In­ner Wheel to say good­bye af­ter 15 years

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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