Inner Wheel Club of Bath
Meet at Lansdown Golf Club BA19BT at 19.30
on the 2nd Monday of the month
The first Bath IW Club was formed in 1945
Closed in 1983
Re-chartered in 1994
Stroke Association Walk
Seven members (and one dog) walked along a stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal, accompanied by Wilber, (a cousin of Association President Betty’s “Teddy”) in aid of the Stroke Association.
The sun was shining – the surroundings beautiful with spring colours and, needless to say, lots of laughter. We started in Sydney Gardens, enjoyed suitable refreshments in The George Inn, Bathampton, then walked back again - thus adding another 14 miles to Betty’s 1246 target miles.
Father Christmas (aka President Di) put in an appearance at our December meeting!
We enjoyed a splendid birthday tea to celebrate Ruth's
Congratulations Ruth and we look forward to wearing our smart hats for your next birthday!
Its Twenty Tweets time again
And I’m sat here with pc and pen,
With Covid still rife and unable to meet
We managed a tea party, all dressed up neat.
Friends and elders joined in the fun,
More important, 2 new members shared a bun.
Our numbers remain stable with the 2 new,
Though we’re hopeful former Bathavon ladies may join us too.
International requested new members to be less than 40 plus,
A difficult one, as they mean years, not bust.
September came when 16 sat down for dinner,
It was noted none of us were much thinner.
There were good greetings and chatter all around
No one complained when the raffle was increased to a £1.
With great efforts throughout this lean year,
Our Charity account gave cause for good cheer.
£1000 was donated to nurses, Mel and Sue
To help their patients relax when treatment is due.
So here we are, summer nearly gone.
Three more months and the end of 2021.
Twenty Tweets will be due again,
And I’ll be back here with pc and pen. S.C.
President Di was delighted to present a cheque from the Club to two nurses representing the Royal United Hospital (RUH) Bath.
We did it! We managed to hold our first real Club Meeting, albeit with all the safety precautions still in place. The staff at Lansdown Golf Club did us proud and made us very welcome
Keese Spicier Girls
Blankets - Bridgemead - Bath Inner Wheel
During the long days of lockdown the knitting needles of the ladies belonging to the Bath Club have been busier than ever!
Many smile about ‘Knitting Ladies’ but over many years hundreds of squares have been knitted and sewn into blankets. Traditionally, these blankets are sent all over the world, usually to disaster areas, but in these strange times it has proved impossible to send such goods abroad. Consequently, all Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain have been asked to find a local outlet for some of these blankets.
Bath Inner Wheel Club has been fortunate! Bridgemead Care Home has welcomed the gift of blankets for use by the residents when family members are allowed to visit. This is because the area made ‘covid safe’ is part of the conservatory where the windows have to remain open and, although the resident being visited is behind a perspex screen, the room quickly becomes very cold – hence the need for a warm blanket.
In early December Margaret Berry and Jenny Jones from the Bath Club delivered a suitcase full of blankets which were gratefully received by Head of Care, Pam Burford, and her assistant Beverley Hooper.
I have it on good authority that they were put into good use immediately!