Corowa welcomes new Inner Wheel Club
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.