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

Edgbaston Convention News and Events                   

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Latest News and Events

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. 


In August, at the beginning of Diane’s year, Jo with her puppy Hope,  gave an inspirational talk on her passion for dogs and dispelled many of the myths about training. 


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.

Some of our members attended the District Rally in October where we heard all about the wonderful work of Jessie’s Fund, Association President Ann’s charity, 

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. 

Club members and Rotarians enjoyed seeing the brilliant colours of nature when we visited Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds.

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.

The last event of the year was on Saturday 9 June when Rotary held their annual Dragon Boat Event on Edgbaston Reservoir.  Not only is this a good team building exercise for those taking part, but it is a great fun day for families and friends. 


This year 17 teams participated and were encouraged to wear fancy dress - one of the Chinese teams imaginatively wore costumes to represent the Chinese astrological years.  The winners of the race, All Fired Up, were local firemen. 

 Inner Wheel did what we do best, and we had a stall selling home-made cakes, fresh fruit and water, and made a good profit for charity.

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.






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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