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Ravenshead Inner Wheel welcome new president

Outgoing president Jaqueline Green and members of the club presented a cheque for �500 to Sarah Smithurst MBE, on behalf of The Sekem School in India, and �1,000 to Mike Macnamara, on behalf of CRY (Cardiac Arrest for the Young)

Outgoing president Jaqueline Green and members of the club presented a cheque for �500 to Sarah Smithurst MBE, on behalf of The Sekem School in India, and �1,000 to Mike Macnamara, on behalf of CRY (Cardiac Arrest for the Young)

 

Ravenshead Inner Wheel Club welcomed their new president at a change-over meeting at the start of July.

Outgoing president Jaqueline Green and members of the club presented a cheque for £500 to Sarah Smithurst MBE, on behalf of The Sekem School in India, and £1,000 to Mike Macnamara, on behalf of CRY (Cardiac Arrest for the Young).

Club correspondent Susie Parry-Williams said: “President Jaqueline thanked all the members in the club for supporting her during her year, then presented the Rosebowl jointly to Margaret Craddock and Betty Ward for keeping her on the straight and narrow as secretary and treasurer for the club.

“Without further duties to perform Jacqueline handed the chain of office over to incoming president Joy Richardson.”

Meanwhile incoming president Joy Richardson nominated the Cornwater Club in Ravenshead, where she helps out, and Headway as her charities for the forthcoming year.

Headway is a Nottingham-based charity that works to improve life after brain injury via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK.

It provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

The Cornwater Club offers members the opportunity to come and meet like minded older people. It runs three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2.30 pm at Ravens Lodge.

Joy’s first duty after welcoming her new committee was the enjoyable task of inducting new member Mary Hind into the club.

Susie added: “We all wish Joy our very best wishes and look forward to the coming Inner Wheel Year!”

The Inner Wheel, one of the biggest voluntary service organisations in the country, was founded by Margaret Golding in 1924.

Susie said: “This year we have celebrated 90 years of promoting true friendship and service in the community.

“I am sure Margaret would not have dreamt that 90 years on that there would be over 100,000 members in 103 countries around the world upholding her original ideals.”

This year the association conference was held in Telford during April.

 

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