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

N O T I C E ...B O A R D


International Inner Wheel
is launching a Covid19 Disaster and Vaccination Fund
to raise money to help with the immediate effects of the pandemic and to help with a long term solution.

One of the IIW Board Directors created this video https://youtu.be/IlxspMEf_SA
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"Bring Back the Smile to Nepal' - Anna Gurung was due to speak at District International Rally in March.
This meeting was cancelled and Valerie Flower sent £60 to Anna Gurung and had this letter back.

Dear Inner Wheel Friends,

I was due to speak to you in March and unfortunately due to the current situation the meeting was obviously cancelled. We are living in very uncertain times. All over the world people are struggling. The approach I am taking is to count my privileges. I have plenty, to begin with I live in Perthshire in the beautiful countryside where I am able to go for walks or on my bike, the list can go on with all the positive things I have in my life. I know there are many situations where people are unable to count their privileges due to the circumstances that they live in.

During this time I received a donation from some of the clubs within your district. I would like to say a huge thank you to you all. All my fundraising events have had to be cancelled so far which is causing me some concern of how I move things forwards for the charity. People in Nepal are suffering due to the pandemic. It may not be because they have the illness but the impact of life being on hold, one example is the people who live in the villages have been unable to sell their produce because they have been in lockdown and have been given no exemptions to move about. It was a delight to receive the email from Valerie Flower and to receive the donation.

I wish you all the very best. I hope life will resume some normality in the not too distant future.

I hope to meet some of you one day.

Thank you again. Anna Gurung



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POEMS AND ODES BY LADIES OF INNER WHEEL
DURING THE LOCKDOWN

Lockdown written by Barbara March

Perranporth beach, peaceful, almost deserted.

Everyone hidden, behind closed doors.

Roads quiet, only key worder's cars and some empty buses.

Rivers and streams sparkle, unspoiled, fresher.

Around us the air has a sweetness, everywhere seems brighter.

Nature has blossomed, lifting our spirits, making us smile
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Zooming, golden fluffy bees lazily buzz from flower to flower.

Animals in the wild feel safer, enjoying the peace and quiet.

Birds are noisier, cheekier, catching our attention.

Under clear blue skies we watch them fly and flutter.

Let us learn from nature, continuing to search for the beauty in the wild.

Outside with so much to see, let us take the time to look and listen.

Everywhere, there is beauty, round every corner there is something new.

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Resolution and Hope written by Helen Pearson

Pasties and ice cream and

Everything naughty,

Restaurants and

Rock pools

And playing in the sand,

Nurseries, sanctuaries,

Zoos and aquaria,

All we remember

Before we were banned from

Using the buses and hugging our children

Life as we knew it .......

Oh how we hope for a nation recovered,

Every a throughtful, compassionate land.


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Written by Sandy.

Painted this and painted that and painted Peter too

The garden is so tidy the dogs afraid to do a poo!

Hoover and dusted till blue in the face

The four walls close in, I need more space

The washings done the ironing too

Turned out cupboards and cleaned the loo

Will get the scissors out soon as a trim we both need

What will we look like when I've done the deed?

The sun is out the sky is blue

But nowhere to go so send this to you

Till we all meet again I think of you all

Keep in touch everyone, give each other a call

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Written by Linda Mowbray

The weather is glorious, sunny and fine

how lucky we are to have extra time.

the sheds have been sorted, the spiders running free

and all this has happened before having tea.

out come the paint pots and brushes galore

it's truly amazing what you find in your store

mowers and strimmer’s, oh what a noise

so many gadgets and toys for the boys

the windows are gleaming, shiny and bright

washing is blowing - what a wonderful sight.

we're living in Cornwall, oh what heaven

but ..... oh dear.....its only DAY SEVEN!!!!!

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Written by Angie Candy

When Bodmin Banner arrived at my door,

Leafing through, an advert I saw,

Come join the Inner Wheel it said

A friendship group of Ladies I read,

Well this did sound right up my street,

So I phoned the number and arranged a meet.

Lin was so nice, I thought this is good"

So attended 2 meetings and knew that I would

Become a member of this wonderful band

And now if need be I could lend a hand.

But just as things were going great

We all got told to self isolate.

It could be a lonely time for those on our own,

But no, the ladies are there at the end of the phone.

Emails are flying thick and fast to all,

How comforting to know there's someone we can call.

So I say to all my new friends out there,

Please stay safe and take great care,

I look forward to when we are together once more,

And I praise the day Bodmin Banner came to my door.

Lots of love to you all,

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?I have no idea who wrote this, but it is wonderful, from President Clare.


It was March 2020 ...
The streets were empty, the shops closed, people couldn't get out

But spring did not know, and the flowers began to bloom,
the sun shone, the birds sang, the swallows would soon arrive,
the sky was blue, the morning arrived early.

It was March 2020 ...
Young people had to study online, and find occupations at home,
people could no longer go shopping, or go to the hairdresser.
Soon there would be no more room in hospitals, and people continued to get sick.
But spring did not know, the time to go to the garden arrived, the grass greened.

It was March 2020 ...
People have been put in lockdown. to protect grandparents, families and children.
No more meetings or meals, family celebrations.
The fear became real and the days were therefore similar.
But spring did not know, apples, cherry trees and others bloomed, the leaves grew.
People started reading, playing with their families, learning a language,
singing on the balcony inviting neighbors to do the same,
being supportive and focusing on other values.
People realized the importance of health, of suffering,
of this world that had stopped, of the economy that has plummeted.
But spring didn't know. the flowers gave way to the fruit,
the birds made their nest, the swallows had arrived.

Then the day of liberation came, people found out on TV,
the virus had lost, people took to the streets,
sang, cried, kissed their neighbors, without masks or gloves.

And that's when summer came, because spring didn't know.
He continued to be there despite everything, despite the virus, fear and death.
Because spring didn't know, he taught people the power of life.

Everything's gonna be fine, stay home, protect yourself, and enjoy life.

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A video on BF Adventure, Penryn acknowledging the Work of Inner Wheel

 
We welcome new members from the area who are interested
in joining a group of Ladies who have an interest in the ideals of Inner Wheel.
Inner Wheel is one of the largest voluntary women's service organisations in the World.
We work together giving humanitarian aid nationally and internationally.
Inner Wheel Clubs meet usually every month.
The objects of this service organisation are:-
To promote true friendship
Encourage the ideals of personal service
To foster international understanding
Who can join Inner Wheel?
Women with a connection to Inner Wheel Members / former Inner Wheel members
Women with a connection to Rotarians / former Rotarians
Women with similar ideals with the club's consent.
If you are interested in joining a Club near you -

click on "Clubs" and find your nearest Club
and arrange to go along to a meeting

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