Stirling

Fun and Friendship

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Where do we meet?

Stirling Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at the Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Rd, Stirling FK9 4LA 
 Meetings are held at 12.30pm on the first Friday of September, November, January, February, April & June and at 6pm  on the first Tuesday of October, December, March & May.  No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, fundraising and social events continue throughout the year.

Our Club 

Our Stirling Club was chartered in 1948 and will celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2023. We currently have 31 members.  As well as the monthly meetings members enjoy  coffee mornings, knitting,  regular walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects.

Stirling 

 

Stirling In Scotland is known as the ‘ Gateway to the Highlands’.  It is the smallest of Scotland’s Cities but also one of the most stunning and picturesque.
Enter the heady world of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens and discover the fascinating history of the city.  Stirling Castle is located on a craggy volcanic rock, at the highest point of the Abbey Craig outcrop, here the National Wallace Monument stands 91.44 meters above sea level. It’s total height is a 67 meters on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig. 246 steps takes you to the top where you will be rewarded with a most fantastic view over Wallace’s famous battle at Stirling Bridge.
The University of Stirling is ranked top 40 in the UK. The campus is situated on a magnificent 330-acre estate, Centred around a large loch and 18th -century Airthrey Castle. All facilities are a short walk from each other.
Scotlands only Safari park is on Stirlingshires Blairdrummond Estate, where on the 17th October this year a little white Rhinoceros calf was born to parents Dot and Graham. After a public vote staff at the park announced her name as Morag…
All in all a very lovely place to live…

OPEN MEETING 

At the recent open meeting r=there were 2 speakers – Kirsty Mack, one of only 2 women to have climbed Everest & Anna Carr from the Doddie Weir Foundation – which has been President Teresa Hill’s charity this year. She was able to present them with a cheque for £2760.84.  Also in attendance was Lois who was visiting from Uganda and was being home hosted by Marjorie Duncan after the Convention in Manchester.

Convention – Manchester

 

Members of the Stirling club ready for a glamourous night out at the Gala Dinner during the recent International Convention in Manchester.

START UP Stirling

Members have been suporting START UP STIRLING by collecting foodstuffs at their meetings to go to their foodbank.  This is done on a bi monthly basis and the picture above shows Anne Rankine handing over the recent collection – 130kg of goods.

Tree planting 

Members visited Cambusbarron primary school to plant a flowering Cherry Tree.  This was planted in memory of our Past President Judith Vaughn- Sharp – in the gardens of her  grandson Finlay’s primary school.  It was a lovely moment in memory of  Judith who  contributed so much to our Stirling Inner Wheel. 

 

Contact 

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

innerwheeldistrict1@outlook.com

Club President

Stirling Inner Wheel President  2023 – 24

Teresa Hill

Committee Members

President – Teresa Hill
Vice President – Susan Trzebiatowski
Secretary – Susan Trzebiatowski
Treasurer – Nanette Thomson
International – Jessie Stuart
Club Correspondent – Janet Macaskill
Membership & Development – Marjorie Duncan

Another new member 

Inner Wheel Day 

On January 10th members met at the Kings Knot in the shadow of Stirling Castle to Shine a Light on Inner Wheel.  A candle for every member of the club was lit.  Great idea ladies!  

100 for 100 

MOC Lesley Niven has started her 100 mile cycle on her trike.  President Teresa Hill has raised £444 for the Doddie Weir Foundation by filling 100 jars with small change, over 100 donations of pet food have been gathered to go th the Food Bank, 100 pairs of pants collected from mebers and the club plan to complete 100 hours of volunteering.

Past President Marjorie has completed her personal 100 Challenge. She tasked herself with speaking to 100 people – explaining to them what Inner Wheel was all about! Great challenge Marjorie – seen here in her dress fr the International Choir at our recent International Convention.  

The Book Bus

District ISC Nanette & Stirling ISO Jessie load up the Book Bus in Stirling with District’s donation to the Book Bus project – all bound for Blackpool Conference

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.  See below for many pictures taken on the day.  Well done Stirling – a fabulous result of £1670 raised for Mary’s Meals.  A gallery of photos from the event is below – click arrows to view photos 

75th Birthday Meeting

Stirling Inner Wheel celebrated its 75th Anniversary in style with a wonderful afternoon tea at the Court Hotel in Bridge of Allan. A great deal of effort went into making this a 5 star event – a cake, a quiz, a photo presentation, the induction of 2 new members and musical entertainment provided by The Big Noise Sistema Orchestra. However, the highlight of the afternoon was when President Teresa Hill read a letter the club had received from King Charles – who will also celebrate his 75th birthday later this month! 

BLINGO fundraiser in Glasgow 

Members don glitz & glamour to attend the annual BLINGO event in Glasgow

Celebrating with Trish

This lovely picture was taken in early July, in Montrose at the George Hotel,  where members gathered at a party hosted by our new International Inner Wheel President, Trish Douglas.  More pictures in the post atthe bottom of this page

Support to Ukranians living locally

This year over £1000 of funds has been spent supporting Ukrainian Refugee families now living in Dunblane.  This has included toiletries, underwear and clothes for a 15 year old boy who arrived in only the school uniform that he was wearing.   Christmas gifts were boght for all the children – members were given the appropriate ages and gender.  Members Judith, Judy, Nanette & President Marjorie are seen handing over the gifts

Start up meeting

The startup meeting went really well on 1st September with District Chairman Annetta making the first of her club visits and being able to induct 4 new members! WOW! Excellent news ladies.
Miranda Miller, Patricia Paterson, Teresa, Annetta, Emerentia Holtslag, Morag Meaghan

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