District Chairman, Gill Swanson, presents Betty Roberts and Eileen French with their badges.
The 44th Annual General Meeting was held at Chelmsford Race Course on 14th June. We enjoyed dinner in great surroundings before the business began. Photos show the District Executive and some Club Presidents.
During the meeting the District Fellowship trophy was presented to the Inner Wheel Club of Braintree and Bocking and received by President Pam Byford.
District Chairman Celia presenting Janet Larkey with her Past District Membership Officer badge
District Chairman Celia presented incoming District Chairman Gill Swanson with the District Chairman's Jewel.
District Chairman Gill then presented Immediate Past District Chairman Celia with her Past District Chairman's badge.
Inner Wheel District 24 held a walk along Maldon Prom on Friday 25th May during Children’s Hospice week in order to raise awareness of Children’s Hospices and in particular Little Havens Hospice.
The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I has chosen Children’s Hospices as it’s Charity of the year and Inner Wheel District 24 are supporting Little Havens Hospice.
We enjoyed a gentle stroll from the Beacon, next to the fountains along to the statue of Byrhtnoth. The weather was kind as we walked enjoying our surroundings and chatting to anyone that was interested about Little Havens Hospice.
We were joined at the start by Little Haven’s Representative Liz.
Inner Wheel District 24 Chairman Celia Clark said “We have great pleasure is supporting Children’s Hospice Week and holding this walk gave a great opportunity to promote our local hospice, Little Havens Hospice”
A Photograph showing Association President Liz Thomas along with District Chairman Celia Clark, Member of Council Jane Brown and members of the inner Wheel Club of Billericay on a visit to Lake Meadows, Billericay appeared on the front page of the Association of Inner Wheel Club’s webpage www.innerwheel.co.uk. The Photograph showed a visit to Lake Meadows, Billericay to see the Inner Wheel forever Roses donated by District 24 members to the park..
The District Rally took place on 4th October at Channels Golf Club. It was a delightful event attended by Association President Liz Thomas, Rotary District Governor Nick Sillitoe.
District 24 AGM took place at Ivy Hill Hotel in June.
Photos show District Chairman Janet with her Presidents and Executive for 2016-2017.
More photos of the evening
District 24 executive and members travelled to Bury St Edmunds for an outing with District 8. We enjoyed a guided tour of the Cathedral followed by a light lunch. Thank you to District 8 for organising a lovely day out and the friendship shown to our members.
After a chance Encounter with the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation, Nazreen, it led to Inner Wheel sponsoring a walker and a runner on 14th -16th April at Nottingham University. The event was to support a safe water project in Tajikistan. The foundation would work with100 communities to construct safe water supply systems and communal toilets . This would significantly reduce waterborne diseases and mortality to benefit 75,000 people, including children. Significantly, the project would empower women, by reducing the labour burden of collecting water, seen as their responsibility, so allowing time for income generating activities.
Our runner was Salima from Nottingham. Her total sponsored collection was around £3000.00 Our Walker was Rani from Ilford and her sponsored collection was around £500.00 Inner Wheel total contribution was £600.00.