Inner Wheel Remembers

"Joint Presidents Bernie Birkett & Sheila Cheetham of Wellingborough Hatton Inner Wheel, met at the Wellingborough War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday to lay a wreath on behalf of the Club.  Usually a number of members would attend the service, but this year was different.  The Royal British Legion laid their wreaths at 11.00 am and our Presidents were invited to go at 12noon to lay their wreath, together with President Lyn Redman of Wellingborough Inner Wheel and the Presidents of the both the Wellingborough Rotary Clubs.

Lutterworth Wycliffe's President Suzanne Robinson and Rotary President Roger May laid their wreaths to the music provided by the Saxman. During the Covid-19 lockdown and restricts he has been bring some joy to people who have celebrated special events for a donation to the Foodbank. See him play here

Wellingborough's 76th Charter Tea and Auction

Wellingborough's 76th Charter was held on 12th September just before 'the rule of 6 ' came into being. 20 members of the club enjoyed a Strawberry and Cream Tea with homemade scones and cakes. The Event was held in a large village hall in which everyone could be safely accommodated  All Covid-19  rules were obeyed - separate entrance and exits, masks were worn when walking around and copious amounts of hand sanitizer. They even had a team that  cleaned every table and chair before the party! Access to the kitchen wasn't allowed so they used their own tea urn, crockery and cutlery and even  took bottled water for the tea.

Following the Cream Tea they held an auction of 15 donated lots, baskets of goodies, with President Lyn as the auctioneer. They had circulated the auction lots to other local clubs and received bids from them as well as bids from family and friends.  Over £300 was raised for a local charity that organises singing groups for people with dementia....a great success  not only as a fund raising event but as a much needed social event involving  the club members.

We Meet Again ...

The District Executive finally managed to meet again at the Rockingham Forest Hotel for a brief meeting. This gave Past Chairman Suzanne a chance to present Pauline, our new Chairman, with her Official Collar.

....and Pauline reciprocated by presenting  Suzanne with a basket of flowers.

The Executive were all able to attend the meeting whcih gave us chance to have  a group photograph...distanced of course.

As well as having our first Face to face meeting which was very productive.

“Out with the Old and in with the New”

Wellingbrough Hatton said "Thank You" to Moy and Jan for being their Joint Presidents in 2019/2020.  The year started off well with the joint Macmillan Coffee Morning with our Mother Club Wellingborough and followed on with a very successful Macmillan Mammoth Quiz in February.  Then Covid-19 struck with Lockdown and no opportunities for meetings or fundraising events. Since Lockdown, Members have knitted or crocheted Twiddles Muffs and blankets. Sewers have made Scrubs Bags for Kettering hospital, masks for themselves and their families. Zoom Social Meetings and Business Meetings began and the Club Newsletter was started keeping members in touch. Individually, members have kept in contact with other members and elderly neighbours, helping out when they could.

On 20th July, Jan and Moy handed over via Zoom to Bernie and Sheila, the Joint Presidents for 2020/2021.  We send our good wishes to the new Presidents for a happy and successful year.


We are Inner Wheel......

Bettina from the Rushden Club has cleverly made the Inner Wheel logo on fabric and PDC Jean has made the  face mask. Even though their faces are covered Inner Wheel  is there for all to see.


Great job ladies.

2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 News and Events.