Corowa wel­comes new In­ner Wheel Club

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - News - BY NOEL LOUGHNAN

Its of­fi­cial – Corowa now has its very own In­ner Wheel Club with the new club re­ceiv­ing its Char­ter at a glitzy cel­e­bra­tion at Corowa Golf club last Sat­ur­day.

In­ner Wheel Club Corowa District is now a mem­ber of the largest women’s or­gan­i­sa­tion in the world. Cur­rently In­ter­na­tional In­ner Wheel com­prises some 3,900 clubs in 103 coun­tries with more than 100,000 mem­bers.

A Char­ter event is held in high re­gard by In­ter­na­tional In­ner Wheel, this be­ing very ev­i­dent at In­ner Wheel Club Corowa District’s Char­ter Lun­cheon at Corowa Golf Club on 23rd June.

The cream of Aus­tralia In­ner Wheel (IW) hi­er­ar­chy con­verged on Corowa from all com­pass points for this sig­nif­i­cant Char­ter cel­e­bra­tion. The dig­ni­taries com­prised Karen Win­ters, Pres­i­dent Aus­tralia IW from Bris­bane, Mar­i­lyn Arm­strong IW Na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Ade­laide, Kay More­land IW In­ter­na­tional Board Direc­tor from Mel­bourne and Robyn Gille­spie IW Aus­tralia Treasurer from Wagga Wagga.

And In­ter­na­tional In­ner Wheel it­self had a vir­tual pres­ence through a mes­sage to Corowa’s newly char­tered club from its pres­i­dent Dr Kapila Gupta, Haryana, In­dia.

The Char­ter lun­cheon was at­tended by 90 IW mem­bers and guests. The new In­ner Wheel Club Corowa district be­comes a mem­ber of District A54 along with Al­bury, Lee­ton, Nar­ran­dera, Wagga Wagga, Wol­lundry, Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala, and Yenda Clubs that were largely rep­re­sented at the Lun­cheon, also District A61 Clubs Shepparton, Wodonga and Wandin.

Lo­cal guests in­cluded act­ing Pres­i­dent of the Corowa Ro­tary Club, John Law and his wife Cr Gail Law, Janet McLean, Pres­i­dent of Corowa Ladies Probus Club Jim Carter, Pres­i­dent of Corowa Men’s Probus Club Eric Sad­lowski, Pres­i­dent of Wah­gun­yah Probus Club.

Corowa’s char­ter lun­cheon had the pomp and cer­e­mony that is cus­tom with In­ner Wheel Char­ter events.

The Char­ter Cel­e­bra­tion was mag­nif­i­cently MCd by Dal­lice Robins, District A54 Coun­cil­lor and Mem­ber­ship Of­fi­cer and a Past Pres­i­dent of Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala IW which spon­sored the Corowa Club. Dal­lice ini­ti­ated the move to es­tab­lish an IW Club in Corowa and over the last six months has been the main driver in mak­ing it all hap­pen.

As­sisted by mem­bers of Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala IW her de­ter­mi­na­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tion, has been well re­warded – a new vi­brant IW Club with 18 en­thu­si­as­tic mem­bers has been char­tered.

High­lights of the Char­ter Lun­cheon were the in­duc­tion of 18 mem­bers into the new IW Club Corowa District by IW Aus­tralian Pres­i­dent Karen Win­ters and A54 District Chair­man Phyl­lis Guthrie and the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Char­ter by IW Na­tional Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mar­i­lyn Arm­strong to the Pres­i­dent of IW Club Corowa District Noreen Miller.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing the Char­ter Cer­tifi­cate Pres­i­dent Noreen thanked Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala IW, in par­tic­u­lar Dal­lice Robins for their dili­gent work over the last six months in spon­sor­ing IW Club Corowa District. Noreen felt priv­i­leged to lead the new IW Club and hap­pily an­nounced that al­ready another two ladies had ap­plied for mem­ber­ship.

The fol­low­ing mes­sage to the newly Char­tered Club from the Pres­i­dent of In­ter­na­tional In­ner wheel Dr Kapila Gupta, Haryana In­dia was read dur­ing the char­ter Lun­cheon.

“You are most heartily wel­comed to the world of friend­ship and ser­vice through your mem­ber­ship in In­ner Wheel. Your choice to join the largest women’s or­gan­i­sa­tion in the world is a great one, and an op­por­tu­nity to give back to the less priv­i­leged. Please use this medium to welcome the chance of global friend­ship. Take your mem­ber­ship very se­ri­ously by tak­ing part in Club ac­tiv­i­ties. Use the um­brella of In­ner Wheel to be a leader, de­velop your­self in hu­man re­la­tion­ship and learn in the pro­cess of teach­ing oth­ers.

“Cel­e­brate ev­ery mo­ment of achieve­ment, ex­press your­self in a pos­i­tive way and add lau­rel to the name In­ner Wheel. Take up of­fice as at when nec­es­sary and make sure your space is not empty in ser­vice to hu­man­ity.

“Trea­sure your Char­ter Cer­tifi­cate and be proud to be an In­ner Wheel Mem­ber, by wear­ing your badge with pride.

“You are all wel­comed once again to the world of friend­ship, ser­vice and In­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing as you aim to leave a Last­ing Legacy by the ser­vice to your or­gan­i­sa­tion in a pos­i­tive way.”

Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala IW Club mem­bers Stasha Bar­ton (far left) and Dal­lice Robins (far right) with ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers IW Club Corowa District Diana Newn­ham, Tessa Crowe, Barbara Milne, Noreen Miller, Mar­garet Play­ford.

Stasha Bar­ton (right) Pres­i­dent Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala IW Club pre­sents the Col­lar and Jewel to Noreen Miller, Pres­i­dent IW Club Corowa District.

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