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

Stratford upon Avon                  Latest News and Events

President Rita had a busy end to her IW year with cheque presentations to the Shakespeare Hospice and to Lifespace, a young person's mentoring charity. Her last role was to induct a new member before handing over to incoming President, Barbara Abrey.

Some welcome tea and home made cake after a visit to a lovely local garden on a very damp Summer's day!

We have had a busy Spring with a number of events going on.  We were delighted to welcome over 80 guests to our fundraising Fashion Show at the Doubletree by Hilton Stratford upon Avon with clothes provided by Gemini Woman. 

The following weekend we worked hard to support the Rotary Stratford Mrathon, we felt as though we had run several ourselves by the time we had seved all the runners!

Our May speaker was Sue Jordan, a Trustee with the Military Wives Choirs Foundation. It was fascinating to hear about their history and future plans for the choirs.

Stratford members and guests enjoyed their 72nd Fellowship Lunch at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel recently. The speaker, Frances Benton, talked entertainingly about her 'passion for pearls', and bought many examples with her. All proceeds from items sold go to support a school for children with autism in Scotland.

Lots of focus on international charities at the beginning of the year with a very successful Hunger Lunch followed by a Club Meeting where the speakers were the Ingrams from the Chinthowa Development Trust. Their talk regarding how they had set up their charity and the difference it was making was truly inspirational. The Cub was able to pass on a large number of knitted items.

A busy November for the Club, including a haunting Halloween Supper raising money for international charities, Knit and Natter,  Coffee Morning at the Town Hall and a fascinating talk at our Club Meeting on Catering for Outside Broadcasting crews on film and tv sets.

The Club is having a busy Autumn with a stand at the Engage Festival and a fundraising Coffee Morning planned at Stratford Town Hall for 29th November. We welcomed a visit from the District Chairman recently where we were delighted to induct 2 new members.

Stratford President Rita with members of her family took on the fstest zipwire in the world over the North Wales quarries. Reaching speeds over over 100mph it was an opportunity to fund raise for the charities supported by the Club this year, the Shakespeare Hospice and Lifespace Trust.

Members enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon out at Sezincote Manor, a Cotswold home built in an Indian Mogul style.  

Members enjoyed a sunny day out to the Delphinium Fields near Pershore recently. They are only open for 2 weeks a year and the flowers are used to make natural confetti.

President Maureen is pictured receiving a puppy floral planter as a thank-you for all her hard work during the previous year, before handing over the Presidency to Rita Booth

Stratford IW Members were kept busy providing refreshments for the Stratford Rotary Marathon recently.

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 enjoyed a talk recently by Shamim Govani, Association International Service Committee Chairman. 

Stratford upon Avon Members held a Hunger Lunch to celebate International Inner Wheel Day - although with soups, puddings and cakes no-one went hungry! The event raised money for the Sanyu Babies Home.

Members and guests enjoyed a Chistmas Wishes themed Flower Demonstration recently. The event was a fund-raiser for Stratford upon Avon Samaritans and Comic Relief, and many lucky ladies took home flowers which were raffle prizes.

Be very afraid... Stratford ladies enjoying a Halloween Supper to raise money for International charities.

Members enjoyed a fantastic fountain display at their recent trip to Stanway House and Gardens. The trip included a tour of the house, tea and cake and a chance to stroll round the gardens.

2017/18 President Maureen Buxtn taking on the chain of office from outgoing President Joy Seaman. The occasion provided an pportunity for cheques to be presented to Joy's chosen charities.

Happy Birthday to Stratfordupon Avon! Members from the Club and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and talk by retired RSC musician Ted Watson recently.

A highlight was the lovely birthday cake!

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.

Members enjoyed welcoming the Mayor and other guests to a charity fund-raiser held in the Town Hall recently.

The event was held in support of President Joy's charity, the Shakespeare Hospice Young People's service.

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.

Stratford upon Avon members have had a good start to their year with an interesting talk in September about changes in fashion through the French Revolution.

A number of members enjoyed attending the District Rally recently (pictured).

Pictured is the Stratford upon Avon Past President handing over to the new President, Joy Seaman.

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.

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 Lemon Tree Trusttransforming refugee camps, one garden at a time.

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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