Welcome to the Inner Wheel Club of Arbury
About the Club:
The Inner Wheel Club of Arbury was chartered in June 1979 and is based in Nuneaton which is a Warwickshire town very close to the geographical centre of England and George Eliot country.
The name Arbury comes from the local Arbury Hall, known as the Gothic Gem of the Midlands, and the home of the Newdigate family for centuries. The author George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) was born in 1819 on the Arbury Estate and lived in Griff House (now a hotel) for 21 years. She is commemorated in many ways in the town. The large George Eliot Hospital and the nearby Mary Ann Evans Hospice are living memorials to her and her book titles and their characters feature widely as names in the town, the schools and hospital wards. There is a nice statue to her memory in the town centre.
The Inner Wheel Club of Arbury is a very active and friendly club and we enjoy meeting at the monthly club meetings where during a meal we can socialise and enjoy each other’s company. This is usually followed by an interesting speaker and any news or plans for forthcoming events are announced. Many other members share the responsibility of planning the events which provides further opportunities for fellowship and fun!
We have close ties with Arbury Rotary Club and this is to the benefit of both clubs when organising social or charity events. We also welcome members from the surrounding area.
Club Officers for 2017/18:
President Glenys Gibbs
Vice President Pat Rose
2nd Vice President Nimmi Singh
Secretary Diane Coopey
Treasurer Sylvia Pare
Correspondent Gill Robinson
International Service Glenys Talbot
District Delegates Glenys Gibbs
Club Meeting Date:
The second Monday of each month except August
Club Meeting Time:
6.30 for 7.00 pm
Club Meeting Place:
Weston Hall Hotel, Mill Lane, Bulkington CV12 9RU
Tel: 024 76313989
A warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to attend our meetings but please contact us first through the contact page on this website as not all meetings are held at this venue.
Programme for 2017/18:
Speaker Charlotte Kendall "Teenage Cancer Trust"
Speaker: Mark Palmer 'Nuneaton Memories'
Speaker: Brian Johnson 'Country Railway Stations'
Speaker: Mellisa Simmons 'Medical Detection Dogs'
Informal meeting at the Heritage Centre
Joint Christmas meeting with Arbury Rotary Club
IW Day Celebrations at Ambleside Community Club
Speaker: 'Remembering the Swinging Sixties'
Business meeting with District 6 Chairman attending
Speaker: Wendy Martin 'Send a Cow''
Speaker: Sandra Wood ‘D6 I/S Project update’
Speaker: Peter Shelley 'A Handful of Straw'
Club AGM and Handover Meeting at the Heritage Centre.
Fund raising events include a Fashion Show in November and four coffee mornings held at a local Church Hall. A separate event is held to support International Service Projects.
Three ‘Knit & Natter’ afternoons are planned. Each month members support The League of Friends Tea Bar at the local Hospital and donations to the Food Bank are also given on a monthly basis.
Social events are organised as well including theatre visits and other outings, usually including a meal!
If you would like to come to one of our meetings we would give you a very warm welcome – please get in touch with us through the contact page on this website
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.