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


Officers for 2022 - 2023


Beatrice Dyer


Fran Tregaskes


Vice Chairman  

Assistant Treasurer
Angie Tamblyn

District Secretary

Liz Williams

District Editor

Linda Rainsforth

International Service Officer


District Membership Officer

Wendy Wallis

Website designer and administrator

Introducing DC Beatrice Dyer

I am Cornish born and bred on a farm near Camborne with a mother who joined Inner Wheel in1963, so I got roped in to help at events and became a “little cog”.

After going away to Teacher Training College in Gloucester I returned to Cornwall and became a member of Rotoract as well as playing a role in Cornwall Young Farmers.

My career was spent teaching in Helston and then Camborne for a total of 37 years when I took early retirement due to having breast cancer in 2005.
On retirement I became Chairman of the Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital and have really enjoyed supporting a charity that is able to make a difference supporting volunteers and raisinfg funds for the only acute hospital in Cornwall.

I joined Inner Wheel to have a group of friends in Truro (which I did bot have time to develop whilst teaching full time and supporting my husband in his local government work) I have been President of Truro as well as their International Officer. It is ad that the Truro club is closing but I am looking forward
to making more friendships as I transfer to IW Club of Perranzabuloe, as well as visiting other clubs in District 129 during my year as Chairmn.

Introducing Linda Rainsworth International Officer

My early childhood was spent sometimes in Norway on my father’s family farm with Lutheranism, and in Liverpool with my mother’s Irish Catholic family, which certainly gave me an interesting perspective on life growing up. as a child I found the Library, so much knowledge to be had, this awakened my
passion for books and Education!

In 1987 my husband Peter was stationed near Morwenstow so we moved to Cornwall, but then after several postings, we spent the last 4 years of his career in Cyprus before retiring to Norway where Peter took up golf and I continued my 6 years OU. Bachelor degree (honours) course which I had
started in Cyprus. This led on to me teaching English language skills to Norwegians. I also worked for Folketsuniversitetet Bergen, and also at this time I registered my own Teaching business and started to create my own courses combining English with Conversation and Culture which in turn led to
summer trips to GB to explore the places which were very popular , particularly the ‘Wild Cornish Coast’. In this period I was contacted by an official department for refugees and Asylum seekers to do some work within the centres, which was very rewarding.

Due to various health issues, my husband really wanted us to return to Cornwall, quite an adventure with our 7 rescue cats from Norway but we all got here safely in 2016.

Because of my travels and experiences I feel very privileged to have worked with people of many nationalities, and have served on various committees in Norway & Cyprus and look forward to continuing in a small way as District 129 International Service officerI enjoy books and music, walking in nature, gardening and garden design, including brick laying and cementing, and of course my rescue cats.

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