February brought us adventure when we were entertained by club members Alec & Margaret who gave an informative zoom presentation of their 2001 adventure to Antarctica. Travelling in a ‘Small Boat’ and accompanied by Nick Park of Wallace & Gromit fame, BBC’s Nick Baker and various scientists they recalled visiting ‘The end of the World’ and their encounters with penguins, seals and a visit to a Russian station where vodka was the order of the early morning!
We ended the month much nearer to home when Gillian Kelly from AAFAF (AMBLESIDE ACTION FOR A FUTURE) visited our meeting and gave a very detailed and interesting insight into their work. The group is a network of local residents working together to mitigate climate and environmental breakdown and build community resilience.
Work to date has already included tree planting and maintenance of woodland projects, solar panel projects for domestic and commercial buildings and the first wildflower meadow is progressing by Miller Bridge, which Rotary members & local school children have helped alongside. Other projects include free heat loss surveys for homes and help and advice on various environmental initiatives.
More info and videos are available via
Ambleside Action for a Futurehttps://aafaf.uk
As we slowly return to face to face meetings and community get togethers we look forward to once again raising the profile of Rotary and having fun along the way.
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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