Coin for a Cord Day

National ‘Coin for a Cord’ Day 2018

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In Support of

CORD BLOOD RESEARCH

Donations may be sent to:
Inner Wheel Australia Treasurer,
Cord Blood Research
10 Jarick Street,
Turvey Park, NSW.  2650

Margarette Golding Award

Telka Williams MBE, Member at Large from Alice Springs, Northern Territory, has received the prestigious Margarette Golding Award.  The award was presented by International Inner Wheel

Telka with IIW President Dr Kapila Gupta

President Dr Kapila Gupta at the Inner Wheel Australia Conference in Lismore in October 2017.  The award is recognition for many years of community service –

  • Long term commitment to the citizens of Alice Springs, white, indigenous and disabled.
  • Long serving member and volunteer of Red Cross from her junior days, serving as President for 13 years.
  • Started the Meals on Wheels unit and worked tirelessly for this programme and now  a recipient of this service.
  • Telka worked and lobbied for the establishment of a special school for children with disabilities and later started the Bindi Centre to provide opportunities for older people with disabilities within the community. The Bindi Incorporated website now proudly states “In the heartland of Central Australia lies Bindi Inc a cross cultural organisation providing opportunities for all people with disabilities for over 32 years”.
  • In her position of matron of the Alice Springs gaol, she enhanced the lives of the indigenous women prisoners by teaching them to cook and sew.
  • In 1977 Telka was made Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • Telka continues her support of these organisations to this day and still manages to travel from Central Australia to most IWA functions.

 

Margarette Golding Award

Congratulations to Patti Stafford, member of the Inner Wheel Club of Wangaratta, A61, on being awarded a Margarette Golding Award.  IWA President Marilyn said, “It was a privilege to be asked to present this honour to Patti, we are very proud of her and her service.”

This award was given “In recognition of lifelong, selfless dedication and unstinting service to the local and wider community over a variety of areas – youth, the aged, sport, business and community promotion.”

Patti is pictured with IWA President Marilyn and A61 District Chairman Margaret Ferguson

IWA 2017 Conference

The 49th Annual IWA Conference will be held in Lismore, NSW, 11-15 October, 2017.

Registration has now closed – we hope to see you there!

 

 

Four Cord Blood Research Grants Awarded at Inner Wheel Australia Conference

Four Cord Blood Research Grants were awarded at the 2016 Conference Gala Dinner in October, bringing the total number of grants awarded by Inner Wheel Australia to 42, with a value of $2,408,462.

To learn more about the researchers and the work being done as a result of the Inner Wheel Australia grants, please click here

To learn more about Inner Wheel Australia’s involvement with Cord Blood Research, click here

If you would like to donate to Inner Wheel Australia’s National Project, Cord Blood Research, please contact the Treasurer at iiw.au.iwatreasurer@gmail.com

Dr Kathryn Futrega (on behalf of Dr Michael Doran) with PP Kay Morland and President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Sylvie Shen with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Courtney McDonald with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Dr Alla Dolnikov with PP Kay Morland & President Marilyn Armstrong Grant recipients with IIW President Yemisi Grant recipients with IIW President Yemisi and National Project Coordinator Susan Parry Grant recipients with National Project Coordinator Susan Parry

Cord Blood Success Story

 

The Hill Family attended the 2016 Inner Wheel Australia Conference, held in October in Sydney.  Gloria Hill spoke about her son Sean, who was born with a rare genetic disease that severely compromised his immune system and caused him to be ill for much of his young life.  Thanks to a life-saving transplant of 30ml of cord blood four years ago, Sean is now a healthy and thriving little boy.A transplant of 30ml of cord blood saved Sean Hill's life Sean Hill The Hill Family with National Project Coordinator Susan Parry The Hill family Gloria Hill