Aberdeen

Fun & Friendship

Where do we meet?

The Aberdeen Club is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at Atholl Hotel, Kings Gate, Aberdeen.  AB15 4YN.  Meetings are held at 7pm for 7.15pm on the second Tuesday of every month.  No formal meetings are held in July & August but social events, coffee mornings and walks continue throughout the year.

Our Club

Aberdeen is the oldest club in District 1 being chartered in 1943.  We celebrated our  80th Birthday on 14th February 2023.  We currently have 38 members.  As well as the monthly meetings members enjoy monthly coffee mornings in members’ homes, knitting, a book group, walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects.  A regular club newsletter is sent out to members keeping everyone up to date.

Committee Members

President  –  Margaret Currie
Vice President – Susie Robertson
Secretary – Maureen Drummond
Treasurer – Evelyn Chisholm
International – Mary Leslie
Club Correspondent –
Membership & Development – Elizabeth Struthers

Other Projects

Members were busy helping out at the Rotary Charity Shop held in George Street Aberdeen in April – great to work alongside friends in Rotary for the benefit of local charities. Over £200 was raised.

Pics – above – Margaret Currie ;  below – Doris Campbell , Lisa Edmonson & Colin Campbell. 

Members took part in a walk through the centre of Aberdeen to promote the Rotary END POLIO NOW Project 

BASKETS at CLAN HOUSE  –  Again this year we planted and hung our flower baskets outside Clan House. This started in 2014 to mark 90 years of Inner Wheel which coincided with 30 years of Clan House which is a charity funded haven for cancer sufferers and their families.

Contact

For more information on Aberdeen Inner Wheel or any of the clubs in District 1 please contact

innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

 

Club President

Aberdeen Inner Wheel President 
2023 – 24 
Margaret Currie 

80th Birthday Dinner

Our very successful 80th Birthday Dinner was held on February 14th at the Ardoe House Hotel with 62 attendees including Association President Karen Davies, IIW Vice President Trish Douglas, District Chairman Doris Campbell, President of Aberdeen Rotary Club Linda Walker, representatives from District, past members and club members from  St Fittick, Banff, Forfar, Montrose, and Laurencekirk clubs.   

Mary Keith did a sterling job with the floral decorations for the tables, they looked splendid and much admired. Gloria offered a fitting Grace and Eveleen gave the vote of thanks in her usual sincere manner. The speaker, William Brown-Kerr of Braemar Mountain Rescue team presented an illustrated talk on the work of the volunteers called out on numerous occasions to rescue people in difficulty on the mountains.

100 for 100

Our club has taken part in this challenge set by our Association President.  We have collected over 100 stationary & crafting items to donate to an inner city school where they can be used by disadvantaged children.

PDC Doris Campbell has completed two personal challenges – walking 100 miles with dog Brodie to raise funds for the SCAA and knitting a child’s blanket.

Coffee Mornings

Monthly coffee mornings are hosted by members.  

Walks

There was great turn out of members for a summer walk in Hazlehead Park, on 20th July.  The rose garden was spectaculat at this time of year.  Members enjoying coffee afterwards.

Inner Wheel Day

As in previous years, as an act of service, the club has collected and donated toiletries to the Aberdeen Cyrenains – a great way tio improve the lives of those facing homelessness.  

International Service Rally

President Margaret with District Chairman Annetta 
at the International Service Rally in Stirling

District Rally 2023 

In May, we were delighted to host the 2023 District Rally at the Marcliffe Hotel in the company of members from around our District as well as visiting District Chairmen and our Association President Karen.  Other distinguished guests included the President of Aberdeen Rotary Club and the Lord Provost of Aberdeen.

Association President Karen, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Dr David Cameron and District 1 Chairman, Doris Campbell  – a member of our club

Below are some photos from the day – 

St John’s Scotland

Members enjoyed a talk about St John Scotland  in April and funds were presented recently to their local group to assist with local projects – installing defibtillators, CPR training and transporting renal patients to appointments.  

President Beth presented the group with the club’s cheque at the Echt Show in July

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