Inner Wheel Club of Forfar
President Moira Adam
Meetings are held at the Royal Hotel Forfar
6.45 for 7pm on the third Wednesday of the month ( September till June)
Contact - Club Secretary - Christine Stewart
tel: 01307 461338 or email: email@example.com
Your latest News Bulletin
Hello Ladies President Moira welcomed Rotary President Tim Hale to our meeting and gave a special welcome to some ladies who were with us for the first time since lockdown and introduced Annetta Anderson our new member to the ladies.
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to members and were approved. Secretary Christine reported that she had received a letter of thanks from District Chairman Mary Berstan and this was read out to the club.
Letter received from Susan Oliphant re Bournemouth Conference Letter from Association looking for volunteer stewards at the Conference Nominations for Association Officers Association looking for homemade donations for “Betty’s Craft Stall”
Letter from District re Brechin IW Club which is to disband in June 22
President Moira had no report this month.
Treasurer Kate reported that the General Account stands at £1524.13p and the Welfare Account stands at £878.79. She also said all subs have been paid to District. International Service Officer
Mavis reported that Voluntary Action Angus are still collecting toiletries for the Afghan Refugees in this area. In addition they are appealing for baby toiletries, bottles, toddler’s cups as well as house cleaning products. Mavis is happy to collect any goods or they can be handed into the VAA at the Cross. She is still collecting children’s fiction for Books Abroad. Ink cartridges are gratefully received and money raised goes to the Butterfly Tree Stamps also being collected for Mercy Ships.
Entertainment Officer Mary reported that the Afternoon Tea for our Dec meeting at Lands of Loyal is booked for 2.45-5.00 on Wed 15th Dec ,drivers will contact the ladies they are to transport.
A Coffee Morning is to be held at Mary White’s home on Wed 8th Dec at 10.30 and proceeds will go towards to the Association President’s charity Chest Heart and Stroke Programme Secretary Agnes reported the January meeting will be at lunchtime at the Royal Hotel February’s meeting will have a talk on Hedgehogs by Derek Ramsay. Club Correspondent Lynne reported she had received news from Rajani Singh of the Singapore Club describing their October activities including their District Chairman’s visit. Oct was their month of Breast Cancer Awareness and a newly joined member Dr Divya Panicker gave a talk on this topic and a cancer survivor shared her story with the club. The Club continue with their various charity projects. Rajani also described their readiness for the Festival of Diwali ,the festival of Light ,which is the biggest festival for Hindus. Lynne said she had sent the Clubs best wishes to Singapore Club as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary today.
Committee will discuss an invite to Brechin Club members in the new year. President Moira introduced Rotary President Tim Hale. Tim is very well known to Inner Wheel and is Jean’s husband. Tim has spent his working life after serving his time as a Coppersmith and then studying Engineering running his own company in Southern Ireland then latterly working for a very large German company GEA. Now semi retired he works 2 days looking after Scottish Distilleries.Tim took us on a photographic whirlwind tour from before lockdown of their trips to see family and meeting up with Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs .i Lovely pictures from Australia, New Zealand and Ireland and London. Also included was a video of the Maori welcome. The Haka was quite frightening! Tim then updated us on all the work that Rotary have been able to do despite the restrictions of lockdown over the last 20 months. An incredible £13,000 has been raised from the masks initiative and monies have been distributed to many different charities in Forfar. Schools received 80 computers that have been donated and made ready for use by Computerden. Although there was no Santa last year “post boxes” were placed in Primary schools and there were 900 letters collected for “Santa’s “attention. Santa will be present in Forfar this year outside Specsavers from 27th Nov. Community projects have included litter picks, bulb planting, Tools for Africa and the Sleigh has been upgraded to include an advertising trailer for most of the year before being transferred into the Sleigh over the festive season.
The Classic Car event was cancelled but a provisional date has been set for June 22 A combined project between Rotary, Forfar Sailing Club and the Man’s shed are involved building a St Ayles Skiff from a kit that has already been bought from a donation. It was very clear from Tim’s talk how much Rotary have achieved despite the difficult times. President Moira gave the vote of thanks. Note for all members: Our new member Annetta Anderson’s contact details firstname.lastname@example.org and 0771157990
Wed 8th Dec Coffee morning at Mary White’s 10.30 for Chest Heart & Stroke
Wed 15th Dec Lands of Loyal Hotel 2.45
Wed 19th Jan Club meeting in The Royal Hotel
Yours in Inner Wheel friendship, Lynne