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.
and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, our District Chairman Jill's charity. We all fell in lovewith speaker Vicky's dog "Primrose".
For our October club meeting members were asked to bring along, and talk about, an item which was special to them we had the most fascinating time; we heard about a marriage proposal, items dating back to the 1800s, heirloom family albums, a tour of Africa with future King Edward VIII, farmyard smells and much more.
We held a Pot Luck lunch where people bring different dishes - without any discussion on who brings what! Pictured are ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Edgbaston Convention with the District 1st Vice Chairman Claire enjoying a delicious Lunch and a glass of wine. A great way to spend a relaxed Friday afternoon.
Some of our members attended and thoroughly enjoyed the Association Conference in Bournemouth in March, although the heavy snow on the day we were all travelling there caused many problems. However, the interesting speakers, entertainment and fun made it all worth-while.
When District Chairman Pamela visited in April, we were fascinated to hear about her background in the theatre. We were also able to donate a few old watches to be sold, repaired or used for spare parts, with the proceeds going to one of her charities.
May and June have been very sociable months. We attended the popular District 6 International Service Rally for an update on the current charity Bees Abroad, and hear about the project for next year, the Chinthowa Development Trust in Malawi.
On a beautiful sunny day, eight of us met for coffee at Coughton Court in Warwickshire where the gardens were looking stunning, rounding off the visit with lunch.
Then the next day some of us enjoyed taking part in the District 6 Bowls Competition, although this year no-one was successful in getting to the final, but it was a fun day.
We rounded off our social calendar with a joint meeting with Halesowen Inner Wheel members when we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and one another's company.
President Gay has had a very successful year, with interesting speakers and
social occasions, and we look forward to our new President Diane continuing to lead our small but happy group of members. Diane and her committee have another great year planned for us to enjoy.
If you would like to join us you can be assured of a very warm welcome.
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.