Perth

Where do we meet?

Perth Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at the  Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth. PH1 5LD.  Meetings are held at 2.15pm 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 

Perth Inner Wheel Club was chartered in 1946, currently has 25 members and meets in the heart of the city.  The Club has regular monthly meetings, normally with a speaker and has a full programme of events and outings. Through the programme, lifelong friendships are forged.  The Perth Club has a remarkable history of community service. As society and people’s priorities have changed, so has Perth Inner Wheel. We are even more inclusive, welcoming ladies of all ages and backgrounds. 

Our City

Perth is known as The Fair City after Sir Walter Scott’s 1828 novel “The Fair Maid of Perth”. During the late medieval period the city was also called St John’s Toun or Saint Johnstoun—a reference to its principal church, dedicated to St John the Baptist. The city’s football club preserves the name as St Johnstone F.C. The city often called “The Gateway to the Highlands”, a reference to its location on the major routes north.

Visit to the Japanese Gardens

We chose a fabulous day for our outing to the Japanese Gardens near Dollar.

Members were revived with tea and scones after touring the fabulous gardens

International Service Rally

Three members travelled to Stirling to attend the International Service Rally in October

Club President 

Perth Inner Wheel President  2023 – 24

Rona Archibald

Below – new President Rona receiving her chain of office at the handover meeting from outgoing President Helen Simpson

Committee Members

President – Rona Archibald
Vice President – Sue Hendry
Secretary – Diane Holme
Treasurer – Sue Hendry
International – Liz Stewart
Club Correspondent – Diane Holme
Membership & Development/ Immediate Past President  – Helen Simpson

Open Meeting 

A sumptuous afternoon tea was enjoyed in the George Hotel by guests from many neighbourting clubs. We were entertained by a most interesting and informative talk about coffee – by coffee expert John Bruce. John answered the many questions put to him by members while explaining the history & spread of coffee drinking throughout the world. John & his wife own The Bean Shop further up George Street and import, roast & grind coffee for a variety of businesses. Click to see gallery pf pictures below.

Coffee Morning

Contact

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

innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

District Chaiman’s visit 

The club were delighted to welcome District Chairman Annetta Anderson to their December meeting and Christmas Lunch 

Our 100 for 100 Projects

Our knitters have completed over 100 beanies for premature babies at Ninewells Hospital.  They have also completed 13 blankets and are still knitting  . . . .  

This tree was planted by the club at Kincarrathie House as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy in March 2022 and is flourishing still.  

In the autumn members, together with some husbands and the Ganochy gardener visited recently to plant bulbs.  These are in memory of those members and former members who have passed away – and we are also counting the bulbs towards our ‘100 for 100’ total.

District 1 latest news

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...