ALFRETON: Inner Wheel hold friendship evening

President Clair opened the January meeting of the Alfreton Inner Wheel Club, wishing everyone a happy new year and a welcome to Alfreton Inner Wheel friendship evening.

President Clair opened the January meeting of the Alfreton Inner Wheel Club, wishing everyone a happy new year and a welcome to Alfreton Inner Wheel friendship evening.

Members from Bolsover and West Ashfield Inner Wheel Clubs had been invited to join the meeting.

Members were able to sign a ‘tag’ to hang on the ‘Friendship Tree’.

Pam McConnell, association past president and a member of the Bolsover Club, was the speaker. Pam gave a very interesting talk, telling of her progress in Inner Wheel, through to being association president. Her year in office had been a very interesting one, meeting many people

including the Duchess of Cornwall at Bath Cathedral, and attending a Buckingham Palace garden party. President Clair thanked Pam and presented her with a cheque for her chosen charity ‘Gambia Schools Appeal’.

Also in January, members enjoyed an Inner Wheel day lunch. On a snowy day members made their way to St Mary’s Church Centre at Pilsley, where they nattered, knitted and cut stamps, for charities, followed by an enjoyable pie and pea lunch.