Inner Wheel Club of Taunton Vale
Chartered 3rd November 1982
Meet at Oake Manor Golf Course, TA4 1BA at 19.00
on the 1st Wednesday of the month
No meeting in August
Margaret Brown & Laurian Cooper
Joint Presidents 2021-2022
Taunton Vale Rotary Club recently celebrated their 40th Charter anniversary. To mark the occasion we donated a bird bath to Abbeyfield Residential Home in Bishops Hull, which has been supported by the Rotary Club for many years. Our joint Presidents were joined by the Rotary President to make the presentation.
So here we are, meeting for the first time since September 2020 and celebrating our Handover to our new Presidents, Margaret Brown and Laurian Cooper.
Cheques were exchanged for the charities we have been supporting this year, The Food Bank and Motor Neurone.
We have a very proud mother in our midst!
Warrant Officer Class 1 Angus Bartaby is a Pilot Instructor at the Headquarters Central Flying School (CFS).
He has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The citation for his MBE noted Angus’ “long and distinguished career as a Qualified Helicopter Instructor in the British Army has made him an outright leader in his field” where “he has made an outstanding and vital contribution to UK and International Defence”.
Anne, you must be so proud of your son!
‘A Rotary Canal Challenge’
A band of enthusiastic cyclists, including our member Di Besley, bravely cycled over 40 kilometres to complete the challenge.
Di regularly cycles with a group covering over 50 kilometres each time in search of coffee and cake or the odd pint or two!
A little bit of history - we are nearly 40 years old!
World Inner Wheel Day was celebrated in many ways and our President, Jennifer Bird, and I joined the World Inner Wheel Day Church Service held on Monday 11 January, 2021 organised by District 5 and 128 of Inner Wheel. Up to 192 ladies joined in, including members from India, Bangladesh, Germany and France. Everyone was muted so we could sing the hymns to our heart’s content. As a Club, we celebrated the day by making numerous phone calls to each other, it was a great day for chatting! , To recognise World Inner Wheel Day, I, as did many others, put a light in my window for two days.
Our International Officer, Ruth Jenkins, has been busy collecting puppets that members and friends have made. These will go into the shoeboxes that we hope will be ready by March. Members have been generous in donating their meal money so that Ruth can buy bargains on Amazon to help fill the boxes. The Club has been supporting the Rotary Shoebox Scheme for over 10 years now which operates all year and not just for Christmas. They spread a little happiness to disadvantaged children and adults in Eastern Europe. The boxes cost £2.00
Ruth has been busy with another project which was started in 1986 and was originally intended for her daughter who was then aged 5. Her daughter designed the central cat motif and using Laura Asley fabrics, Ruth was prompted to complete the quilt during Lockdown 2 for her 13-month-old granddaughter, Florence.
Lovely words embroidered:
For Flo from Granny
with love in every stitch