Clubs and Societies, January 15, 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:22 16 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:22 16 January 2015

Wrigton Vale Inner Wheel

Wrigton Vale Inner Wheel



The last meeting of the society for 2014 took the form of a social beetle drive followed by an American style supper.

‘Growing for Chelsea and Hampton Court’ is the title of Terry Porter’s illustrated talk on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall. This is open to anyone at £1 admission.


President Terry Gilbert welcomed Joyce Oliver as a new member. Joyce is married to Ian and lives in Elborough Village near Weston. Joyce founded and manages Joyce Oliver Wealth Management which was established six years ago. She worked in banking and finance and now has 24 years experience in the Wealth Management profession. Joyce enjoys socialising, keeping fit, good food and fine wine and says she is excited about joining Rotary and looks forward to getting involved in our community projects.

For more information about Rotary activities and membership visit and or call secretary Bernard Land on 07970 184301.


On November 15, 1923 at 3.30pm at the Herriots Turkish Baths in Deansgate, Manchester, Mrs Golding, wife of Rotarian Oliver Golding, called a meeting of 27 Rotarian wives, and the Inner Wheel Club movement was founded.

The next meeting was held on January 10, 1924 and this marked the actual commencement of the movement. This date is celebrated on that date to this day, when all Inner Wheel clubs, including those overseas, give special service to others. This day is known as International Inner Wheel Day.

The Inner Wheel of Wrington Vale held a coffee morning at President Pauline’s home on Saturday and brought along items for the Food Bank in Cheddar.


Weston Cricket Club is looking to expand its successful all girls team this year and are looking for players of all ages to join. We play on Sunday mornings during the summer in the North Somerset Youth Cricket League and are reigning Somerset U13 girls champions.

The club has a proud history of producing players for the Somerset and even the England development teams. We play in a fun and safe environment to make friends and be competitive.

Training is on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6.30pm and runs from January to October at the Devonshire Road ground. Our indoor sports hall has full net facilities and parents viewing area.

Coaches are minimum level 2 qualified with full dbs and first aid certification and all equipment is provided. The first three sessions are free then £35 for the year.


Probus Milton is a club for socially active and retired men meeting at 10 for 10.30am on the second and fourth Thursday each month in the new room of Milton Methodist Church.

Greeted with refreshments we mingle socially before being entertained by a speaker. We heard from Susan of Wards Solicitors about the merits of will making.

New members are always welcome and for further information please call George Wiseman on 01934 813841, visit or email


After a very hectic Christmas season followed by a couple of weeks rest, the band is now hard at it preparing programmes for the 2015. Lots of new music ranging from Whitney Houston and the The Blues Brothers to Mary Poppins and Michael Bublé should keep the band on its toes as well as giving audiences something to tap their feet to.

The events diary is filling up nicely, but there are still a couple of slots available for concerts this year. Anyone wishing to join or book the band can contact us via our website or by telephoning our musical director, Julia Ractliffe on 01934 517719.


Last weeks rehearsal was dedicated to compiling another new music programme for our first appearance in Weston this year on April 18, the annual ‘Music in the Air’ Concert at the Blakehay. Tickets are on sale now and available from the box office. A few vacancies exist for competent players to join us, so if you can you hit the right notes please visit our website or call 01934 820205 for details.

Future engagements include: March 21, formal dinner, Bristol; March 22, AGM concert, Torquay; April 18, Music in the Air Concert, Blakehay; June 19, concert, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas


Our first meeting of 2015 will take place on January 22 at 10am with a talk by Alison Byron from Oxfam.

New members are always welcome to join us at our splendid new venue at Worlebury Golf Club.

We have a varied program of talks and outings arranged for this year. If you are interested or would like further information, then please telephone 01934 514857 or visit our website for full details


International Inner Wheel Day was celebrated this year on January 10. This special day is now marked in a number of ways, reflecting the aims of Inner Wheel, friendship, service, and international understanding. Members of West Woodspring organised a tea party for President Lovina’s chosen charity this year, Young Carers, which thirty or so young people attended. In fact two parties took place that day, as Inner Wheelers enjoyed the time spent in the morning preparing for the main event, helped by President Terry of Weston Rotary Club, which had generously contributed towards the goody bags for the children.


Our next meeting is on January 23 at 7.15pm when Mrs Pauline Alvis will present a talk on cheese making.

We have two meetings in February; on February 5 at 2.15pm there will be a talk ‘Personalising your garden’ with Steve Taylor and on February 20 a lecture starting at 7.15pm entitled ‘Women in Parliament’ by Mrs Sonia Russe.

We have around 50 new members and a coffee morning has been planned for them in March, and a spring lunch at Weston Golf Club is already booked for April 12.

The outings committee have been busy planning trips for the coming spring and summer and details will be available at future meetings and in the next newsletter.


Weston Woodturning Circle will meet at 7pm today (Thursday) at Weston AFC,

Winterstoke Road.

John Aitkin a representative of the Association of Woodturners Great Britain will give a talk about the organisation and the benefits of associate club membership.

In addition club members will take part in a timed speed competition making a garden dibber.

Our display table will feature pestle and mortars made by club members.

Should you have any interest in our craft please join us at our friendly club or for more information please contact John on 01934 510862.


Weston Youth Orchestra rehearses throughout the year at the Boulevard United Reformed Church, Weston. We have both a junior and a senior orchestra to cater for a range of age and ability and our members join us from a variety of local schools and colleges. If you are a young musician aged 21 or under and are interested to join we would love to hear from you. For further information, including how to join, please visit

If you would like to arrange to come along to one of our rehearsals please contact our director Dennis Cole on 01934 623787 or 07787 520230.


There will be an afternoon of archive films on January 23 at 2pm, entitled ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ - we will be seeing archive films of the Avon and Somerset Riviera from the beginning of the 1900s. The show will take place in the museum in Burlington Street, Weston, and will be presented by historian John Penny. Entry to the event will be free to members but non-members will be very welcome for a small fee of £2 on the door.

The Friends will also be meeting the public at the North Somerset Show in the Winter Gardens on January 25, do come along to meet us. The Friends exist to support the museum in many ways and will be pleased to enrol new members. See us on Facebook: ‘Friends of the Museum, Weston-super-Mare’ or visit


The January meeting was the AGM and was well attended. We had a talk entitled ‘Farming like Mary Antoinette’ by Sarah Harris. A very humorous talk about her life and experiences of smallholdings and keeping animals and the effects on her and her family’s life.

Our next meeting is on February 3 at Weston Social Club.

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