Stratford upon Avon was delighted to welcome Comic Relief CEO Liz Warner, District 6 Chairman Pamela, Rotary President Ian and other guests to its recent Fellowship Lunch. Liz has had an amazing career as a Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 and CEO of her own production company 'betty' before joining Comic Relief. She has a strong sense of social purpose and campaigns on a number of issues, very much in tune with the objectives of Inner Wheel.
Members have enjoyed a busy end to the year. We listened to a talk about the end of Shakespeare's life in November and indulged in a lovely Christmas lunch in December. There have also been some 'Knit and Natter' sessions and the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with a joint Carol Service held with Rotary.
Stratford members were delighted to welcome the District Chairman, Pauline Smart, to their recent Club Meeting. It is proving to be a busy month with a Skittles Evening, and some members having the opportunity to visit Aquabox and see their good work in operation.
President Barbara's final fund-raising event of her year was a delightful night at the movies. Film clips of many well loved musicals were shown, and members and their guests enjoyed a hearty supper. President Barbara is pictured with Ali Gray from the Stratford upon Avon Cancer and Eye Hospital Appeal which the Club has been raising funds for this year.
The Rotary Stratford Marathon took place recently on the same weekend as the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Stratford Inner Wheel werer delighted to provide refreshments for this popular event, with all proceeds going towards the President's Charity, the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital Appeal.
Members of Stratford upon Avon Club along with friends and family had a very enjoyable night listening to the history of hats and watching a Fashon Show, put on by Hats and Co of Leamington Spa. The evening was a successful fund-raiser for the President's Charity, the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital Appeal
President Barbara was delighted to welcome District Chairman Maureen, Rotary President Elect Gilly Rushton, members of the District 6 Committee and over 80 Inner Wheel members from across the Region to the Stratford upon Avon 69th Fellowship Lunch on 8th March. The speaker was John Macartney who enthralled the audience with a World War 2 escape story and everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch.
District Chairman Pamela has selected Burnaid and Dogs for Good as her Charities for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is Bees Abroad.
The National President, Liz Thomas, has chosen Children's Hospices for her charity.
The International President, Dr Kapila,
has chosen 'Leave a Lasting Legacy' as her theme.