On Tuesday 4th October we held an international inter club afternoon tea for around 50 Innerwheel ladies at the Oakland Centre, Warsop.
President Gloria welcomed everyone and then passed over to International Service Organiser Christine, who together with President Gloria was hostess for the event. Secretary Sue carried out the roll call for attending member and gave apologies.
The speaker for the afternoon was the Rev Angela Fletcher from St. Peter and St. Paul’s parish church in Warsop. Seen here with Warsop members (L) Marjorie Zillwood and (R) Angela Price.
Angela gave a fantastic talk and slide show about the street children in the Philippines and the charity ‘Streetlight’. It was a talk of her personal experiences whilst there and delivered from the heart. It was impossible not to be moved by the plight of these children. She also spoke about the very poorest of families, who lived under a bridge, and on a rubbish tip. They had built their communities around this tip area which covers an area of approximately 4 miles. The men collected wood to burn, the women collected cans and bottles to sell for recycling. Although their lives were exceedingly hard and the life expectancy only 30 years old, they were happy and felt safe there.
All the proceeds from the afternoon have been donated to ‘Streetlight’. A vote of thanks was given by member Marjorie, after which member Pat Ashton said grace.
A delicious afternoon tea was served by the members of the Innerwheel Club of Warsop. As always lots of sandwiches, savouries, scones with jam and cream, and delicious cakes were served with tea.
A vote of thanks on behalf of the visitors was given by Anne Lyons from the Innerwheel Club of Mansfield before Christine thanked everyone for their support and making this an event to remember.
District Chairman Di Hylton, Member of Council Sue Curley, and District International Committee Chairman Marion Tasker, joined Rev Angela Fletcher on the top table with President Gloria Humphrey, our International Service Officer Christine Fretwell, and Club Seretary Sue Pasierb.