District Chairman Jane Peak email: districtchairman@innerwheeldistrict10.co.uk
I live in Gloucester with my husband Chris. He has just retired as a solicitor, having worked for the same firm in the city for over forty years. We moved to the house we still live in a few years after he qualified in 1979. We have three children and four grandchildren. Soon after we moved here Chris was asked to join Rotary and I joined Inner Wheel. We married when Chris was still at Queen’s College Cambridge, at the beginning of his third year, and rented a flat with a peach tree in the garden. He had a continual battle with the authorities, who wanted him to eat in college, but he stuck out that he was going home to his wife! At the time I worked for the Nat West bank just opposite St. John’s College. It was a lovely way to start married life. The only downside was I had to learn to ride a bike! Kingswood, near Wotton-Under -Edge was where our first 2 children started life, a real village, but Chris didn’t see them as they went to bed at 6pm before he got back from work. We decided to move to Gloucester where our youngest was born. I had three children under 3. I have been involved with all the usual things Mums do at that stage. Toddlers, Playgroup, School Governor and then NSPCC of which I was Chairman of the House to House and Flag day committee. The children came and helped and I think it has given them all a social conscience. I felt that there was so much water in Gloucestershire they should all learn to swim, not realising at this point that training is every day and Swimming Galas take the whole weekend. After County trials, it came as a bit of a wrench when one after the other, they broke it to me they felt, as they were trained lifeguards, it was time to stop competing! I did Meals on Wheels and ended up with the voluntary job I still have, WRVS. now Royal Voluntary Service Emergency Services Organiser for Gloucestershire, where we get called out for floods, serious crashes and incidents where people need evacuating. I’ve been Church Warden of the church we have attended since we arrived in Gloucester, I still crew on the Willow Trust boats. I am a Trustee of The Willow Trust and it is my charity for this year. I am still involved in fundraising for NSPCC. I was awarded a BEM in the New Year’s Honours list in 2016 for service to the community in Gloucester. I am looking forward to the year ahead with trepidation, I will do my best, I’ll turn up looking clean and tidy as befits Inner Wheel and I will, with my usual enthusiasm try to lead from the back, encouraging you all onward to increase the number of members in District 10 and continuing to help our District be the happy gang of ladies I have inherited, led by a brilliant Executive which I feel very lucky to be asked to lead.
Inner Wheel District 10
District Chairman Jane Peak email: districtchairman@innerwheeldistrict10.co.uk
I live in Gloucester with my husband Chris. He has just retired as a solicitor, having worked for the same firm in the city for over forty years. We moved to the house we still live in a few years after he qualified in 1979. We have three children and four grandchildren. Soon after we moved here Chris was asked to join Rotary and I joined Inner Wheel. We married when Chris was still at Queen’s College Cambridge, at the beginning of his third year, and rented a flat with a peach tree in the garden. He had a continual battle with the authorities, who wanted him to eat in college, but he stuck out that he was going home to his wife! At the time I worked for the Nat West bank just opposite St. John’s College. It was a lovely way to start married life. The only downside was I had to learn to ride a bike! Kingswood, near Wotton-Under -Edge was where our first 2 children started life, a real village, but Chris didn’t see them as they went to bed at 6pm before he got back from work. We decided to move to Gloucester where our youngest was born. I had three children under 3. I have been involved with all the usual things Mums do at that stage. Toddlers, Playgroup, School Governor and then NSPCC of which I was Chairman of the House to House and Flag day committee. The children came and helped and I think it has given them all a social conscience. I felt that there was so much water in Gloucestershire they should all learn to swim, not realising at this point that training is every day and Swimming Galas take the whole weekend. After County trials, it came as a bit of a wrench when one after the other, they broke it to me they felt, as they were trained lifeguards, it was time to stop competing! I did Meals on Wheels and ended up with the voluntary job I still have, WRVS. now Royal Voluntary Service Emergency Services Organiser for Gloucestershire, where we get called out for floods, serious crashes and incidents where people need evacuating. I’ve been Church Warden of the church we have attended since we arrived in Gloucester, I still crew on the Willow Trust boats. I am a Trustee of The Willow Trust and it is my charity for this year. I am still involved in fundraising for NSPCC. I was awarded a BEM in the New Year’s Honours list in 2016 for service to the community in Gloucester. I am looking forward to the year ahead with trepidation, I will do my best, I’ll turn up looking clean and tidy as befits Inner Wheel and I will, with my usual enthusiasm try to lead from the back, encouraging you all onward to increase the number of members in District 10 and continuing to help our District be the happy gang of ladies I have inherited, led by a brilliant Executive which I feel very lucky to be asked to lead.