Club’s 20th Birthday Celebratory Lunch
McHugh’s Restaurant 14 Feb 2022
The Inner Wheel Club of Shore City's 20th anniversary lunch was held at to Mc Hugh’s Restaurant - the same venue where on 14th Sep 2001, the Club had held its Charter Night Dinner.
The Charter President, Rae Innes lit the candle of Friendship and was given the President's Chains for the day, in honour of her work to charter the Club.
A Flame of Friendship, A Flame of Light A Flame of Warmth Which Burnt so Bright
A Candle of Friendship
A Candle of Light
A Candle of Warmth Which Burnt so Bright It showed the way on Charter Night.
A Candle of Hope
A Candle of Peace
Which Burnt so Bright twenty years ago And still it shows the way to go.
By Sue Blenkhorn, Australia, District A62 Extension Office (adapted by Mary Bingham, IW Club Shore City)
After the Candles of Friendship & Remembrance were lit, President Gwyneth introduced special guests National President Michelle, with her mother, Hazel, and District NZ291 Chairman Adrienne, with husband Jack. She paid tribute to the three charter members still active in our club – Rae, Innes, Maureen Kearney and Denise Bullus.
Gwyneth outlined the ground work Rae had put in to establish Shore City Club. In acknowledgement of Rae’s pivotal role, she handed over her own chain of office for Rae to wear for the rest of the day.
National President Michelle also spoke and later she and District Chairman Adrienne presented three recipients with Honoured Active Membership awards –Judith Cowie, Joan Simpson and Gwyneth Higginson.
After lunch, drinks, and cutting Elsa’s scrumptious cake, Mary B, Nancy and Maureen entertained with the song “A Few of my Favourite Things”. Well done the Park Lane Singers. Members were able to reminisce looking at the memorabilia table, with photos, awards, lists of previous officers of the club and newsletters – all reminding us of the many charities and causes we have supported over the years and, importantly, the friendships made.