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



District Meeting
Thursday 19 March 2020 - ,
Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 1TE

International Rally
The International Rally will be held on Tuesday 31st March 2020
at Lanivet Parish Community Centre. PL30 5HA
Our speaker will be Anna Gurung from 'Bring back the smile to Nepal'.

District Meeting
Thursday 11 June (provisional date) -
Hotel Bristol – Summer meeting and AGM


Letters to clubs will be put in club folders at the District meeting in December, and
requests for assistance with refreshments and stalls on the day, will be sent in due course


At the meeting at Trethorne on Wednesday 18 September the website was shown to all members present.
One of the suggestions that came forward was that there should be a Notice Board where Clubs could invite other members to join them when they feel their meeting would be interesting to other Clubs
e.g. If you have a Coffee morning or walks and you would like to invite other members please send details to webmaster@innerwheelsw.org




Association President, Enid Law with Officers of District 129

This year's District rally was again a very happy occasion, despite the weather.
National President Enid Law had quite a trek to get there, 2 trains, a coach, another train and then car from Exeter St David's to the Falcon Hotel, Bude with snow, rain and high winds coming over Dartmoor
The day started with a service of dedication & thanksgiving held at St Michael & All Angels, Budehaven led by Reverend David Barnes.
After being blown back down to the hotel there was the opportunity for fellowship over a welcome cup of coffee
We were all warmly welcomed to Bude by Club President Hilary Rainsley.
After the meal greetings were give from District 17 chairman Mrs Jeanette Dommett, Rotary District 1175 Assistant Governor Mr Michael Champion, President of Rotary Club of Bude Mr Brian Hunt and a warm welcome to his town from the Mayor of Bude Mr Bob Willingham, who also took all the official photos. Despite his best efforts, very few went to sample the delights of the town after the meeting!
President Enid Law then greeted us in Cornish & Welsh, told us about herself and then spoke to us about the various problems that Association had had recently, and all that was being done to rectify them. The message was Accept and Adapt, we were told about a new initiative to be put forward regarding I-clubs, which would be an on-line 'club' for those who believed in the ethos and aims of Inner Wheel but for whatever reason were not interested in joining actual clubs at this time.
The final exhortation was, to go forward with the aims of the International President -
'Together, We Can'

All those who attended enjoyed the day, it would be lovely to see even more next time!

District Chairman with Bude Club Members
District Chairman with Club Presidents
District Chairman with the speakers
District Chairman with District 17 Members
Who is that escaping from the meeting ?

District Chairman Beryl Gardener Inaugural Speech

Beryl said that she was very much looking forward to being District Chairman in the coming year, even though it is a role she has taken before. She is looking forward to the District Rally in November which will be held Bude, preceded by a church service. Plans are already underway and although some travelling will be involved, Beryl hopes as many members as possible will attend. Beryl firmly believes that participation in District meetings is worthwhile for all members and that this enables them to get more out of their membership of Inner Wheel.

Beryl has been a member of Inner Wheel since the 1970s and has greatly enjoyed serving on committees and the DEC. She urged members to consider serving on the DEC, it is not difficult and nobody expects you to be perfect.
Beryl feels that Inner Wheel has given her the opportunity to tackle things that she never dreamed she could do.

Beryl thanked everyone for being part of Inner Wheel and encouraged all to enjoy their participation.

Beryl announced her charity for the year; Cornwall Air Ambulance. She apologised in advance for her non-attendance at the next District Meeting due to a pre-booked holiday. Vice Chairman Hilary Genes will chair the meeting.

Retiring Officers for 2018 - 2019
Introducing the new Officers for 2019 - 2020
District Chairman Frances Tregaskes raised money for RNLI during her year. Frances made with beautiful quilt which was raffled during the year. The raffle was drawn at this meeting. The winner was Rita Vincent..



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