of community involvement

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Auld Grey Town to Willow Lanterns

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Another happy Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea for those living alone

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Over £2400 raised for Alzheimer's Research UK at this years DUCK RACE!

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Community Visits and Events

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An amazing afternoon of Pink Fun raising vital funds for Target Ovarian Cancer

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An August of Visitors, Parking, Sailing and Eating!

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Welcome to Summer!

Water Projects, Pink Bling, Family Heirlooms and Japan

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Not your usual 'litter' but an abandoned boat in the River Brathay

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November and December have been very busy from WW1 Commemorations to Search Dogs and Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf!

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Rannerdale Knotts

Bank Holidays and a look back on our Rotary Year

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Quite a Foodie Month!

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From Apple Grafting to Shelter Box

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A sell out lunch raising vital funds for Polio Plus

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Lots of plans in the pipeline

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Where it all started in July 2018

July 2018 - July 2019 A Great Year "Thank You" Everyone!

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A super evening - fantastic weather, delicious food and happy smiley Rotary friends. Life's good!

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Maggie & Robin looking resplendent

Smiles all around for our PINK RIBBON WALK

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Duck Race Sun Sep 16th 2018 hit by overnight heavy rain - cancelled by Elf & Safety for preservation of life and limb of Plastic Ducks and Duck Herders

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Four Generations of one family celebrated winning the 
2017 Duck Race in aid of ARUK.

Winning Duck Racer Kieran McDonnell with family members Derrick Wren and his 8 week old grandaughter Penny, Helen Wren, Emma Wren and great grandmother Joan Graham.

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69 large poppies, inscribed with the name of a local man who gave his life in WW1 have been erected on lamp -posts around the town.

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