The Inner Wheel Club of Godalming Woolsack held a celebratory lunch at the Hog's
Back Hotel on June 21st to mark the granting of its Charter 21 years ago. It was
attended by present and past members, partners and special guests, but was a bittersweet
occasion as it also heralded the end of the Club due to an ageing membership and
lack of new members.
President Ros Croft welcomed all those present and spoke of the many local charities
who had benefited from the Club's fund raising activities over the past 21 years.
Thanks were due to everyone who had supported these events which had enabled thousands
of pounds to be donated to local charities.
The specially designed anniversary cake, expertly made by Founder President Audrey
Scholes, was later cut and enjoyed by all, a fitting conclusion to an afternoon filled
with fun, friendship and happy memories – though not without a little sadness.
Members still intend to continue as a friendship group, however, meeting up on a
regular basis, and many plan to become 'Friends of Rotary' thus maintaining the strong
links with the Rotary Club of Godalming Woolsack and its charitable causes.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a week long residential course in April, 2016, is for 15-19 year-olds to encourage strong leadership in youth, held at an all-expenses-paid camp near Dorking.