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Newsletter June 2019

The last newsletter for this Rotary year and what a pictorial feast it is.  June_Newsletter 

Newsletter May 2019

It's been another busy month for Plimmerton Inner Wheelers. Check out the two important events coming up.  May_Newsletter 

Newsletter April 2019

A great result from the Inner Wheel Book Fair Café in support of Life Flight Trust Wellington. $1,505.55 raised thanks to the generous contributions from members. And the outings this month were great fun too as can be seen from the photos!  April_Newsletter 

Newsletter March 2019

We're planning a fun outing to the Wairarapa and are accepting an invitation from the Inner Wheel of Tawa to a 'Women's Expo event' with the proceeds going to 'Look Good Feel Better'.   March_Newsletter 

Newsletter February 2019

Whatever else is contained in this month's newsletter, and there's plenty to read about,the poem at the very beginning says it all.  February_Newsletter 

Newsletter December 2018

We had a wonderful outing to Akatarawa for a concert and BBQ and we're looking forward to our Christmas meeting. Check out Michael Moore's painting on Trade Me and help us to raise funds for KaraHands.  December_Newsletter 

Newsletter November 2018

We are very grateful to Plimmerton Rotary for sharing the Pop-Up-Shop with us. It is a successful enterprise.  November_Newsletter  

Newsletter October 2018

How appropriate was our theme - Empower and Evolve – in relation to our speakers Kim and Rebecca from WELLfed. Two young women extremely passionate about their desire to help other women and, as a result, our Pop-up-Shop proceeds will be shared with WELLfed and Virtuoso Strings.  October_Newsletter 

Newsletter September 2018

Their next event coming up is the visit to the WOW rehearsal on 26 September. If you want to go out to dinner first, details are in this newsletter.  September_Newsletter 

Newsletter August 2018

A club in very good heart with a long list of activities and events in the pipeline.  August_Newsletter 

Newsletter July 2018

A celebration of Changeover, lots of events coming up in July, and a list of the new committee and their responsibilities.  July_Newsletter 

Going from strength to strength

Incoming President, Janet Reidy, says the Inner Wheel club is in excellent heart with a membership of 65 and a waiting list of prospective members.

District NZ294 Magazine for June 2018

With Plimmerton Inner Wheel member now responsible for the District Newsletter, here is Brenda Callear's first edition.  District_NZ294_June

Newsletter June 2018

A wrap-up of all the very many activities that the club has been involved with during the past year and a celebration of the help and donations that we have provided. There's still more planned after Janet's inauguration as President at Changeover on 26 June 2018.  June_2018

Newsletter May 2018

Wendy from Land Information NZ gave us a very interesting talk about place names and how they came about. We have a new club activity called "try something new/different" and many members signed up. Later this month we will be holding our Pink Ribbon Lunch.  May_2018

Newsletter April 2018

A number of ladies enjoyed a golf/shopping trip to the Wairarapa.  Lots of fun on the golf course and a great night at the Solway.  Still had plenty of energy for shopping the next day.  Several members attended the Inner Wheel Conference in Melbourne.  They enjoyed four full-on days of inspiring speakers, top class entertainment, business sessions and good food.  April_2018

Newsletter March 2018

A busy weekend planned for the Inner Wheel Book Fair Cafe and a challenge ahead to compete against members of Plimmerton Rotary at Whitby Bowling Club on 27 March.  March_2018

Newsletter February 2018

A good start to the New Year with help with the Garden rail and an exciting Pizza and Plonk night with fun games for all.  February_2018_PDF

Newsletter November 2017

With Zonta, we collected Bras and Knickers for the prisoners in Arohata, a great assortment of styles and sizes. Together with Rotary, we had a pop-up shop in Porirua selling pre-loved clothes, shoes, handbags, and jewellery. Several members attended the District Meeting hosted by Inner Wheel Tawa.  November__2017_

Newsletter October 2017

Some wonderful pictures of our WOW evening which was a lot of fun. We held a fundraising evening for 3 students from Aotea college to help them go to Yale University to compete in world debating and speech competitions.  October_2017_

Newsletter September 2017

Members again helped with the annual Daffodil Day collection for the Cancer Society. Our District Chairman visited us and talked enthusiastically about her theme for the year "Bee the exception to the Rule".  September_2017

Newsletter August 2017

'Spring is almost here', says President Christine. Working with other service organisations and sharing ideas and activities has begun in earnest and you'll find heaps of activities in the newsletter that you can join in with.  August_2017

Newsletter July 2017

We had a wonderful Changeover - a great celebration of Inner Wheel and what we do in the community. There's lots going on. We have a great line-up of speakers and we're really wanting to start working together with Mana Zonta and Plimmerton Rotary.  July_2017

Christine will 'Leave a Lasting Legacy'

The President for the 2017-2018 year is Christine Blick. You can read about Christine here.

Newsletter June 2017

We won the Chairman's Award (again) at the District Changeover! Our own Changeover Dinner will be held on 2 July at 5.30 pm at Plimmerton Boating Club when we will welcome our new President, Christine Blick and her Committee. June

Newsletter May 2017

We've had another very busy month. We've had CPR training, collected essential toiletries for the Women's Refuge and enjoyed a Ten Pin Bowling evening with Tawa Inner Wheel. A group of members also joined with Rotary to survey our parks to see how accessible they were for disabled children.  May_2017

Newsletter April 2017

March was another very busy month.  We had Dale Williams to talk to us at our meeting and he is always entertaining. Several members went to the District Meeting in Paraparaumu and another bunch of ladies went off to the Wairarapa for a golf/shopping couple of days. Our big fundraiser for the month was the café at the Rotary Book Fair which raised $1,500 for the Shine project - closing the gaps in reading at Porirua schools. April

Newsletter March 2017

We have now moved our meeting place to the Plimmerton Boating Club. Everyone enjoyed the new venue and our first speaker in our new "home" was the Mayor of Porirua, Mike Tana. He spoke of the way he hopes to improve the city and believes Porirua has great potential. Carolyn Wallace was presented with her year book - an album of all the events which took place in her year as President.  March

Newsletter February 2017

We celebrated International Inner Wheel Day with Pizza and Plonk - a wonderful afternoon of fun, friendship, food and wine.  Lots of new projects coming up for the start of the year.  February

Newsletter January 2017

Plimmerton Inner Wheel had another busy month, donating money to the Wellington Free Ambulance and giving gifts to the children whose parents are in prison. The Craft and Book Group also had lovely outings, especially the one to the Library. Just shows libraries are not all about books these days. The Christmas party was lots of fun with good food, wine and Christmas carolling.  january

Newsletter December 2016

November proved to be another busy month for Plimmerton Inner Wheel.  We now sponsor a new World Vision child, a wee 6-year-old boy called Sithan Boun. With the proceeds raised from the sale of the Entertainment Book we were able to donate $564 to the Wellington Free Ambulance.  Through the Angel Tree, a huge amount of gifts were donated for the children of prisoners. And together with Plimmerton Rotary, we  held the Garden Trail again this year. which was a success. The inclement weather did not seem to put people off visiting the many beautiful gardens.  december

Newsletter November 2016

Our October speakers were the two Rotary Exchange Students, Laurie from France and Gaelle from Belgium. It was interesting to find out about their interests and how they were enjoying their time as exchange students. We also presented Rachel Van Diggle with a cheque for $1,700  from our fundraiser for Heart Kids. We were asked by Zonta Mana for donations of Bras and new Knickers for the for the women at Arohata Prison and we had a great collection,  70+ Bras and 40 pairs of knickers.  november

Newsletter October 2016

We've had another busy month with lots of activities. Our fundraising event for Heart Kids - the film Bridget Jones's baby - was a great success raising $1,700. Our WOW evening and Walk and Talk with the Wairarapa ladies were a lot of fun and it was pleasing to see the money we donated to English Language Partners was put to good use with an outing for the local refugees.  october

Newsletter September 2016

Last month we had a visit from Dale Julius our District Chairperson.  Our speaker was Nicky Edgar with lots of ideas about fashion and how to de-clutter your wardrobe.  We had volunteers collecting for Heart Kids and Daffodil Day and putting together packs for Fosterhope. The ladies were busy putting together silky pillows and wheat bags for the Cancer Society and last week several of them enjoyed a walk and talk with Kapiti Inner Wheel.  september

Newsletter August 2016

Plimmerton Inner Wheel had another great month. We had Raewyn Sutton, the Health and Promotion Manager for the Cancer Society, to talk to us. She thanked us for our work with silky pillows and showed us many other products to help ladies with breast cancer. We have had a request from Zonta for magazines for the women at Arohata and are planning a film evening to raise funds for Heart Kids NZ.  august

Newsletter July 2016

June/July were very busy for Plimmerton Inner Wheel with both the Changeover to a new President, Carol Woodfield, and the District 294 Changeover in Palmerston North.  The Plimmerton Changeover at the Paremata Boating club went off well, a beautiful day, lots of good food and wine, singing and a Scottish theme that included a bagpipe ceremony.  The District Changeover was another great day of fun and friendship and Plimmerton Inner Wheel won the Chairman's award and the Editors award for the best newsletter.  july

A year ahead of Friendship, Community Service and Fun

The new President for the 2016-2017 year is Carol Woodfield. You can read about Carol here.

Newsletter June 2016

We had a very interesting speaker, Anne Hayden, who is very amusing to listen to and told us how she dealt with it when she herself got Breast Cancer.  We also had our District Chair visit us and show us the Morna Wood-Moss award which was given to District 294 for the most growth. This was presented to Darlene at the Christchurch Conference. We also enjoyed a wonderful fundraising lunch for Breast Cancer, lots fun, laughter and good food.  june

Newsletter May 2016

Our April speaker was Helen Webber, teacher in charge at the He Huarahi Tamariki School for young parents and she gave us an insight into how the school works and had some wonderful stories about the students' achievements. A group of ladies went on an outing into Wellington City visiting the Old Government building, St Paul's and the Archives New Zealand. Several of our members attended the Inner Wheel Conference in Christchurch and  had a wonderful time listening to interesting speakers, and meeting new people.  may

Newsletter April 2016

We had wonderfully inspiring speaker for March, Denise Carnihand who told us all about her quest to find her "African" family and how she ended up setting us 2 schools in the Kenyan slums.  The ladies provided and manned the café at the Rotary Bookfair and several went on a Food Tour in Petone - a great day.  april

Newsletter March 2016

We had another busy month. We had a very informative talk from Esme Labotsky about Rest and Retirement homes and the help families need to care for people suffering from dementia. A group took an historical  walk around Tinakori Road, the Botanical Gardens, Bolton Cemetery and Memorial Park and yet another group went off to play outdoor bowls with the Tawa Inner Wheel ladies. Keep reading >> march

Newsletter February 2016

We had a wonderful start to the year with our Pizza and Plonk evening - lots of games, fun and laughter.  We had the opportunity to thank Jenny Jackson for all her hard work organising the Garden Trail and we received a lovely thank you card from the children of Virtuoso Strings. Keep reading >>  february

Newsletter January 2016

Plimmerton Inner Wheel ladies had a great Christmas party with crackers, fairies, raffles, stories and carol singing. We also presented a cheque to Elizabeth Sneyd of Virtuoso Strings for $4,444, being money raised from our 'Rack Attack' fashion parade and sale of pre-loved clothes. Keep reading >>  january

Newsletter December 2015

We have had a very busy month with the fundraiser for Virtuoso Strings (Rack Attack) which was a fantastic night, raising $4,444. We collected bras and panties for Zonta to give to the inmates at Arohata and the Angel Tree presents donated for the children of inmates. Then the combined fundraiser with Rotary, the Garden Trail, was a great success and fun to be a part of. Keep reading >> december

Newsletter November 2015

We have had yet another busy month.  Our speaker Jacques Wilton from the English Language Partners gave us all a real insight to the difficulties that refugees face.   We had a visit from Margy Carter from World Vision who gave us an update on Nary Rin, the adopted girl we sponsor.   The ladies have been very busy sewing silkie pillows and wheat packs for the Cancer Society.  A number of members went to the Wairarapa for a Walk and Talk visiting the Greek Chapel and a group of members went along to Parliament to see the Speakers flat to look at the Art collection. Keep reading >> november

Newsletter October 2015

Our speaker for October was Don Manning the very passionate Club Captain of Sailability, Sailing for the Disabled. Their club will shortly start sailing from Titahi Bay Boating Club which is very exciting for the young disabled people in our area. We also had a great WOW evening of our own wth many creative hats and handbags. Keep reading >> october

Newsletter September 2015

We had Dr Elizabeth Sneyd from Virtuosa Strings and two of her young musicians aged 12 and 9 entertain us with music played on their violins at our last meeting.  A vibrant lady with a love and commitment to her music.  Several ladies from the Outside the Square group had a very interesting visit to the Whitireia Nursing School and a number of ladies volunteered their time helping with Daffodil Day. Keep reading >> september

Newsletter August 2015

Dr Patrick McCarthy was was a very interesting speaker and I am sure gave us all something to think about.  Two new Sub Groups started this month, Out of the Square, and Cooks and Foodies groups. Both were are great success. Keep reading >>  august

Newsletter July 2015

July was a busy month starting off with Carolyn’s changeover on a beautiful sunny day followed closely by the District changeover where Meryll handed over the chain after a very successful year as District Chairman. Keep reading >>  july

Carolyn WallaceNew President wants to Inspire and Inform

The new President for Inner Wheel for 2015-2016 is Carolyn Wallace. Her goal for the year is to give members opportunities to do things they might not normally attempt. Keep reading >>

Newsletter June 2015

We had more stimulating guest speakers, revelled in our fabulous models at our Ballantynes Fashion Show  and can look forward to a great Changeover luncheon when Carolyn Wallace will take over from Pauline at the end of her very successful year. Keep reading >>  June

Newsletter May 2015

A hilarious fashion preview, heaps of fundraising enabling us to give generously. We also celebrated the life of our much-loved Trish Garrett on 11 May. Keep reading >>  may

Newsletter April 2015

March was a busy month for the club with our 25th Anniversary and the Inner Wheel Cafe at the Plimmerton Rotary Bookfair.  Lots more coming up in April, May and June. Keep reading >> april

Newsletter March 2015

An opportunity to celebrate handing over $500 each to Wellington Free Ambulance and the Life Flight Trust. Lots on the Calendar including the Book Fair on 28 and 29 March. Keep reading >> march

Newsletter February 2015

 News about the Pizza and Plonk Evening and Wild Food Sunday in aid of the Neo Natal Trust. A reminder about the exciting 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration on 21 March. Keep reading >>  february

Newsletter December 2014

A great opportunity to celebrate Christmas in friendship and to make plans for the year ahead. Keep reading >>  december

Newsletter November 2014

This month you can read about crafts made by members and ideas for future action, the golf trip to Masterton and plans for Christmas. Keep reading >>  november

Newsletter October 2014

Spring is in the air. Keep reading >> october

Newsletter September 2014

September is International month. Keep reading >> september

Newsletter August 2014

New members join the club as everyone rugs up for the cold winter. Keep reading >> august

Newsletter July 2014

With the new year Pauline has decided to call her monthly news to us all her "ponderings" and has certainly started out with some interesting thoughts and ponderings about the future. Keep reading >> july

President Pauline for 2014-2015

Pauline2013-2014 Inner Wheel President, Debbie Howard, handed the chain of office to incoming 2014-2015 President, Pauline Lowe, at Changeover on Tuesday 17 June. Keep reading >>


Newsletter June 2014

A full year, a look back at what we have achieved.  We have had a lot of fun along the way and all of us wish to thank Debbie Howard for being such a wonderful President. Keep reading >> june

Newsletter May 2014

Who knew we had six models in our midst, all very capable and willing to show us new season designs from Ballentynes. Keep reading >> may

Newsletter April 2014

District Chair Margaret McIvor visiting and a time to reflect on Inner Wheel's objectives - friendship and service at home and overseas.  Keep reading >>  april

Newsletter March 2014

Keeping in touch is so important and with the ongoing new technologies a few people are struggling. Support is available to everyone who wants it but be assured our monthly newsletter will still be sent by email to everyone to enjoy. There are however other ways to access this and other information. Keep reading >> march

Newsletter February 2014

Yes 2014. This year we already have 17 dates to put in our diaries. Keep reading >>  february



Newsletter December 2013

Just before Christmas is an ideal time to learn about people who have survived amazing odds to have a productive and positive life. Our November meeting allowed us to meet such a person and learn about how she overcame the odds. Keep reading >>  december

Newsletter November 2013

Golf or Shopping Trip? A decision has been made - we must do this again next year and assure those who do not wish to play golf that there is more to a trip like this than golf. Keep reading >>  november 

Wild Sunday 2

By Phillip Reidy

Building on last year's Wild Sunday, we are repeating the event this year with Wild Sunday 2. Keep reading >>

Last year tickets sold out quickly so mark your calendar and get your tickets before it is too late!  Wild Sunday Flyer 2014

Newsletter October 2013

Great news!! Meryll Evans has accepted the nomination of District Chair for 2014-15.  Meryll immediately becomes the Vice District Chair and takes up the role of District Chair from July 2014. Our warmest congratulations to her - just another reason to go to our conference in New Plymouth in May next year and show her our support. Check out our conference web page here. Keep reading >>  october

Newsletter September 2013

Statistics tell us that 25% of our Porirua-wide community are children, and 20% of people in our city live with some type of disability. Keep reading >>  september

Newsletter August 2013

Pauline Lowe, our club Secretary, emailed us whilst on her travels, introducing us to Dr Rita Handa, President of Hubli Inner Wheel who she described as a pretty extraordinary woman. Keep reading >>  august

Newsletter July 2013

Changeover night. Our guest speaker for the evening was Debbie Noon, well known to all of us. Changeover is usually a fun event with everyone dressing for the occasion. And it's an opportunity to plan for future events, to talk about how to attract funding and to decide on topics for our monthly meetings. Keep reading >> july

New hub for Inner Wheel

Debbie has just taken over as President of Plimmerton Inner Wheel Club for the 2013-2014 year. Debbie lives in Whitby with her two sons, Justin and Daniel, and her cat, Jessie. She has been in Inner Wheel for six years and the club’s Secretary for the past two. It is fitting that this photo of Debbie is taken outside as she is passionate about gardening. Keep reading >>

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