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  • IW Club of Auckland East  - October/November Activities
    Check out the photo gallery of the various activities enjoyed by the IW Club of Auckland East during October and November.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • District NZ291 Meeting Highlights - October 2019
    District NZ291 recently held their District meeting. They enjoyed a very full programme according to the photos in the accompanying collage!
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • IW Club of New Plymouth North induct a new member
    District Chairperson Carol visited the Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North for their October meeting and inducted a new member, Bronwyn. Pictured from left to right: Carol, Susan Jameson NP North President and Bronwyn
    Posted: Thursday 10 October 2019
  • 39th Birthday Celebration for IW Club of New Plymouth North
    The Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North recently celebrated their 39th Birthday. Pat O'Connor and Betty Dalgleish, founding members, are pictured cutting the cake.
    Posted: Thursday 10 October 2019
  • October News from the IW Club of Noumea Plaisance
    The Inner Wheel Club of Noumea Plaisance enjoyed a busy October with a wide range of activities including a garage sale, participating in a charity fun run for women's cancer, learning aboutprecious stones and assisting a man needing a gas cooker.
    Posted: Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Mt Roskill host District NZ291 Chairman
    The Inner wheel Club of Mt Roskill had the pleasure of hosting District NZ291Brenda Paschke who gave an inspiratinal talk. Their other speaker was Tayla who spoke about Mummy's In Need. This organisation give support to mothers and Tayla has been doing this work since she was eleven years old.
    Posted: Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Helen Griffin - Recipient of the Margarette Golding Award
    Helen has worked tirelessly to establish and support Days for Girls in New Zealand, the first chapter to be established outside the USA. All of her work which averages 20+ hours per week is voluntary. She obtains the materials then prepares and distributes them to teams who sew and complete the kits then return them to her for distribution world-wide and within New Zealand. The re-usable product lasts about three years. In Helen’s words, ‘Who would have thought that you could sit at your sewing machine for a couple of hours and have a three year impact on a woman’s life’.
    Posted: Friday 27 September 2019
  • INNER WHEEL FRIENDSHIP LUNCH IN ACACIA BAY WITH AHURIRI. SEPTEMBER 14TH 2019
    Sister Clubs from long ago, can’t quite stop meeting here or there throughout the IW years even though there are no sister clubs any more! “Let’s both drive and meet somewhere convenient for lunch”. Ahuriri suggested Acacia Bay in Taupo. L’Arte with good food and garden sculptures. Opotiki got organised with ten of us committing. It was a wee bit far to drive there and back although one carload did. Others stayed with friends or family as did Ahuriri. Nine members from there arrived. There were many greetings and news exchanged as we made our way inside. There were eight husbands mingled through which made a rather nicely balanced party. The day went from slightly inhospitable to rather pleasant. The cafe took no bookings and seemed mildly surprised when nineteen of us piled in. That added to all the other random “let’s go out to lunch types”, the queue looked rather long! The room was skinny and the food even with the chaos was delicious. The staff weren’t fazed at our chatter and lingering long after we had digested our last mouthfuls. New patrons glanced at our tables balancing their full plates. There was plenty of room outside for extras. The whole garden was most attractive with the whimsical pottery flowers 🌷 and birds 🐦, fern leaves and mosaaic cats in the concrete paths. There was lots to look at and some who will remain nameless bought a little of this or that. We are sad that our District NZ293 will probably disband and it is on the cards that Ahuriri Hawkes Bay will go South and Opotiki BOP will go North. It is not likely that both sets of members will attend two Conferences just to catch up. The general feeling was that somehow and somewhere our two sister Clubs will meet each year or so just to keep up the affectionate bond that is between us. We arrange ourselves for some photographs and everyone put a comment into the Friendship Book that Ahuriri has presented us with nine years before. It was a very happy few hours and before it got too chilly we all made tracks.
    Posted: Saturday 21 September 2019
  • International Friendship - IW Club of Aotea Auckland
    Club President, Penelope Spent seven weeks in July and August travelling with partner Duncan to London, Scilly, southern Italy, Croatia, New York, Boston and an unscheduled stop at Chicago. They experienced great local food, drinks and wonderful friendships. Croatia was a highlight as she visited the IW Club of Split and meet up with Sandra Neretljaković, IIW Board Director 2019-20, who lives there. They had a great morning and night talking and viewing some of the best places in Hvar and Split. They enjoyed sharing stories of IW clubs Activities. We may live so far away but hold a common goal were IW offers service and friendship. They also talked of how Our organization of Inner Wheel could stand out to be more attractive to a younger Generation. It was such a pleasure to spend this precious time with Sandra.
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2019
  • IW Club of Aotea Auckland at the Parnell Farmer's Market
    It was a chilly winter Saturday on 10th August, but the volunteers from IW Aotea Auckland braved the weather to run our stall at the Parnell Farmer's Market.Thank you to everyone who came to support. We hope it will be a bit more profitable later in the year, when the weather improves!
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2019
  • New member inducted into IW Club of Aotea Auckland
    It was a very wintery evening on August 20th so it was amazing that anyone ventured out in the storm to attend the meeting, It was a flavoursome meeting at Casablanca restaurant in Sylvia Park. We had great pleasure in inducting new member, Dimple, who has already taken a very active role in the club. We are delighted she has joined us. In lieu of Club President Penelope (who was travelling), District Chairman and club member, Brenda, had the honour to welcome her to the club.
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2019
  • IW Club of Aotea Auckland take a walk in the park for IWNZ Day
    On Saturday 31st August (1 day earlier than the official 1st Sept IWNZ Day) seven women and a dog met at the Band Rotunda in Cornwall Park to Walk 'n Talk and share time together on a beautiful Spring morning. The daffodils and spring flowers were blooming and there were springing lambs in the paddocks under the iconic One tree Hill. We circumnavigated the hill walking 4.5km. A good training walk for us towards the Pink Star Walk coming up in November. We finished the morning with lunch in the cafe and a commitment to walk again..soon!
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2019
  • 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

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