Club of Bude
late husband was an active Rotarian for over 40 years but I was
a latecomer to the Inner Wheel party. I started about 17 years
ago through accompanying a friend to a Bude IW meeting - everyone
was so friendly and welcoming. The members' enthusiasm and commitment
to supporting both local and much wider communities was palpable.
I was keen to join, the club accepted me, and the friendships
that I have made through this are very precious. Amazingly I am
about to be President for the second time! I am retired after
a long career in education, in which I retain a passionate interest.
I am fortunate to live in a wonderful and remote community just
over the border in Devon where I love to fill the house with family
and friends. I am a doting grandmother and slave (owner?) to a
|As with all
organisations both in Cornwall,Devon and the wider community we
are all still finding it difficult to come to terms with the continuing
conditions brought about by COVID 19.
We are all sorry that we cannot meet together for our usual discussions
and activities, however some of us do keep in touch via telephone
and email and before this latest lockdown some were
able to meet up in permitted numbers for a coffee or tea and a chat.
Earlier this month we were able to collect our Christmas time gifts
for a Womens Refuge in Cornwall , this is something that we
do every year and as usual the generosity of our members was greatly
Members of the committee gave their time to collect,collate and
deliver to a representative for this valuable service.
On Remembrance Sunday President Hilary Rainsley attended the gathering
at the War Memorial on Shalder Hill in Bude ,to lay a wreath on
behalf of the Inner Wheel Club of Bude. Hilary said it was a very
carefully arranged and moving occasion, she was especially pleased
to be able to be there for the 2 Minute Silence at 11 am as some
organisations chose to lay their tributes at other times during
After a recent Committee meeting held over Zoom arrangements have
been made for us to make contributions to the local Food Bank and
it is also hoped that we will be able to support several local charities
again this year. This is something that we normally do at Christmas
We continue to talk to each other and hope that we can make some
arrangements to associate over the holiday period probably once
again through the Zoom system.
Meanwhile we hope that everyone will stay safe and we wish everyone
a Happy and peaceful Christmas with as many family as is possible
under whatever restrictions are in place.