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Innisfail Inner Wheel Club forges ahead with new committee

3/September/2021
Innisfail Inner Wheel Club member June Sue Yek celebrated her 90th birthday in June.

THE INNISFAIL Inner Wheel Club hosted a Garden Party at the residence of new member, Kerry Dittman, on August 21, as a fundraiser, mainly for Cord Blood Research and local charities.

This event was limited to 100 guests and featured a fashion parade, raffles, as well as an auction of some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses.

Since 2001, Inner Wheel Australia’s National Fundraising Project has been for Cord Blood Research, and since 2002 the Innisfail Club has raised over $35,000 for the cause.

Innisfail, Cairns, Trinity After Dark, FNQ Tablelands, and Townsville Inner Wheel Clubs are part of the District A76 District.

‘Lead the Change’ is the International Inner Wheel theme for 2020-2021, and the organisation’s core objects are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service, and foster international understanding.

In June, Jen White, a newcomer to Innisfail, was officially inducted as a member of the Club and June Sue Yek celebrated her 90th birthday.

The month of July was busy with the Inner Wheel District meeting and change-over held at the Gillies Restaurant on the Tablelands.

The Inner Wheel Club of Innisfail held their change-over luncheon at the Community Support Centre Innisfail, which was catered for by Roscoe’s Piazza.

At the change-over, the outgoing committee were acknowledged and the new executive committee for 2021 – 2022 were officially elected.

Gloria Pietrobon is the new President, Anna Bertei (Vice President and Club Correspondent), Maggie Townley (Secretary and Immediate Past President), Kay Galipo (Assistant Secretary and Corporal at Arms), Cherrill Spina (Treasurer), and Ruth Layt (Assistant Treasurer).

Also elected were Rhonda Mayocchi (Social Convenor), Dolly Veneran (International Officer), Mary McDowall (Historian and Editor), Maggie Townley (Cord Blood), Margaret Boyd (Sergeant at Arms), Melina Andrijevic (Floral), and Lena Graham (COVID Safe Officer).

Committee members are Kay Galipo, Rhonda Mayocchi, Mary McDowall, and Ruth Layt, whilst the Club Delegates are Mary McDowall and Tina Bortolanza.

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