DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES 2017-18
Month Date District Place
June 24 – 25, 2017 District 306 Vadodara
June – July 30 – 1, 2017 District 319 Banglore
July 1 – 2, 2017 District 318 Mysore
July 5 – 6, 2017 District 305 Gwalior
July 8 – 9, 2017 District 313 Khapoli
July 15 – 16, 2017 District 316 Guntakal
July 17 – 18, 2017 District 315 Hyderabad
July 22 – 23, 2017 District 304 Bhopal
July 26 – 27, 2017 District 309 Sri Ganganagar
July 29 – 30, 2017 District 307 Dharamshala
DISTRICT CONFERENCES 2016-2017
Month Date District Place
Nov 18 – 19, 2017 District 324 Gangtok
Nov 22 – 23, 2017 District 301 Delhi
Nov 25 – 26, 2017 District 308 Roorkee
Nov 28 – 29, 2017 District 329 Kolkata
Dec 2 – 3, 2017 District 325 Gaya
Dec 8 – 10, 2017 District 303 Jalgaon
Dec 16 – 17, 2017 District 310 Muzafarnagar
Dec 18 – 19, 2017 District 311 Kanpur
Jan 6 – 7, 2018 District 321 Tuticorin
Jan 10 – 12, 2018 District 314 Mumbai
Jan 20 – 21, 2018 District 326 Jabalpur
Jan 23 – 24, 2018 District 323 Chennai
Jan 27 – 28, 2018 District 298 Thanjavar
Feb 3 – 4, 2018 District 317 Belgaum
Feb 10 – 11, 2018 District 302 Vijayawada
Feb 17 – 18, 2018 District 320 Coimbatore
Feb 24 – 25, 2018 District 312 Varanasi

‘IGNITE’ a training program for Literacy for Incoming District Chairmen & DLCCs was held on 2nd to 3rd March 2017 in Chennai. On behalf of Inner Wheel, Assn President Prabha Raghunandan, Assn. President Elect Patricia Hilton, Assn. VP Elect Smita Pingale, ZLCs PAP Sarita Lulani, Rashmi Sharma and Mamta Agarwal were present. All 27 District Chairmen Elect along with DLCCs from their respective districts attended this program.

Assn. President (2017-18) Patricia Hilton in her inaugural speech said that Rotary & Inner Wheel have worked together in various projects. Polio Eradication was one of them. During Uttarakhand Disaster 32 schools were destroyed in Rudraprayag. 2 schools were built by Inner Wheel & handed over to the authorities in January 2017. Inner Wheel is committed to support Rotary in Literacy Mission. She urged Inner Wheel members to channelize their energy and set goals for maximum impact in the society.

Literacy Program covers
Teacher Support,
E – Learning
Adult Literacy
Child Development
Happy School

In her closing remarks Patricia Hilton said – ‘This training has made all 27 DCEs and DLCC confident about this program. WE Have To Act Now. let our goals should be surpassed

Inner Wheel Branding during Footprints – the North Zone Meet of 7 Districts (Districts – 301, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312)
The traffic island in the main area of Agra was beautified with Inner Wheel Logo and name. Garden developed there will be maintained by Inner Wheel.

Association President Patricia Hilton and IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta inaugurated this project.

For Inner Wheel branding, rally was organised near Taj Mahal in Agra where 7 Districts (Districts 301, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312) participated. The event was Footprints – the North Zone Meet

Association President Patricia Hilton graced the occasion.

Footprints – North Zone Meet was held on 5th and 6th August 2017 in Agra and was hosted by District 311. Districts 301, 307,308, 309,310, 311 and 312 participated in the Meet.

Host District Chairman Saroj Katiyal, Convener PAP Anuradha Kalra, Coordinator PDC Nisha Ghai and IW clubs of Agra, Agra Midtown and Agra Royal ably handled the meet.

4 District projects were inaugurated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton

  • Donation of 20 bicycles to girl students from Agra and Aligarh.
  • Donation of 10 Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines (5 automatic and 5 manually operated) to girls’ schools
  • Inner Wheel Branding and Community Service -Donation of 68 umbrellas with IW logo on them to Street Vendors in District 311.
  • Inner Wheel branding- beautification of Island in main area in Agra with Inner Wheel logo displayed, along with small garden maintained by Inner Wheel.

As part of Inner Wheel Branding, Inner Wheel Rally was held in Agra near Taj Mahal where all 7 districts participated. North Zone Districts felicitated IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta.
Members were enlightened by presentations on Inner Wheel Goals, IIW convention, IIW theme, IIW Golden Jubilee function at Varanasi.

Inner Wheel Brave Heart Awards were given to women who were serving society despite facing difficulties and challenges themselves such as Acid attack survivor and physically handicapped IAS officer(deaf and dumb)

‘Project Bank’ , an initiative of Association President Patricia Hilton, was presented by all District Chairmen of North Zone where they mentioned outstanding projects done by their District.

Event had many interesting and colourful entertainment programmes performed by enthusiastic participants.

Dignitaries like Association President Patricia Hilton, IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta, Past IIW President’s Minna Kapur and Anita Agarwal, Past IIW Board Director Renu Baljee , PAP Anuradha Kalra and Association Executive team graced the occasion along with strong 400 participants

Footprints – West Zone Meet was held on 12th and 13th August 2017 at Jalgaon and was hosted by District 303. Districts 304, 305,306, 313,314, 317 and 312 also participated in the Meet.

Host District Chairman Sangeeta Ghodgaonkar, Convener PAP Rashmi Sharma, Coordinator PDC Pravina Kher and IW clubs of Jalgaon East, Jalgaon and Jalgaon New Gen ably handled the meet.

2 District projects were inaugurated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton under Inner Wheel .

Donation of Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine and Incinerator at M J College Jalgaon · Inauguration of 4 toilet blocks in 2 girls schools in Jalgaon

These projects will now be followed by all the clubs in the district 303 throughout the year as District Projects for year 2017-18

Inner Wheel Branding and Community Service –Go Green Rally was held. 200+ Green T shirts carrying Inner wheel logo and 300+ umbrellas with Inner wheel and IIW Theme 2017-18 logos were distributed to all participants.School children also participated in the Go Green rally.

The rally ended with Prize Distribution at the hands of the IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton to school children who participated in the Drawing competition on “Save Environment” held earlier.

West Zone Districts felicitated IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta.

‘Members were enlightened by presentations on Inner Wheel Goals, IIW convention, IIW theme, IIW Golden Jubilee function at Varanasi.

Inner Wheel Brave Heart Awards were given to women who were serving society despite facing difficulties and challenges themselves

‘Project Bank’ , an initiative of Association President Patricia Hilton, was presented by all District Chairmen of West Zone where they mentioned outstanding projects done by their District.

The Footprints Souvenir was released by Association President Patricia Hilton and IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta Event had many interesting and colourful entertainment programme Fusion Fiesta performed by the local artists as well as the enthusiastic participants.

Dignitaries like Association President Patricia Hilton, IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta, PAP Pushpa Suryamurty, PAP Rashmi Sharma and Association Executive team graced the occasion along with strong 380 participants.

South Zone Meet was held on 26th and 27th August 2017 in Thanjavur and was hosted by Inner Wheel District 298.
Districts participated were Dist. 298, 316, 318, 319, 320, 321 and 323.

Host District Chairman Ushanandini Viswanathan, Convener PAP Vimla Abraham, Coordinator PDC Lalitha Mahudeswaran and Inner Wheel club of Thanjavur ably handled the meet.

2 Joint District projects were inaugurated at the hands of IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton.

  1. As part of Inner Wheel Branding and Image Building – A motor rally was organised where cars and bikes were driven by Inner Wheel ladies. IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton joined them in open car. To promote Inner Wheel, Inner Wheel banners were stuck on all the cars and bikes.
  2. Under Personal Hygiene, sanitary napkin vending machines and Incinerators were donated to rural girl schools. The project was inaugurated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton.

‘Inner Wheel Brave Hearts awards’ were given to women who were serving society despite facing difficulties and challenges themselves such as an acid attack survivor, and physically challenged, visually impaired lady who has got PhD and working as the head of department in a university.

‘Project Bank , an initiative of Association President Patricia Hilton, was presented by all District Chairmen of South Zone where they mentioned outstanding projects done by their District.

There was a grand felicitation of our own IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta by all 7 District Chairmen from South Zone. IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta enlightened us by explaining her beautiful IIW theme, Inner Wheel Goals and IIW Convention

Special highlight of the programme was a chat show conducted by PAP Vimla Abraham with IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton where they revealed many tender moments of their lives which made them strong women.

26th August evening had a entertainment evening and friendship meet, Swathma Bantham. Swathma which means it has the capacity to change the world to better place and Bantham which means unite. Swathma Bantham united Inner Wheel ladies. Event had many interesting entertainment programmes performed by enthusiastic participants.

Dignitaries like Association President Patricia Hilton, IIW President Dr Kapila Gupta, IIW Treasurer Alagu Annamalai, Association Vice President Smitha Pingle, Association Secretary Archana Kamath, Past IIW President Kamala Ramakrishnan, PAPs Vimala Abraham and Shailaja Bhat and many PDCs from South zone graced the occasion along with 250 participants.

SZM auspicious beginning

Auspicious beginning of South Zone Meet – lighting of the lamp by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton

SZM Chat show

Special highlight of the programme was a chat show conducted by PAP Vimla Abraham with IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton where they revealed many tender moments of their lives which made them strong women.

SZM Felicitation of IIW Pres

There was a grand felicitation of IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta by all 7 District Chairmen from South Zone.

SZM sanitation napkin vending machine

Under Personal Hygiene, sanitary napkin vending machines and Incinerators were donated to rural girl schools. The project was inaugurated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton.

SZM Motorcycle Rally

As part of Inner Wheel Branding and Image Building – A motor rally was organised where cars and bikes were driven by Inner Wheel ladies. IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton joined them in open car. To promote Inner Wheel, Inner Wheel banners were stuck on all the cars and bikes.

Patricia Hilton in Motorcycle rally

Footprints -East Zone Meet was held on 19th and 20th August 2017 at Kolkata and was hosted by District 329.
Districts 302, 315,324, 325,326 and 329 participated in East Zone Meet.

Host District Chairman Vinny Kandhari, Convener PAP/PIIWR Dr. Lalita Seth and Coordinator PDC Snigdha Barat ably managed the meet.

A District project, ‘Project Legacy’ was inaugurated at the hands of Association President Patricia Hilton.
Project Legacy is a Computer Training Vocational Centre for Acid Attack Survivors, a joint Project by all the clubs of District 329 with IWC Central Calcutta as the lead club. 6 computers, 2 printers, keyboard, mouse and all the other required paraphernalia has been given to Acid Survivor Foundation of India.

‘Inner Wheel Brave Heart Awards’ were given to the women who were serving society despite facing difficulties and challenges. A transgender who has been working for the betterment of society, a lady who lost her 2 sons and is helping many people to deal and cope with life in spite of the great loss she has faced. Picking up the mentally challenged from the streets and helping them with treatment, care and fighting for their rights. These are true heroes who are giving selfless service to others.

‘Project Bank’, an initiative of Association President Patricia Hilton, was presented by all District Chairmen of East Zone where they mentioned outstanding projects done by their District.

Bithi Roy Chowdhury, an Inner Wheel member since 55 year with 100% attendance in meetings from IWC South West Calcutta of District 329, was felicitated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta

There was a grand felicitation of our own IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta by all 6 District Chairmen from East Zone. IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta enlightened us by explaining her beautiful IIW theme, Inner Wheel Goals and IIW Convention.

IWC Calcutta Mahanagar made the 19th evening ‘Milan Sandhya’ an interesting and memorable one with the Bengali theme. It was wonderful to see both our International and National leaders dressed up in typical Bengali attire. Many delegates from neighboring districts visited the famous ‘KALI’ Temple early morning on the 20th August.

Event had many interesting entertainment programmes performed by enthusiastic participants. Short Skits performed on our thrust areas of service by all the districts, were appreciated by everyone who attended Footprints.

Know you IIW President – Coconut with Kapila, a chat show conducted by PAP Dr. Lalita Seth and PAP Sarita Lunani was loved by one and all. We got to see the emotional and fun loving Kapila ji.

Dignitaries like Association President Patricia Hilton, IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta, PAP/PIIWR Dr. Lalita Seth, PAP Sarita Lunani, PAP Mamta Agarwal, PAP Prabha Raghunandan, Association Executives and many PDCs of District 329 graced the occasion along with 400 Inner Wheel Members.

EZM acid attack survivor

Recognising and felicitating Acid survivor who will learn computer in the institute called Acid Survivor Foundation of India. Seen here Association President Patricia Hilton and Founder Chairman of institute Dr. H.P.Kanodia, with East Zone members

EZM computer donation

Project Legacy – is a Computer Training Vocational Centre for Acid Attack Survivors, a joint Project by all the clubs of District 329 with IWC Central Calcutta as the lead club. 6 computers, 2 printers, keyboard, mouse and all the other required paraphernalia has been given to Acid Survivor Foundation of India.

EZM DCs and dignitaries

Ladies behind the successful meet-District Chairmen from East zone posed with esteemed guests- – IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta and Association President Patricia Hilton

Leave a Lasting Legacy Theme 2017-2018