Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Warsop have had a busy couple of months. On 29th July members attended a thank you event hosted by past district chair and Warsop member Elaine Hopkins MBE. A fun afternoon was had with a lovely buffet and a few games of beetle drive. Laughter was the order of the day and could be heard outside the venue.
On 2nd August the Club held its monthly meeting at The Hostess Restaurant, where members welcomed the new district chair Mary Hind. Mary spoke about her history with Inner Wheel and her plans for its centenary. An interesting and inspiring discussion shared with friendship made the evening a pleasant one. President Sharlotte Somerville presented Mary with a basket of flowers as a token of thanks for visiting the club. The flowers were arranged by talented member Christine Fretwell.
On 19th August some of the hardier members joined together for a family picnic on the lovely Carrs Park. The windy day made blowing bubbles so easy and the smallest member of the group, President Sharlotte’s granddaughter Lyla-Rae, and club member Emily Somerville had great fun trying to make the biggest bubble! Lively chatter over a picnic lunch was a perfect end to the event. Marjory Zillwood, of the club’s founder members, felt the chill in the wind so became a gnome when other members wrapped her up in extra layers. What a sight she was with her little pointed hood!
On Saturday 2nd September President Sharlotte, Vice President Elaine and other members of the Club had a stall at the Langwith Show at Rhubarb Farm, Langwith. They sold gifts that were handmade by members of the club.
On Wednesday 6th September the Club welcomed Carmel and Joe from Hetty’s to their meeting. Carmel and Joe gave a thought-provoking presentation about the work that they do with substance users and their families. Joe told the club about his personal journey and support he and his family received from Hetty’s and why he now volunteers with the organisation and helps to support others. For more information about Hetty’s visit www.hettys.org.uk.
The Club has more events to look forward to. They are holding a harvest supper on Saturday 30th September at The Oaklands, and will be hosting the residents there for the supper and a few games of friendly bingo. They then have their Charter (birthday party) on 1st November, where they will be having a hog roast and ‘Through the Decades’ disco to celebrate the club’s 51st year and Inner Wheel’s 100th year.
Then the Club will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on 29th November at The Fretwell Centre. Entrance is £3.50 and includes a hot drink and mince pie. Please go along and support the ladies and bag a few bargains for Christmas while you do!