Inner Wheel District 6 Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland
Inner Wheel District 6Association of Inner Wheel Clubsin Great Britain and Ireland

Droitwich Spa - News and Events

The picture was taken at our recent AGM at Gaudet Luce Golf Club, when the local St John’s Ambulance brought along their new staff car for our members to see. The club had previously contributed towards its purchase, during Glenys Griffiss’s time as President, when St John Ambulance was her main charity of that year.

Richard Brown, Droitwich Spa St John Ambulance unit leader, spoke to our members while showing the car, and explained how important having such a vehicle was for St John, helping the organisation fulfil its work in the local community.

The photo shows Richard Brown on the right, with some of the Droitwich Spa Inner Wheel members on the left.

District Chairman Jill Joyce presenting President of Droitwich

Spa Inner Wheel, Lynda Gillespie with a certificate commemorating the Club’s 75th Anniversary.

70 members and guests enjoyed afternoon tea and entertainment by the Poppy Sisters The Poppy Sisters sang songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s. 

Annual Ploughman’s Lunch at Rotary House proved as popular as   ever with nearby Clubs attending.


Our Anniversary lunch was very much enjoyed at The Boot, Flyford Flavell




Past President Glenys Griffiss hands over the chain of office to Lynda Gillespie for the year 2018/2019


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Margaret Wilkie celebrated 57 years as a member of our club with flowers and a cake

Eight members went to The Commandery in Worcester to see an open air performance of Charley's Aunt.

Luckily the weather was fine and the picnic was enjoyed by all.

The photograph shows Droitwich Spa members.

July 2017

President Glenys has chosen Young Carers as her charity this year and the club sponsored a fun trip for some of them on the "Pamela May" canal boat.

Some of the Club were in Vines Park, Droitwich to see them off

The trip was enjoyed by all the youngsters who were able to take a turn at steering and working the locks.  The ice cream at the Marina added to their enjoyment.

10 June 2017




Moyra Withington with Club President Glenys enjoying their Pimms

before being driven indoors by the downpour  (We chose the wrong week!)

Ali Bowden and Kate Daniels from "The Little Black Pig Company" of Stourport spoke on their venture breeding pigs.  Kate gave a practical demonstration how to cure bacon and gammon which can be wet or dry cured.

Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg described the setting up of the Ifakari Bakery in Tanzania where they  now produce between 400 and 900 loaves daily



District Chairman Pauline with club members


President Glenys (3rd from left) with her kitchen helpers at the Ploughman's Lunch

District Overseas Service Chairman Sandra Wood (middle) with club OSS Organizer Lesley Mackenzie (lhs) and club President Glenys

Knitted blankets completed on Inner Wheel Day after a Bring and Share lunch at Lesley's home

We held a very successful Fundraising Quiznight at Rotary House in aid of St John Ambulance.  This event was well supported by Inner Wheel clubs of Stourport, Alcester, Redditch and Worcester Severn and Rotary.




Quiz Master Rotarian Edgar Harwood

President Glenys presenting prizes (donated by Rotary)

This morning's work on behalf of Inner Wheel at the Christmas Tree Festival in St. Andrew's Church Droitwich Spa.  The church will be open from 26th November until Christmas for viewing of the display. 

athaniel Hawthorn described the autumn sunshine as ‘precious’, and it was a bright sunny morning when we arrived at Bodenham Arboretum.

We decided to walk around the lake to build up an appetite for lunch. Even though many of the trees were still green there were still enough with yellow, red and golden leaves to make it a beautiful, as well as enjoyable, perambulation.  Chatting with friends in the autumn sunshine as we strolled along certainly was ‘precious’.

It was a good job that Glenys had booked a table for lunch because the restaurant was very busy. When we ate our lunches we could see why, the food was excellent.

A group of us visited Great Witley Church in August where, following an enjoyable lunch in the garden of the Tearooms, we were guided round the highlights of this impressive building by Howard Robinson.

In July Howard had given a most interesting illustrated talk on the church at our monthly meeting and then invited us to visit

President Glenys’s charity for her year in office is St. John Ambulance and our speaker, Richard Brown was invited to tell us all about its history.  Formed in 1887 as a voluntary organisation offering free medical care, the Brigade goes all the way back to 11th century Jerusalem where the first Knights of St. John set up a hospital to care for sick pilgrims.

President Di Sutch (on the rhs) handing over the chain of office to Glenys Griffiss (Courtesy of the Droitwich Advertiser and Standard)

Our IIW 3-year Social Project in this country is Period Poverty - Dignity for Women and Girls. We are working closely with charities, schools, women's refuges,  and supermarkets to highight the issues.

District Chairman Claire has selected The Women’s Refuge and Breast Cancer Haven as her charities.

The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.

The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.

The International President, Phyllis Charter, has chosen 'Together We Can' as her theme.

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