District 129 covers Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly



The Association Executive Committee has been holding weekly Zoom video meetings to discuss and monitor many important matters to try to manage the smooth running of our organisation in these unprecedented times.

As we enter into unknown territory on how long the current health crisis may last, it has been suggested that the lock-down is likely to last until at least late Summer possibly more. It has also been proposed that once we are on the safe side of this pandemic, the step back into normal life, both work and social, will be a staggered one, giving priority to those who need it first. As Inner Wheel members are demographically vulnerable and Inner Wheel clubs are social meetings, we have to look at the possibility that Inner Wheel will not be able to resume normal club meetings until very late this year / beginning of next year. We could be acting over cautiously here but we have to look at the bigger picture into the future. The safety of all our members is, and remains, paramount.

The Association Governing Body has therefore taken the decision that all the current Association Committees continue for another year until June 2021.

This would mean that President Enid Law continues as Association President for the Inner Wheel year 2020/2021. Vice President Betty Roberts and all committee chairmen also remain in post, as will all Association Committee members and the IPP/Nat Rep.
In July 2021, Betty will become Association President and whoever has already been elected as Vice President will also start her term in office. The newly elected Treasurer, Editor and International Service Chairman (Heather Sheerin, Angela Williams and Pam Boyes) will start their term in office in July 2021.

We would ask that Members of Council stay in post where possible, and in order to prevent a mass exodus of Members of Council in June 2021, those whose term of office should end in June 2020 remain until June 2021, and those whose term in office should end in June 2021, remain until June 2022. This gives the continuity the Governing Body needs to fulfil its duties effectively and efficiently.

We understand that some Districts have been very pro-active and have been holding their own District Executive meetings to try to operate as normally as possible and they have already chosen new District Officers for next year. We fully understand that other Districts have not been able to do this and so some Districts and Clubs may face the possibility of having vacant positions. We would like to suggest full flexibility to all Districts and Clubs on how they proceed with appointing Officers for the new Inner Wheel year 2020/2021. We recommend that Clubs and Districts do whatever is best for them in these circumstances.

The current Association Handbook will remain for a further year, and a list of any alterations issued for any changes of Officers.

We will be unable to hold an Association Assembly at the beginning of the new Inner Wheel year and therefore it is hoped that any new Officers will be given all the help and advice they need from their predecessors.

Districts then have the option to move their planned Rallies and Assemblies forward by a year, and hopefully will not incur extra costs. Those rallies planned for the end of the Inner Wheel year, which President Enid has not been able to attend this year, can go ahead. If Districts who have already been visited by President Enid want to hold a rally in 2020/2021, President Enid might like to return to that District, or suggest that another member of the Executive could attend in her place.

Further information with regards to AGM's will follow shortly.

Sending best wishes to all Inner Wheel members,
President Enid and the Association Governing Body 2019-2020

The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs is like a wedding cake with tiers – the largest and most important tier is at grass roots level with a Club, near you, in most towns and cities and large villages. The next tier is at District level – there are 29 Districts that make up Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I). The third tier is the GB&I Association; with a Governing Body and Executive Members representing all corners of Great Britain and Ireland. The fourth tier is International Inner Wheel, which represents 98,000 members from all the Inner Wheel Clubs in 103 Countries around the world.

The Annual Conference 2020 will be held at the Waterfront in Belfast on 27th-29th April 2020. As it is so far away members are asked to make their own arrangements for getting to the conference and your Club Secretaries have details of all accommodation available in Belfast that would be suitable and within easy walking distance of the Conference Centre. .. https://www.innerwheel.co.uk/annual-conferences/



.The Association President this year is

Enid Law
Llangollen District 18

Thank you for visiting the website of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain & Ireland.
Many of you will be part of our 14,000 membership and will know about all of the work we do but if you are new to this site, welcome!
Our members meet socially at least once a month in clubs throughout Great Britain & Ireland.
They make friends by enjoying each other’s company and working together to support good causes, both at home and abroad.
If you feel you might be interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact us, there is a club near you.


Here is a quote from their Fundraising and Events Manager, Sal Atkinson:-

"We are thrilled to have been chosen as the President's Charity for 2019-2020 and very much look forward to a busy year of working together with members and Inner Wheel Clubs across the country during this partnership. RDA relies entirely on voluntary donations, grants and legacies to provide life changing therapy through horses to disabled adults and children, the support of members will enable us to deliver even more activities, which is fantastic!"

Here is a link to RDA's website: - https://www.rda.org.uk/

If you would like to purchase some RDA Christmas Cards, click onto the following link https://www.rdashop.org.uk/

The Association of Great Britain hold a Conference every year. 2019 was held in Cardiff.

The Vice Chairman Hilary Genes a voting delegate.
This shows Hilary with the recorder, the musical instrument we were asked to wear, and District 129 rosette, which Roborough club kindly made for us.




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