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

Wednesday 11 December 2019 Christmas District Meeting, Carlyon Bay Hotel Sea Road, St Austell. PL25 3RD


Thursday 19 March 2020 - District Meeting, 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'.

'Bring Back the Smile to Nepal' - Report from Liskeard and Looe

In July 2018 Liskeard & Looe Inner Wheel were treated to a truly inspirational talk given by Anna Gurung on 24th July on behalf of her own charity 'Bring Back the Smile to Nepal'. Anna's and her husband Sanu's dedication, motivation and enthusiasm has seen an entire village re-built by local people through the aid of the charity Anna formed. A 7.8MW, severe earthquake on 25th April 2015, devasted the region of Gorkha, an area of Nepal where Anna and Sanu have family. Anna then travelled to the region to offer help and chose the village of Archanbas to receive funding. Nepal'sproud traditions meant that communities would only accept funds if the monies could be used to buy the materials needed to help everyone in the community re-build their homes. Anna and Sanu were honoured to receive recognition from the Queen at a Garden Party for all their good charitable work. Our Liskeard & Looe Club continue to donate funds towards 'Bring Back the Smile to Nepal' most especially because our Immediate Past President, Alison Maiklem, is Anna's aunt. Our Club continues to donate funds, most recently from our Summer 2019 BBQ, and also we send out much appreciated tooth brushes and tooth paste, which is rather appropriate to 'Bring Back a Smile'. We'd like to share with you some photographs recently sent by Anna from Nepal of local people accepting their tooth brushes and paste.
Click on link for full report from Liskeard

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 calendar when Clubs could invite other members to join them when they feel their meeting would be interesting to other Clubs
e.g.. Helston/Lizard have a Dr talking to members on Woman's Health in January and a Gin Festival in May
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

Association President, Enid Law, joined us at our Rally this year in Bude. There was a Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving led by Rev. David Barnes at the St Michael & All Angels, Budehaven followed by a luncheon at the Falcon Hotel, Bude.
Association President, Enid Law, spoke about how we must remember our moto "Together we can". Inner Wheel members have the same values of friendship, and spirit. It is a worry that some Clubs have closed as they cannot get officers, but we have to look at doing things a different way. Job sharing within the Club. If someone is willing to continue in an office then sometimes the 3 year rule should be waivered. We must be tolerent to fellow members. Looking to the future we are looking into the possibility of "i-clubs". Clubs through the internet. This will be discussed at the Conference. Remember Margaretta Golding in 1924 thought it would be a good idea to start up a Ladies Club and see how successful it has become.
The Charity this year for the Association President is "Riding for the Disabled" and she hopes Clubs will support this Charity in their own way.

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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