Club Meeting Date: Second Monday of the month

(no meeting in August)

Club Meeting Time: 12.15pm

Club Meeting Place: Kettering Park Hotel

Number of Members: 48

About the club:

The Inner Wheel Club of Kettering was chartered in 1935 and is the oldest club in District 7.

Kettering is well known for Wicksteed Park which covers 100 acres. The land was purchased by Charles Wicksteed to create a pleasure park for the local people. Many of the traditional roundabouts have gone but in their place are more sophisticated rides.


 Committee for 2019/2020


President                      Lorraine Burton

Vice President    Lesley Johnson/Pat Smith           

Secretary                       Ann Buckby  

Treasurer                      Joan Bowden 

Asst Treasurer    

International                Chrissie Osborne

Correspondent             Gill Wooding




The first half of the Inner Wheel Year has flown by.

Our members have been entertained by a variety of speakers at our monthly lunches.

We have enjoyed various outings which usually seem to include some form of refreshment.

The last few weeks have been very busy, starting with a visit to a garden centre to see the Xmas decorations, followed by lunch.


At the beginning of December our Annual International Tea was held. Sandwiches, cakes and trifle were enjoyed by all, with the Rotary men doing a great job with setting out the room and washing up!!


Another event showed the talents of one of our members when she gave us a demonstration on how to make  a wreath and a Christmas table decoration.



We were entertained by an excellent singer following our Christmas Lunch putting us all in the Christmas Spirit.

Our coffee morning in December  also had a Christmas theme with plenty of chatter, mulled wine and party food.

We ended our festivities by serving refreshments at the Carol Service held at the Parish Church  supporting our Rotary Club.

We look forward to more fun and fellowship during 2020.





 Retiring President Gill has completed a very enjoyable and successful year.

Gill arranged various events including a supper with entertainment, a beetle drive and a fashion show.All proceeds have been donated to the Alzheimers Society. Some of our members made Christmas and Easter decorations which were sold to increase the amount given.

Our International Officer, Chrissie,  organised our annual tea and hunger lunch raising funds  for many Overseas Charities.

Gill has now handed over the Presidential Chain to Lorraine Burton, President for 2019/20. 

Lorraine's charity for the year is Autistic Children Embraced (ACE). This is a local monthly support group for parents, offering help, support, information and friendship.


Past President Gill handing over to President 2019/20 Lorraine Burton




President Gill's Fashion Show 















































2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Kettering.