President Gloria, Immediate Past Present Sharon and Vice President Helen all attended the hand over meeting with other members of the Club’s Committee. We were delighted to share in the celebrations as outgoing Chairman Di Sardesai handed over the chain of office to our new District Chairman Di Hylton for the coming year.
We also welcomed new members of the District Committee and said fond farewell to others who have served three years in office. Our new District Committee for 2016-2107 left to right is:
Diann Jacobs Editor, Linda Elkin Second Vice Chairman, Di Sardesai Immediate Past Chairman, Sue Curley Member of Council, Di Hylton Chairman, Anne Lyons Secretary, Vera Dilkes First Vice Chairman, Lyn Woolmer Treasurer and Marian Tasker International Service Committee Chairman.
Below: The District’s Club Editors are seen here with our new web master Jacquie Chapman (centre right front) and District Editor Diann (centre behind, Jacquie), who is entering her third and final year. Editors from all over the district wish you both well.
From Warsop our 2016 -2017 Committee members who attended today are. Below left to right: Joanne new Club member, Elaine retains her role as Treaurer, Sue rejoins the Committee as Secretary. Front row right to left: Ruth retains her role as Editor and takes on the role of Junior Vice President, Immediate Past President Sharon, President Gloria and Vice President Helen. Lynne retires from Committee work after three years as Club secretary. Christine will be our International Officer for this last year (on the bottom photograph only next to Lynne).
During the afternoon meeting the outgoing Chairman Di Sardesai presented an amazing £10,000 cheque to the NSPCC Child line, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire School Service which has been delivered to over 52,000 children in those regions. Sales from the Cakes and Jams stall raised £1,736 from four events and a cheque was presented to member Pam McConnell MBE for The Gambia Trust for £3,380.
Di has now become our membership officer for district and reported that there are now 650 Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I with over 16,100 members. We were all asked to remember that whilst we continue to put the fun in fundraising, our Clubs foundation and values should always focus on promoting true friendship, encouraging the ideals of personal service and fostering international understanding.
Ladies, a wonderful day was had by all and we wish everyone great success and much happiness in the year ahead.