506653 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz en-nz Inner Wheel New Zealand inc 30 District NZ291 Meeting Highlights - October 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846617 District NZ291 recently held their District meeting. They enjoyed a very full programme according to the photos in the accompanying collage! 042, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846617 39th Birthday Celebration for IW Club of New Plymouth North https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846420 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. 041, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846420 IW Club of New Plymouth North induct a new member https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846418 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 041, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846418 October News from the IW Club of Noumea Plaisance https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846436 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. 041, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/846436 Mt Roskill host District NZ291 Chairman https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845820 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. 039, 28 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845820 Shore City Club Look Good Feel Better Fundraiser High Tea - 8th September 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845821 All tickets were sold, a fantastic time had by all, and Look Good Feel Better will benefit from a very worthwhile donation from the Inner Wheel Club of Shore City (which was matched by a generous member). Congratulations and thanks to Nancy Nielsen for not only coming up with the idea, but for all her organization as well. Past International Inner Wheel Board Director*, Hazel Hunter, spoke with much feeling on her personal experience with LGFB and we were entertained by the beautiful singing of Grace Morton, who generously donated her fee. A donation was also received from Parklane Retirement Village, and several local sponsors helped with producing three lucky draw prizes. Helen Campbell-Smith, Office Administrator of Look Good Feel Better, was later able to attend Shore City’s September Club Meeting, where she was presented with the cheque by President Judy Cowie and Nancy Nielsen. Helen thanked the club and paid tribute to all the hard work undertaken by members in the fundraising. 039, 28 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845821 Helen Griffin - Recipient of the Margarette Golding Award https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845705 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’. 039, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845705 INNER WHEEL FRIENDSHIP LUNCH IN ACACIA BAY WITH AHURIRI. SEPTEMBER 14TH 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845187 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. 038, 21 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/845187 IW Club of Plimmerton raise funds for Look Good Feel Better. https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844233 The IW Club of Plimmerton held a film evening in July which was very entertaining with soup/rolls and sweet included. With raffles to help swell the funds they raised $1,600. President Yvonne Thomson presented Glenda Schmitt from LGFB with the cheque. 036, 5 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844233 International Friendship - IW Club of Aotea Auckland https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844127 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. 036, 2 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844127 New member inducted into IW Club of Aotea Auckland https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844129 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. 036, 2 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844129 IW Club of Aotea Auckland take a walk in the park for IWNZ Day https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844130 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! 036, 2 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844130 IW Club of Aotea Auckland at the Parnell Farmer's Market https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844128 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! 036, 2 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/844128 Inner Wheel Club of Ashburton sew dresses for girls in India https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/842693 The inner Wheel Club of Ashburton recently held an afternoon sewing bee to make dresses for girls in India. Members completed six dresses and took more home to complete. It was a very enjoyble afternoon. 032, 10 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/842693 District NZ291 win two IWNZ Awards https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836554 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. 029, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836554 District NZ291 Awards https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836548 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. 029, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836548 IW Club of Waimate knit Trauma Teddies https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836530 The Inner Wheel Club of Waimate knit trauma teddies for the local St John in the St John colours. The club thought it would be a comfort for children who are being taken to hospital by ambulance and didn't have the chance to pick up their own teddy or favourite toy. They are for the children to keep. The club made twenty in total but if the need arose the club are sure they will make more. 029, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836530 Cotton On Women's Half Marathon - Sunday 30th June 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836531 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. 029, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836531 IW Club of New Plymouth North set up shop window display to attract new members. https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836526 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. 029, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836526 The Good Fund - Fill-A-Bag Central Auckland - Fight Period Poverty- 23rd June 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836532 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 029, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/836532 Plimmerton Inner Wheel Changeover 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/834519 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. 028, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/834519 District NZ294 Changeover https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/834518 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. 028, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/834518 IWNZ Conference Rose bowl winners https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833990 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 027, 3 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833990 Cotton On Women's Half Marathon - Sunday 30th June 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833992 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. 027, 3 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833992 The Good Fund - Fill-A-Bag Central Auckland - Fight Period Poverty- 23rd June 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833991 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 027, 3 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/833991 Project Revive Newsletter Number 1, June 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/832209 Read the Project Revive Newsletter # 1 here. 024, 9 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/832209 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki knit garments for for babies https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/831342 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. 022, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/831342 New Plymouth North Photo Gallery - May https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/831374 Take a look at what the Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North have been up to in May 022, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/831374 New Plymouth North Photo Gallery - March https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/826712 Read the latest news from the IW Club of New Plymouth North 014, 3 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/826712 An empowering Rose Day for District NZ 298 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/825801 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. 014, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/825801 Inner Wheel Club of Plimmerton Raise Funds for a Swing for the Disabled https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/825216 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. 013, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/825216 Eastern Hutt hosts Orange https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/824563 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. 011, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/824563 Inner Wheel Club of Eastern Hutt donate knitting and toiletries https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/817690 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. 008, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/817690 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki present linen to WISH (Whakaktohea Iwi Social and Health Services) https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/817209 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. 007, 16 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/817209 Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/816242 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. 006, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/816242 The IW club of Kapiti Celebrate International Inner Wheel Day 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/816096 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. 006, 3 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/816096 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki celebrate IIW Day 2019 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/814584 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. 003, 13 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/814584 IW Club of Opotiki - Christmas Meeting 2018 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/813786 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. 051, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/813786 Annabelle represents IWNZ at breakfast to mark 125 years of women voting in NZ https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/812997 Annabelle was invited to represent IWNZ at a breakfast at Parliament House to recognise that 125 years ago, on November 28th 1893, more than 90,000 New Zealand women were the first in the world to vote in a General Election. This also marked the online version of Women Together. A History of Women's Organisations in NZ. To view online go to www.nzhistory.govt.nz/women-together and click on Inner Wheel. 049, 6 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/812997 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki donate Christmas gifts to WISH https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/812961 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki president Carole Young and treasurer Jean Smithson present W.I.S.H. Representatives with gifts the Club members raised for underprivileged children of Opotiki. W.I.S.H. is the acronym for Whakatohea Iwi Social and Health services. 049, 5 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/812961 IWA 50th Conference in Canberra https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/808302 IWNZ President Darlene, Constitution Chairman Annabelle, NZ291 District Chairman Sylvia and District Chairman NZ297 Shirley joined IIW President Chris and members of Inner Wheel Australia at the IWA 50th conference in Canberra on 19 & 20 October. A wonderful weekend of friendship. 043, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/808302 Photos from the recent NZ293 District meeting https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807577 Some photos from the NZ293 District meeting, held on Saturday 13 October 2018. 042, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807577 Xmas Bears Delight Children https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807263 Last Christmas, the Kapiti Inner Wheel club in New Zealand partnered with the local Whitcoulls bookstore to collect and distribute Christmas bears to donate to needy children. Shoppers who spend over a certain amount in the store are invited to purchase a bear and then either take it away for a gift, or donate it to a local charity. Last Christmas more than 250 bears were donated by generous locals and collected up by IW members, and most were given to Foster Hope who support foster children. The Women’s Refuge were also recipients. Both organisations were so grateful for the donation of the bears, which are soft and cuddly and can be very comforting for children at a stressful time. This arrangement provides an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of Inner Wheel, as our name and logo are proudly displayed in the store during the promotion. Our ongoing partnership with Whitcoulls will continue this coming Christmas. Everyone benefits from the arrangement – Whitcoulls and Inner Wheel get great publicity, and needy children get a wonderful Christmas gift. 041, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807263 Highlights from the recent IW District 291 Meeting https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807006 IW District 291 hosted IWNZ President Darlene Westrupp at their recent District meeting. Some highlights of the meeting included the butterfly tree made at the meeting, the IWNZ Conference 2019 crew's presentation and an address by IWNZ President, Darlene. 041, 9 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/807006 Inner Wheel Club of New Plymouth North - Photo Gallery August/September 2018 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/806381 This edition of the New Plymouth Photo Gallery includes: stuffing dolls for children in surgical ward of THB; the knitting group hard at work; August Speaker Niamh O’Sullivan, A Taranaki Rose of Tralee and members who walked followed by coffee at Somerset Village on IW Day. 040, 3 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/806381 The Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki Celebrate New Zealand Inner Wheel Day https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/802285 The Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki celebrated New Zealand Inner Wheel Day on 1 September Cherry was there and Elsa and Gary. The day was blue skied and sunny, amazing to sandwich it between two very wet fronts. Bronwen and Brian, Fiona and Bob then Jean with a friend Anne. Off we set through the green and shadowy obviously loved five acres of native trees and shrubs. The track has been renovated or whatever term is appropriate for such hard work that has been done. Gravel laid with wooden sides over the wet spots, a board walk through high Tree ferns. Most impressive are the steps leading down through the valley and up to a wooden walkway surround encompassing Taketakarau, the ancient Pourere tree that is wound into local history of long ago. The sun slanting through the leaves made the bush sparkle and the birds were quite vocal in their Spring busy ness. After all it is September 1st. It is the first day of Spring and it is NZ Inner Wheel Day. We wandered on commenting on the shapes and shadows and growth that caught our eye. Finally into the sunshine up an incline and out to where our cars were parked. Back down to the town to meet up with Ruth and Lois at the Hot Bread shop for a well earned coffee and “goodies” and of course more discussion and exchange of news that is important to us all. HAPPY INNER WHEEL NZ DAY.———-GREETINGS TO SPRING. 036, 3 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/802285 IW Club of Opotiki - Knitting Project https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/800122 President Carole and Ruth Wilkinson present knitting done by the IW Club of Opotiki to Whakatohea Iwi Social & Health Services to be distributed to families in need. This is an on-going project for the IW Club of Opotiki. 033, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/800122 Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki - Changeover luncheon https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/796988 The Inner Wheel Club of Opotiki held their Changeover luncheon at Jean Smithson's home on 29th June. This year the club changed the format of their Changeover and decided to have a catered meal - 2 courses - at Jean Smithson's home with the a meat dish and a fruit salad as 2 extra dishes. The committee acted as waitresses. The meal was delivered to the house ready to eat. Husbands were included and Jean had set up tables in her dinning room and these were decorated with lovely floral arrangements which were auctioned off to raise a bit of money. As the club had shared presidency the year, each of the Presidents wrote a few sentences of their time in office and Secretary Fiona put them together, with a few added comments, and these were read them out at the changeover. After the group photo, they tea or coffee and this brought the luncheon to a close. Photos: 1. Waitresses (left to right) Bronwen Hough, Lana Morgan and Jean Smithson. 2. President Carole Young receiving the Chain of Office from Past President Jean Smithson. 3. Committee for 2018/2019 (left to right) - Lana Morgan, Past President Jean Smithson, President Carole Young, Secretary Fiona Laming and Editor, Bronwen Hough. 4. Group photo 029, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/796988 Inner Wheel Club of Tawa organise 'Look Good Feel Better Expo.' https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/784494 Dare to dream and think big was certainly the motivation for Inner Wheel Club of Tawa Co-President Carolyn Crutch when she muted the idea of organising a Women’s Health and Beauty Expo to raise funds for our National Project Look Good Feel Better. Exhibitors shared a huge variety of health, beauty, lifestyle products and services with things to try buy and learn as the Tawa Bowling Club venue turned miraculously into a colourful array of tables, banners and goods Each attendee received a goodie bag full of information and samples, took advantage of the free drink and nibbles on offer, as part of the entry price. Sponsorship from many local entities enabled 75% of the ticket price to go to the charity. Carolyn shared the motivation behind the event and then introduced Clare O’Higgins, General Manager of LGFB, who gave details about how the charity supports those undergoing medical intervention. There were many nodding heads in the room as women identified with their own personal stories of friends who have been through cancer treatments. A wonderful evening with all members of the IW club of Tawa contributing through food preparation and service, welcome, ticket collection, raffles, an Inner Wheel Stand and moving around the room chatting to those who attended. The success of this evening was also due to the huge sponsorship able to be achieved from local businesses. Assistance, sponsorship and a hard working committee resulted in a three figure profit donated to LGFB. The expo provided a medium in which to share Inner Wheel as an organisation and entice interest from those within and outside the community, it also helped to tap into the charity dollar from those not normally targeted for Inner Wheel events. 014, 7 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/784494 Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North host a 'Long White High Tea' for LGFB https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/779378 The Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North recently hosted a Long White High Tea to raise funds for LGFB. The afternoon included entertainment from two very talented SGHS students, a table centre piece competition, raffles and a sumptuous afternoon tea. A local representative of LGFB spoke to the 140+ people gathered about the charity. The club were thrilled to have IWNZ president Christina King and IWNZ vice president Darlene Westrupp in attendance. 009, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/779378 IWNZ Launch new National Project https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/758581 IWNZ Launches new National Project to Support Look Good Feel Better NZ 022, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/758581 IWNZ Launch new National Project https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/758562 IWNZ Announces National Project - Look Good Feel Better NZ. 022, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.innerwheel.org.nz/blog/758562