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 are thrilled to have opened up again since 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.
|Pauline Pybus and Elizabeth Jackson||President||Macmillan Nurses|
|Liz Jackson and Pauline Pybus||International Service Officers||Sightsavers and The Butterfly Tree|
|Sheila Cragg||Club Correspondent|
|Pauline Pritchard||Membership Officer|
|Immediate Past President||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.
|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 L to R RAJINI Dasan. LINDA Witts. and MARY Brown.
|New member Rajini Dasan||Linda Witts||Mary Brown|
** 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.
In 2021-2022 we supported The Stroke Association, Dandelion Time, MacMillan Nurses and Sightsavers.
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 - contributing miles to the Land's End to John O'Groats Walk
12th Oct Royal British Legion presentation at Littlebourne Lounge
24th Oct World Polio Day
26th Oct Rachel Koopmans 'The Medieval Stained Glass Windows of Canterbury Cathedral' 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 Service 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
10th Jan International Inner Wheel Day
11th Jan Frugal Lunches (Groups - up to 6 - in members' homes)
25th Jan 'Bloodrunners' presentation by Lynne Holder and G. 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 Celebrating International Women’s Day. Inter-Club Lunch at KCC St. Lawrence Ground, Guest Speaker: The Reverend Estella Last, Adviser for Women’s Ministry in the Canterbury Diocese. “The Fun and Pitfalls of being a Woman in the Church of England”
16th Mar District 12 Spring Meeting by Zoom
22nd Mar Coffee morning social (More cake)
26th Mar Fundraiser Quiz at Lower Hardres Baker White Hall (Fish and Chips) in aid of MacMillan
4th – 6th Apr IW Association Conference in Bournemouth CANCELLED BUT replaced by a virtual Conference.
12th Apr Social Coffee Morning for members and friends at Littlebourne Village Hall celebrating a 90th birthday!
26th Apr Kent Wildlife Trust presentation by Victoria Goulding “ A year in my garden”
27th Apr District 12 Quiz at Ditton.
10th May Coffee Morning – members’ gardens
24th May Outside Visit
26th May Bingo Fundraiser afternoon at Littlebourne (MAIN HALL)
9th June Pre-Rally Supper for D.Executive members
10th June District 12 Rally welcoming IW Assn. President Betty Roberts
14th June Garden Lunch
22nd June District 12 Summer Meeting - AGM and Handover at Ditton
28th June Club 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)