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  • District NZ291 Awards
    District NZ291 recently presented their annual awards to clubs at the recent district changeover. These awards included: the "Take Time" Trophy for friendship and collaboration; the Susan Auer Trophy - Crystal Globe for international understading; the Kauri Caskett for increased membership and the Editor's Award for the best newsletter. For photos of the award recipients, click on the View Image link below.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2019
  • District NZ291 win two IWNZ Awards
    Congratulations to District NZ291 who were awarded the Morna Wood-Moss Trohy, at the recent IWNZ conference, for the district with the highest increase in membership between conferences. The Inner Wheel Club od Aotea Auckland also received the "Challenge Attendance" rosebowl for the club with the highest percentage of members in attendance at the conference. Click on View Image link to read more.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2019
  • IW Club of New Plymouth North set up shop window display to attract new members.
    As there have been many empty shops in the City Centre NP North have put in a window display to advertise our club. We have had a great deal of interest in the display and so far we have 4 new people to come to our next couple of meetings. I think the key has been we have a member who works close by so have directed interest to her. She makes sure to get their name and phone number to follow up after their initial interest instead of leaving it up them to reach out again.
    Posted: Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • District NZ294 Changeover
    District NZ294 enjoyed a wonderful day of Inner Wheel friendship, fun and of course good food. Marie Gillies handed over to Carol Woodfield who will be the new District Chairman for NZ294 for 2019/2020 There was a very interesting talk from Jamie Low a Social Worker with Oranga Tamariki and a funny skitt from the new District Committee. Judi Newborn was very surprised to receive the Honoured Active Award from the Inner Wheel Club of Upper Hutt for all the "millions" of ours of work not only for her club but work she has done for both District and National committees.
    Posted: Thursday 11 July 2019
  • Plimmerton Inner Wheel Changeover 2019
    The changeover for Plimmerton Wheel Club was held at the Plimmerton Boating club on 18 July. It was a great night full of fun and laughter with lots of good music and an enjoyable meal. Janet Reidy handed over the chain of office to Yvonne Thompson the new President. Marie Press was also given an Honoured Active Award for her many years of service to the Club.
    Posted: Thursday 11 July 2019
  • IWNZ Conference Rose bowl winners
    The inner Wheel Club of Aotea Auckland were awarded the Rose Bowl at National Conference. This is awarded to the Club with the highest proportion of members attending the conference and distance travelled to conference is also taken into account. The club were delighted to receive this award. Throughout the 2018-19 IW year the club has increased it’s membership by 5 members and 62% of it’s members attended conference. Club President Penelope travels from Kerikeri to Auckland each month to attend meetings, a 4 hour each way journey. She is a committed and passionate Inner Wheel member. See attached Photos- President Penelope receiving the Rose bowl, Aotea Auckland Rosebowl
    Posted: Wednesday 3 July 2019
  • The Good Fund - Fill-A-Bag Central Auckland - Fight Period Poverty-  23rd June 2019
    The IW Aotea girls gave 2 hours of their morning on June 23rd to help with this event as well as the club donating a collection of new born clothes to this charity fundraiser fight period poverty. The event was held for mothers to fill a bag with baby clothing which was all donated. Proceeds raised will go towards The Good Fund - helping menstruating people in need all over NZ access reusable sanitary items. You can read more about The Good Fund here: http://ww.thegoodfund.co.nz
    Posted: Wednesday 3 July 2019
  • Cotton On Women's Half Marathon  - Sunday 30th June 2019
    Linda, Michelle and Pallavi ( Inner Wheel Club of Aotea) arrived at Auckland's Mission Bay bright and early at 6.30am on a crisp winters morning on Sunday 30th June. They were tasked with assisting in the the Bag Check area as volunteers for our National Project, Look Good Feel Better. LGFB are recipients of donated funds from those participating in this event. Despite the cold lots of fun was had by all and we enjoyed sharing our time to help out.
    Posted: Wednesday 3 July 2019
  • Project Revive Newsletter Number 1, June 2019
    Read the Project Revive Newsletter # 1 here.
    Posted: Sunday 9 June 2019
  • Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki knit garments for for babies
    Four members of Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki spent Wednesday morning threading our Inner Wheel labels onto eighty hand knitted garments for prem or little babies in the Opotiki area. In one photo Fiona is busy cutting straight crooked labels and Lana our President elect is sewing. Elsa is hard at work in the other corner. Lana and Ruth ,who made us a yummy morning tea, later delivered them to the charity WISH—- Whakatohea Iwi Social and Health Services. When many of our grand children and indeed great grandies have grown, it’s nice to have young ones to knit for.
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2019
  • New Plymouth North Photo Gallery - May
    Take a look at what the Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North have been up to in May
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2019
  • New Plymouth North Photo Gallery - March
    Read the latest news from the IW Club of New Plymouth North
    Posted: Wednesday 3 April 2019
  • An empowering Rose Day for  District NZ 298
    District NZ298 held their Rose Day in Waimate on Saturday March 30. The theme for the day was ‘membership,’ with the morning session facilitated by Sharyn Cain. Sharyn empowered those gathered to firstly do a SWOT analysis of Inner Wheel and then invited the groups to ‘sell’ Inner Wheel to three guests who had no knowldege of Inner Wheel. The feedback given by the three ladies was enlightening! Another highlight of the day was Carol Haskett (IWNZ Vice President) inducting a new member into the Inner Whell Club of Waimate.
    Posted: Sunday 31 March 2019
  • Inner Wheel Club of Plimmerton Raise Funds for a Swing for the Disabled
    Two members of the Inner wheel Club of Plimmerton attended the opening of the Bedford Park Reserve on the 14 March 2019. Seen here with the swing for disabled people are Julia Mottram and Sheryl Perera. The Plimmerton Club raised over $3,000 for the swing by way of a pop up shop in November 2017. It took a long time to happen but the results of giving pleasure to those unable to use a conventional swing will be immeasurable.
    Posted: Monday 25 March 2019
  • Eastern Hutt hosts Orange
    Christine Meredith from Eastern Hutt recently hosted a group from New South Wales which included Rhonda Sawtell who is the incoming President of Orange Inner Wheel Club. Christine presented Rhonda with an Eastern Hutt banner. Rhonda and her friends were envious of the rain falling in Lower Hutt that day and hoped they could take it home to their drought stricken area in NSW. Rain did not deter the friendship with many outings and Rhonda taught Christine how to play Qwirkle - lots of fun.
    Posted: Friday 15 March 2019
  • Inner Wheel Club of Eastern Hutt donate knitting and toiletries
    The Eastern Hutt Inner Wheel Club knitting group brought their contribution of garments for the low decile schools and Pregnancy Help. An amazing collection of 34 sets of beanies and fingerless gloves and 3 sets of slippers for the school children, and 3 bassinet blankets, 5 hats, 8 jackets and booties, and three bright coloured sets of a jacket, beanie, booties, and mittens for babies. Huge effort and to think it has been done in this hot summer we have been enjoying. Lucky children in our area! Our President, Judy Dearsley, also asked for donations of toiletries for the medical ward of Hutt Hospital. The shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, tissues, combs, razors, shave foam, tooth-brushes, toothpaste etc are made into care packs for people who arrive in hospital unexpectedly. We will repeat this collection every second month as the number of people being admitted to hospital does not seem to be on the decline. This not only helps the patients, also the nurses who like to see the patients appreciating these donated goods.
    Posted: Friday 22 February 2019
  • Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki present linen to WISH (Whakaktohea Iwi Social and Health Services)
    President Carole and members Club members of the IW Club of Opotiki presented three large suitcases and three large carry bags of linen (donated by members the club) to WISH Representative Krystal . WISH stands for Whakaktohea Iwi Social and Health Services. Pictured from left to right are Krystal, Lois Watson, President Carole and Sue Watson.
    Posted: Saturday 16 February 2019
  • Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu
    To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2018, an online version of Women Together: A History of Women’s Organisations in New Zealand / Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu has been prepared. For the new online edition the original essays have been updated to include new information about the past 25 years. There are also new images and videos, links from relevant biographies and historical events. Entries on significant new organisations will be added throughout 2019. The link below will take you to the online edition.
    Posted: Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • The IW club of Kapiti Celebrate International Inner Wheel Day 2019
    The Inner Wheel club of Kapiti celebrated International Inner Wheel Day, on 10 January, with a ‘Pizzas & Plonk’ evening. The event was enjoyed by all.
    Posted: Sunday 3 February 2019
  • Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki celebrate IIW Day 2019
    Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki met on Jan 10th at Ken and Carole Young’s home to celebrate International Inner Wheel Day 2019. Everyone met for drinks and nibbles between 5 pm and & 7 pm and were very lucky when the early rain cleared so they could sit on the deck to enjoy good company, nibbles and the stunning view out over the sea. In attendance were IW Members, husbands and friends.
    Posted: Sunday 13 January 2019
  • IW Club of Opotiki - Christmas Meeting 2018
    President Carole had the welcoming mat out and even a pretty Coat Lady named Sue in attendance. The tables were all set , husbands and partners were soon putting the World to rights while the Inner Wheel members had a Business meeting. The evening outside was a bit grizzly with a low mist and drizzle. It was well made up for by the conviviality of the 19 guests. The Inner Wheel candle was lit and the Collect said. The queuing started for the delicious meal set out -- Ham, turkey, bread sauce, new spuds--- the works. accompanied by a great variety of tasty salads. The serious part of the evening commenced after grace was said and great inroads were made! President Carole read out IWNZ President Darlene's Christmas message. Between courses Ruth was our Speaker and gave us lots to think about with just the simple word " CHRISTMAS" C=Cherish; H=Help; R=Respect; I=Inspire; S=Search; T=Think; M=Make time; A=Amuse(Fun); and S=Sing. she gave great examples. There were 7 birthdays for October, November and this month. Carole acknowledged them by name and a gift and the time honoured birthday song was sung. Lana, Sue and Bronwen won the lovely Christmas raffles. Sue had organised a Nativity video and she preceded it with the warning " Be careful when you are encouraged to stand up and be heard" there was a school nativity play and the earnestness of one of the singers had to be heard to be believed! Even the tiny tot by the baby in the manger kept turning round in awe! Sue then read her Parting Thought for December. " Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed, that it might live forevermore to fill our every need, that it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through, the miracle of Christmas time that brings God close to you." Sue was thanked by Carole and the Inner Wheel candle was then extinguished and the official part of the evening ended. Members lingered to share what the next few weeks would bring and to wish one and all a Blessed and happy Christmas time.
    Posted: Monday 17 December 2018

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