Inner Wheel District 129



Greetings from District 129

District 129 send you good wishes for 2023 and if you would like more details of our Clubs do get in touch.
District Chairman Beatrice Dyer has confirmed dates of forthcoming District Meetings and procedures
If you wish to contact anyone on the129 Executive email

2024 Diary Dates District 129

About District 129

District 129 have Clubs in Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock and all of Cornwall.

Who we are

Karen with DEC

Karen with District Executive Committee

We are an organization of ladies who work together to raise money for charity.
Each District has a District Committee and above is 129 District Committee.
Each Club has their own Officers and run their Clubs in their own individual way organizing events for Members to enjoy friendship and raise funds for the Community at the same time.
Click on the Club links below to find your nearest Club.



This, our Centenary year, the Team at District 129 are planning to celebrate this milestone in a very special way. On Wednesday May 15th, 2024, all D 129 Inner Wheel Club Members are invited to Pencarrow House and Garden on the outskirts of Bodmin for a day of celebration – PL30 3AG.

The car park for Pencarrow opens at 10.00 am. There will be Guided tours in groups of about 15 to see the House from 10 30 am onwards based on a first come first served basis. Members are free to wander around the gardens where many of the rhododendrons will be in full bloom, bluebells will be in abundance as well as a range of other plants for us to admire and do not forget the peacocks.

Please bring a picnic with you (either on an individual basis or perhaps as a Club?)
We have the picnic area with tables for our sole use, car parking is nearby so you may be more comfortable with your own seating. The Peacock Cafe will be open for us to use alongside the public.

14.00 Photograph opportunity in front of the House -can we have 100 members
taking part?

14.30 Picnic Area cutting of the centenary cake with a glass of Prosecco.
In Plan A we are hoping for a lovely sunny dry day!! But please do wear sensible footwear to walk in the gardens. Plan B wear wellies and bring an umbrella! The
dress code depends on the weather.

The cost of the outing will be £15 per member (to include a guided tour of the
house) and needs to be booked through your Club secretary  by Friday 3rd May please. Your Club Secretary will have your forms.
Let us all have a wonderful outing together full of friendship, fun and laughter.
Yours in friendship,
Beatrice Dyer Angie Tamblyn
District 129 Chairman District 129 Secretary

Trethorne March 2024


District 129

Dr Marie McLain Chair Board of Royal Cornwall Hospital

Carvery Served for luncheon

Top table

District Chairman Beatrice Dyer welcoming members to Trethorne

District Chairman Bea suggested that our Spring District meeting should be held on International Women’s Day in celebration of women everywhere and all that we accomplish.

73 ladies gathered at Trethorne, near Launceston , from all corners of Cornwall, Plymouth and Tavistock  to hear our guest speaker Dr Mairi McLean who gave us an entertaining but thought provoking insight into her life and career starting out as a trainee social worker and coming, by quite an indirect but always challenging route, to her current role as Chairman of the Board of The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

Mairi detailed some of the many obstacles put in her way, and the way of many women in the workplace, and the importance of a ‘good listening to’ rather than a ‘good talking to’ when issues arose in the workplace, and to be aware not only how you spoke but how you sounded to others, particularly to junior colleagues, a smile was a good start.

After a few minutes for questions and discussion we all adjourned to the dining room for an excellent lunch.

The business meeting was held at 2pm and thanks to Bea’s leadership it was all done and dusted by 3.05pm.

Afternoon tea was then served, followed by an inter-club bowling tournament.

The next District gathering will be a day at Pencarrow house near Bodmin on Wednesday May 15th, where they are looking forward to welcoming us to celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel, with a tour of the house and a private garden area for a celebration picnic to be followed by birthday cake and prosecco, Sunshine has been requested.





Who we support

Each Chairman of District 129 choses a specific Charity which all Clubs aim to support.
Each Club President can choose her own Charity.
All clubs have their own Committee and to find your nearest Club click here

Truro Remembrance Day 2023

President Beatrice Dyer

President Beatrice Dyer

District Editor – Liz Williams

Thank you to the Club Correspondents and others who have sent in their Home Service reports again this year, I know it is a challenge to get them done, especially in December.

In the year January to December 2023, as a District we have supported 10 national charities, and locally we have supported 2 for the elderly, 11 for the young, 2 Hospices, 3 disabled, 7 medical and 17 community charities to the sum of £20,610 on top of the monies sent to the Air Ambulance for the National President’s Charity and to Penhaligon’s Friends for the District charity for 2022 /23

This is, of course, only part of our story when you take into account the knitting, the gardening, the visiting, the serving, the litter picking, the gifts to food banks, the collecting of so much ‘stuff’, not to mention all the monies and goods raised for International charities, so very well done ladies.

Liz Williams

Lanhydrock15 June  2023 

Two ladies

Past Joint President handing over the Chain of Office to Beatrice Dyer


To celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel Clubs have been asked to do something with “100” in mind.  What are you doing as a club?  Please do let us know.  My Club Helston/Lizard are giving 100 items each month to charity.  We are supporting the Food Bank, Ukraine and any Charity that contacts us during the year. email:

To celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel Clubs our Chairman invited all Inner Wheel members to join her at Pencarrow House for afternoon bubbly and cake and we had a private tour of the house.

Beatrice our District Chairman

Beatrice and Mary cutting the cake.

Ladies at Pencarrow

D129 Pencarrow Gardens

Social Links

District Spring Newsletter 2023


District 129 website

District 129 Rally 2023



District Rally

D 17 Chair Louise French, District chairman 129 Beatrice, Association President Anthea and D20 Chairman Janet Fulford

Soap for Ukraine

Over 100 bars of soap were donated at the Rally to send to Ukraine

Children in Ukraine using the school books Linda organized in getting to Ukraine

Lanivet September 2023

district Chairman Beatrice

District Chairman Beatrice Dyer, with secretary Ange Tamblyn, and District Editor Liz Williams

Liskeard Ladies serving lunch

Liskeard Ladies serving lunch


Ladies at lunch

Inner Wheel Ladies



District 129 Officers


Vice Chairman –

District Secretary – Angie Tamblyn

District Treasurer – Fran Tregaskes

Member of Council – PDC Val Pascoe

District Editor – Liz Williams

International Service Chair – Linda Rainsforth

Membership & Development –

Webmaster – Wendy Wallis

Email Us

District 129 Events

Garden Visit D129Wednesday 15 May 10.30Pencarrow House, Bodmin
District MeetingThursday 20 June 2024Withiel village Hall
Bodmin Club 70 Birthday11 AprilLanhydrock Hotel

Bodmin, UK PL312DL

Bude, UK

Bude, UK

Camelford, UK

Helston. UK

Launceston, UK

Liskeard, UK

PerranzabuloeTR6 0AB

Roborough, PL6 7TR

Saltash, PL12 4HG

St Austell, PL25 3RD

Tavistock, PL19 0AB

(1954) BODMIN
(1965) BUDE
(1961) SALTASH
(1947) ST. AUSTELL

District 129 latest news

Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023

The Ladies of Helston/Lizard helped the Rotarians entertain the OAP's at Godolphin Village Hall.  The guests were entertained by the Breage Band and Father Christmas came along with a little gift for everyone.