• IIW Theme
    Shine a light
    2023-24

International Inner Wheel

TRISH DOUGLAS
IIW President
(2023-2024)

TRISH DOUGLAS 

KNOW YOUR IIW PRESIDENT
Trish Douglas, Club: Montrose, District: 1, Country: GB&I, Approx. members 11900. As 3 successful hotelier for aver 30 years, I would describe myself as 2 people person with a caring attitude. My 34 years membership of Inner Wheel have taught me how important these qualities are. I lead from the front yet firmly believe in teamwork in Inner Wheel as in business. Inner Wheel has given me many positive experiences, especially through my Involvement in International Service – my absolute passion. I was delighted to be invited to join the Committee organizing the new IIW Covid 19 Charity . had the honor of serving as your Vice President, I would use all this experience for the advancement of Inner Wheel.
The unprecedented worldwide pandemic with its many restrictions has only served to underline how important our ideals of personal service are. Working together in friendship and with International Understanding we. have, through the dedication, kindness and generosity of members proved that Together We Can. Indeed, our first virtual International Inner Wheel Convention demonstrated our commitment to Lead the Change, encouraging us to embrace the three-year social project for the empowerment of women and girls everywhere.
Strong Women, Stronger World.
In 1924, 27 forward thinking, determined, dedicated ladies wishing to serve, were Inspired to found our great organization. With that same determination, dedication
and ambition, I will be inspired to pick up the baton and move resolutely towards an

President 2023–2024
International Inner Wheel
 
 

MESSAGE

My Dear Friends,
It is with a great sense of honour that I take over the role
of International Inner Wheel President for our Centennial Year, a year in which, with your help, we can ‘Shine a Light’ on all the amazing work that we do in the name of Inner Wheel around the world.
I chose ‘Shine a Light’ because sometimes the light does
not ‘Shine’ on all the marvelous projects we are involved in, this past year we have been asked to ‘Work Wonders’ now we
have to ‘Shine a Light’ on all the work wonders we have done and will be doing in this very  special year ahead.
An action goal for ‘Shine a Light’ – Support mental health and well being. The action goal is to raise awareness about mental health, provide support and resources for those struggling
with mental health issues and promote a culture of self-care, empathy and compassion.
‘Project Brighten Lives’ – A centenary project to celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel.
An environmental project to fit with the resources of clubs or districts – ‘Shine a Light’ on improving public areas for community enjoyment; raising money to refresh or
rebuild community facilities (money can be raised by clubs and districts to fund larger projects such as these)
Simple projects to ‘Shine a Light’ on providing and maintaining gardens for public use or for enjoyment of residents in retirement homes, I’m sure all of us have a retirement
home in our town, or a YMCA garden that needs refreshed, let us all ‘Brighten Lives’.
In some countries Inner Wheel could ‘Shine a Light’ on school projects, i.e planting trees , this helps our environment as our climate is changing rapidly- from unseasonal heatwaves
and torrential rain to extreme floods, storms, wildfires and prolonged droughts.
My dear fellow members I wish you all well in this our Centennial Year, I know that you will all ‘Shine a Light’ throughout the world in the name of our wonderful organisation –                                                                                                      Inner Wheel!
My love to you all,                                                                                                Trish      

 

 

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