Inner Wheel to say goodbye after 15 years
AFTER 15 years of service to the community, the Inner Wheel of Gayndah has been forced to close down as a result of low membership numbers.
Gayndah Inner Wheel president Annemaree McGilvery said despite its best efforts the club could not continue on.
“Unfortunately numbers dwindled over the past few years,” Mrs McGilvery said.
“After holding an extremely successful district meeting in March the club has found itself having to make the difficult decision to hand in its charter.”
The Inner Wheel of Gayndah was first chartered in 2001 and raised funds for local charities, creating awareness towards cord blood research and holding pink lady fundraiser days for breast cancer research.
This is just a portion of what the Inner Wheel of Gayndah was able to achieve for the community.
As well as the original charter meeting in 2001 Gayndah Inner Wheel hosted a number of events.
“We hosted four district meetings with one of those being the changeover of the District Chairman when our member HelenWalker took on that role for 2013/14,” Mrs McGilvery said.
Inner Wheel members travelled from across the south east to farewell the Gayndah Charter, with members from the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Bundaberg and Brisbane making the trip.
“We handed in the jewel from the collar that had Gayndah on it as well as the charter itself,” Mrs McGilvery said.
Mrs McGilvery is a two time president of the club and one of only four remaining charter members and said she was sad to see the charter have to close.
The three remaining charter members of Mrs McGilvery, Kay Wharton and Jean Shubert were all at the farewell event while HelenWalker was absent from proceedings.
“We all got on the phone so everyone could say hello to Helen,” Mrs McGilvery said.