Inner Wheel District 1

Fun & Friendship

About District 1

Inner Wheel District 1 is the most northern of the 29 Districts that make up the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I.  It covers most of the north and east of Scotland.  There are 17 clubs in the District with 496 members. All clubs have a formal meeting each month with social and fund raising activities during the year. None of the clubs meet formally in July and August, however social events, fund raising, coffee mornings and walks continue over the summer months.

From our District Chairman, Annetta

Having now completed all my Club visits, may I say I have enjoyed each and every one and greatly appreciate the hospitality and friendship I received.  I am looking forward to meeting you at our District Meeting in Aberdeen and would encourage you all to attend our Rally in May, in Carnoustie, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Inner Wheel, giving you the opportunity to meet Association President Anthea and our other guests in a lovely setting which I am sure will be a great occasion.  I would remind you to have all your poems submitted by the closing date in March

I was most impressed by all the postings celebrating Inner Wheel Day and your fantastic ideas and efforts in support of Anthea’s 100 for 100 Challenge – keep up the good work.

Don’t forger the International Convention in Manchester in May.   I am also looking forward very much to attending the 100th Birthday Celebration lunch in  London in April, accompanied by 1st Vice-Chair Jean – she will keep me under control !!!!

Ladies, please remember my charity for the year, MS Scotland.  There are some exciting developments taking place – the Octopus Trial, testing multiple drugs at one time and comparing with single control groups and also some DNA research into the origin of DNA genes which apparently can be traced back to over 5,000 years.

Yours in Friendship, 

                                         Annetta xx

To find out more about this year’s District Charity, please look at their web site —

https://www.mssociety.org.uk/contact-us/scotland

Margarette Golding Award

Congratulations to our Member of Council, Lesley Niven  has been presented with the Margarette Golding Award, for over 30 years dedicated to helping Stroke survivors at the Phoenix Club.  She is a driving force as a Trustee and an invaluable, caring and efficient team member.   Fantastic news, Lesley – wonderful  achievement!

The Book Bus  

District 1 amassed a mountain of books for this project – so much that the organisers came with the bus to the home of our ISC Nanette where over 50 boxes of books were loaded.  Nanette and Jessie are seen with Monica and David Gordon of the Book Bus Zambia loading all the books.  Great effort from all our clubs!  

IIW President Trish 

We are extremely proud that our IIW President this year is none other than Trish Douglas of the Montrose Club .   

With Association President 

In July Annetta travelled to Gloucester to attend the District 10 Rally.  Here she is pictured with Association President Anthea Tilsley.  

WELL DONE ladies 

District Chairman Annetta with the Club Presidents who were present at the Assembly 

IIW Convention Manchester

Many members from District 1 travelled to Manchester to attend the International Inner Wheel Convention.  A great time was had by all, over the 4 days of debates, voting, lunches, dinners and events.  Here are a few of the photographs taken of some of our members

Association Centenary Celebratory Lunch 

A fabulous few days was had by all of us who attended the Association Centenary Celebratory  Lunch at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge in London on Monday 15th April.  A great gathering of over 350 members to toast our Associations 100 years.  Many had dressed in flapper outfits and enjoyed a lovely lunch of smoked salmon starter, followed by roast duck & a  raspberry dessert. Here are pictures of our members at the event – 

Shine A Light Certificate

MOC Lesley presents DC Annetta with a Certificate for our District from Association President Anthea for all the 100 for 100 Challenges we have completed!  WELL DONE, District 1.  March District Meeting

March District Meeting 

Some more pictures from the event – speaker Dr Murray Cook, Stirling Council Archaeologist gave an insightful & entertaining presentation before lunch. click to see gallery below

International Service Rally

A fabulous time was had by all at the International Rally hosted by District International Service Chairman, Nanette and the Stirling Club.   Well done Stirling – a fabulous result of £1670 raised for Mary’s Meals.  Some pics of the day –  click arrows to view all the photos 

News@1

Here is the link to our most recent magazine :-

Here are the links to previous magazines :-

Social Links 

Contact

For more information about District 1 or any of our clubs please contact –  innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

District 1 Officers

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN :  Annetta Anderson
Acting 1st VICE CHAIRMAN: Jean Hale
DISTRICT SECRETARY:  Gladys Johnston
DISTRICT TREASURER: Lynda Taylor
MEMBER of COUNCIL: Lesley Niven
DISTRICT EDITOR: Jean Hale
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE CHAIRMAN: Nanette Thomson
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN & MEMBERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: Doris Campbell

Email Us

For more information about Inner Wheel in our area or any of the clubs in District 1 please contact

innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

District 1 Events

MeetingDate Place
District Committee Meeting 309/03/2024Aberdeen Altens Hotel, Aberdeen. 10:30am - 4pm
IIW Convention 7/05/2024
to
9/05/2024
Manchester
District Rally31/05/2024Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Carnoustie.
District Committee Meeting 4 & AGM14/06/2024Virtual Meeting

Current Clubs

ABERDEEN

ABERFELDY & DISTRICT

AUCHTERARDER & DISTRICT

BANFF

DUNDEE

DUNFERMLINE

ELLON

FORFAR

INVERNESS

KINROSS & DISTRICT

LAURENCEKIRK & DISTRICT

MONTROSE

NAIRN

NORTH FIFE

PERTH

PITLOCHRY

STIRLING

District 1 latest news

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