Past District 6 Chairman Jill handed over the Chain of Office to incoming Chairman Claire at the recent District 6 Meeting and AGM.
The event was well attended by Clubs across the District and ful details of the new Executive can be found on the 'Our Team' page.
PDCs' visit to Hartlebury Castle: 7 May 2019
This year the Past District Chairmen's group visited Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, the former home of the Bishops of Worcester. Hartlebury Castle, a Grade I listed building, was turned into a fortified residence for the Bishop of Worcester before the end of the 13th century with its defences being completed around 1450. It remained the home of the Bishop of Worcester until 2016. The Bishop's Palace has been beautifully restored and opened to the public just one year ago. Very friendly guides are in rooms around the Palace and as you go from room to room further information is given creatively by former residents via video screens.
Worcestershire County Museum is also based at Hartlebury Castle and currently houses a wonderful costume exhibition and display of children's toys. The castle grounds and gardens have been restored (although this is a work in progress) and there is a large new cafe serving refreshments and tasty light lunches.
The venue was recently named a Visit England Hidden Gem, a national award for smaller attractions that offer an excellent visitor experience and memorable visits. As a first time visitor, I wholeheartedly endorse this award. Daphne
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!
Our District 6 Meeting on 21st March was well attended and a great mix of business and sharing news and events across all the District Clubs. The next Meeting will be our AGM on June 13th.
The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.
The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.