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IIW PRESIDENT
  • PHYLLIS CHARTER
PHYLLIS CHARTER

IIW President 2019/2020

With my Theme of “Together we can” – I want you to join with me and show the world that, by being an Inner Wheel Member, together we can achieve our dreams and help others to achieve theirs, whilst enjoying friendships in our Clubs and with 110,000 other Members across the globe.

 

Let us be proud of our heritage and what our founder Margarette Golding achieved for Inner Wheel in the early days. Nearly 100 years later, we have to continue to inspire other women to join Inner Wheel by being Innovative in our efforts in this ever changing world. Let us prove that whatever the size of your Inner Wheel Club, or wherever you are in the world, together we can support each other in our projects, both in our own communities and internationally. Let us prove that 110,000 Inspirational and Innovative women in Inner Wheel together can achieve so much.

 

St Francis of Assisi once said “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. On behalf of all those that you probably have never seen but have assisted by doing the impossible over the years, may I say a very big thank you to you all.

 

Let us reinforce how small the world is and how successful International Inner Wheel is in holding hands around the world whilst leaving footprints for others to follow.

 

Alone we achieve so little – but in Inner Wheel – Together we can achieve so much.

 

International Inner Wheel      110,000 Inspirational Innovative Women

  • Empower and Evolve

I hope that, using the 2018-19 Theme, we will all ‘plant good seeds’ to ensure that both Inner Wheel and its members continue to make a difference, and flourish around the world.

The Venus Symbol – Empower and Evolve

The symbol for “woman” or “female” was named after the Goddess Venus and has become the symbol denoting all things female.

 

The circle, or in our case the wheel, denotes the inclusive nature of our organisation. Here there is no exclusion. All  welcome, and ever-expanding

 

The cross (added in the 16th century) rests beneath the womb (represented by the circle in the Venus symbol). The location of the cross under the circle indicates all are birthed from an inclusive, loving womb.

 

On the top half we feel the openness and inclusivity (circle). Yet, on the lower half we experience a narrowing, or a “coming to the crux.” Visually you can see opening and closing, beginnings and endings, in this symbol.

 

Through the symbol and the theme there is an acknowledgement of the great need for women to change the world through their own empowerment and evolution.