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Inner Wheel Club of South Wairarapa

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We were pleased to be part of the Featherston Expo where we waved our banner beyond Greytown. We found two possible new members from being there, and of course, raised our profile a little bit more. Our October meeting was fellowship focussed with some members relaying stories about special times or things in their lives, in other words, a “show’n’tell” evening. 

We saw a potpourri of items including jewellery, two Persian watercolours, a pincushion, a carved emu egg, a hand embroidered tablecloth, a black flappers dress, and a prize winning floral art accessory. The stories were poignant, funny, and in each case personal. We are lucky and privileged to belong to a group where such sharing is possible and in a warm and comfortable environment.

Beryl brought an emu egg that had been beautifully carved and presented to her husband. The inmates at one of the prisons he had worked with in his capacity as an investigating officer for the Ombudsman, gave it to him when he left work. 

Talking about husbands, the partners of two of our members also had a story they called, “It wouldn’t happen in Auckland”. Both men are very keen cyclists and regularly cycle about 30 kms with their friend, Bob. All are over 70. Needless to say they need to stop and have a rest. One commented that they could do with a seat at the corner of Fabians Line and Bidwills Cutting. So Bob (the builder) kindly built one; a simple plank attached to the white painted wooden border. It did the job.   Recently they came upon a road working gang who had just ripped off the “seat”. The men explained why it was there. So guess what? They said they would build them another one. Here it is, the latest addition to the tourist route in Greytown – “Gentlemens Rest!” 

New members welcome. Please contact Ali Rankin, (06 379  6723)

Anne Hayden, Editor, IWSW.

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