A very warm welcome to you all at the start of a new Inner Wheel year. A special welcome is extended to any readers who are not members of Inner Wheel. For your information here is a brief explanation of who we are in District 22.
Over 600 ladies are members of 25 clubs spread across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to form District 22. We are one of 29 Districts in GB &I and part of a wonderful organisation in over 100 countries worldwide. What do we do? Well friendship, fun, fundraising and often food feature highly in our club programmes with offers of practical and financial support benefitting hundreds of charities, locally, nationally, and internationally every year.
Sadly Covid 19 has prevented us meeting for several months but members have developed new technological skills to keep in touch with each other. They have been involved in making masks and other PPE, supporting food banks, knitting for charities and generally giving service as and when they can. Do browse the website and if you want to know more click on the link. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome from any club anywhere in the country if you wish to join. To members of District 22.
A huge thank you for all your efforts and endeavours over the last few months as you have found new ways to support each other and also give practical support in your community. It may be awhile before we can enjoy each other’s company but I know that in the meantime you will keep our flame of friendship burning brightly and be looking out for each other and giving service wherever you can.
I am extremely proud to be the Chairman of our District this year. It will certainly be a “different” year with mainly on-line communication to begin with, but I look forward to “happier times” when I can visit you at your club meetings and share with you many special events.
Stay safe, stay well, stay positive and enjoy the boundless friendship which membership of Inner Wheel gives.
In true Inner Wheel friendship
Chairman District 22