FROM DISTRICT CHAIRMAN HILARY GENES APRIL 2021
Hope you have been enjoying the beautiful sunshine. and are
all keeping well and have been able to meet your friends and
family in groups of 6 in gardens in the fresh air.
Hope you that some of you who registered have been able to enjoy
the Virtual IIW Convention coverage last weekend.
I dont know what you think, for those who watched it,
but I thought that it was fantastic.
It must have taken a lot of organisation to produce such a wonderful
Virtual experience in just two months.
Over 4000 people from all over the world have been honoured
to have watched the entire IIW Convention in Two days from the
comfort of our homes. There was so much to see and the staff
were very helpful. There were many exciting experiences eg Bollywood
Dance classes, Indian cooking classes , Yoga, the choice of
14 International dancers , Bazaars, with shops where one could
visit and purchase items with a discount, Virtual Tours of Delhi,
Accra and Jaipur.
The discussions on the Proposals from Key-note Speakers was
certainly very interesting, including the very poignant and
convincing Debates and Rights of Replies.
We look forward to hosting the IIWCentennial Convention in Manchester
in 2024, to countries from all over the World.
IIW President Bina did an excellent presentation of the entire
Convention and the Business sessions.
It was a good speech by Ebe Martines, our new IIW Vice President
We will have a lot of good objectives to look forward to in
We have certainly had good Leadership from Dr Binas motto
for her year Lead The Change and will make the next
year a lead into more changes to make a better place for women
and the elderly and for all the Districts and clubs in GB&I
and our International Inner Wheel friends all over the World.
Thank you all for joining in the IIW Convention and for all
those who registered. You will still be able to access the archives
in a few days.
Please read the email dated April 21 st, that District Treasurer,
Vanessa Hughes has sent clubs stating then, that the archives
would be available in a day or two and how to access the Convention.
It was an experience that we may never experience again.
Thank you for your hard work and support.
DISTRICT MEETING 11 MARCH 2021
Thursday 11 March District 129 held a District Meeting
via Zoom and the speaker was Betty Roberts, the Vice Chairman
Hilary Genes welcomed members to the meeting from all
over District 129 including the Isles of Scilly.
Betty Roberts talked about her time in Inner Wheel and
how she was looking forward to becoming President next
year and hopefully would get to meet many more Members
in Inner Wheel. However, this pandemic has made us realize
our organization must modernize and move foward into the
Twenty first Century. The purpose of IWheel is that members
can meet on line and this will run in parrallel with Inner
for Strokes" - Betty Roberts would like to raise
money for "Stroke Association". Her idea is
for all members to walk from John O'Groats to Lands End.
To achieve this, if each member of each clubs walks 2.5
miles and raises a little money Betty would be very grateful.
Both her parents had a stroke and her mother lived in
Bodmin so Cornwall is very close to her heart.
from Ditrict 129 Chairman Hilary Genes
Presidents and those who are not yet handed over,
Happy New Year to you all.
a lovely morning to welcome a Year of NEW beginnings and hopes
for a better and happier year.
you have had a good Christmas, despite last minutes changes.
you for all your lovely Christmas cards and wishes.
suggestion to mark Inner Wheel Day is to have a "MAKE A
PHONE CALL DAY."
would like you to ask members to make a phone call on Inner
Wheel Day to someone who is lonely but Not an Inner Wheel member,
on 10th January to mark Inner Wheel day, as part of what Inner
Wheel day does.
think, if every one of you, made a call that would make 400
calls, that would have made someone happy.
Thank you for your coperation.
would also like to know, whether you would like us to have a
Zoom District meeting in June and invite some of your members.
let Vanessa know how many members you would like to invite,
and who they are so a link can be sent to them as well.
Thank you ladies.
Have a wonderful day.
forward to hearing from you.
Clubs have been supporting "Victims of the Earthquake in
Croatia" Appeal. Link to Newsletter
DISTRICT ZOOM MEETING 9 December 2020
District Meeting with a difference !
The Committee of District 129 put together two videos - Christmas
Themed - with Committee members super-imposed. Special thanks
must go to Vanessa for organizing this and to the Committee
who put so much work into providing the entertainment.
The Chairman welcomed Members and said how Covid has made a
lot of challenges for Inner Wheel members to get to grips with
technology and Zoom. Over 50 Inner Wheel members logged onto
the District Zoom Meeting. Hilary looks forward to getting back
to District Meetings in the near future.
The District Editor asked members to look out for the "Feel
Good Magazine" which will be on the internet and website
shortly. Please keep logging onto the website for updates.
next District meeting will be on Zoom in March and details will
be sent out to Members near the time.