Inner Wheel District 6 Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland An Active Organisation for Active Women!
Inner Wheel District 6Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and IrelandAn Active Organisation for Active Women!

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The ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Edgbaston Convention (and a few partners) visited the Kidderminster Carpet Museum on one of the hottest days of the year where they heard all about the history of carpets including demonstrations of original hand and mechanically operated looms. One loom was set up to weave a cheerful chintz pattern which was achieved by the most labour intensive set up – 288 individual bobbins had to be wound with the wools and each row in the repeat was made using an individual bobbin. Altogether a fascinating visit!

After the visit, a socially distanced picnic was enjoyed on Hartlebury Common in the shade of trees.  It was good to be together for real as opposed to Zoom.

February 2020

Sponsored Hair Shave!

 

President Chris has had her gorgeous hair shaved off in a sponsored hair shave, raising a fantastic £2,600+ towards the fund for her charity Breast Friends Solihull, to which the Club has also made a £1,000+ contribution.  We were able to watch the ‘shave’ live on Facebook. An inspirational lady, Chris also featured on her local radio station and in the newspapers in Barbados!  

 

November 2019

 

Almost half-way through President Chris’s year – where has the time gone?

 

In August we enjoyed an evening of fellowship and fun with partners at Worcester Races.  ‘Form’ was studied before each race, either on the basis of previous performance or because of the horse/jockey’s name; it seemed to work as some of us even won! 

September saw us once more at the annual Rotary Country Music Festival at Birmingham Botanical Garden where we had two stalls – one selling home-made cakes and the other jams, pickles and garden produce.  It was a very successful day raising funds for our charities.

Some of our members attended the District Rally in October where they heard all about the wonderful work of the District Chairman’s charities Women’s Refuge, and Breast Care Haven, in addition to the Association President’s charity Riding for the Disabled.  Club President Chris has chosen Breast Friends Solihull as her charity for the year and we were pleased to welcome their Chairman to our October meeting when she told us all about the charity which is entirely supported and run by volunteers, many of whom have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  We will be making a donation to their much-needed funds at the end of the year.

 

We also continue to support the Birmingham Central Food Bank – our on-going community project; and the Birmingham Crisis Centre.

 

We are looking forward to a theatre visit later in November and our Christmas Lunch.  And in June 2020 we will be donning hats to attend an alternative Ascot Day – sounds like a lot of fun! 

If you would like to join us, you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

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July 2018

President Diane’s year got off to a ‘hot’ start in July when members joined Rotary for a visit to David’s Garden at Martin Hussingtree, near Droitwich.  It was a scorcher of a day so after a walk around the beautiful colourful garden we retreated to the welcome shade and a cream tea.

We have also been updated by a member on her involvement with Riding for the Disabled. 

September saw us again, on another warm day, at the annual Rotary Country Music Extravaganza at Birmingham Botanical Garden where we had two stalls – one selling home-made cakes and the other jams, pickles and garden produce.  It was a very successful day raising funds for our charities whilst enjoying good fellowship.

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 Margaret has selected The Sick Children's Trust as her charity.

The District 6 International Charity is the International Aid Trust - find out more on our International page.

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

The International President, Dr Bina Vyas has chosen 'Lead the Change' as her theme for 2020-21

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