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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Birthday for club

THURSDAY April 7 saw Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club celebrate its eighth birthday at the Salutation Hotel.

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SPEAKER: Dame Sue Ion Phd OBE (right) at the Rotary Club of Ambleside Kirkstone 8th Charter dinner

Some 90 Rotarians, friends and guests filled the dining room for the occasion.

President Kath gave a short welcome address before handing over to toastmaster for the evening, Bill Dorrell, who said grace and was responsible for the smooth running of the evening.

Secretary Judy Fry announced the roll call, starting with DG Albert Johnson from the Keswick Club.

Following on was Arthur Jones from Carnforth as Asst DG and members from Carnforth, Ambleside, Grange over Sands, Kendal, Kendal South Westmorland, Lancaster, Lunesdale, Morecambe and Heysham, Whitehaven Castle, Windermere and the Rotary Club of the New Forest. Also present were members of the Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club and number of friends.

The Sally did members proud with a splendid meal.

President elect Vera Watson proposed a robust toast to RI, RIBI and District 1190 to which the response was given by DG Albert Johnson. After several amusing anecdotes and stories about the district, he in turn proposed the toast to the club.

President Kath responded before proposing the toast to guests and in particular, principal guest Dame Sue Ion Phd QBE.

Dame Sue’s career and interests embrace an amazing span of scientific and technical appointments and has extensive knowledge of the nuclear fuel cycle, Atomic Energy European Commission Euratom Science and Technology.

Dame Sue now has a house in Ambleside at which she hopes to be able to spend more of her time in the future.

The formal proceedings of the evening concluded with the Rotary toast.

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