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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"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!more
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.more