Living in such a beautiful area as the Lake District not only brings every day visitors from around the World but also friends and relatives wishing to make the most of the hospitality of their familes living here - especially during the school holidays! With this in mind we sensibly held just 2 club meetings in August and a very brief council meeting enjoyed al fresco at a members home.
Making the most of light summer evenings and following DG Miles Leadbetter's appeal for clubs to support the rebuilding of a barn at Castle Head Field Studies Centre near Grange Over Sands, members joined with Grange Over Sands members with a visit to the centre. Managed by the Field Studies Council it provides various environmental and leadership courses for young people of all ages and abilities. Over the years AK has sponsored various young students on the RYPEN course.
On a very hot day, unlike the previous years deluge, members were delighted to help at Grasmere Sports with car parking, a very successful Human Fruit Machine side show, and support and information on our International projects of PIEs (Partners in Education Swaziland)
The month concluded with a most enjoyable afternoon cruise on Windermere followed by a meal in Bowness. With thanks to Carolyn for her suggestion and arrangements of the get together - it was great to see her husband Steve at work on the launch!
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