This month, for the first time, we held our meeting at lunch time. We had a visit from our District Chair Maureen Nethaway who told us about her life (she has moved house 14 times) and her aims for the coming year. A very enjoyable afternoon.
This week was time for our monthly book Club. We had all read the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Back. Very interesting to hear the views from our Ladies on this very thought provoking book and the message it conveyed. We’ll see how we get on with this month’s book.
After a lovely lunch at a French Bistro, off we went to the Theatre Royal to See Martin Shaw in the well known play Gaslight. It was by turns both exciting and terrifying and extremely well done. Martin shaw wasn’t too bad either.
On September 27th., we held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses in the home of Anne Parker. After a busy couple of weeks of organisation and cake making, the day dawned and we were ready.
The house was soon filled with chatter and laughter. We were kept busy with the “Bring and Buy” stall, selling raffle tickets, competitions and, of course, serving tea and coffee.
At the end of the morning, we had raised nearly £700. Thanks to everyone for their amazing generosity.
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.