The sun shone for Paulton in the Park event on July 6th and it was a busy and fun filled day. We were there with an information stall and had a lot of interest in what Inner Wheel is all about.
We ran a competition for the children asking them to guess the name of the teddy. Forty children entered and the lucky winner who correctly guessed the name “Cuddles” was Olivia. She was delighted to win Cuddles and a bag of sweets!
President Sandra was pleased with the success of the day and keen for us to attend future events to raise the profile of IW in the community.
On June 24th the sun shone and we were able to sit in Marjorie’s garden enjoying tea, cakes and lovely company. As well as having a relaxed, enjoyable afternoon we were raising money for Marjorie’s charity, Radstock Carers Centre. Marjorie told us afterwards that we had raised the fantastic sum of £201 through our efforts. A great way to raise money for a worthy cause!
Wednesday 21st June was our Annual General Meeting. As well as the
formalities of an AGM we had a very enjoyable meeting with a buffet meal.
It was the last meeting with Marjorie Robinson as president as she was handing over the chain of office to another member, Sandra Blair. Marjorie raised valuable
funds for the local Carer’s organisation as well as creating a fun and friendly
atmosphere during her time as President.
Sandra introduced her committee at the meeting and nominated South Western Ambulance Charity as her charity for her year of office. Sandra is keen to develop the links which exist between Inner Wheel and the community.
We are all looking forward to another rewarding year as members of Inner Wheel. We hope Sandra will enjoy her year as President and we thank Marjorie for all the work she has done during her year.
Sandra wearing the chain of office which has just been presented to her by Marjorie.
Nw President, Sandra Blair, presenting outgoing President, Marjorie Robinson with flowers and a gift.
Marjorie, Val, Heather and Sandra volunteered to help in the Tea Tent at School in a Bag FarmFest. Inner Wheel District 20 members supply all the cakes and biscuits, all home made, for the three day annual event. Our “shift” was two hours and we sold oodles of tea and cake to the festival goers. The Tent was really close to the Stage so we were able to enjoy the Bands. The Tea Tent raised £1,560.22 over the 3 days. All proceeds go to the fantastic School in a Bag charity. At £1 per drink and £1 per cake that’s a lot of customers.
President Marjorie Robinson and Sandra Blair presented Village Agent Denise Perrin with Twiddlemuffs knitted for dementia sufferers. The Twiddlemuffs are made using different coloured yarns of different textures. Dementia sufferers find it soothing to twiddle with the bells, bows, ribbons and beads sewn onto the knitted material.
We were delighted to welcome to our meeting Sandy Osobrne who spoke about her writing career. Sandy is a serving police officer and began writing humorous articles for the local press and eventually graduated to writing novels. Sandy decided to go down the road of self publishing and has very successfully published two books: Girl Cop and Girl Cop in Trouble loosely based on her experiences in the “Force”. Sandy is retiring soon and plans to continue writing full time.