About the Club: Bourne Inner Wheel was Chartered on 20th June 1991

Club Meeting Date: The second Monday of the month (excl. August)
Club Meeting Time:  7.15 for 7.30pm
Club Meeting Venue:  The Wishing Well, Dyke, Near Bourne
At our monthly meetings we all enjoy a main meal and coffee.  We have our regular business meetings and we also have speakers at regular intervals throughout the year. 
Other Get-Togethers:
Members of our club now meet up outside of our regular meetings.  Those of us who are available meet up at members houses for coffee and a natter.  It was felt that this relaxed atmosphere gave us all the opportunity simply to 'be' with our friends, without the encumbrance of a meeting.  Hopefully we will all get to know each other a little better whilst we have a laugh, have a coffee and maybe a biscuit or two. 
Number of Members:  20
Inner Wheel  Day: 10th January 
Inner Wheel District 7: Green Zone
Our Club Officers for 2019 to 2020 are as follows:
President:                             Ros Collins 
Vice President:                     Angela Stroud             
Immediate Past President:   Ann Colyer 
Secretary:                             Margaret Sismey            
Treasurer:                             Ranna Patel                           
International Service:            Angela Stroud              
Correspondent:                     Kate Swain
Web Mistress:                       Kate Swain
Welfare:                                Anna McIvor                                    
Club Protection Officer:        Chris Vokes           
Committee Member:             Jan Lyon 
Meet our President:
I was born and brought up in Norfolk, growing up on a dairy farm. I worked for a Norwich Seed Merchant and qualified as a Seed Analyst, a job I loved; eventually becoming Chairman of the British Association of Seed Analysts, by which time I was living in Lincolnshire. I also worked for many years for a florist in Kent running the arm of the business which provided and maintained office planting.  For the last fifteen years of my working life I was a catering manager at Leeds Castle, before retiring in 2008.I have one son, two daughters and five grandchildren. My eldest daughter is a local headteacher and lives in Market Deeping. My son has lived in New Zealand for almost 20 years. My youngest daughter and her family also moved there in 2004, returning in 2016 and now live in Horncastle. My husband and I also lived in New Zealand for 8 years when we retired. Although I loved living there the 2010/11 earthquakes which devastated the city we lived in were just too much for us and we returned five years ago.

My hobbies have been varied through my life, in my youth I was a gliding pilot flying out of Bardney. I also rode large motorcycles for many years becoming an Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists instructor up until I retired. I also love cooking, floristry, singing, embroidery and knitting. Recently widowed, I seem to be busier than ever at the moment. I loved singing with the I.W. Choir last year and hope that when Gillian is recovered we might be able to continue. I joined our local WI and was then introduced to Inner Wheel by a friend I met there in 2015. I am looking forward to an exciting year, although a relative newcomer, I am sure my friends will keep me focused.

Ros Collins   

15 of our members and visitors went to Rutland Water on 8th July for a trip on the Rutland Belle. Sitting on the upper deck sailing around the reservoir lasted almost an hour. During that time we were given a running commentary explaining the history of how the reservoir came to be built, and the day to day running of the reservoir. As we sailed the various landmarks were pointed out to us. Once we had completed the sail everyone sat outside and enjoyed refreshments. The weather was perfect.Later in the afternoon Ann passed her chain of office to Ros our new President for the year 2019 to 2020. 
President's Charity: Bourne Old Town Hall 
                          Club International  Charity: Hospice Ethiopia UK                                                                                       
Club Meeting Dates 2019 and 2020
Monday 12th August 2019 - BBQ and Social Evening
Monday 9th September 2019 - District Chairman - Suzanne Robinson
Monday 14th October 2019 - George Jabbour - Stories from the Middle East
Thursday 7th November 2019 - Annual Quiz - Darby & Joan Hall Bourne
Monday 11th November 2019 - Trevor & Isabel Forrester - 'Shake Rattle and Roll'
Monday 9th December 2019- Christmas Party & Games
Friday10th January 2020 - World Inner Wheel Day
Monday 13th January 2020 - Lunchtime Auction
February 2020 - Visit to Easton walled Gardens
Monday 10th February 2020 - Brian Lawrence - 'Villages North of Bourne' 
Monday 9th March 2020- AGM/ Meeting
Monday 20th April 2020 - Speaker from Moor Farm - Rotary Invited
Monday 11th May 2020- TBA
May 2020 - International Service Lunch - Thurlby
Monday 8th June 2020 - TBA
Saturday 20th June 2020- Charter - 29 years - Tea 
Monday 13th July 2020 - Handover Meeting 
Deeping Charter
Several of our members attended the Inner Wheel Club of The Deepings 44th Charter Anniversary Lunch on January 20th at Peterborough Milton Golf Club. The speaker told us of May Savidge who when told that her Hertfordshire home would be demolished started to dismantle the medieval hall house to move it to 100 miles to Wells -Next- The -Sea in Norfolk.  
Our January meeting was rather different to the usual format with the addition of  something which had not been done for several years. As well as having our meal and conducting our business we held an auction. The auction was conducted by a person who had previously belonged our club. Everyone brought their unwanted Christmas presents and the autioneer described them in a way which made you think 'I should buy that.' Some items created lots of bids and we went home knowing that we had raised some money towards our President's charity. 
Remembrance and Armistice Day
Several members of our club attended the wreath laying at the war memorial followed by a service at Bourne Abbey Church. Our President Ros laid a wreath on behalf of the Inner Wheel of Bourne. 
Our Annual Club Quiz
On Thursday 7th November we held our Annual Quiz at the Darby and Joan Hall in Bourne. Just over 50 people attended the evening which started with supper provided by our members. There were rounds on different topics including sport, general knowledge, tools and films. The whole evening was fun thanks to our question setters and at the same time raised money towards our Presidents Charity.        
Q Lunch

Sheila Halliday Pegg held a Q Lunch at her home in order to raise money for our Disaster Fund. We quickly discovered that nearly everything to be eaten or given towards the raffle prize should start with the letter Q if at all possible. There was a little imagination and a little stretching of the rules – as in Qcumber on the menu! We had Quiches, Quails eggs, and Queso cheeses. Raffle prizes included Quavers, Quality Street, a Quiz book, Quaker Oats biscuits and much more. Sheila had put together a Q Quiz for everyone to complete during the afternoon. And of course all the answers began with..... the letter Q.

New member Mary Dickinson
Mary has joined our club and was inducted by our President Ros during the meeting held 14th October. All of our members welcomed Mary into our club.
The District Rally 
On Thursday 12th September Kate, Margaret, Christine, Sheila and Ernestine attended the District Rally at Greetham Valley. We had a lovely lunch and listened to various people speaking including Suzanne Robinson the District Chairman and Enid Law the President of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs.     
New Member Kay 
District Chairman Suzanne attended our September meeting and inducted our newest member Kay Donovan.  
......and this is Suzanne with our President Ros
Our Inter Club Games
Margaret Graham of the Grantham Club and Margaret Sismey from our club arranged for us to play the first round of the Inter Club Games at The Woodhouse Arms Corby Glen. After enjoying a delicious buffet we thought we really should get round to playing the games. After much laughter and enjoyment Bourne were declared the winners by a whisker. 
President Ros's Afternoon Tea
On Saturday 10th August Ros opened her home and garden to welcome guests for Afternoon Tea. The weather was fine and sunny if a little windy. Ros's daughters cooked scones and cakes and made sandwiches and a kind lady made cards which were sold during the afternoon.The event was to raise money for Ros's chosen Charity Bourne Town Hall Restoration Project.  Just in case you were not there this is what you missed!     
Petanque Challenge
On Wednesday 17th July we met with members of Spalding and The Deepings clubs for our annual Petanque Challenge. After a drink of wine, fruit juice or coke and enjoying some nibbles 22 of us were split into teams and the fun began. Members of the local team who play reguarly were there to help us keep within the rules and also drop hints as to where we should aim the boule! The weather was perfect and at the end of the evening the news was that Spalding had won the cup by just one point. Marina President of Spalding thanked everyone for a pleasant evening and we all set off to the Wishing Well at Dyke for a buffet supper  
Some highlights of our year 2018-2019

This year the people of Bourne and surrounding villages made a sterling effort to commemorate those who were, and still are, willing to give their lives for the freedom and safety of others. Well done ladies for the part you played, embroidering names of some of those from Bourne and District, who fell during WW1. The completed tapestries were stunning.          
Peace roses have been planted in the Memorial Gardens in Bourne and we are awaiting the plaques which will be sited on the walls between the roses
Silver Anniversary
In 2016 the Bourne Club  celebrated 25 years of active service in the community, in overseas charity support and in friendship within the members. We revisited many of the charities which we helped over those 25 years, supporting them in the various ways which Inner Wheel uses - personal support, collection of required items, making of goods and, of course, by fundraising.  We  ended our year by enjoying a Charter Anniversary meal together, and with our friends.
About our Members
We are very proud that Sheila Halliday-Pegg, a member of Bourne Inner Wheel since its inception 26 years ago, recently held the office of Association President and thus Association Immediate Past President. Sheila worked very hard during her year as President, travelling widely to vist you all.  Bourne Rotary honoured Sheila with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her work. On behalf of the Inner Wheel Club of Bourne Margaret Sismey, the then President, presented Sheila with an inscribed vase to recognise her year in office as President of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland.
Bourne may be a relatively small Club but Members very much like to get involved and a few of its Members have served on both Association and District Committees.  As well as being Association President, Sheila was also Association Overseas Service Chairman and has previously served on the District Committee including the position of District Chairman.  Secretary Margaret Sismey has served as District Secretary and District Chairman and Member Ernestine has served as District Editor.  Two other members, Angela and Helen have also been Green Zone Leaders on the Overseas and Publications Committee respectively'

Previous years Club International  Charity: Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

                The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any other aircraft. The custom designed MD -10 cargo plane, donated by Fedex and flown by volunteers from the US freight carrier’s aircrew, is a fascinating fusion of aviation and medical technology.  The state-of-the-art operating theatre has audio-visual equipment that transmits live operations to trainees onboard in the classroom and they can be broadcast to local hospitals or even halfway across the world.  This aircraft is the third Flying Eye Hospital operated by Orbis since their first DC-8 took to the skies 35 years ago.

The need is great. It is estimated there are 285 million people in the world who ae blind or visually impaired, yet 80% suffer unnecessarily from conditions that are preventable or treatable. Moreover, 90% of blind people live in developing countries – where Orbis focusses its work.

Through its new campaign, Operation Sight, Orbis plan to deliver over 1 million eye treatments to adults and children in the next two years in countries such as Ethiopia, Zambia, Cameroon and Bangladesh.

What do you know about Bourne?
Bourne dates back to Saxon times, lying between edge of the old forest of Rockingham and the Fens.  Set in agricultural Lincolnshire, Bourne is twinned with Doudeville in Normandy, France.
Bourne has a rich motor racing history and one of the town's claims to fame rests with the BRM racing cars which were built here.  Graham Hill won his Formula 1 Grand Prix World Championship in 1962 driving a BRM.

Another famous son of Bourne is Charles Frederick Worth, founder of the Paris fashion house, who was born in Wake House on North Street on 13 October 1825.  He is considered to be the 'Father of Haute Couture'.

The achievements of both of these men are featured in the excellent museum at Baldock’s Mill, South Street, Bourne.                             
















2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Bourne.