Laurencekirk and District Inner Wheel

Keeping in Touch During Lockdown

Despite restrictions imposed by the Government as a result of Covid19, the members of Laurencekirk and District Inner Wheel have been able to enjoy meeting via the Zoom video conferencing App. Instead of their usual monthly coffee mornings, the Zoom meeting enabled the ladies to meet up and interact with each other in a slightly different way. Much hilarity ensued as the members acquainted themselves with the etiquette of video conferencing: terms such as “muting”, “gallery view” and “screensharing” becoming more familiar as the meeting continued.

Tips on how to safely cut hair, the use of Vaseline as a hand cream and a sample of art work were all topics of discussion.

Thanks, must go to Club Secretary Gladys Johnston for hosting the meetings and ensuring members were able to facilitate the App if they wished.

It is also proposed to compile a regular newsletter for circulation to members helping them keep in touch.

Marion Robson told the group that she was making scrubs bags for a project co-ordinated by Miss Molly’s Fabric Closet in Laurencekirk. The bags need to be 50cms by 50 cms with a drawstring top. They can be made from poly cotton sheets or duvet covers. These are then delivered to nursing homes and hospitals for staff to put their uniforms in as they take them off at the end of their shift. The filled bag can then be popped straight into the washing machine avoiding cross contamination. Finished goods can be handed in to Miss Molly (Gaynor Wylie) via her Facebook Page. Donations of fabric, sheets and duvet covers for others to make up will also be gratefully received.

At a committee meeting via Zoom, the disbursal of monies raised at the recent Charity Bazaar was discussed. Cheques have been sent from the treasurer to the following clubs and charities:

  • Parkinson’s UK Scotland (President’s Charity)
  • Canine Partners- (District One Chairman’s Charity)
  • Mearns Area Partnership- Volunteer Support for Covid 19
  • Alzheimer’s Support- Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network
  • Bench to support infirm in Laurencekirk- 2 year project
  • Defibrillator Accessories via Stars in the Sky
  • Stracathro Stroke Unit
  • Guides/Scouts/Cubs in district
  • Minibus Fund
  • Blood Pressure Monitors for local surgeries

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