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Christmas Lunch -

We had a holly, jolly meeting, at our Christmas Lunch this year, With warm mulled wine and music, to get us into gear.

We had a holly, jolly lunchtime, with crackers, jokes and cheer, Celebrating this Christmas with those that we hold dear.

We had a holly, jolly meeting, at our Christmas lunch this year, and passed the Chain of Office, to start another year.

We had a holly, jolly meeting, at our Christmas lunch this year, and send good wishes to all our friends for a happy, healthy year.



Supporting our Rotary Partners -

President Val, Pudsey and Rotarian Keith collecting for 'Children in Need' at Heathrow


Skittles Evening -

President Val organised a very enjoyable evening in Sunninghill Comrades Club, when the ladies of Inner Wheel challenged Ascot Rotary to a Skittles match. The close-run competition ended with the Rotarians taking the trophy. Individuals with the highest scores were Hilary (Corio) for the ladies and Anthony for the Rotarians.


Dinner Meeting with Speaker from Thames Hospice -

Rosemary Webb, Thames Hospice Ambassador, spoke to Members of the wonderful care the Hospice provides in the last weeks and days of patients with a terminal illness. Activities such as crafts, quizzes and games are provided, relaxing therapies including Aromatherapy and Reflexology and personal attention with manicures and hairdressing. The Hospice tries to fulfill all patients' needs, and last year hosted three weddings.

The Hospice is planning a new building with expanded facilities, more bedrooms with private en-suite rooms, an education centre and much more. Edith Hunter thanked Rosemary for her talk and presented her with a cheque from Members.


Coffee Morning for our International Charity -

Our thanks to Stephanie for hosting a lovely coffee morning for Women and Girls - our International charity this year. Members and friends were treated to a wonderful variety of cakes and biscuits. Inner Wheel members certainly know how to provide for those with a 'sweet tooth'.


Thank you to our sharing Past Presidents -

Our Past Presidents, who shared the role for 2017/18, were each presented with a miniature rose in appreciation of their dedication and service. 


Club meeting 25th July -

This will take the form of a business meeting.


Summertime Alfresco Lunch -

A big thank you to all members, family and friends who supported our fund-raising Alfresco Lunch. We enjoyed a welcoming Pimm's and cold buffet provided by Mill Ride Golf Club. Our speaker, musician and guitarist John Dunsterville, entertained us with music and stories from the Fifties to the present day. Proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.


Presidents for 2018 - 2019 -

Pam, Val, Anne and Edith.


IW Handover 2018 -

Our Inner Wheel Handover was an event with a difference this year when we were joined by the Rotary Club of Ascot for a double Handover ceremony. Residing IW President Hilary handed the collar of Office to incoming President Pamela, followed by Rotary President, Moya, passing the Chain of Office to Colin.

The celebration was rounded off with an excellent barbecue enjoyed by both Clubs, on a delightful summer evening in the lovely grounds of Mill Ride Golf Club.



Volunteers Please! -

Anyone interested in helping with Ascot Day Centre and meals on wheels delivery?  See Hilary M. She will be delighted!


IW Concert, -

Two local groups received a very welcome donation following a concert organised by IW member Hilary and husband, David. A total of £1700 was raised, half of which was allocated to the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice.


AGM and presentation by incoming officers. -

This was a very relaxed and enjoyable evening.  Each President gave a short report of their term in office, followed by treasurer, secretary, international and almoner.  Thanks were expressed to all members who had contributed to the smooth running of the club and the new team of 4, Pam, Val, Anne A. and Edith briefly outlined their plans for the forthcoming year.


A very relaxed and enjoyable evening. Guest speaker, Malcolm Nelson -

whisked us through customs as he described his 40 years experience at Heathrow Airport.  I'm sure his words will return as we stand behind any lady with a larger than life hairstyle or gent carrying 2 bright pink, hard- sided suitcases!  Our ladies in Knit and Natter have also kept busy this spring.


Know Your Blood Pressure -

Inner Wheel members were happy to lend a hand with Stroke Awareness Day run by Ascot Rotary Club.


Rotary Weekend in Chichester -

A huge success led at short notice by Rotarian and Inner Wheeler, Moya Harvey.  Venue was excellent, guided tour around the Cathedral fascinating, a burst of summer warmth appreciated and an impromptu musical evening led by Tony and Gill on the guitar with Bob on the piano, surprised us all!


Handover! Moya passes the chain of office to Hilary Corio. -

Welcome Hilary!  For a second year Ascot IW Club has proved they can adapt and share the annual Presidency for a quarter period proving where there is a will there is a way!  Our thanks to the 4 members who have already volunteered for the approaching year.


Inner Wheel Presidents support District 1090 Rotary Conference -

in Cheltenham this March.  Ascot Inner Wheel President for 3 months (Jan - March), Moya was also elected as Ascot Rotary President, January to June 2018, a busy year!  However she was ably supported by 2 other Inner Wheel ladies from Ascot, one her IW successor Hilary Corio.


Meeting cancelled due to adverse weather conditions -


A last minute change of venue saw the Inner Wheel Frugal Lunch -

held at Elaine’s home. Members who attended were treated to an excellent bread and cheese lunch, followed by a treat of delicious Victoria sponge. Our grateful thanks to Elaine and Hilary for the organisation, preparation and food. Money raised will go to Inner Wheel charities.  Photos and comments from Sue.