Six members of Felixstowe enjoying tea and chat under the Gazebo dodging the showers!
Six members met in Henstead Exotic Gardens. Outgoing President Jacquie was presented with gardening gloves and secateurs .
Susan Watson taking over from Cathy Witton
This took place in retiring President Chris Mason’s garden. Distances were kept and masks worn when entering Conservatory for food.
Zoom Meeting: Deidre Griffin with Club Presidents
Ely I.W. Club hold their Committee Meeting
Watton Inner Wheel club have been in action during lockdown. On June 27th 2020 they held a cake stall in a members front garden. All necessary precautions were taken as you can see and the amazing amount of £731 was raised for Mary’s Meals.
June 18th.2020. District Executive Committee meet again via Zoom for the DCM / AGM. Liz Thomas IIW Treasurer (centre) attended as guest.
The District Executive held their first meeting by zoom - all went well and the Executive declared it a success.
Early in the lockdown, Cathy, a member of Saffron Walden Club started to make beautiful colourful masks for our members and families.
We decided to collect the money raised from the sale of the masks and buy something for Radwinter Road Hospital in Saffron Walden.
The hospital requested items to please the patients, namely:- two hanging baskets for their outside eating area, a bird feeding station, stand and bird food to place in a central outside area that can be viewed by all patients.
In addition the club found out that earlier in the lockdown the hospital had had thermometers stolen so we also bought them 4 thermometers for the ward. (Who on earth would steal from a hospital!?).
The masks were so popular that in the end we had £200 left over which we sent to Medical Detection Dogs, a charity we have supported in the past. They are training dogs to be able to sniff out COVID-19.
The Coronavirus pandemic causes lockdown but members keep in touch and knit and sow for NHS e.g. Head bands from Thetford
A very successful DCM at Honington and Sapiston village hall. Here is a table of attendees....mostly Thetford
Decorated umbrella in background done to participate in Watton Rotary Umbrella Festival
Here is the design for the posters and leaflets which are already being distributed
International Service Committee Chairman Shamim Govani informed the District Internationl Service officers of the new long term international project of GB&I to prevent malaria throughout the world. Jane Kaye- Bailey who founded the Butterfly Tree charity www.thebutterflytree.org.uk and Catherine McCarthy CEO of Medical Aid films www.medicalaidfilms.org both attended the meeting and gave presentations outlining the work of their organisations. They are willing to combine their efforts with Innerwheel for global prevention of malaria (an example of 'Together we can').
Left to Right Shamim Govani, Jane Kaye-Bailey and Catherine McCarthy
The launch of the campaign - Period Poverty - Dignity for women and Girls took place at the House of Lords on 7 March 2019, the day before International Women's day. Click here for more information
District 8 Treasurer Hilary Farrell (2nd.from left in photo) has recently returned from Botswana where she was delivering wheelchairs for the Wheel Chair Association and also taking the opportunity of giving out children’s items knitted by members of Inner Wheel.