District Chairman 2012-13

Janet Barwood





My chosen charity for this year is the Alzheimer's Society and they will be giving a short presentation at our November District Meeting. This is a cruel disease which affects all the family of the sufferer. I lost my father seven years before he died and I should like to raise money to help the Society further their research into medication to delay the onset and, hopefully in the future, find a cure for this insidious disease. I am not planning a District event but one that will take place in Zones. Plans have not been finalised so keep watching out for more information!


Ladies, Enjoy your Inner Wheel. The friendship and fun we all share is special and the friends that we make are irreplaceable.

September Update



The friendship and fun we all share is special and the friends that we make are irreplaceableSeptember saw me hit the ground running after returning from seeing my new granddaughter in Sydney.

I visited 5 Clubs, who all made my companions and me so welcome and provided us with sumptuous meals and lots of ideas to take back to our club.

District 6 Rally in Birmingham was a super lunch time treat and DC Daphne Fowler made our Sheila and all her guests very welcome.

The following week was our Rally and I was overwhelmed by the response to my request for members to come and support Sheila. We had 200 guests who enjoyed a fantastic meal and great company. The weather was not the best Greetham has given us in the past but it did not dampen our fun and fellowship.

I must take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all my own club members who provided a wonderful Pre Rally supper for my guests and for all their support at the Rally and throughout the club visits. They are a fantastic group of ladies.

The one thing I was not looking forward to was the Rotary Conference in Telford but it seemed to go quite well. Again, members responded to my plea for photographs and I had more than enough to illustrate my short speech.

As you can see from the photograph District Governor Chris Chew made me very welcome. Rank has its privileges!!


Now I am gearing up for my busiest month. But, if September was anything to go by, I shall be having a ball and enjoying every minute.


Thank you, District 7. 


Janet x

2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 District Chairman 2012-13.