Association Introduction

Association President Betty Roberts (2021-2022)

Dear fellow members,

Here we are at the start of another Inner Wheel year, our 97th to be precise. So much has happened in this time. We have grown from small beginnings in England to a massive worldwide organisation. Friendships have been made across the globe, and we cannot comprehend the amount the service given to communities both at home and overseas. Ladies we truly are a remarkable organisation.

We have survived and thrived in difficult times. However bad a situation seems, there is always the cheerful smile, and friendly face of an Inner Wheel member there to help. Yet the world has never seen such a global catastrophe as the Coronavirus pandemic. As you would have expected, International Inner Wheel has set up a fund to help countries worse off than ourselves, and at home members have been playing their part, providing the NHS with clothing, volunteering to help at vaccination centres, sending gifts and thanks to those working in our hospitals. So many brilliant ways of helping others have been found, and the work goes on.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has influenced all our lives, making it difficult to retain contact with all our members. We have learned to embrace the internet, and meetings online are a regular occurrence. When restrictions are lifted, we will be able to meet again. But ladies, don’t forget the power of the internet. Many of us have joined meetings that we could never have possibly attended in person, speaker meetings have featured experts from far and wide, and who would have believed that we would attend a convention in India from our own homes. We were forced to use the internet, but now we can choose to do so when appropriate. Let us make use of modern techniques and use them to our advantage.

Ladies, whatever the pandemic throws at us in the future, let us enjoy our Inner Wheel, and continue to provide service and friendship both at home and overseas. I look forward to working with you and meeting many of you in the year ahead.

Best wishes,
Betty

 

President Betty’s chosen charity for her year 2021-2022 is The Stroke Organisation.

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Meet the new President of IIW, Ebe Panitteri Martines

Inner Wheel was officially born in 1924 – and its centennial anniversary is rapidly approaching – thanks to the initiative of a group of ladies who met at the Turkish Baths in Manchester and gave start to one of the most important volunteering Organisations in the world.

Since that inaugural date, IW has been tirelessly working in favour of needy human beings, mainly girls, young and old women.

The UN’s 4th World Conference on women held in Beijing, China, in 1995 has brought steps forward in some areas of women’s and girls’ lives but poverty, discrimination and violence are still strongly present in their lives.

The UN 2030 Agenda clearly states that gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is the catalyst for the achievement of all sustainable development goals.

The Under Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka declared that “One half is an equal share and only equal is enough”.

Women helping women, then, is the orientation of my IIW’s Presidential Theme 2021-2022 “PINK FIRST”.

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