© Inner Wheel District 9 - 2013 Registered charity number 1025058
International Theme 2020/21 ‘Lead the Change’
Never before in the 96 year history of Inner Wheel have members been faced with this situation – a Global Pandemic.
As I prepared to proudly take on the mantle of District Chairman for this year I planned to select a specific chosen Charity for our District to support.
However, when we were thrown into Lockdown to face this unprecedented situation we were forced to adopt new ways to keep in touch with each other and adapt to this strange new world sometimes with unconventional responses. I felt I had to change course on my chosen charity – changing my mind - even to break a pledge in support of my favourite animal charity – was not easy for me to do.
Instead I am asking District 9 Clubs to donate their hard earned Charity Funds to their own local good needy causes. Youth Clubs, Schools, Day Centres, Hospices all who are going to need our help and support.
A message from our District Chairman for 2020/21
Our strength in Inner Wheel is in True Friendship – the glue which keeps us together. Fun & Fundraising naturally follows.
Since Open Membership began in 2012 many ladies, especially widows, divorced and single career women have all enjoyed this and they, together with our members who still have Rotary connections, have established local recognition. We meet either on Zoom, telephoning each other, and as restrictions are slowly lifted meeting each other outdoors for coffee or picnics!
My biggest disappointment is that as a very outgoing person I am denied my favourite and most comfortable past time – meeting, mixing and interacting with people -all ages, all genders and friends both old and new.
I am in a contradiction of my very existence right now - but being the Eternal Optimist I know things can only and will get better! Elaine