Inverness

Where do we meet?

Inverness  Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness IV2 4LF.  Meetings are held at 12.30pm for 1pm  on the first Thursday of the month.   No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, fundraising and social events continue throughout the year.

Our Club

Inverness is the largest club in our District.  We were chartered in 1959. We currently have 56  members.  As well as the monthly meetings members enjoy coffee mornings knitting and all types of crafts, regular walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects.

Our City – Inverness 

Inverness is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.K. it scores highly in terms of quality of life for residents. Located in the centre of the Scottish Highlands beautiful scenery surrounds us and the city itself is picturesquely situated on the banks of the River Ness. We have many tourist attractions in the area , the most popular being Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness where visitors always hope to catch a glimpse of the elusive Nessie.

Highland Hospitality 

Club members enjoyed showing 2 Inner Wheel ladies from Denmark the sights and some excellent Highland hospitlity for a few days prior to the International Convention in Manchester 

Joint Venture with Rotary 

Our Club has been involved in a joint venture with the 4 Inverness Rotary Clubs in supplying items for Ukraine.  The initial apeal was for toiletries and a second colection was for bedding and most recently baby items and paracetamol.

Alice Cliffe, Sandra Clarkson & Jennifer Brown pictured for Rotary Magazine  – “working together” with 4 Rotary Clubs

President  Sandra with all the  knitted goods created  by our Inner Wheel  members. 

Paul Harris Felowship

Our congratulsations to Sheila Cooper who has received a Paul Harris Fellowship from Inverness Rotary.  This is awarded for “service above self” which we all know Sheila has given to Inner Wheel over a very long period, serving both her club and the District Executiv as well as 3 very interesting years travelling to London and Conferences as a member of the Association Finance Committee.  Well done, Sheila! 

Intenational Service Rally 

At the ISO Rally in Stirling – Assiciation Vice President Heather, Past President Sandra & President Mairi

Club President

Inverness  President  2023 – 24
Mairi Cuthbert

Committee Members

President – Mairi Cuthbert
Secretary – Sheila Moir
Treasurer – Maureen Thomson
International – Jennifer Brown
Club Correspondent – Margaret Scoular
Membership & Development – Sandra Clarkson

65th Birthday 

On the occasion of their 65th Birthday the club got great publicity for their work with an excellent write up and pictures in the Inverness Courier.  As well as this picture of the whole club attending their Birthday Meeting – the work of Heather, Mairi & Margaret were featured for thier contributions to 100 for 100!  Way to go ladies – certainly SHINING A LIGHT!

District Chairman’s Visit

District Chairman Annetta Anderson visited the club in October.  A happy afternoon of friendship was enjoyed by all as seen here in these happy pictures.

Speaker from Mary’s Meals 

Our speaker in May was Peter Harkins from Mary’s Meals. We were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque to help with the work of the charity.  Pic shows ISO  Jennifer Brown handing over a cheque.  

Walks & Outings

We hold 2 walks per year – this ine along the River Ness to the new  Archimedes Screw which generates electricity from from the power of the river, was to support the charity SCAA.  

Association Vice President 

Congratulations to Heather Sheerin on becoming our Association Vice President.  District Chairman Annetta, the District Executive an all District 1 members send our congratulations –  we are all very proud of you! 

Heather has recently undergone hip surgery and we are happy to say is now recovering and out and about again.  For her 100 for 100 Challenge Heather is to knit 100 baby blankets for Ukraine.  The club came up trumps by donating all this wool!  

And here are the completed blankets – well done, Heather!  

More 100 for 100’s 

President Mairi has completed and sold 100 jars of her marmalade!

ISO Jennifer Brown with 6 blankets made from squares knitted by members – 80 per blanket – going to Hamlin Fistula Hospitsal  – many hundred and more in the making!  

100 blankets on diplay and 100 cards created by Club Correspondent Margaret Scoular

Craft Day

The club recently held a craft day – quite a social event – and we were delighted to have Roshie, Mairi our President’s 6 year old grandson as our special guest.  pictures from the day below.

Contact

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

innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

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Happy Birthday Inverness

Happy Birthday Inverness

Happy Birthday to our Inverness Club who celebrated their 65th Birthday last month.  It was fabulous that you were able to get  an article in the Inverness Courier about the club - shining a light in their community.  Well done too for all your amazing...