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Following a disastrous March of snow and ice, resulting in cancellation of our monthly meeting, the Ladies of West Woodspring Inner Wheel especially enjoyed April’s spring gathering. We were entertained by Weston Rotarian Vice President, Julian Mathews, who gave a gruesome but amusing account of life in the prison service. After dinner we all admired the 286 premature baby hats the club members had knitted for the Royal United Hospital Bath, these will now be dispatched to the hospital, where we hope they will be put to very good use.

Imagine how delighted the members of Bath Inner Wheel Club were when they learned that one of their members had been chosen to receive the prestigious Margarette Golding Award.

Carol Williams has worked tirelessly and quietly with Bath Samaritans to help others, for over 30 years – no mean achievement and well worthy of recognition. Across Great Britain & Ireland only 5 Margarette Golding awards have been given during this Inner Wheel year, one of whom is our very own Carol! The presentation was made during our Quiz & Quiche Evening by Member of Council, Linda Quinn. Congratulations Carol

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West Woodspring outing to Tyntesfield

5 members of Wells Inner Wheel joined Shepton Mallet for a very interesting visit to The Royal Mint

The Inner Wheel Club of Mendip celebrated the 70th anniversary of its charter with a celebratory lunch at Batch Country House Lympsham.  Club members were accompanied by partners and members of other local Inner wheel clubs and invited guests. The occasion was led by club president Alison Webb and hilarious entertainment was provided by Rotarian Andrew Herniman.

The anniversary cake was made by club member Jackie Hiles and was cut by the club’s two most senior members, Jean Malpass and Mary Johnson, both of whom have recently turned 9

Wrington Vale Inner Wheel Club

The Big Breakfast was once again a great success. Inner Wheel ladies worked very hard and the proceeds will go to Springboard, a Charity for young people which nurtures the unemployed into work. The sun shone and everyone enjoyed the gardens and beautiful views. Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Alvis who kindly hosted the event.

This is the time of year when we dust off our summer clothes and shoes and go and enjoy ourselves.

A coach of members from the Taunton Club, husbands and friends travelled to the Malvern Flower Show on Saturday 12th May. It was perfect day, not too hot with lots to see. They all had a very enjoyable time

‘Hats and Gloves’ was the order the day when the Inner Wheel Club of Wells celebrated its 70th Charter Year with a celebratory Afternoon Tea at Stoberry House, Wells.  Members were joined by some past members  as well as Lynne Evans, District 20 Chairman to enjoy the splendid views of Wells from the Garden Room.  The weather was gorgeous so everyone took the opportunity of exploring the beautiful gardens.

Pat Robinson one of our longest serving members reminded us, in a very interesting talk, of all the changes since 1948.

On 16th May we held our Interclub at East Coker village hall. This was an afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes provided by the members. The speaker was Miranda Pender and her talk was entitled ' Lifting the Lid ' a darkly comic aspect of researching family history.

Thirteen members enjoyed a cookery demonstration at Santa Checkley’s home. She demonstrated recipes for a cook in advance meal after which the members were served lunch which consisted of all the dishes cooked during the demonstration.A great day out.

Several of our members and members of Yeovil Rotary Club joined Yeo Vale Rotary Club for a walk along the old railway line at Ham Wall, an RSPB nature reserve on the Somerset Levels. Yeo Vale Rotarian Richard Pither who is a keen and expert bird watcher explained the sounds of some of the birds to us and we were thrilled when we actually identified the sound of a bittern. It is a lovely and unique area, we are so lucky that it is so near to us. And of course we finished the visit with lunch at the local pub!! A great way to spend Sunday.

The Inner Wheel Club of Yeovil

Frome Inner Wheel Event in aid of the International Committee

On the 12th May Frome Inner Wheel held a very successful cream tea and cakes afternoon in Chapmanslade Village Hall. The ladies of the International Committee led by Mary Darville and Renee Cole organised the event. Many, encouraged by the good weather enjoyed the opportunity to socialise and with constant chatter the event was deemed a highly enjoyable afternoon whilst raising funds for the Mission 20:20, Restoring Dignity. This is a project set up by District 20 International Inner Wheel to send sustainable sanitary wear to disaster areas where ladies and girls through no fault of their own, have lost everything due to flood, earthquake or any other natural disaster, and then their monthly period begins. By supplying the sustainable sanitary goods to existing charities Water Survival Boxes, School in a Bag and Akamba Aid the network for distribution is already established and the three Charities were happy to embrace the idea and include items in their shipments.

Golf Competion 2018

Names from left to right:  Ann Adams (Organiser) Christine Taylor and Pam Brunsden (Winners) District Chairman Lynne, Theresa Dowsett and Corinne Lyon (Runners-Up)

Names from left to right:  Ann Adams (Organiser) Christine Taylor and Pam Brunsden (Winners) District Chairman Lynne, Theresa Dowsett and Corinne Lyon (Runners-Up

Names from left to right:  Ann Adams (Organiser) Christine Taylor and Pam Brunsden (Winners) District Chairman Lynne, Theresa Dowsett and Corinne Lyon (Runners-Up

New Sedgmoor Project

Here are several of our members outside Stockmoor Lodge nursing home after our meeting with Barbara Lee the Manager to discus our role as Volunteers. Nothing is set in stone but to befriend a lonely person for either half an hour or to take them outside, would be most welcome. A little training will be given for fire and health and safety rules, and how to use a wheelchair!!  ( not always as easy as it looks!) Members came away with good thoughts and positivity for this and hope that the Sedgemoor Club will in due course be part of this Community project.

"Frome Inner Wheel member Yvonne Covill hands over a large cheque to Mothers Union of Frome Child Contact Centre.  It is a safe and friendly mutual place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents or family members.  This is a child centred environment that puts the needs of children first."

President Sheila Harding’s last month has whizzed by. Sheila was delighted to present two cheques to charity at the end of her year, one has gone to  the Weston General Hospital Scanner appeal.

 Sheila had great pleasure in presenting to Danny Greeno chief executive of the Veterans Charity at Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum on June the 5th, during the 74th commemoration of D day.

It was a particularly special occasion for Sheila, as she was accompanied by her father, Reg Charles Ld’H, a Normandy veteran, and the cheque presentation was made in front of the original Pegasus Bridge.