At Addenbrookes Hospital
Inner Wheel year is already almost three months old. Welcome back, everyone. And especially warm welcome to those of you who only joined our organisation in the last few months.
International President Bina’s theme is “Lead the change”. Well certainly we are living in changing and challenging times. I doubt if Bina knew how pertinent her theme would be, and how our lives and the way we do Inner Wheel would change. Thank you, Presidents and members, for meeting the challenge.
At a District Executive Zoom meeting on 8th September, I learned that at least one of our clubs was hoping to meet face-to-face, following all Covid guidelines of course. At that same meeting, we, the Executive, discussed the forthcoming District Committee Meeting, organised for the Park Hotel in Diss in November. After much discussion, we agreed that the best way forward was to cancel the venue and to hold it electronically.
What a wise decision that was, for the next day the Covid guidelines changed. And face-to-face meetings for us are very restricted again. I’m sorry the clubs who had been planning to meet, now cannot.
We will get together again – sometime! My thanks to all of you who have been working valiantly making scrubs and masks for frontline workers, donating toiletries, and chocolates! These workers have been putting themselves at risk to help us. Thanking you all for serving your local communities in whatever way you can.
I’m very sorry the Blackpool conference has had to be cancelled; and the Jaipur convention. Safety and health have to come first. Inner Wheel cares for its members as well as others. There will be other conferences, other Conventions to look forward to.
Please keep sending Pauline photos of your activities for the website. And if you have good ideas for things we might do in this time, please do share them as well.
Keep in touch with each other, especially with those who rely on telephone and snail mail.
Keep well; keep healthy.
With great friendship,