Welcome to District 14
Welcome to the website of District 14 of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain & Ireland.
Here you will find details relating to our Inner Wheel History, our Clubs, together with details of when and where they meet, a Calendar of Events for the current year and links to Inner Wheel beyond our District.
Additionally you will find the means to read a copy of the latest “Feature Fourteen” magazine.
My charity for the year is WOODLARKS, a charity that is close to my heart because of the fun I have enjoyed camping with my family.
Who we are
Inner Wheel Districts can be found in over 100 countries and together have more than 100,000 members.
District 14 is quite a small District encompassing parts of Hampshire, Surrey and Middlesex. It was formed in January 1932, making 2022 our 90th year.
Our District meetings are now held at Imber Court in East Molesey, Esher. They are a great opportunity for members to meet together and chat over lunch, as well as participating in the business meetings.
We currently have just ten Clubs, but what we lack in quantity we make up for in the enthusiasm and friendship of our members.
Charities we support
Woodlarks was established in 1930 and exists so that anyone, whatever their disability, can have the fun and fellowship of affordable camping in a glorious setting. Week long camps are held throughout the summer in 12 acres of field and woodland, with good accessible support buildings and state-of-the-art showers and toilets.
The facilities include
- outdoor heated swimming pool with disabled-friendly changing room
- zipwire with special seat
- wheelchair swing
- bird hide
- BBQ sites
- woodland trails
Air Ambulances UK is Association President Karen’s charity for her year. They support a number of Air Ambulance charities around the UK, including Hampshire & IOW, helping to keep the fully equipped helicopters flying and the highly trained men and women available to save lives.
Our International Service Rally is in support of The Book Bus which is the Association International Service two-year project to buy and equip a new bus for the charity in Zambia. These buses deliver books to schools to help children develop a life-long love of reading and aid in improving their overall educational standards.
The five buses being used are all all beautifully decorated with unique designs by Quentin Blake. Read more about Charlie, Matilda, George, Alfie and Tiger on their website, http://thebookbus.org
Our District Year
To celebrate our 90th year we are holding an Afternoon Tea at Imber Court on October 22nd 2022.
Plans are underway for our District International Rally to be held on Saturday March 18th 2023 in aid of The Book Bus, a charity that aims to improve literacy in impoverished areas of the world.
Our District 14 Rally is always a very enjoyable day when our Association President comes to lunch and speaks about her year and her special chosen charity. This year it is being held on May 6th 2023 at the Masonic Halls, East Croydon and Karen’s chosen charity this year is Air Ambulances UK
A number of us are going to the the Association Conference in Blackpool in March 2023. We all stay at the same hotel and it is another good opportunity for friendship and fun.
District 14 Officers
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN – Jennie Blake
1st Vice-Chairman – Yvonne McGuinness
District Secretary – Jo Gosney
District Treasurer – Barbara Elsoffer
Member of Council – Jan Clark
District Editor – Sue Meldrum
International Service Chair – Sue Hopgood
Membership & Development – Bobby Child
If you would like to know more about District 14, please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
District 14 Events
|District Meeting||10th November 2022||Imber Court|
|District Meeting ||9th March 2023||Imber Court|
|District International Service Rally||18th March 2023||Sanderstead|
|Association Conference||27/28/29th March|
|District 14 Rally||6th May 2023||Masonic Hall|
|District Meeting & AGM||11th May 2023||Imber Court|
|District Assembly & Handover Meeting||13th July 2023||Imber Court|
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