District 129 covers Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

I.W. Roborough
Roborough January 2023 Newsletterewsletter
I.W. Helston/Lizard
Members of the Helston/Lizard club enjoyed a luncheon together at Alverton Manor Hotel, Truro to celebrate Inner Wheel Day.
Truro Inner Wheel celebrate Inner Wheel Day

Members of Truro Inner Wheel Club and their guests gathered at Ruan Lanihorne Reading Room for a coffee morning on Tuesday January 10th to mark Inner Wheel Day. Coffee and homemade cakes were served and there was a book stall and jewellry stall. A rolling series of photographs from previous Inner Wheel events were displayed on a screen. As well as enjoying friendship on a social occasion the aim of the event was to raise money for the NSPCC. The Club also supports the Cornwall Refuge Trust and goods were collected to donate to them. Over twenty people attended this enjoyable and successful event.

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Jan and Bridget collecting for Children’s Charities. Supporting Roborough Rotary.
Quite a number of our ladies braved the cold weather to stand outside 3 major stores with the Santa Sleigh.

Liz , Jan and Bridgett with the Xmas boxes packed and ready to deliver.
These go to our past members who are now on their own. This includes an ex Rotarian, still a friend.

I.W. Helston/Lizard
Members of Helston Lizard enjoyed a day out at Penzance just before Christmas at the "Pocket of Stones" in Distillery

The members donate gifts for the Women's Refuge at Christmas and give a donation in lieu of Christmas Cards to the Salvation Army
I.W. Tavistock
President Jan ( in blue) & Chris Tout (in red) presenting a cheque to our local animal rescue centre.

Chris is the most green-fingered member of our club, and every year she raises very generous sums both for Club charities and the local parish church in plant sales.
Her final contribution from this year's plant sales was £100, and it was her wish that some of it could be given to Wingletang, our local animal rescue centre. All club members were very happy to agree to this request for the whole sum and we then also donated some food, treats and toys.
The photo shows Chris & President Jan, presenting the cheque to retired greyhound Rosie who is looking for a home. Quite how Jan didn't come home with Rosie, and Chris didn't adopt another couple of cats the rest of us are not sure, as they are a pair of real softies where our 4 footed friends are concerned!!!
The staff of Wingletang were overwhelmed at the donation, sadly they are bracing themselves for an influx of new animals looking for homes in the period after Christmas.

District Christmas Newsletter
I.W. Saltash
Saltash Inner Wheel Club held a very successful Xmas Afternoon Tea in the Saltash Ashtorre Centre with nearly 40 people attending. Several members from other clubs and representatives from Childrens Hospice Southwest attended all monies made going to C.H.S.W.

The sales table was packed with Xmas gifts a lot handmade by members. Father Christmas made an appearance which thrilled the youngsters and there was a draw with 2 lovely hampers as prizes and a host of smaller gifts.

There was a real festive atmosphere with plenty of chatter and laughter.

A total of £500 was raised.

I.W. Truro
The ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Truro celebrated the Club's 78th Birthday with a lunch at Epiphany House, Truro, on Tuesday November 22nd. This was the first return to the normal Birthday celebration since Covid and the ladies were pleased to welcome guests, partners, friends and members of neighbouring Inner Wheel Clubs. Forty three people braved the inclement weather for a lovely meal and excellent company. After lunch the group enjoyed an interesting talk by Phil Boddy and Keith Collings about the Falmouth Cruise Ship Ambassadors. The organization has been in existence since 2006 and greets the many cruise ships that arrive in Falmouth each year. It is believed to be one of very few such groups in the ports visited by cruise ships and members of the team assist visitors who wish to explore independently during their time in Falmouth. At the end of proceedings President Yvonne Allkins presented IW member Rita Temblett with a plant as the day was also her ninetieth birthday.
I.W. Helston/Lizard
The ladies of the Inner wheel Helston/Lizard provided the food for the Old Folks Christmas party at Carleen Village Hall.
I.W. Roborough
I.W. St Austell

At our first meeting of the year our speaker was Stephanie Houseman from Cornwall Library Information Services. Stephanie is a specialist officer and is also daughter of one of our members Ann Neal. Stephanie gave us a short but informative talk about the changes to the library service.
Around thirty libraries in Cornwall have become devolved and offer a range of services such as music groups and children's education groups. There is a high turnover of books with newer and popular books being shared throughout Cornwall. E resources such as the borrow box where library members can download books, magazines, newspapers for reading on iPads all for free.The vote of thanks was given by President Val Pascoe.
Also during the meeting President Val also had the pleasure of inducting another new member, Dawn Surl.

President Val Pascoe and Stephanie Houseman
Following on from this our annual Christmas bring and buy held during the November meeting proved to be a success too. Also this year we are able to hold our Christmas Tombola at Par Garden Centre and this will help swell the funds in our charity account.
This year President Val has also focused on the friendship side of Inner Wheel and has organised several social events such as meeting for Coffee at various locations and day trips out together. These occasions are being greatly enjoyed by members and are something that will be set to continue in the future.
I.W. Roborough
Roborough Club has produced their October 2022 newsletter. Click on link below. Well done ladies.
October Newsletter from Roborough
I.W. Perranzabuloe

On 2nd October 2022, Perranzabuloe Inner Wheel invited everyone and anyone to a breakfast/brunch at St. Michael's Church hall in Perranporth, in aid of St. Petroc's Society (homeless) and Sowenna (young people’s mental health). Entry was free, but donations were asked for and gratefully received. This was the brainwave of President Mary, who wanted to do something constructive to help her chosen charities.

Mary and joint President Beryl worked tirelessly, along with other members. Their husbands/partners and families helped to collect, set up and deliver delicious breakfasts to the many folk who attended. There was a raffle, and a bag and scarf/shawl stall (many lovely bags donated by Dot's sister-in-law). Vanessa's stall, selling wares made from can ring-pulls by people in the Philippines, which had to be seen to be believed, was in aid of the Purple Community.

Whilst everyone was setting up in various parts of the hall and kitchen, it was pouring with rain, but by the time it was all ready, as if by appointment, out came the sun and in came the visitors, curious to see what was on offer for breakfast. The choice was very generous and consisted of: porridge, croissants, butter, compote (home made) and yogurt. Then there was a table service of cooked breakfast - scrambled eggs, bacon, tomatoes and beans, all with toast. Unlimited tea and coffee were also enjoyed. Our delightful waitresses, Marsha and Abby, were working very hard to keep up with demand, as were the kitchen staff run by Trevor and Linda and her fabulous family.

The bags and scarves sold very well too, and everyone was very generous with buying raffle tickets from Helen.

In three and a half hours we made approximately £1,400 for the charities - an amazing amount in such a short time. I'm sure they will be delighted.

We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who generously donated anything at all, however large or small, including the use of the hall, to make it such a successful event. There was a lovely, happy atmosphere in the hall and customers and workers alike all enjoyed the fun morning.

I.W. Helston/Lizard
Edith Blewett received a bunch of flowers from the Club Members on her special birthday.
Edith was a founder member of the Club and our First Club President
I.W. Roborough
Presidents Garden Party held 14 August 2022 The Rotary President is Mr Graham Hayman.
Ladies on the Saltram House Walk
I.W. Perranzabuloe
Once a month we meet for our "Knit and Natter" afternoon. We knit for various charities, making 'fidget' sleeves for dementia suffers, 'fish and chip' tunics and caps for new-borns for countries where the mothers have nothing to wrap their new babies in except newspapers, scarves etc. for the homeless, and so on. However, we mostly natter - knitting if not very prominent at these get-togethers. We now meet in Marsha's lovely garden (weather permitting) or indoors, and she provides delicious home-made cakes and tea or coffee. In July we were joined by Eleanor Wingrove, who recently moved from Cornwall, and was encouraged by one of our members, Helen to contact her local Inner Wheel Club. She subsequently was admitted to Solihull I.W. Eleanor was visiting Helen, so came to our Knit and Natter afternoon and was welcomed by all members present

Members at the Knit and Natter afternoon hosted by Marsha (back left), with guest Eleanor (third from left, standing)
I.W. Helston/Lizard
Adam and Sarah Corbridge, the owners of Lismore House, Helston, invited the Inner Wheel to host a fundraising luncheon to raise funds for the Stroke Association to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth.
Our thanks to Skybarweddings for the marquee. Whealdream for the use of their catering facilities, Trevaskis Fruit Farm for giving us discount on the strawberries, Tesco's for providing a raffle for the event. Helston/Lizard Rotarians for all their support and to all the ladies who helped prepare the food.
I.W. Roborough
The Inner Wheel of Roborough celebrated their 45th Charter Anniversary at Boringdon Park Golf Club. A time for friendship and kind thoughts of those ladies no longer with us but a precious part of our past.
I.W. Truro
The Inner Wheel of Truro recently celebrated its 77th birthday at the Alverton Manor. Our first birthday celebration for two years without the threat of cancellation from the Pandemic!

After lunch we enjoyed a talk by Liam Shoesmith an award winning horticulturist. Liam has a passion for plants and design and as Head Gardener and Deputy Parks Manager for Truro City Council has been involved in the design work of flower beds throughout the city.

You can see from the smiling faces around the table what a joy it was to be enjoying an afternoon together with an interesting speaker. We were also delighted to welcome two new members Joyce and Jane and they are photographed with joint Presidents Maureen and Beryl and Vice President Yvonne.

I.W. Helston/Lizard
District Chairman Hilary Genes visited the Helston/Lizard 4 May 2022
Inner Wheel St Austell
St Austell I.W. have packed 63 boxes / suitcases with toiletries, 20 duvets, 12 new pillows and 10 sleeping bags all bound for Mission Moldova. An amazing effort, many thanks to all who helped / donated items and to Alison White, Rita Vincent and Ruth Hancock our hardworking International team.
Inner Wheel of Truro
At 20.08 on 2nd March 2022 email circulated to Inner Wheel members of Truro and friends asking them to donate items desperately needed by the people of Ukraine in such desperate times.
In less than 24 hours we were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of local people who wanted to do something to help 16.00 on 3rd March One Volvo Car packed full
See full report below
Inner Wheel of Tavistock
Tavistock Inner Wheel Club, district 129, seen here on a recent visit to the newly opened Guildhall and Heritage centre. They were shown around by Dr Geri Parlby, chair of the Heritage trust. She pointed out that this is a facility for the people of Tavistock to fully understand the town's past.

Inner Wheel of Roborough
An Auspicious Evening Meeting for the Inner Wheel Roborough Ladies.

On Wednesday 23rd February the President of Inner Wheel Roborough Jan Dickman handed over a cheque for £2,345.00 to Miranda Benney the manager of the Mustard Tree Macmillan Support Services. This money had been raised by the ladies throughout the year.

Through personal experience Jan knew the wonderful work that the Mustard tree provides and chose them as her charity of the year.

Miranda gave a very informative talk about the work carried out by both professional and volunteer workers. They have a holistic approach for those people in need of support as they transition through cancer treatment. They provide practical support and complimentary therapies to help both the patient and their families face any fears they may have. They have continued to give advice right through the pandemic with phone call appointments, video appointment and the use of zoom. They have a facebook page and use Twitter, you can even have a virtual coffee and a chat.

A wonderful service for which we are very grateful. Thank you to all and all of the people involved in the Mustard Tree.
Inner Wheel of Truro
You are invited to a concert by the Loveny Choir
at Kenwyn Church, Truro on Saturday 14 May at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8

Jubilee Fayre at Carnon Downs Church Hall on Saturday 21 May 2 - 4 p.m.

Full details click here
Inner Wheel of Truro

Presidents Maureen and Beryl were delighted to present Member Ruth Crossley with her Long Service Award at the Inner Wheel Club of Truro’s Meeting on Tuesday.

Ruth’s forty years of service to the Club has seen her take on the mantle of most Officer roles - more than once! She has always been fully involved with the Club’s events and a good friend to all. Thank you Ruth for your long service and your lovely smile!

Inner Wheel of Roborough
The first Inner Wheel Roborough meeting of the year and we so enjoyed it. Our speaker this evening was the amazing Helen West, amazing because Helen has recently completed the 1011 mile cycle ride from Lands End to John O Groats. She spent 91 hours cycling and raised £12,000 in the process. Peak Tours were behind the scene and arranged everything so our lady was supported, along with others from morning to night. Helen had to complete a gruelling 10 week training program. She was not able to take her bike so hired one from Peak Tours but with her own saddle and pedals.
Helen told us that she did not look at the whole distance but concentrated on 20 miles then there would be a Tea break, 20miles and Lunch, 20 miles and afternoon tea,20 miles and Dinner, even if the distance between stops was more. Helen had it sorted in her mind that she could do this and do it she did. An incredible feat that not many of us would even think of let alone do. A fantastic epic journey which Helen told with such flair and comic timing.
Helen also presented our president Jan Dickman with a cheque as a thank you for the support the Inner Wheel of Roborough had given to Roborough Rotary during the Christmas Sleigh event. Monies collected go to local charities.

Inner Wheel Helston/Lizard
Karen Moseley, the President, invited members to afternoon tea to celebrate Inner Wheel Day
Inner Wheel Roborough
Inner wheel Roborough ladies enjoyed a very special get together to celebrate a grand birthday. Friendship and fun plus raising of some monies. We brought along scarves, some of which were sold, and learnt how to wear them in different ways. We also prepared all our used Christmas stamps ready to go to charity. Of course there was a lovely lunch which we all enjoyed. Grateful thanks to Penny for hosting the event. We all took flow tests before gathering together.


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