Inner Wheel Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne
A small group of club members travelled to Bournemouth for the Association Conference, held at the end of April.
The group enjoyed the company of good friends, some warm spring sunshine and ice creams on the beach!
More than 2,000 members from all over Great Britain and Ireland attended an interesting and stimulating few days. This year the president of International Inner Wheel, Abha Gupta, opened the conference and over the following two days members enjoyed inspiring speakers and heard reports on the various aspects of the association.
One of the speakers was Prue Leith, who gave a talk about her experiences as a restaurateur, television presenter, journalist and novelist.
Dr Paul Whitaker, profoundly deaf since the age of eight inspired the group. As well as reading music at Oxford he founded the charity Music for the Deaf.
A truly remarkable man and a memorable experience. Anne Widdecombe had many anecdotes about her life as a politician and popular novelist, and as a television presenter and performer, particularly on Strictly Come Dancing. The hall rang with laughter at her eloquence and wit.
The annual meeting also informed of the activities and achievements of the 29 clubs in the country.
Many events were held throughout the country to raise the outstanding sum of £1,222,99.87 for local charities. International service raised £363,000.
On Monday, May 11 Fellowship Night was held in the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted. Guests from Inner Wheel clubs across the district joined in an evening of fun with ‘Singing for the Terrified’ led by Penny Cobb.
Inner Wheel welcomes newcomers. Call Penny Craddock on 01442 873549.