July 2019 Update

Water Projects, Pink Bling, Family Heirlooms and Japan


Our new Rotary Year was off to a good start with an interesting talk and presentation from Phil Davies from the Bassenthwaite Rotary Club, who brought members up to date with their project to provide a much needed clean water supply to a new school and remote community at Dandagaun, in Nepal following the devastating earthquake of 2015.  Phil reported that spring water has now been piped to the village and the next objective is to upgrade the sanitation.  Following Phil’s visit members agreed to donate £150 to their appeal.

As previously reported Sunday 7th saw a sea of Pink as walkers completed this year’s Pink 5K. £2000 has now been donated to Target Ovarian Cancer. The club plans to arrange a similar event in 2020.

Michael Roberts from PFK in Penrith joined us on July 16thwith an entertaining talk on his career as an auctioneer. Following ten years as chief valuer and auctioneer at a major sale room in Canterbury Michael moved to PFK in 2015. He very kindly valued various small objects brought along by members.

The month concluded with our President Elect Val Sykes illustrated talk on her visit to Japan, where her son is currently working. Her travels coincided with the Cherry Blossom at its most beautiful as her and husband Geoff travelled and experienced the culture, people, transport and food of such a fascinating country. 

August looks a busy month as we visit Castle Head with members from Grange Over Sands club, help at Grasmere Games and look forward to an afternoon cruise on Windermere followed by a meal in Bowness to round off the month!

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£2500 for St Mary's Hospice

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An astonishing amount raised in just 4 weeks!

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Happy activities as the club meets in person again!

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Good things happen when you have fun £645 raised for P.I.E.S

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Latest update & information from this local Charity

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Members & friends enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Lunch at the Brown Horse WInster

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Presentation to Becky Brown Area Fundraiser for St Mary's Hospice

From Pink 5K celebration to Crocus planting & Poppy Remembrance

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Martin Clark takes a very early dip to raise more donations for our Pink 5K Appeal for St Mary's Hospice!

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A great afternoon walk followed by delicious scones and a cuppa all in aid of St Mary's Hospice

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A happy afternoon of chatting, singing and a delicious Afternoon Tea

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From Antarctica to Ambleside Action for a Future

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint and Community Fund Raising excitement

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Members and friends enjoying an evening of happy banter, delicious food and most importantly friendship AK style

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A glorious evening for learning more about Galava Roman Fort

Enjoying fun & friendship in glorious weather

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The story of Aunt Maggie's Bloomers!

At last we enjoy a outdoor meeting without Zoom!

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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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                       All in the Pink at the Stepping Stones

At last we meet socially and have fun!

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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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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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New Members and Recycling - rubbish not members!

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Let's go for a walk someone said!

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An Unforgettable Month

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Poppies to parkruns a busy month with lots of community involvement

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A month the UK will never forget

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Auld Grey Town to Willow Lanterns

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

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

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

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Welcome to Summer!

Water Projects, Pink Bling, Family Heirlooms and Japan

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Community Visits and Events

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From Apple Grafting to Shelter Box

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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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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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