© Inner Wheel District 9 - 2013  Registered charity number 1025058

Inner Wheel District 9
Covering Three Counties in the UK - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

International Theme 2020/21   ‘Lead the Change’


 STOP PRESS!

Sewing Scrubs, Making blankets, Baking Cakes, The Corona Crisis and Inner Wheel

The crises faced by our country in the current pandemic are numerous. Businesses are failing, unemployment is increasing , charities are in great difficulty and there are shortages of essential supplies to hospital and other care organisations.

Inner Wheel, with its usual enthusiasm, has been ready to help with the practical and financial implications of the Corona virus. Currently our members are sewing scrubs, crocheting or knitting blankets for patients undergoing therapy, baking to sustain nurses during their long, tiring and very stressful shifts and donating money that we have previously raised to the most needy.

More recently International Inner Wheel has set up a fund to provide relief to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the production of a vaccine.

During the current crisis caused there has been much publicity about the problems now faced by numerous charities who are losing their funding. Many of these charities would have faced difficulties in the past if it were not for the unending support of Inner Wheel. This support will be there again when we can resume our normal activities.

The Corona virus has brought out the best in most of our population. I would be nice to think that this will be a time of change that will continue when we are through the other side of the pandemic. So please take the opportunity to talk about Inner Wheel to others and give the women of this country a realistic way of continuing to make this country a better place by joining our well established organisation.

                                                       Dorothy S.
Ascot resident, June Martin MBE was given the prestigious Margarette Golding Award in recognition of her continual and extensive support given to the Ascot and Sunninghill community since 1962.  

This award, presented by International Inner Wheel in memory of our founder, has only been given to 299 women worldwide since its inception in 2001. It is awarded for extensive service in the community, unconnected to that carried out as a member of Inner Wheel.

At the award presentation in 2016, District Chairman Linda Clarke described June as:-“An inspiration to us all.  It is hard to do justice to the time, effort and resources that June has put into the local community.”  

Keeping in touch!


The work of the District continues  despite lockdowns and being unable to meet in person.

Over 50 ladies enjoyed an entertaining guest speaker and then got down to some serious business in March 2021 at our latest Zoom District Meeting.



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


DISTRICT 9 INNER WHEEL

will announce as soon as we are able

the events and dates for the new

Inner Wheel year 2020/2021



Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented period and we look forward to sharing friendship and service in person with one another as soon as it is safe to do so.



Message of thanks from
Her Majesty the Queen

District Chairman Elaine has received this letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace for the recent Wedding Anniversary greetings sent by District 9 to Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.


The President of the Inner Wheel Club of Thame was recently interviewed by a local radio station. Her upbeat and encouraging words have already helped to promote the organisation and prompted ladies interested in joining the club to make contact!


Please click on the mp3 file to listen to Charlotte’s interview:


File: Charlotte Elmer.mp3


District chairman Elaine’s competition to design a festive face mask has been won by Erica from the IW Club of Thame. The cash charity prize money will be donated to ‘Hearing Dogs for the Deaf’ a good cause close to the winner’s heart.


Congratulations Erica and well done to all those who entered!


Thame’s donation has meant that Christmas came early for a profoundly deaf boy who received Diesel, a support dog from the charity - what a great result!

 In Memoriam

We are saddened by the passing in June 2020 of an inspirational and much loved Inner Wheel District 9 member and friend.