District 12 Inner Wheel

Joint Presidents Val and Pat

Eastbourne Sovereign Club


We meet on the second Monday of the month at lunchtime at Chalk Farm Hotel, Coopers Hill, Willingdon, East Sussex, BN20 9JD

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Club Officers for 2023 to 2024

Name Office Chosen Charity

Jaine Fisher


Louise Cheeseman Vice President
Pat Brockman Secretary
Joyce Taylor
Yvonne Chatwin International Service Organiser
June Christophi
Club Correspondent

Membership Officer

2021 - 2022 Programme

In 2020 to 2021

Here are our Challenge 88 endeavours!

In the gruelling heat, we, as in 8 Ladies and 5 Gentlemen, attempted to do our Inner Wheel 88 Challenge...a walk for 88 mins on the 8th of the 8th month... In Aid of Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Eastbourne Sov are off! Eastbourne Sov setting off Eastbourne Sov along the prom

 As we began with that slight sea breeze and everyone raring to go  

 Get set and away!

Sadly the breeze stopped and so did we. Just discussing, should we surrender and turn back??  

The breeze stopped and so did we refreshment break Enough is enough

After a quick refreshment break, time to decide!

Yes? 🤔🤔

 Enough is enough!

Whew! We are hot and exhausted and yes, it was enough!

Eastbourne Sov in the shade The last few join us Eastbourne 2nd attempt and theyre off

Quick catchup! 

The last few joined us! 

Time to say Goodbye, until another day when we will finish that challenge!

Here we go again! The second attempt! And we're off!
Best foot forward We are taking Beppo with us Setting a good pace
Best foot forward! We are taking Beppo with us for a ride!  Setting a good pace!
On the Prom Judith bringing up the rear We've reached the end
Letting some stragglers catch up! Judith on her scooter setting a good pace The end is in sight!
At last the fish and chips DC Christine enjoying fish and chips Now we are all served
At last the fish and chips! Some are still waiting to be served! Now we are all served! Enjoy!

Beppo on his Travels

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International Club Officer

 Val with our Shoe Boxes


2019/2020 Presidents Pam and Judith


Day out at Arundel Festival of flowers



New Members Jaine, Pat and Francine

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Inner Wheel PromotionAshburnham Cream TeaAshburnham Cream Tea


Past and Present Presidents at Interclub

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Tuesday 15th January 2019

District Chairman Joan Styles Visit

District Chairman Joan Styles visit

Thursday 10th January 2019

International Inner Wheel Day

Inner Wheel Day 2
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International Inner Wheel day
Hayzen at Inner Wheel Day

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Christmas Dinner

at Chalk Farm Hotel

Pam and Fred at Xmas 2018
Val and Marian xmas 2018
xmas dinner 2018

 Francine's birthday 2018

It was also Francine's Birthday

Sunday 16th December 2018

Pre-Christmas Drinks and Mince Pies

at Joint President Hayzen's House

Hayzen pre xmas 2018

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Speaker Meeting

presentation of cheque to Dementia

Frederick Smith from Dementia Action Alliance Accepting our cheque for £1500 from Freda.

Fred had given us a very informative and interesting talk on Dementia. His wife had suffered from it and having looked after her for many years, he could speak from first hand experience. He told us not only about the difficult times but also the fun and funny times... it was very obvious that Fred loved his wife very much right up to her sad passing.   

Twiddle Muffs knitted and 

stitched by members

Twiddle Muffs knitted and stitched by Members

President Pam inducting New Member

Yvonne Watson

President Pam inducting new member Yvonne Watson 2018  

International Rally 7th November 2018

International Rally

Great Day had by Pat, Judith, Val, Margaret, Joyce and Pam at the International Rally with our Tombola. A lot of hard work beforehand but well worth it all on the day.. Well done to Val for the organisation of it, Well done to those that packed and wrapped and Well done to all her helpers on the day. 

16th October 2018

Club Members with their Knitted Poppies for WW1 Memorial Day

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Inner Wheel Friends at Chalk Farm Hotel

Friday 21st September 2018 International 

Peace Day


peace rose bush

Planting a Rose

 Inner Wheel friends planting a Peace Rose to commemorate the end of World War 1 in 1918

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June Christophi making a tandem skydive in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.

June 9th 2018

  Skydive for Alzheimer Research Uk

Our Swedish Visitors

Two members of Eastbourne Sovereign I.W. Club Judith Cooper and Una Genty, hosted three Members of the Swedish Inner Wheel Club of Nyropin-Oxelosund at the beginning of June.

The ladies, Gunilla, Siv and Kerstin were shown around Alfriston, a lovely old Sussex village, and together with other Members of Eastbourne Sovereign, enjoyed a cream tea in one of the gardens.
Cream Tea  
Swedish Visitors with Eastbrne Sov out for Cream Tea

That evening they were hosted by Judith for a meal at her home.

The following day they visited Fairlight Glen, for lunch, followed by tea in the garden at PDC Liz Jackson's home.

waiting for tea 

Pimms in garden at Eastbourne Sovereign

In the evening a superb buffet dinner was provided in the garden and home of one of our members Hayzen Elphick.

On Thursday lunch was enjoyed at Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, followed by a delicious dinner at The Rare Breeds Centre, Tenterden, before returning to London on Friday We enjoyed being with our visitors very much and were sad to see them leave.

Dinner at Rare breeds Centre

Eastbourne Sovereign enjoying a glass of wine with their Swedish Guests

Past and Present Presidents