Laurencekirk & District

Where do we meet?

Laurencekirk is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at the Panmure Arms Hotel, 52 High Street, Edzell.  DD9 7TA.   Meetings are held at 6.45pm for 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month.  No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, fundraising and social events continue throughout the year.

Our Club

Laurencekirk is one of the younger clubs in our District.  We were chartered in 1985 We currently have 27 members.  As well as the monthly meetings, members enjoy monthly coffee mornings, walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects.  Members of our local community knit squares which we sew together to create blankets for Blytheswood.  The club recently produced this excellent poster to attract new members.

Inner Wheel Day 

In place of a face to face meeting in January, our club held our meeting on Zoom – a most acceptable alternative on a cold, dark, windy & very wintry evening.  Our speaker was none other than International Inner Wheel President, Trish Douglas who spoke to us from Manchester on the eve of the centenary.  

Mearns Community Fayre 

The club took a stall at the recent Mearns Community Fayre held at Mearns Academy in June.  This was to advertise the work of the club and generate some interest in becoming a member.  Business cards were given out to promote the club – using the above poster image and a QR code to this web page.  Great idea ladies!  

Supporting local events 

In August several member of the club supported the local bingo nuight in aid of Gala Week  wearing their new Inner Wheel polo shirts!  A Rotarian husband with us was very successful – we ladies will have to try again next year!

Coffee Mornings

Our regular coffee meet up is held at Castleton Farm Cafe near Fordoun on the last Friday of the month, which is much enjoyed and well attended.  

Club President

Laurencekirk President  2023 – 24
Gladys Johnston

Well done, Gladys – a busy year ahead as Club President and District Secretary!  Photo of handover from outgoing President Marion Robson.

Committee Members

President – Gladys Johnston
Secretary – Kathleen Murray
Treasurer – Frances Wallace
International – Sandra Cooles
Club Correspondent – Marion Robson
Syllabus Secretary – Sylvia Cartwright
Membership & Development – Marion Robson

Coffee Morning 

Scenes from our highly successful Coffee Morning held in March – with a little help from friends in Rotary.  

100 for 100 Challenge

Our first 100 for 100 from Laurencekirk and District for the centenary year! A dazzling display of knitted items which will be en route to Blytheswood soon.
Many thanks to our knitters – your work is beautiful..

In October we collected more than 100 items for  Blytheswood shoe box appeal.  

For Christmas 100 treats were collected and given to the local food bank – pic is of Lena handing over the goods to the Catalyst Vine Church.  

Past President Marion Robson completed 100 miles on her trike 

District Secretary Gladys has completed her challenge of producing 100 jars of jam, pickles and now marmalade!

We plan to present  Margarette Golding roses to 3 local groups and planr over 100 bulbs to give out toi thoise who supoort us throughout the year.  

District Chairman’s Visit 

District Chairman Annetta visited the club in November. Although the weather outside was horrendous – there was a warm welcome from members.  Plans were being discussed for upcoming community service projects – many under the banner of 100 for 100.  After her talk Annetta inducted a new member, Chris Ridgway into the club – the third new member in recent months. (see pic. below).  

New Members 

President Gladys Johnston inducted two new members to our club at our October meeting.  A very warm welcome to Fiona Greig and Marjory Willox.

District Rally – Aberdeen 

This lovely photo was taken of Gladys, Marion & Olive with District Chairman Doris while attending the recent District Rally in the Marcliffe in Aberdeen.  All photos from the rally are now on a reel of photos on the main District 1 page for you to enjoy.  

Blackpool Conference  

Past President Frances travelled to Blackpool with friends from the Stirling Club and was part of a party of 30 from District 1 who enjoyed al th usual fun of a real face to face conference – after quite a gap due to Covid.

 Just a flavour of the Conference, showing Frances attending the District Dinner & Link lunch with District 10 – many more pictures on main District 1 page

Trish’s Celebration

Members attended a celebration in the George Hotel at the beginning of July to celebrate the start of our centenary year and what will be an incredible year for our new International Inner Wheel President, Trish Douglas.  Meeting up with lots of “old” friends.  All photos of the event can be seen in  post at the bottom of this page.


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