A very well attended and delightful afternoon was had by all on February 6 at the first interest and friendship meeting for Corowa’s Inner Wheel Club.
District Chairman Dallice Robins said right from the start there was a great vibe in the room with lots of enthusiasm evident.
“We actually covered quite a lot of information in the time we had and I was extremely pleased to hear some ladies have done some of their own research on the Inner Wheel Australia website,” she said.
After the introduction of fellow club members from Yarrawonga-Mulwala, Dallice spoke on the history of Inner Wheel from its humble beginnings when the first ever meeting was held in Manchester on November 15, 1923.
Currently there are about 103 Inner Wheel Clubs with more than 100,000 members around the world.
Dallice then explained the three key objectives of International Inner Wheel, those being: to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding.
Key issues pertaining to the setting up of Corowa’s own club were discussed at length with plenty of interaction.
Further discussion will take place at the next meeting.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala’s Cord Blood Co-ordinator Rosemary Clark gave the women an insight into this national project, citing the importance of the amazing work being done by researchers into the use of stem cells, highlighting the fact that almost $2 million dollars has been raised by Inner Wheel members throughout Australia.
“This project has put Inner Wheel Australia to the forefront, establishing Inner Wheel as a major organisation in this country with researchers at the cutting edge of many diseases,” Rosemary said.
Other club members spoke about the types of fundraisers which had been run and the fun times members had, working together in friendship for all the right reasons including their own community.
A wonderful afternoon tea was provided by the Yarrawonga-Mulwala club members with plenty of interaction and friendship shared by all.
The next friendship meeting will be held on Friday, February 23 at 2pm in the Community Hub meeting room.
For more details, phone Dallice on 0428 875 748.