Speakers List          Inner Wheel District 4

Given the current Covid situation, how many Inner Wheel Clubs are currently looking for Zoom presenters for their online meetings please? I am on the national speakers list for Rotary GBI and the speakers list for three WI Federations and two U3A Networks. I am also a current Probus Club Chairman. I have given over 150 physical presentations to all sorts of groups, including Inner Wheel Clubs in my area, over the last six years. I give talks about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and I do not charge any fee, although donations to the RNLI, if considered appropriate, are always very welcome. You can view my speaker's profile on a third party site at: www.CommunityPresenter.com As physical meetings cannot take place at the moment, I was wondering how many Inner Wheel Clubs in your area are using Zoom to keep in touch with their members and if any of them are looking for any Zoom presenters to give talks to their groups? Please feel free to pass David David Hastings Hon. Secretary, Durham Branch, RNLI The Cottage, Morton Grange Farm, Fencehouses, County Durham, United Kingdom, DH4 6QB Tel: +44 (0)191 385 7291 Mobile: +44 (0)795 103 4404 Skype: FeelGood1066 Email: David@1066.com

 


EMAIL
neilsadler1953@gmail.com
SUBJECT
OFFER OF SPEAKER TALKS VIA ZOOM OR GOOGLE-MEET DURING PANDEMIC
MESSAGE
OFFER OF SPEAKER TALKS VIA ZOOM DURING PANDEMIC Hello, I do hope that you are coping well with the current challenging crisis. It’s such a shame that clubs have had to cancel talks for members – but clearly it cannot be avoided. I have started providing Zoom talks to a variety of organisations, including Inner Wheel u3a, Probus, Women’s Institutes etc as an alternative to “live” talks. Until the initial lockdown I had delivered over 800 talks and am a WI approved speaker. If you think your members would like to participate – it would provide a stimulating session amid the isolation – do let me know. I provide a 45/50 minute talk + time for questions for an inclusive fee of £65 (negotiable for smaller groups).`The group just need to invite their members (and me!) to the Zoom chat / Google meeting and I take it from there on the day. A POLICEMAN’S LOT CAN BE A QUITE AN INTERESTING ONE! Neil spent 30 years as a police officer. He started“on the beat” in the exotic holiday resort of Bognor Regis in the 1970s .You may be amazed whom he met on his first night shift at 3am. Changes in police equipment and why not to be squirted with pepper spray. Where not to try and escape the traffic cops and a novel use for a policeman’s helmet. Together with a theme tune musical quiz to get those grey cells working! GONGOOZLING OR BEGINNERS; LIFE ON THE CANALS After 30 years as a police officer, Neil thought this sounded just the tonic for retirement; relaxing, stress free and with the chance to grow his beard and hair. This is a light hearted journey around some of the 2000 miles of navigable waterways in a 58 foot canal narrow boat, with just a small dose of history, lots of humour, a rather wet puppy and only one broken arm...so far! CALIFORNIA DREAMING This illustrated talk with music is about a road trip across western USA with some difficulties along the way! Some fascinating facts about Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco and more. “Get your kicks on Route 66”. The Grand Canyon; a true marvel of the world. The Pony Express (you will never see a recruitment poster like it again!) A SMALL SLICE OF THE BIG APPLE New York City. This talk looks at some true, some quirky and some downright unusual aspects of the “city that never sleeps”. You will hear about the woman who jumped off the 86th floor of the Empire State building (yes, it has a happy ending) and why a young Bob Hope arrived in NYC wearing three shirts at the age of four! It combines facts,music and humour. STORIES FROM THE CLINK Which country has a quarter of the world’s prisoners? - The real escape from Alcatraz...and one that didn't quite make it. Did George Best ever play for the prison football team? All this and more from a former police officer who visited many UK prisons and met many colourful characters……. their stories might well surprise you. Let Neil guide you in (and luckily, out) of a few well known prisons. (Almost) DEATH IN PARADISE; The Caribbean, the real pirates and rum. Working in Trinidad and a spot of Reggae music thrown in. The fictional island of St Marie COME FLY WITH ME: an odd thing happened today at the airport; strange goings on behind the scenes at Gatwick, the world’s second busiest single runway airport; including the stowaway to freedom and a very expensive sleepover! I look forward to hearing from you and many thanks. Stay safe. Neil Sadler Mob 07595 696788 neilsadler1953@gmail.com 01444 412781


Vicky Blackmore
EMAIL
vicky.blackmore@dogsforgood.org
SUBJECT
Inner Wheel District 4 - Virtual talk request
MESSAGE
Good afternoon. I hope that you and all your loved ones are safe and well. My name is Vicky and I work for the national charity Dogs for Good. We have recently been contacted by Inner Wheel groups inquiring about whether we offer Virtual Talks over Zoom. We do and so I would be very grateful if you could help, I wondered if you had a Speakers list in your area and if so could we be added to it please? The easiest way to book a talk (whether virtual or in-person) is through our website at https://www.dogsforgood.org/about-us/book-a-talk/. Dogs for Good is a national charity that makes life-changing differences for people with disabilities through the power of expertly trained dogs. Our dogs bring independence to people by taking on many practical tasks, such as retrieving items, helping them get dressed and opening doors. We have received some great feedback from a recent virtual talk, it would be fabulous if you would consider us. • What a lovely presentation! It was a great mixture of you talking, the slides, the videos and the testimonials! I could tell our members were enjoying it, as I checked their videos! However, what really showed that they were very interested in the presentation was the number of questions being asked!! The chat was full of them. That was definitely a good sign. That’s the most questions we’ve had for any speaker on Zoom so far. • The testimonials were lovely • Thank you! Inspiring! • That was an excellent meeting this afternoon - really interesting. • Thank you! Inspiring work! Thanks in advance for reading this email, if you have any queries on the above or our charity in general, please don’t hesitate to ask Take care and stay safe Vicky

 

Murray Jacobs
EMAIL
murrayjacobs@hotmail.com
SUBJECT
A possible event for District 4 clubs
MESSAGE
Hello. I’m writing to see if some of the clubs in your district might be interested in a virtual Zoom tour of the “Must-Sees of Cambridge”. I have given this tour to many Women’s Institute groups and Rotary Clubs all over the UK. I will be giving it to the Inner Wheel Club of Kettering Huxloe in the near future. I’m a Cambridge Green Badge Guide and I’ve created a virtual tour using Google Street View and PowerPoint slides. I try to make it interactive by asking several questions to the audience during the tour and, if time allows, I am very happy to answer questions at the end. The tour will show anyone who hasn’t been to Cambridge the most important area to visit. I’m also confident that even people who have often visited Cambridge will discover things they didn’t know. I place quite a lot of emphasis on King’s College and King’s College Chapel as I imagine many people listen to “The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” or watch “Carols from King’s” on Christmas Eve and this might add to their appreciation. The tour will last approximately 35 minutes and the cost is £25 in total for the whole group. The timing of the talk is flexible. Some groups have been using the tour to raise funds for the projects they are supporting. My website doesn’t currently include information on my virtual Zoom tours but if you want to get a better idea of who I am, you can find the link below. I can some of the comments I’ve received on a Word document for your interest. https://hiddencambridge.co.uk/ Kind regards Murray Jacobs

 

NAME
Lindsay Tilston Jones
EMAIL
lindsay_jones@shelter.org.uk
SUBJECT
Speaking at Groups
MESSAGE
Hello there I work for Shelter (working with homeless people, people who are at risk of homelessness or bad housing) in the North and would welcome the opportunity to speak with your groups across the district about our work. Is it possible for me to contact each group or perhaps get a piece in any email communications? I can come on Zoom or similar or in person further into the future. Thank you so much Lindsay Tilston Jones


Regional Fundraiser Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice
NAME
Louise Addison
EMAIL
louise.addison@forgetmenotchild.co.uk
SUBJECT
Forget Me Not Urgent Appeal
MESSAGE
Good afternoon, at this time of national crisis, we’re all being called upon to step up. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice have the expertise, the beds and the facilities to provide the #NHS with vital additional capacity, which could save countless lives. The impact of Coronavirus has meant the hospice is losing around £7k a day in vital income. We urgently need help to bridge the gap in our funding so we can keep supporting our families & be here when the NHS needs our support as this crisis reaches its peak. Please could you share our appeal with your members, to help us to continue to support our local children who desperately need our help and be ready for our NHS - https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/supporting-us/how-you-can-help/forget-me-not-appeal We are also looking for any information you can provide on funding or grants, that could help us at this critical time. Thank you in advance for your help, please feel free to contact me on louise.addison@forgetmenotchild.co.uk if you can help in anyway. Best wishes, Louise Addison, Regional Fundraiser Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice


NAME
Diane Hall
EMAIL
diane@thewritinghall.co.uk
SUBJECT
Possible speaker
MESSAGE
Hello, I represent an author from Wakefield who would be interested in holding a talk or book signing event with her local Inner Whel club(s). She comes from Carr Gate, Wakefield, and she's the subject of the following book: http://bit.ly/itcouldhappentoyou She's now 62 and it's been 20 years since she was in prison; her story is as much an example of grooming as the child abuse cases we hear on the TV. A lovely, down-to-earth lady, she'd happily come and tell members her story and bring some books long with her to sign/sell on the night. The Pontefract, Sandal, Normanton and Denby Dale groups are the nearest - who would I speak to about possibly arranging this? Many thanks, Diane

 

 

NAME
James Russell
EMAIL
j.russell@aeddonate.org.uk
SUBJECT
AEDdonate Charity
MESSAGE
Good Afternoon I hope you are well. My name is James Russell and I work for a charity called AEDdonate (https://aeddonate.org.uk). I wanted to get in touch after I saw the fantastic work by Kirkby’s Inner Wheel club to fundraise and install a defibrillator in their local area, covered here: https://www.chad.co.uk/news/new-defibrillator-for-centre-thanks-to-kirkby-s-inner-wheel-club-1-9714321 We work Nationally to fundraise, install, register and monitor defibrillators, whilst raising awareness and confidence of their use alongside CPR. As such, I wanted to get in touch to enquire whether we could support you and work in partnership across your districts to improve defibrillator coverage? Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK. The average time for emergency services to arrive following a 999 call is 8-12 minutes. In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), every minute counts, the person’s survival rate drops by 7-10% for every minute defibrillation (and CPR) is delayed. We have funding pots available across the county and our dedicated team can help you to make a massive difference. Please let me know if you are interested and perhaps we could discuss further. All the best and have a great day! James