International Service Events

International Rally Greetham Valley 2018




 Grantham ladies show their support for the charity "Toilet Twinning" posing with their toilet accessories! 15 ladies helped Pam on her final International Rally after 3 years as a DISC!





"Toilet Twinning" was advertised with lots of their publicity information






 Raffle sellers and buyers! A wonderful amount was raised for "Toilet Twinning"- and along with other donations we can twin with at least 4 school blocks in an impoverished community






 Grantham ladies signing in at the Rally at the start of a super day





Corby International Afternoon Tea

It was a lovely occasion as always at Corby's afternoon tea. We were entertained by guest speaker Dr. Heather Roberts who spoke about her experiences in Malawi and Zambia training ladies to make pads for girls hence the title of her talk "Girls Issues". 

We are able to collect several items which can be collected and taken out to Africa through the National Police Aid Convoy.

Pam was presented with a lovely tub of spring plants and a cheque for the District International charity "Toilet Twinning" for which Pam is extremely grateful. This will help tackle poverty from the ground up





 Toilet Twinning!!





Wendy, from Grantham Sunrise Rotary, had fun advertising "Toilet Twinning" whilst performing the twelve days of Rotary Christmas...

















This is the format used by Grantham Inner Wheel Club for their "Toilet Drive"










50 people took part and much hilarity was had as when you won a game you had to wear a funny shower cap and choose a toilet related prize










We raised sufficient funds to help educate and build 3 school toilet blocks thanks to the generosity of many friends








Even the table decorations had a toilet theme!
















Louise Timmins was the guest speaker at Rutland's International afternoon tea. She gave a heartfelt presentation about "Brighter Future International Trust".

She was presented with a cheque from International organiser Chris and Acting President Pat



Jane Walker received 12.6kgs of ring pulls from Pam collected from District 7 clubs at the Rotary Conference in Llandudno

Well done everyone for collecting them



The International Service Rally at Greetham Valley Hotel was attended by 172 ladies who enjoyed the sunshine, interesting speakers, meeting the Association International Service Committee Chairman, Ann Acaster and friends



14 Grantham ladies attended the International Rally in support of Pam.

She was delighted with the support of her club and for all their help in setting up ready for the big day


July District Meeting at Corby

District meeting

Ann Buckby, Blue Zone leader, is on the left Pam Metcalf, DISC and Janice Charity, Green Zone leader on the right.

We're stood in front of the table advertising the  charities we like to collect for.


 international organisers




21 ladies attended the International Organisers meeting at Corby.







 The members watched a short presentation about "toilet twinning"the charity which Pam would like to support for 2017-2018

Pam spoke about the various charities we can help through collecting and recycling items.







It's not all work at Leicester assembly!






leicester 2



 We enjoyed the fun and laughter (after how many glasses of wine!)












 October 12th Pam went to Rutland International Tea. Yvonne Pulford gave an update about Tilinanu Orphanage & she was given the proceeds of the raffle by Maureen Weldon, International Organiser and President Chris


 Goods have been collected for the Refugees in Calais. Pictured are some Inner Wheel members from Grantham who supported this project. Pam delivered them to Alison from Medicins Sans Frontieres who took them to Calais for distribution










International Organiser Marina made everyone welcome at Spalding's International Lunch. Rotarian John Cartmell gave a presentation about "The Friends of Amasango"








  November 3rd District Meeting

Dozens of bags, boxes & items were brought for distribution to our various charities:- Intercare, Knit for Life, MAF, PCF, Refugee Relief, Teenage Cancer, Tilinanu, Trade Aid, Vision Aid and the Wheelchair Foundation.

Ann Buckby's grandson, a celebrity chef, collected, counted & donated 9500 ring pulls....amazing!

Many thanks to all members who have brought goods for International charities


November 9th Oadby International Tea The speaker was the Rev. Richard Coles ..TV star! Richard spoke of his family background in Northamptonshire and his early days with The Communards. He went on to talk of his life as a vicar and his broadcasting career. It was very entertaining


 On November 23rd Pam went to Rutland's International coffee morning which was a joint venture with Rotary and a fantastic £300 was raised towards the purchase of mosquito nets 


mosquito net






December 1st Kettering International Tea

Rtn Geoff Blurton gave a very interesting & informative talk about Joytown School in Thika with the emphasis on the importance of mosquito nets for the children. Geoff donated his speaker fee for the purchase of more nets




 Kibworth & Fleckney Inner Wheel Club held an International Evening with guest speakers giving a presentation about Belarus and the work carried out there....very interesting and informative. Many thanks to the club for their kind donation for Mosquito nets and for School in a bag.


I contacted the Inner Wheel Executive Secretary before visiting the Philippines to see if I could meet any ladies whilst we were in Manila. I was kindly picked up from the hotel we were staying in by the Past International President of the Philippines, Cecillia and Past District 380 Chairman, Daryll.  3 other members from the Chinatown District joined us for a super meal.

They were very interested in our District and clubs in the UK and they appreciated the banners and other gifts which I gave them.

I was given a guided tour of their National Headquarters and presented with various gifts from them. They loved my regalia and took photos so that they could copy the idea!  

It was a lovely evening of fellowship and we're hoping to keep in touch via Facebook. I was so pleased that the ladies all spoke English too!


   I received many gifts from the Philippine ladies


corby tea 2017





The Inner Wheel Club of Corby invited me to their International tea where Julie and Pat told us about the charity Children United. They run schools, orphanages, children's hostels, creches and women's refuges in India....hence the saris!

Everyone had a super tea and a huge raffle was held




Grantham Inner Wheel held an International Evening at Ron and Barry's home to raise funds for mosquito nets. All of their hard work paid off to make a very enjoyable evening...even when washing up!

 Jenny, Lesley and Ann presented DC Dorothy and I with a lovely chrysanthemum after we had enjoyed sandwiches and cakes at the Inner Wheel Club of Hinckley afternoon tea. I gave a presentation about goods we collect at District and the mosquito net  project for  Joytown Schools in Thika, Kenya



The Deepings afternoon tea was enjoyed by many ladies from the District. Yvonne Pulford , on the right gave an interesting update on Tilinanu Orphanage. President  Christine on the left and Kathy made sure we all had a super time with lots of chatter, laughs and a wonderful tea with lots of delicious food .






 April 24th The Deepings International Tea






2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Charity Events.