About District 15
District 15 covers the counties of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire on the West coast of Wales, part of Powys in Mid Wales and across the South Wales counties to Gwent in the East. All clubs meet at least once a month (apart from August) with fun and fellowship on the agenda.
Our activities include lots of coffee mornings, lunches and afternoon teas. This is often where we raise money for charities, and where we come up with more interesting ideas on how to do so whilst we are socializing and enjoying each other’s company. Recent fundraising ventures have included a sponsored walk along the entire Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (not all at once), making masks during the Covid pandemic and a Zipworld Challenge.
Who we are
The senior club in District 15 is Newport.
Mrs Margerette Golding travelled down to visit on 20th June 1931, so the Club dates itself from this visit, when they were inaugurated as an Inner Wheel Club. There were 33 Inner Wheel Clubs around GB & I at this time and Newport became the first in Wales. It started with 39 members, and a yearly subscription of 2 shillings (10p in decimal currency!). The photograph above shows some of Newport’s founder members. How times have changed!
Who we support
Our District Chairman’s Charity this year is Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. In a nutshell, hearing dogs act as the person’s ears, listening for the telephone, doorbell, traffic on the street and especially alarms. It costs £40,000 to train each dog, and they are retired after 10 years of active service, and the deaf person then needs a newly qualified hearing dog to hear for them going forward.
Our Association President’s Charity this year is Air Ambulance. In our District that means Wales Air Ambulance, and they rely on fundraising to keep the helicopters flying and the medical teams and flight crews trained, equipped and ready to respond to any emergency calls they may receive.
Each Inner Wheel Club also decides what other charities they would like to support – some are local, some Wales or UK wide, and also International Charities, both small and large.
District 15 Officers 2022-2023
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: Pauline Minshull (Swansea Valley)
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN: Maria Williams (Machen)
DISTRICT VICE CHAIRMAN Brenda Scourfield (Carmarthen)
DISTRICT SECRETARY: Marian Curtis (Pontllanfraith)
DISTRICT TREASURER: KarenTulley (Tenby)
MEMBER OF COUNCIL: Daphne Harries (Maesteg)
DISTRICT EDITOR: Liz Bettles (Cardiff)
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE CHAIRMAN: Mary Emment-Lewis (Porthcawl)
MEMBERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: Gwyneth Perkins (Haverfordwest)
District 15 Events
|District Assembly||14/07/2022||Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot, SA12 6QP|
|District Rally||04/11/2022||The Village Hotel Swansea SA1 8QY|
|District Committee Meeting 1||17/11/2022||Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot, SA12 6QP|
|District Committee Meeting 2||16/02/2023||Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot, SA12 6QP|
|District International Service Rally||27/04/23||Hi Tide Inn Porthcawl CF36 5BT|
|District Committee Meeting 3||TBA||TBA|
|District AGM and Handover||22/06/23||The Plough Hotel, Rhosmaen, Llandeilo SA19 6NP|
Coleg Morganwg, Aberdare CF44 8ST
Abertillery & Blaina
Ffordd Parc y Llyn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3TL, UK
Tyn Y Twr, Baglan, Castell-nedd Port Talbot, Port Talbot SA12 8YB, UK
Cyncoed Methodist Church, Westminster Cres, Cardiff CF23, UK
Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen SA31 1LG, UK
Cricket Club, Dale Road, Haverfordwest SA61 1H
The Plough, Rhosmaen, Llandeilo SA19 6NP
Maen Llwyd Inn, Rudry Lane CF83 3EB
Corner House, Llangynwyd, Maesteg CF34 9SB
Castle Hotel & Restaurant, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8BG, UK
Venue: to be advised
Norton House Hotel, Norton Rd, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 5TQ, UK
Graig Community Centre, Cowshed Ln, Bassaleg, Newport NP10 8HZ, UK
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club, Military Rd, Pennar, Pembroke Dock SA72 6SE, UK
Three Horseshoes Inn, High St, Pentwynmawr, Newbridge, Newport NP11 4HN, UK
Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot SA12 6QP, UK
The Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl, Bridgend CF33 4RA, UK
Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert St, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4ED, UK
The Giltar Hotel, The Croft, Tenby SA70 8AP, UK
The Falcon Hotel, 111 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AP, UK
On the District 15 map above , click on a pin and meeting details for that Club will be displayed
(1995) ABERTILLERY & BLAINA
(1984) BRITON FERRY
(1939) MERTHYR TYDFIL
(1959) MILFORD HAVEN
(1943) PORT TALBOT
(1971) SWANSEA VALLEY
(1992) TYWI CARMARTHEN
District 15 latest news
International Inner Wheel 19th Convention is coming to Manchester. Come and celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel - Friendship and Service “Dear Inner Wheel Friends, it is with great pleasure that I am able to offer you the possibility of joining together at...