The District 22 Innner Wheel Rally started with a Service of Thanksgiving, held at St. Peter's Church in Ravenshead. The service was conducted by the Reverend Chris Rattenbury, who had clearly researched the activities of Inner Wheel and as a result the service was absolutely spot on. The District Inner Wheel Choir sang a number of pieces during the service and I must say I am looking forward to them being at our Thanksgiving Service on 16th June at Ripley.
Following the service at Ravenshead we all drove over to the Civic Centre at Mansfield for the Rally lunch. With over 200 members and guests at the event, there was a great buzz around the room. After the meal, which was delicious and efficiently served, there were a number of formalities, including the bringing of greetings by myself and by President Gwillym Griffith, Rotary Club of Ravenshead and Blidworth. The Inner Wheel Association Present Sheila Halliday-Pegg then addressed the meeting on the present situation within Inner Wheel and the changes that are occurring at this time.
The hospitality, warmth of welcome and friendship displayed to Gail and myself was magnificent throughout the day. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Many thanks to Ann Cottee and her team or inviting us and looking after us.