Starting with Carnivale night and then the formal Black and White Changeover dinner, members were seen laughing and hugging. IWA President Lynne Davine welcomed members, friends and family to this wonderful event. Congratulations to all concerned on making this a fabulous occasion.
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Members, family and friends from all over Australia participated in “Sean’s Two for Ten” a 2km walk for $10. Proceeds from this event aid researchers such as Dr Graham Jenkin and his team develop cures for various cancers and immunological diseases. Approximately $30000 was raised. Many thanks to Sean and his family and ambassadors Maggie Scott and Deborah Knight who supported our national project Cord Blood Research and this event.
Pictured L-R – IWA President Lynne Davine, Helen Comport (Margarette Golding recipient), Carole Buchanan-Smith (Constitution Chairman) and A62 District Chairman Alwyn Williams
IWA Executive and members congratulate Helen Comport from IWC of Berwick as our latest recipient of a Margarette Golding Award. Helen received this award due to her commitment to Quilts of Valour. Helen founded the organisation. The organisation presents quilts to veterans who are suffering as a result of their service to our country.
Winner of CBR Raffle is Gina Siciliano from the IWC of Swan Hill
The 2019–20 bush fires burnt almost 70 per cent of the Glossies' habitat on the island. Before the 2019–20 bushfires, it was estimated that between 300 and 500 Kangaroo Island Dunnarts lived on the island. The small marsupial had more than 95 per cent of its habitat burnt during the Black Summer fires. With the help of donations from members of Inner Wheel Australia and International Inner Wheel a re-vegetation project was able to take place to help in the preservation of wildlife. With the co-ordination of District A70, the habitat has re-established itself.