The Service of Commemoration for the 1100th Anniversary of the Death of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, took place at St. Editha's Church Tamworth in the Presence of Prince Edward The Earl of Essex. Pictured is Pauline Smart, Membership Officer District 6, Margaret Barnes, President Tamworth Anker Inner Wheel, Pamela Griffiths, Chairman District 6 and Shamin Govani, Chairman International Services Committee. Not sure who the man is they just happened to find him!
We awoke to a damp, dull and chilly morning but happily it improved, the plans seemed to run smoothly and much laughter was heard coming from the green. As usual members were partnered up and this year 18 playing members were divided into two sections – red or blue. Reds played against all pairs in the reds and blues likewise with the blues. After several rounds the winning pair from each section played four “ends” in the grand final. By this time non playing members had joined us, cheering on both couples. Pamela Eaves and Janet Vaughan were worthy winners with Lois Simmons and Maureen Buxton close runners up.
We were joined for a ploughman’s lunch by Beryl, and both she and Jenny were thanked for all their hard work in making such a happy and enjoyable day for us. Each year we are joined by one or two “novice” players; they usually return the following year and if you have never played before but fancy a go, don’t forget to put your name down for next year.
Members from District 6 enjoyed attending the national Conference in Bournemouth recently. There was an opportunity to hear about the work of many charities, indulge in some retail therapy (IW items of course!), attend the Annual General Meeting and enjoye the entertainment and catching up with other IW members.
The District 6 Rally was held at the Woodside hotel and District Chairman Pamela was pleased to welcome the Association President, Liz Thomas, District Chairmen from Districts 7,10 and 21, the Rotary District Governor, President of the Kenilworth Rotary Club and speakers from Dogs for Good and Burn Aid. Members enjoyed the talks from the guests over a tasty lunch.
Members enjoyed a lively and colourful District meeting recently. The business part of the meeting included a Open Forum which encouraged members to share thoughts and was followed by a lovely lunch. After lunch there was a speaker from BEAT, Association President 2016/17 Zena’s chosen charity. In keeping with Zena’s theme of ‘Sock it to Eating Disorders’ members joined in by wearing silly socks/tights, hats and scarfs!
District Chairman Jill has selected Hearing Dogs for the Deaf as her Charity for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.
The National President, Ann Acaster, has chosen Jessie's Fund (Music helping Children) for her charity.