Rotary Club of Wareham
Service above self -
Charity Number 1037756
The Club’s AGM in June 2015 was held at The Granary, Wareham. At the meeting, Venn Goldsack was installed as Club President, taking over from Sue Perry, who had held the post for two
Venn’s chosen charity for the coming year 2015/2016 is Swanage Community Hospital.The League of Friends of Swanage Hospital is a registered charity promoting the work of the hospital and the wellbeing of its patients and staff. The charity helps to fund numerous new pieces of equipment and building projects over the years ensuring the hospital continues to deliver excellent standards of treatment and care to its community.
Incoming President Venn Goldsack presents
a gift to outgoing President Sue Perry
Sue now takes over from Liz Rudd as International Officer for the Club, and her chosen charity for the coming year is WaterAid. With hundreds of partners in civil society, government and the private sector, WaterAid aims to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene to those most in need and make transformational change happen so that governments across the world provide all of their citizens with affordable, sustainable services.
AGM at The Granary
International Inner Wheel.
Inner Wheel is the largest women’s voluntary service organisation in the world, with over 23,000 members in the British Isles alone.
The aims and objectives of Inner Wheel are:-
To promote true friendship.
To encourage the ideals of personal service.
To foster international understanding.
For many years membership of Inner wheel was restricted to those with a family connection to Rotary but at the International Convention in Istanbul in 2012 it was agreed that membership be opened to a wider range of women.
Inner Wheel Club of Wareham
Our club currently has 17 members and we meet in members’ houses
We meet twice monthly, on Wednesdays, alternating between a lunchtime business meeting and an afternoon meeting with either a speaker, an interesting topic for friendly discussion or an outing.
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF WAREHAM
Members have been enthusiastically getting out their knitting needles this year to
make “Trauma Teddies” -
Displaced children in Iraq enjoying their teddies
The use of the teddies is invaluable in bringing some comfort to those who have lost everything. It is often a means of enabling children to talk
through their experiences with their teddy.
Some of the teddies knitted by members of
Wareham Inner Wheel
For four weekends in January/February each year, the club provides Farmhouse Breakfasts at the Old Granary, West Holme Farm, to raise
money for the club’s chosen charities. The breakfast are immensely popular and raised over £2500 in 2015.
Liz Rudd prepares breakfasts while Rotarian John Perry
lends a hand
Members enjoyed a fun day out in June at the annual beach day organised by Poole & Parkstone Club.
In July, 9 members had an outing to Bucklers Hard on the hottest day of the summer so far. The boat trip on the River Beaulieu was the highlight of the day, followed by ice creams to keep the temperature down!