Grantham

Club Meeting Date: On the second Monday of the month

Club Meeting Time: 6.30 for 6.45pm

Club Meeting Place: Belton Park Golf Club, Grantham

Number of Members: 27

About the Club:

The Inner Wheel Club of Grantham received its charter in 1962.

Grantham’s most famous son is Sir Isaac Newton who was born in nearby Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth on Christmas Day in 1642.  He was educated at the King’s School in Grantham before going on to Cambridge University and his theory of gravity is thought to have come from the observation of an apple falling from a tree in the grounds of his home, the Manor House at Woolsthorpe.

Mention should also be made of one of Grantham's most famous daughters Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven. Born Margaret Roberts above a grocer's shop in the town, she was educated at Huntingtower Road School and Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School, before going up to Oxford to study chemistry. She became the first research chemist ever to become Prime Minister (and the first woman to hold that appointment). The first woman police officer, Edith Smith, was also a Granthamian.

Officers and Committee  Members 2018-2019

President - Margaret Graham

Vice President -

Past President -Kathy Klingels

Honorary Secretary - Pam Metcalf

Honorary Treasurer - Kathleen Holmes

International Service - Janice Charity

Social Secretary - Sheila Redman

Minutes Secretary - Delia Hearmon

Club Correspondent - Pam Wiggins

Community Service - Mavis Coxon

Health & Safety - Margaret Bentley

Membership/Club Welfare -

 
Club Meetings and Other Events (in italics)  

9th July 2018    Changeover Meeting
Speaker -Deborah Wylie
Hostess: Linda Burr
Raffle Mavis Coxon


      July 12th – District Meeting at Corby 

     
August    No club meeting

 

28th August Games Event at the home of Ron Phillips    

 
10th September
Jan Warren – Motor Neuron Disease Association
Hostess: Midge Cook     
Raffle: Pam Wiggins

       September 6th – District Rally


       September 21st/24th – Rotary District Conference in Torquay
      
 8th October    Arthur Ambrose - Police Raid in Tottenham
Hostess: Jil Storer
Raffle: Catriona Berry

 

October 14th – IW Club of Grantham Charter


      Date to be advised - Walk to raise funds for Motor Neuron Charity
      
12th November    James Wiggins – Women in the Air War
Hostess: Margaret Bentley
Raffle: Jo Green    November 8th – District Meeting
November 10th – RC of Grantham
Presidents Night
      
10th December    Christmas Party
Hostess: Linda Burr
Raffle: Jill Turner

 

       December 14th – Christmas Coffee Morning at the home of

      Sheila Redman

    
7th January 2018    Inner Wheel Work and Lunch
Harrowby Lane Church – start time:  11.20am – to be confirmed
          
11th February     LIVES - A Talk on First Responders
Hostess: Diana Platt
Raffle: Cynthia Kathel

      February 1st – 3rd – Swimarathon


      February 6th – RC of Grantham Kesteven Charter
      
11th March    RSPB – Dr Chris Andrews
Hostess; Kathy Klingels
Raffle: Mavis Coxon


      March 13th – RC Of Grantham Kesteven’s Children of Courage Lunch

      
1st April

Hostess: Ron Phillips
Raffle: Pam Kalbassi


       April 8th, 9th, 10th - Association Conference in Cardiff


      April 14th - District Meeting


      April 15th – RC of Grantham Charter Dinner
      
13th May    District Chairman’s visit

      May 16th – District International Rally


      May 2nd – 5th RC of Grantham trip to Llangollen, Wales
      
10th June    A G M  

        
8th July     Changeover

      July 11th – District Meeting      
              
COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Will be held at 12.30am on the first Monday of the month at the home of President Margaret          
              
             

 

Grantham Changeover Meeting July 2018

 

Past President Kathy and President Margaret

 

President Margaret Grantham and President Ray Rotary Club of Grantham

 

We all wore hats to fit in with the Speaker's theme

 

 

Our waiter joined in too!

 

 

 CELEBRATION OF 80 YEARS OF IW IN DISTRICT 7 SEPTEMBER 2018

President Margaret, Past District Chairman Linda and Past District International Service Chairman Pam Metcalf attended the church service in Fineden, where Rev Richard Coles is minister, to celebrate 80 years of IW in District 7

 

CLUB PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2018

The Inner Wheel Club of Grantham has got off to a flying start raising much needed funds for good causes.

The Club were eager to support one of it's own members to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.  Ladies of the Club baked cakes, and teas were served on a sunny afternoon full of friendship and chatter.  With a Raffle, ‘Bring and Buy’ stall and donations from visitors, an amazing amount of £1500 was raised.

In support of the Inner Wheel Club President’s chosen charity, Motor Neuron Disease, the staff at Moy Park organised a cake stall.  This proved very successful with cakes baked by the staff and an assortment of cakes provided by Bloomsbury Bakery.  President Margaret was thrilled to learn that over £200 was raised and sends her thanks to all involved particularly to Alison Shaw and Danny.

Putting the fun into fund raising, an afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn was organised.  Great fun was had by all with everyone taking their turn at croquet and playing additional gardens games.  It proved to be an entertaining way for everyone to enjoy themselves as well as raising over £300 for Motor Neuron Disease.

In addition to the fundraising events there has been a monthly social lunch  where members can catch up with each other for a good natter and a laugh.

Our first evening meeting of the year was well attended, and President Margaret was pleased to welcome two new members to our Club.

We were given a very interesting and enlightening talk by Jan Warren from the Motor Neuron Disease Association and she was presented with a donation of £300.          

If you would like to come along to any of our meetings or want to know any further information, please contact the Secretary telephone 01476 570800.


Brain Tumour Charity Garden Party August 2018


 

 

 Mavis and Kathleen managed the raffle

 

Pam and Cynthia served the cakes and other tempting fare