Ngaira Hair - Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South
Ngaira was one of forty-four charter members of the Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin when it first met on February 17 1971. She held the office of: Club Secretary (3 times), Treasurer (3 times) and President (twice) and ISO, Ngaira was also District NZ298 Secretary (twice), Treasurer and Chairman. She held the office of IWNZ Treasurer (1992-93) and Constitutional Chairman (2004-08). Ngaira was an Honoured Active member of her club and a Paul Harris Fellow. She was a member of Inner Wheel for forty eight years.
Ngaira passed away on 18th April 2019, was a much loved member of the Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South and District NZ298. She will be sadly missed.
Sally Harper – Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill
Sally passed away on 20 July 2019, two months short of her 96th birthday. She was a Charter member (1974) of the Club and over the years held various positions. Sally was a much loved, respected and loyal member with a great sense of humour and will be sadly missed.
Elizabeth Sherborne- Inner Wheel Club of Invercagill North
Heather Young - Inner Wheel Club of Waimate
Sadly Heather passed away on 1 November 2018. Heather had been a long standing and valued member of the Inner Wheel Club of Waimate since 1974 until her passing in 2018. During her time with Inner Wheel she had been President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and ISO. Hetaher also held the esteemed position of Distict NZ298 Chairman. She was well known withing District NZ298 and we will miss her dearly.
Ivy Pearce - Inner Wheel Club of Tawa
We wish to remember one of our most loyal members Ivy Pearce. Ivy passed away the evening following our Changeover. How wonderful she looked in her peach coloured blouse to fit our them of “Colour”.
Margaret Moorhead - Inner Wheel Club of Shore City
Barbara Elizabeth Sander – Innr Wheel Club of Kapiti
11/3/1937 – 18/5/2019
Barbara joined Inner Wheel in 2003, through her daughter being in Rotoract. Although Barbara never served on Committee she was a willing helper especially when there was need for food and when the club used to cater for functions. She was active in other areas in the local Community and in her Church and served Inner Wheel faithfully.
Ethel Little – Inner Wheel Club of Kapiti
27/5/1941 – 29/5/2018
Ethel joined Inner Wheel in 2004. She served on the committee and was President from 2011-2012, then 2months in 2015-2016 during a shared presidency. She was a great supporter of charity events and encouraged new members. She had a natural talent for friendship and her bright and positive nature brought much laughter to any gathering of the club.
Nita McConnell - Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South
Annette Mackay - Inner Wheel Club of MtRoskill.
Annette passed away 30 March 2019 at the age of 77 years. She joined the IW Club of Mt Roskill in 1992 and decided to get really involved by joining the club committee in 1993/94. Annette followed this by becoming the Club Bulletin Editor, then Secretary, progressing to Club President in 1996/97 and continuing in various roles on the committee over the years, including 2 more times as President. She was bulletin editor for us during the current year.
In 1998/99, after due thought and with husband John’s support Annette agreed to join the District committee and then became District Chairman in 2000/01. Annette introduced the candle lighting ceremony we have at our Club and District meetings.
Annette’s presence and friendship will be sorely missed both at our monthly coffee mornings and at our Club meetings, as well as at District meetings. Always available to give practical help and advice, her knowledge of IW matters was wide and comprehensive and her friendship invaluable.
Our condolences and love are shared with John and all the family and our heartfelt thanks go to Annette for her friendship and for including us and the Inner Wheel family in her life.
“As we dim the candle of friendship may the glow remain in our hearts until we meet again.”
Helen Kearney - Inner Wheel Club of Parahaki of Whangarei
Helen Kearney, aged 81, died on 6 March 2019. She was a founding member and twice Past President (1986-87 and 2000-2001) of the Inner Wheel Club of Parahaki of Whangarei. She was also NZ 291 District ISO from 1989 to 1991 and District Secretary from 1991 to 1992 and for her years of good service she was awarded Honorary Active Membership in 2008.
Helen had a gentle demeanor and was a popular IW member who worked hard for her Club and who was always very supportive of Inner Wheel.
Brenda Lewer - Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield
Brenda was a past club committee member of the Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield. She passed away on 14 November 2017.
Judith Mary McGee (Judy) - Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield
Judith was a past committee member of the Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield. She passed away on 21 June 2018.
Daphne Stevenson - Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South
Daphne Stevenson, a past member of the IW Cub of Dunedin South, passed away on December 26 2018. Daphne worked at the Lookout Point Boy’s Home, caring for young boys. She was a mother of seven children. She joined the club in September 1983 and held the position of President in 1990-1991 and again in 2005-2006. She was also Secretary from 1994-1997. Daphne became involved in running many fundraising projects. In 1990/91 husband Keith was District Governor. They both travelled to Anaheim to attend the International Assembly for Rotary. She had been in care since 2011.
Pat Hartshorn - Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown
Pat Hartshorn was a member of the Club until 2014 and died in October 2018. Pat was President of the Club in 1994-95 and again in 1998-99. At the same time she held the dual role of Secretary and President and continued as Secretary in 1999-2000.
Margaret Rogers - Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown
Margaret Rogers died in October 2018. She was club secretary in 1980/81, President in 1983/84 and Treasurer from 1987 to 1990.
Verna O'Connell - Inner wheel Club of Auckland East
Verna O’Connell passed away on 22 February 2018 aged 94. She was a charter member of the Inner Wheel Club of Auckland East. She was an elegant lady and a true loving friend to many. She was married to Gratton, a Past District Governor of Rotary District 9920.
Heather Young - Inner Wheel Club of Waimate
Heather was a very much loved member of the Inner Wheel Club of Waimate. She was a charter member of the club and held many positions within the club. At District level , Heather was Chairman of NZ298 in 1991/1992. Heather...time to put those knitting needles down!
Val Harvey - Inner Wheel Club of Orewa and Whangaparoa
Valerie passed away on 6 February 2017. Valerie was a Charter Member of the club, holding various positions and was Club President 2001-2002
Meder - Inner Wheel Club of Fielding
NZ294 Newsletter June 2018
Jenny Green - Inner Wheel Club of New
June NZ294 newsletter 2018
Margaret Gilloch Inner
Wheel Club of Upper Hutt
A foundation member of the club
Hobson - Inner Wheel Club of Riccarton
Jean Hobson was a foundation member and treasurer for 47 years
Pam Hayhow - Inner Wheel Club of Mt Roskill
Pam was a Charter Member of the Inner Wheel Club of Mt Roskill in 1982. She was a member of the committee for first three years, before taking on the office of Bulletin Editor for the 1985/1986 year. She became President of the Club for the 1998/99 year, Bulletin Editor again from 2000 to 2002, a committe member from 2004 to 2006, and ISO from 2008 to 2013.
Patricia Henderson - Inner Wheel Club of Auckand East
Patricia Henderson was a Charter Member of Auckland East Inner Wheel Club formed in 1990, and remained a member until her death in 2018. Patricia was Club President in the 1997-98 Inner Wheel year and later held the position of “speakers” for 3 years. Patricia contributed to our club in many ways with a commitment to service and promoting friendship. Patricia passed away 27th February 2018.
Jean Floyd - Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa
June Chittenden - Inner Wheel Club of Stoke-Tahunanui
Elizabeth Murdoch Ward - Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa.
Liz Ward was a quiet unassuming woman whose friendship and zest for life were known to many. Less well known were her fierce intellect, strength and knowledge of the arts, in particular, classical music.
She started her career path as a dental nurse, later working for the High Commissioner in South Africa, where she met her husband, Julian. Together they moved to New Zealand where they have lived for many years. Liz is sadly missed by the members of the Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa, District 294.
Sue Bourke - Inner Wheel Club of Motueka
This tribute is on behalf of the Motueka Inner Wheel club members.
Sue was an active member since she joined Inner Wheel in 1990. Her years on the committee meant she was always willing to help in any way possible. Being a private person, she never made a fuss, and had a good sense of humour.
Sue was persuaded to take on the treasurer's position and, after some trepidation, she made a very successful job of it. She did this for a number of years. We have had Christmas celebrations at member’s homes and Sue was always keen to put her name down for dessert, so she was our Pavlova Queen. No one could make pavlova’s like Sue. It looks as if pavlova will be off the menu now.
She was proud of her girls and grandchildren and often talked to some members what they were up to. In her last weeks after coming back from their trip to China, Sue managed to knit some peggy squares in the Hospital and Hospice. These squares will go into a blanket which will be given to an elderly person in need of warmth.
Sue passed away on August 16th 2017 and speaking on behalf of all our Inner Wheel Members, she will be greatly missed. We have lost a true and loving friend whom we loved dearly. Farewell Dear Sue.
Lynda Snell - Inner Wheel Club of Balclutha
Linda was a longstanding member of the club. Lynda always supported club activities and will be missed. She sadly passed away on 24 June 2018.
Faye Darnill - Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill South
Faye sadly passed away on 23 October 2017. She was a charter member of the club.
Jill Kington - Inner Wheel Club of Oamaru
Jill has been a very committed member of our Club, being inducted as a new member on 11 October, 1984. During her 33 plus years in Oamaru Inner Wheel Club she has held the following positions:
Club Correspondent 1997- 1998
Bulletin Editor and Treasurer 2001-2005
Secretary & Welfare 2011 until her death on 24 May, 2018.
Marie Dunlop - Inner Wheel Club of Ahuriri
Marie Dunlop passed away on May 29th 2018. She left a legacy with the Inner Wheel Club of Ahuriri during her time as a member. Marie always supported fundraising events, especially the Rotating Dinners held between 2001 and 2014. She was always willing to help out with the dishes for the menu, even when she was no longer able to assist with serving or to attend. Marie will be missed.
Lorrie Kibblewhite - Inner Wheel Club of Timaru
Lorrie Kibblewhite, a former member of the Inner Wheel Club of Timaru, passed away on 3rd April 2018. Lorrie was inducted in 1978 and became a popular, valued member of the club. Lorrie resigned in September 2017 due to health reasons. Despite being well into her 90's, Lorrie was a regular attendee of club meetings.
Sue Withell - Inner Wheel Club of Palmerston North
Sue was a member of the Inner Wheel Club of Palmerston North, 2006-2011. She sadly passed away on 6th April 2018
Rachel (Rae) Wilson - Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill
Rachel was a much valued member of our Inner Wheel Club, being a Charter member (1974). She held the office of President (1978-1979) and was a past Secretary, also District 298 area representative. Rachel was a great advocate of Inner Wheel and the association with Rotary.
She always supported our Club activities, particularly enjoying the walks in the Park, at time telling stories of her many travels and adventures. She also enjoyed our morning coffee groups, dropping in for a chat with friends over coffee and cake. Rachel was a generous supporter of our charities, specifically the purchase of books for children.
Rachel was a much loved, respected and loyal member of our Club and we will miss her quiet, gentle, unassuming presence. She sadly passed away on 17 March 2018.
Sheena Elwin - Inner Wheel Club of Rangiora
Sheena passed away on 26.3.18. She has been a loyal member since the first year of our existence 12 years ago. Sheena held many positions in the club including Club President and Club Editor. We will miss her club newsletters and the special recipes in them. Sheena has also served on the District Executive holding the position of District Treasurer for two years, Vice Chairman and was to have been our District Chairman this year.
Sheena was always willing to be involved be it delivering goodies to Cholmondeley Childrens Centre, B Line trips to the City, visits to other clubs, or our working bees making toilet, swim bags or shoppng bags. She spent the whole morning seated at her sewing machine as recent as four months ago and attended our meeting three weeks ago.
Sheena we will miss you terribly, you were a wonderful member, and friend to everyone. You were so positive and brave in your illness we admired your ability to stay so bright. Rest in Peace Sheena.
Elaine Loach - Inner Wheel Club of Blenheim
Elaine was originally a member of the Parahaki Whangarei Club before moving with her husband and family to Blenheim. She joined the IW Club of Blenheim in 1976 and went on to be club president and club secretary. Elaine was an Honoured Active member and will be sadly missed. Elaine passed away on 20th February 2018, aged 83
Ruth Cederman - Inner Wheel Club of Blenheim
Ruth was originally a member of the Parahaki Whangarei Club before moving with her husband and family to Blenheim. Ruth joined the IW Club of Blenheim in 1987. She was a past club president and an active member of the club until illness, in the middle of 2017, prevented her from coming to the monthly meetings. Ruth will be sadly missed. She passed away on 30th December 2017, aged 96yrs
Ainslie McCristell - Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown
Past District NZ298 Chair Ainslie McCristell, sadly passed away on 25th February 2018. She had been a member on the Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown until last year.
Elizabeth (Liz) Sherborne - Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North
Liz was a former committee member and a well respected member of the Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North. She sadly passed away on 16 February 2018.
Heather Brosnahan - Inner Wheel Club of Timaru
A former charter member of the Inner Wheel Club of Timaru, Heather Brosnahan, died on Friday 15th December. Heather resigned from Inner Wheel earlier in the year due to ill health caused by a terminal illness. A meeting to discuss the formation of the club was held at Heathers home over 40 years ago in 1975 and in 1978 she became the 4th club President. Heather will be missed by all of the members of the Timaru club.
Eleanor McLachlan - Inner Wheel Club of Mosgiel
Eleanor was an honoured active member of the Inner Wheel Club of Mosgiel. She was a past secretary and much respected member of her club. Eleanor passed away on 2 December 2017.
Penny Hall - Inner Wheel Club of Rangiora
Penny passed away on 9 October 2017, aged 76 years young. She was a foundation member of the Inner Wheel Club of Rangiora and served as its first treasurer.
Doreen Turner - Inner Wheel Club of Avonhead
Doreen passed away on 4 October 2017 . She was a foundation member of the Inner Wheel Club of Avonhead and served her club for 33 years.
Elaine Aimers - Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South
Elaine passed away on 3 September 2017, aged 90. She was originally a member of the Inner Wheel club of Dunedin North and held the position of secretary. Elaine joined the Inner Wheel club of Dunedin South when the Dunedin North club closed.
June Weston - Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill
June passed away on 10 August 2017. She was a Charter Member of the Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill and also held the role of Club President along with other Executive positions.
Jean George - Inner Wheel Club of Wellington
Jean passed away on 10 August 2017
Jean King - Inner Wheel Club of Motueka
An era has passed with the loss of Jean King who passed away on 11 June 2017. She was such a capable and compassionate member of Inner Wheel.
She was an icon, and epitome of what Inner Wheel really means; she held many positions in IW, including District Chairman. She really was a modest but
fine example to us all.
Her club of Motueka will remember her with sadness , but International Inner Wheel has enjoyed the great friendship, service and loyalty from a really
amazing lady. How wonderful it has been to know her, and keep in touch with her over these past years.
Pauline Bond - Inner Wheel Club of Auckland East
Pauline Bond died on 19 April 2017 at the age of 72 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
She joined the Inner Wheel Club of Auckland East in 2013 soon after her return to Auckland from Melbourne.
In 2014/15 she joined the committee and was appointed Secretary a year later in 2015/16, a position she held until she became too ill to continue.
Pauline was a very active and positive member of IW Club of Auckland East entering into all social and charity activities, in particular she enjoyed assisting in the Reading Recovery programme. She will be sorely missed by our members.
Joy Anderson - Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield
ï»¿Joy passed away on 30 March 2017 in her 91st year. Joy became involved with Inner Wheel Club of Fairfield a few months after the inaugural meeting . She was a very active and supportive member for over 28years and was involved with all our club projects. Joy was a great knitter and knitted toys for the grandchildren of our members to help raise funds for Silky Pillows. She also knitted teddies which she donated to St Johns Ambulance and Waikato Hospital children's ward.
Beverly Lee - Inner Wheel Club of Christchurch West
Beverly Lee lovingly known as Bev, was a member of the Inner wheel Club of Hornby for over 40 years. She was a very dedicated and enthusiastic Inner wheel member and had the gift of encouraging others to get involved.
In 1984/85 Bev served as Inner Wheel Chairman for District NZ297 during this time she also founded the Avonhead Inner Wheel Club.
In 1988 she founded the Inner Wheel Club of Christchurch West of which she was made Patron.
A talented and keen sports woman Bev was a long time member of the Waitakere Golf club and Wilding Park Tennis club.
An active member of Show Biz Canterbury also known as the Canterbury Operatic Society – she was our own personal Ticketec service and was responsible for selling thousands of tickets to all the productions.
Bev will be remembered with love and known for her generous caring nature.
Kaye Doherty - Inner Wheel Club of Otautahi
Passed away after an illness on 16 February 2017. Kaye was Secretary for 2 years, had great organization skills and taught
club members a lot whilst going through her illness.
Valerie Harvey - Inner Wheel Club of Orewa & Whangaparaoa
Valerie passed away on 6 February 2017. Valerie was a Charter Member of the club, holding various positions and was Club President 2001-2002.
Julie Aitken - Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North
Julie Aitken a member of our Inner Wheel club, passed away in the early hours of Sunday 29 January 2017.
Julie was inducted into the club during the 2006-2007 Inner Wheel year. She served on the committee for several years and also took on the role of writing the newsletter. Julie had been unwell for a time but still attended meetings when she was able.
She will be missed by not only the members of the group but by her many friends.
Judy Barker - Inner Wheel Club of Ashburton
Judy passed away on 24 January 2017 at age 66 years.
Verna Bullen - Inner Wheel Club of Blenheim
Verna was an Honoured Active Member who passed away on 18 January 2017 at the age of 97 years.
Rita Watkins - Inner Wheel Club of Hamilton East
Charter Member of the Club and Club President 1991-1992, Rita passed away peacefully on 18 December 2016, aged 93 years.
Rita was a stalwart member of the Club to the end of her life, and in later years, her daughter used to read her the Club Newsletter.
Anne Martin - Inner Wheel Club of Ashburton
Anne was a Charter member of the Club, and passed away on 10 December 2016, at age 95 years.
Trish Davison - Inner Wheel Club of Shore City
Trish Davison was a valued member of the Inner Wheel Club of Shore City. Sadly she passed away after an illness on 15/11/2016. She was inducted into the club in 2013. She was a very enthusiastic member of our club and joined the committee in 2014. In 2015 she took on the role of ISO.
Agnes Cooper - Inner Wheel Club of Riccarton
Christine (Chris) Bower - Inner Wheel Club of Timaru
Chris was a Charter Member of the Inner Wheel Club of Timaru, club president three times and club editor. Chris had also served as District 298 ISO, Extension and Editor. She passed away suddenly in Timaru on 11 October 2016. The Timaru club lost a very dedicated member and she will be sadly missd by her many friends.
Gillian Robinson - Inner Wheel Club of Matamata
Inner Wheel Matamata was sad to lose Charter Member Gillian Robinson recently. Gillian, whose husband Trevor was a 30-year Rotary Stalwart, passed away on 5
October 16, after battling a debilitating respiratory condition for several years.
Gillian joined IW Matamata in 1981 and was proud to be one of four charter members cutting the cake at the Club's 30th Birthday celebrations in 2011.
Gillian was a former Club President and became an Honoured Active Member in 2013.
Beverly Upton - Inner Wheel Club of Wellington
Passed away on 20 September 2016. Mary Prangnell paid tribute to this loved member.
Trish Parker - Inner Wheel Club of Wellington
Passed away on 07 September 2016. Janet Poole paid tribute to this loved member.
Joy Chaston - Inner Wheel Club of Riccarton
Sadly we record the passing of Joy (Annie Joyce) Chaston on 28th August. Joy was a foundation member of our Riccarton Club and the 3rd President of the Club. Members remember her with great affection. What a privilege to have been able to spend time with such an amazing couple. Joy and Colin were a special pair!
Frances Paul - Inner Wheel Club of Waimate
Frances attended the majority of the District Meetings and she has been to the International Conference and the New Zealand Conference.
If you wanted to know anything about Inner Wheel and its history, Frances was the one to go to. She was a stickler for detail and even though there may have been what appeared to be lots of disarranged pieces of paper, she could tell you what each one was about.
Frances was an extremely active member and was involved in almost all projects that were going. Welcoming members to her home for meetings, BBQ’s and a glass of wine was something she was always willing to do. Even though she wasn’t a sewer, she enjoyed being part of the Silky Pillows workshops. Another project that gave her much joy was picking the daffodils for daffodil day. She picked many buckets of daffodils for Inner Wheel. Helping people to enrich their lives gave Frances great satisfaction.
Frances was an integral part of Inner Wheel and will be greatly missed. She passed away suddenly on 13 August 2016.
Barbara McIvor - Inner Wheel Club of Christchurch
Valued member of the Inner Wheel Club of Christchurch, Barbara passed away peacefully at the Anthony Wilding Retirement Village on 11 August 2016.
Beryl Huggard - Inner Wheel Club of Fitzroy
Beryl passed away on 22 July 2016. Beryl joined Fitzroy Inner Wheel Club in the late 60’s early 70’s which was only a few years after Fitzroy started. She went on Committee in 1971 and was on and off the Committee right up until a few years ago. Beryl was Treasurer between 1973 to 1976 and again in more recent years and Secretary between 1980 to 1984. She was always available to help with all we did within our club, having a very active roll up until earlier this year when she was unable to attend meetings because of her health. Beryl loved her Inner Wheel. Beryl has left behind her husband John and three children. We will miss her smile and bright personality.
Kate McKenzie - Inner Wheel Club of Balclutha
Kate passed away in Balclutha on 4th July 2016 after an illness. Kate was an active member of the Inner Wheel Club of Balclutha and attended District
meetings often. She will be sadly missed by all club members.
May McLean - Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin South
May passed away on July 1, 2016.. May had celebrated her 92nd birthday in May of this year.. She was a member of the Inner Wheel Club of Dunedin North before the club disbanded in 2002. May then joined the Inner Wheel club of Dunedin South, and had been on the committee and Past President of both clubs. May was a much loved member, and we all valued her knowledge, courage and friendship.
Lynne Piercy - Inner Wheel Club of Kapiti
Lynne joined the Inner Wheel Club of Kapiti in November 2010, and held the role of Treasurer from 2014 until her sudden death on 14 June 2016. Lynne was a vibrant and enthusiastic Inner Wheeler and will be sadly missed by her club.
Mary Lines - Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown ( and Charter Member of Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North )
Queenstown members say - "We were all saddened when we heard that Mary had passed away on 6th April 2016.ï»¿ She had been a member of our Club since she moved to Arrowtown well over 20 years ago. Prior to that she had been a Charter Member of the Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North. 40 years in Inner Wheel! Mary was such a talented woman in so many ways. We remember her with love".
Merle O'Donnell - Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North
Merle passed away on 29 December 2015 after a relatively short illness. Merle was a very active member of the Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North, recently being on the Committee, and also a member of the Invercargill North Rotary Club. Merle's funeral service was attended by several members of both Inner Wheel and Rotary and she will be sadly missed.