District 12 Inner Wheel

Canterbury Inner Wheel Club

July 2020 to date: Meetings by ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been unable to meet together as a Club for many months, but we have held regular meetings by Zoom. We hope to open up in September/October 2021


About our Club

We meet USUALLY at Littlebourne Village Hall (CT3 1ST) on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10.00am and at other times by arrangement. Our membership currently stands at 42.

The main focus of fundraising each year is the President's chosen charity. In addition the Club supports the District and Association selected charities, and a range of local and overseas causes**.

Representatives from the Club attend District Meetings three times a year and the Inner Wheel Association Conference (Bournemouth in April 2022)

When Inner Wheel came into being in 1924 membership was open to the wives of members of Rotary and this continued to be the case until relatively recently.  However, since the International Inner Wheel Convention held in 2012 in Istanbul we are able to offer membership by invitation to other ladies sharing our aims. If you are interested in finding out more about us please contact our Membership Officer via the "Contact Us" page of this website.

Name Office Charity
Pauline Pybus and Elizabeth Jackson President Macmillan Nurses
Pat Wakeham Secretary
Christina Sloman Treasurer
Liz Jackson and Pauline Pybus International Service Officers Sightsavers and The Butterfly Tree
Pauline Banks Club Correspondent
Pauline Pritchard Membership Officer
Immediate Past Presidents Pauline Pybus


BUILDING ON OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Our most successful ventures in 2020-21 were our outdoor COFFEE MORNINGS for 6, held in members' gardens. Because of the wonderful weather these were well attended and members’ generous donations resulted in our Fund Raising problems being solved. Importantly it gave the opportunity for members to talk and get to know each other better. True friendship is one of our core aims.

Some members have made masks in brightly coloured cottons, all generously donated.


Canterbury members in garden Canterbruy members made face masks to sell for charity
Outdoor Coffee Morning for 6 Canterbury members made these face masks to donate to Porchlight and others were sold for charity.



In 2020-2021 we acquired 4 new members but sadly lost 2 due to ill health. The pictures are of 3 of our 4 new members being presented with the Rose of Friendship by our then President Pauline. They are top to bottom RAJINI Dasan. LINDA Witts. and MARY Brown. 

New member Rajini Dasan Linda Witts Mary Brown
Canterbury new member Rajini Dasan Canterbury new member Linda Witts Canterbury new member 3


** During the year 2020-2021 we supported the Inner Wheel Association's chosen charity: Riding for the Disabled; District 12 Chairmen's chosen charity: Air Ambulance (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) and District 12's International Service Charity Footsteps and the Save the Children immunisation plan: plus our customary local causes and the President's choice - The R.N.L.I. Internationally we raised funds for The Smile Train, alongside the Club's regular charities, WaterAid and collecting Polio Pennies with the aim of eradicating Polio through the world.

PROGRAMME FOR 2021-2022

13th July Sightsavers presentation by President Pauline on Zoom 

14th July Zoom Club Officers Assembly on Zoom 

27th July Coffee Morning – members’ gardens (Sightsavers) 

10th Aug Coffee Morning and Programme Launch at Diana’s home, proceeds to Macmillan Nurses 

24th Aug Visit to Bilsington Priory for Tea 

8th Sept New Presidents’ afternoon tea at DC Pat’s home 

14th Sept Macmillan Nurses presentation by Elizabeth Leech on Zoom 

15th Sept 2pm Cameo/Charity Tea at Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham (supporting Breast Cancer Research and Care) 

21st Sept UN Day of Peace 

21st Sept Macmillan Coffee Morning at Littlebourne Lounge 

5th Oct Walk in aid of The Stroke Association (Assn. President's Charity) at Deal

12th Oct Royal British Legion presentation at Littlebourne Lounge 

24th Oct World Polio Day 

26th Oct Local presentation by Rtn Brian Maxted at Littlebourne Lounge 

28th Oct District 12 Autumn Meeting at Ditton 

9th Nov District Chairman Pat’s visit followed by lunch at The Evenhill 

11th Nov District 12 International Rally at Ditton 

23rd Nov Social at Littlebourne Lounge (Harvest table & Food Bank donations) 

7th Dec Social with Christmas theme at Littlebourne Lounge 

14th Dec Christmas Lunch at The Holiday Inn Express, Harbledown

2022 

10th Jan International Inner Wheel Day 

11th Jan Frugal Lunch with Faversham & Sheppey in Faversham 

25th Jan Bloodrunners presentation by Graham Perrin 

8th Feb Frugal Lunch at Littlebourne Village Hall, proceeds to Sightsavers 

22nd Feb Nominations meeting. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Presentation by PDC Hazel Hedges 

8th Mar International Women’s Day. Inter-Club Lunch at KCC St. Lawrence Ground, Guest Speaker: Archdeacon Jo Kelly-Moore of Canterbury Cathedral

16th Mar District 12 Spring Meeting 

22nd Mar Coffee morning social 

26th Mar Fundraiser Quiz at Lower Hardres Baker White Hall TBC 

4th – 6th Apr IW Association Conference in Bournemouth 

12th Apr Report on Conference at Littlebourne 

26th Apr Kent Wildlife Trust presentation by Victoria Goulding “ A year in my garden” 

27th Apr District 12 Quiz 

10th May Coffee Morning – members’ gardens 

24th May Speaker TBC at Littlebourne Lounge 

26th May Bingo Fundraiser at Littlebourne (MAIN HALL) 

10th Jun District 12 Rally welcoming IW Assn. President Betty Roberts 

14th Jun Barbecue 

22nd Jun District 12 Summer Meeting - AGM and Handover at Ditton 

28th Jun Handover at Littlebourne Lounge



Presidents 1925 - 2021

1925 - 1945 : Mrs. H. Bigglestone, Mrs. A. Baynton, Mrs. J.H.B. Young, Mrs. G. Browning, Mrs. W.H. Hamilton, Miss A. Page, Mrs. F. Brownscombe, Mrs. H. Rigden, Mrs. G.R. Barrett, Mrs. H. P Dawton, Mrs. R. Wood, Mrs. H.P. Dawton, Mrs. S.W. Bligh, Mrs. J. McLaren, Mrs. R.F. Dashwood, Mrs. G. Denne, Mrs. E.A. Wood, Mrs. W. Parker, Mrs. S.H. Jennings

1946 - 1965 : Mrs. A.M. Pennington, Mrs. J.A. Godley, Mrs. E.A. Wood, Mrs. G.A. Kennett, Mrs. T. McCallum, Mrs. J.A. Godley, Mrs. A.V. Wilson, Mrs. R. Tophill, Mrs. B. Dawton, Mrs. A.
Incles, Mrs. S.H. Jennings, Mrs. A.S.P. Mason, Mrs. H.W.F. Hooker, Mrs. G.H. Kennett, Mrs. R.M. Brazier, Mrs. R.L. Stanford, Mrs. F. Hooker, Mrs. E.N. Shephard, Mrs. S. Terry, Mrs. S.H. Jennings

1966 - 1985 : Mrs. Peggy Clague, Mrs. Joan Tyler, Mrs. A.S.P. Mason, Mrs. Gladys Young, 
Mrs. Patsy Kerr, Mrs. R. L. Stanford, Mrs. B. A. Porter, Mrs. F. Hooker, Mrs. H.W. Hooker, Mrs. L. Incles, Mrs. Peggy Clague, Mrs. Grace Goodman, Mrs. Grace Goodman, Mrs. Joy Ruston, Mrs. Maimie Greene, Mrs. Elaine Constable, Mrs. Joy Ruston, Mrs. P. Burbidge, Mrs. B. Roberts, Mrs. Irene Roe

1986 - 1995 :  Mrs. Patsy Kerr, Mrs. Valerie Martin, Mrs. Rosemary Dawkins, Mrs. Pauline Banks, Mrs. Jeanette Daniels, Mrs. Mary Beere,  Mrs. Shirlee Sandy, Mrs. Mela Quarrell, Mrs. Margaret Wright, Mrs. Jane Rice 

1996 - 2005 : Mrs. Dorothy Southgate, Mrs. Sheila Cragg, Mrs. Pauline Beckett, Mrs. Jean Talbot, Mrs. Joan Hill, Mrs. Maggie Harris, Mrs. Shirley Hodge,  Mrs. Sheila Cragg, Mrs. Diana Forrest, Mrs. Ann Lynch

2006 - 2015  : Mrs. Pauline Banks, Mrs. Bernice Barton, Mrs. Maggie Harris, Mrs. Valerie Reid, Mrs. Judith Wiltshier, Mrs. Anne Arnold, Mrs. Ann Lynch, Mrs. Maggie Harris, Mrs. Pauline Pritchard, Mrs. Judy Wiltshier (Jt) with Mrs. Val Reid (Jt)

2016 - : Mrs. Judy Wiltshier (Jt) with Mrs. Val Reid (Jt), Mrs. Sheila Cragg, Mrs. Pat Wakeham, Mrs. Anne Arnold (Jt) with Mrs. Imogen Sayer (Jt), Mrs. Pauline Pybus, Ms. Liz Jackson (Jt) with Mrs. Pauline Pybus (Jt)