Club Meeting Date:               On the third Wednesday of the month except July and                                                   December.

Club Meeting Place:             The Kings Centre, Bull Head Street, Wigston,                                                             Leicestershire, LE18 1PA

Club Meeting Time:               7.30 p.m.

Number of Members:             38

About the Club:                      The Club was chartered in 1967.

The Inner Wheel Club of Blaby, Oadby & Wigston was founded in 1965 and became The Inner Wheel Club of Oadby in 1976 when Blaby and Wigston formed their own clubs.

Club Officers:

President:                               Brenda Newnham

First Vice President:              Betty Nuttall

Second Vice President:         Glenys Hasdell

Past President:                      Margarete Knight

Secretary:                              Jane Moelwyn Hughes

Treasurer:                               Valerie Gooding

International Service:            Elizabeth Gilbert

Club Correspondent:            Sally Matthews

Assistant Secretary:              Sheila Kondras

Committee Member:              Shirley Robertson


The year so far…….

The handover and presentation of a donation to MacMillan Nurses by Past President Margarete took place on a sunny afternoon at the home of Glenys Hasdell.  Pimms, (and soft drinks) followed by tea and cakes were enjoyed by members after new President Brenda was handed the Chain of Office.  President Brenda thanked Past President Margarete for her all her efforts over the past year and presented her with a beautiful orchid plant.

Macmillian Nurses Presentation                                               New President Brenda,                                                                                                                            'Calm before the storm'          

Treasure Hunt at Burton Overy                  

International Service Organiser Elizabeth Gilbert was joined by members, partners, Rotarians and friends to a Treasure Hunt she had arranged at Burton Overy.  We were lucky to have a fine evening and the villagers of Burton Overy were very patient having their homes and gardens scrutinized by groups of strangers.  Supper afterwards had been booked at The Bell and everyone enjoyed a very social evening raising funds for Tilianu Orphanage, one of the International Charities the Club is again supporting this year.

Association Assembly, Leicester

Two members acted as Stewards and four flower arrangements were supplied by a Club Member.


July 21st - District Meeting

Officers' Meeting and District Meeting at Rockingham Forest Hotel were well attended with all Officers' Meetings covered.


July 25th - District Games Competition

The IW Club of Leicester was invited to a Games Afternoon to start off the District Games Competition.  This was held at the home of one of our members and an assortment of board games from Jenga to Snap were played with fun and merriment followed by an afternoon tea in the garden.  Leicester won this round and Oadby wishes them further success in future rounds.


August 16th

Club Meeting and Social Evening


September 20th

Club Meeting, Speaker Richard Adams "Gardens Home and Away"


October 18th

Club Meeting, Speaker David Siddons "The fascination of the English Language"


November 8th


Members met at the home of IW member Tessa for coffee and chat with members past and present. The sum of £95 was raised for Inner Wheel Charities.


November 15th

Club Meeting, Speaker Debra Pickering "Ideas for Christmas"

Our speaker demonstrated Christmas flower decorations 




December 15th

Christmas Dinner at Leicestershire Golf Club with partners

7 for 7.30 p.m.

Lounge suits or Black Tie



A lovely start to the Christmas festivities, good meal, good company and good entertainment of Christmas poems and readings finishing off with a few carols.


22nd December 2017

Inner Wheel members helped Rotary Club of Oadby over the lunchtime period  with their Annual Collection outside Sainsbury's to allow Rotary to enjoy their Christmas lunch at their meeting.  President Brenda and Secretary Jane with their buckets.





10th January 2018

Inner Wheel Day


Members gathered for a delicious lunch of

Soup and Crusty Bread supplied by club members in 

support of the local children's hospice


A lunchtime of friendship and chat ensued with

generous second helpings of soup and 




17th January Club Meeting

Social Supper Event


7 p.m. at The Kings Centre.


Pate and Puds - £3.00























21st February Club Meeting

Speaker Simon Lucas - 'Pride of the Borough'



7th March 

Coffee Morning at the home of Jane Moelwyn-Hughes in support of

Dementia Week


8th March

District Meeting and AGM

2 p.m. Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby


19th - 21st March

Bournemouth Association Conference


21st March Club Meeting

Speaker Sue Clews "From Sketchbook to Wire Lady"


18th April Club Meeting

Speaker Julie Ede - "Edith Piaf"


16th May 53rd Charter Meeting

Social Evening in the company of the District Chairman


17th May International Rally

Greetham Valley Hotel


20th June AGM & Club Meeting
















































































































My visit to Blaenau Festiniog - Jane Moelwyn-Hughes 12th May 2016 

When I saw the article in the Association Magazine that a plaque would be unveiled to commemorate the birth on 20th November 1881 of Margarette Golding nee Owen at 134 High Street, Blaenau Festiniog North Wales, I just knew I had to be there for three reasons.

Firstly, Inner Wheel has been part of my life since my mother was a founder member of the Caernarvon Club in 1951.

Secondly, Mum had been District Chairman of District 18 which included the local club Porthmadog who were hosting the event and finally because of my surname which is Moelwyn-Hughes.  Blaenau is situated at the foot of the Moelwyn mountains and has very close associations with my late husband's family.

So I contacted Katharine Dobson District 18 Secretary and asked if I could attend.  She was delighted and sent me all the details.  The plaque made of welsh slate and was to be unveiled by the local M.P. Liz Saville Roberts at 10.15 a.m. on Friday, 12th May in Encil Gardens, Church Street, Blaenau Festiniog.

The day dawned chilly and very wet as I drove from my brother's home in Shropshire.  The rain persisted all the way and for the rest of the day but the welcome i received and the fellowship gained was well worth the journey.  Because of the weather, it was decided to unveil the plaque and then drive down to Llechwedd slate quarry who were providing refreshments and the speeches could then be in the dry!

Association Editor Enid Law represented the Association (she in fact if a member of the nearby Llangollen Club, several District 18 Officers and members were present and a goodly number of the local Porthmadog Club.  On a personal note, i met a lady from Llangollen who was at my Grammar School in Caernarfon albeit five years after me but we had a long chat about all the teachers we remembered.

Having travelled a long way from Oadby I am so glad i was present to witness this mark of respect to a lady who gave so much to Inner Wheel.

In the words of Max Boyce "I was there".

Jane Moelwyn Hughes, Oadby.



 Jane-Moelwyn Hughes and Enid Law



                                                           The unveiling



                              Inner Wheel Club of Porthmadog


17th May 2016


An Evening with Lars Tharp at the Ramada Stage Hotel, Wigston Road, Leicester




President Margarate, Lars Tharp and District Chairman, Dorothy 

71 members, partners, friends including District Chairman Dorothy gathered for a pre-dinner drink and chat before the much looked forward to talk given by Lars Tharp of Antiques Roadshow fame.  He didn't disappoint guests with his talk about his early life growing up in Leicester and his pathway to becoming an 'expert' on the Antiques Roadshow.  A great evening of fun, fellowship and friendship.

Other Club fellowship activities will include walking groups, hobbies evenings and  a monthly Lunch Club from September onwards. Club members will continue their support and help with serving lunches at the local Age Concern,  whilst continuing to offer help and fellowship to club members where needed. International ………

Child Sponsership at Joe Homan Girls' School, Tiliananu Orphanage, Water Aid













2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Oadby.