Check out 'Our Team' for information about the 2021/2022 District 6 Executive Officers
In June District 6 had its first face-to-face District Meeting and AGM since the beginning of lock-down, adhering to all the various Covid regulations and advice to ensure a safe environment for all 69 attendees from 14 participating clubs.
The first business of the day was the collection by a large van of the huge number of parcels and boxes of donations for the International Service Gambia project (see elsewhere on the site for details).
District Chairman Margaret welcomed all members and thanked them for their continued hard work under very difficult circumstances this year and especially for their donations to her charity, The Sick Children's Trust totalling over £1,600.
Nominations for various District Officers were approved and an appeal for 1st and 2nd Vice Chairmen made.
Member of Council Anita advised that Trish Douglas would be GB&I's nomination for IIW Vice-President. The IIW theme for 2021/22 is "Pink First" and under the IIW theme of "Strong Women, Stronger World", the Association would be supporting the mental health charity "Mind" for the 3-year Social Project. Association President Betty Roberts would be supporting "The Stroke Association"
Bev Holte, the founder and representative from Project Gambia gave a very enthusiastic presentation about the organisation which was founded in 2007 and now supported several schools. Their remit covered refurbishing existing schools, building classrooms and toilet blocks, providing food packages and applying various new technologies to the schools.
At the AGM the Executive gave their Reports and DC Margaret welcomed incoming DC President Sylvia to the Chair wishing her every success and thanked the Executive for all their support. DC Sylvia introduced the Executive for 2021/22 and named her chosen charities as Rugby Women's Refuge and Macmillan Cancer Support.
District Committee Meeting on Zoom on March 25th 2021
It was lovely to see 65 members attending the District 6 Meeting on Zoom where there was an opportunity to discuss District business. The theme was Easter bonnets which gave a real uplift to the meeeting with such lovely vibrant colour on display.
Officers sent out their reports beforehand so there was sufficient time to listen to a talk by Charlotte Coldrey from the Sick Children's Trust. The charity enables families to be together by providing accomodation close to a number of hospitals where children are treated and gives valuable support. This charity is supported by District Chairman Margaret this year.
District Committee Meeting on Zoom on November 26th 2020
While we all prefer to be in the same room as those we are meeting, Zoom has provided the opportunity for the District Meeting to take place as planned with all D6 Clubs invited to participate.
Reports were sent out beforehand and delegates were able to ask questions and give their views. Many dressed in festive garments and toasted the District with a glass at the end.
With all best wishes to you and to your club members at this strange time.
District 6 Chairman Margaret
A message from Breast Cancer Haven
As the Covid-19 crisis continues to affect each and every one of us, I’d like to send my very best wishes to you and your loved ones.
Although the past few months have presented significant challenges , Breast Cancer Haven have expanded their online provision with classes and running support groups and one-to-one support over the phone as well as virtually.
This means that despite the temporary closure of centres clients can still access the complementary programme of support BCH has to offer, meaning that anyone facing breast cancer is not alone.
Without your continued support this would not be possible.
This has been taken from a letter sent to me by Sally Hall CEO, of Breast Cancer Haven.
Thank you for helping me support Breast Cancer Haven.
Yours in friendship
Claire 2019/2020 District 6 Chairman
The IW national Conference in Cardiff was well attended by members from District 6 who had a very enjoyable time.
There were inspiring speakers such as Ed Pratt who circled the world on a Unicycle to raise money for the School in a Bag charity, charity presentations including one from Hope and Home given by a woman who had been an abandoned orphan herself and business sessions including our Annual General Meeting. All of this was sprinkled with entertainment and music, and we finished off the last night dancing to the Amazing Blues Brothers. Join us next year in Belfast if you can!
District Chairman Sylvia has selected Rugby Womens Refuge and Macmillan Cancer Support as her charities
The National President, Betty Roberts, has chosen The Stroke Association for her charity.