Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

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Association Executive Committee 2019-2020

Mamta Gupta

President & National Representative

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Message

Warm Greetings!

Congratulations to all the Inner Wheel members to be part of the Inner Wheel journey in the ensuing vibrant year.

Persistence and willingness to stride an extra mile and help us achieve our dreams. Someone has truly said -A dream does not become a reality through magic. It takes sweat, resolution, vision and hard work. You have carved your own niche to reach the zenith of success due to your diligence and tenacity for excellence.

 

It’s time to connect with every member through this website. Friends, this year’s IIW theme given by IIW President Phyllis E Charter is “Together we can”.  We do various projects, spend millions, still, we are not well known in society. We are proud members of this prestigious organization, which very soon would be celebrating its centenary. In India, our 1st Club Ahmadabad will be completing 65 years in January 2020. Therefore, it is about time that we make our INNER WHEEL identity more transparent and trustful in society.

 

As Swami Vivekananda says “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, the dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea besides.” This is the way to success. 

 

Friends, if we decide to brand Inner Wheel, “Together we can”. Whatever has to be done - should be done on a large scale.  Whatever projects we do, it should be noticeable, if all Clubs do similar projects on a large scale, it would be visible to the eyes. If Clubs work jointly and do some permanent projects, that will give us big visibility. Please put a big Inner Wheel logo in all the projects and write ‘World’s Largest Women’s Voluntary Service Organization’ that shows the unity and “Together we can” contribute in branding Inner Wheel, which should be our Mantra.

 

Youth is the most cherished asset of any Nation and they are true, the dreamers of tomorrow.  So our motto should be to initiate New Gen Club - as many as possible to bring in new enthusiasm and new innovative ideas to make Inner Wheel more millennial. 

 

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat." - Mother Theresa one of the most inspirational and determined people having humble beginnings make me believe that with the unyielding support of all clubs and each & every member we will be able to accomplish the project Mission Mamta- Orphans free India 2024.

 

It’s a proud moment for us as for the first time we will be hosting the IIW Convention in India on 3rd-6th March 2021. Registration for the same will commence from February 2020, so register yourself to avail this elated opportunity to witness the 18th IIW Convention.

 

Lets’ begin the New Inner Wheel year with new teams having new ideas and renewed enthusiasm and a commitment of “Together we can”, achieve greater heights and even move mountains.

 

The path needed to travel and traverse may look laid down with hurdles at this point in time but it is at times self-limiting. The sky gets cleared as we move on, with passion and sincerity. Miles to go before we sleep...!! 

 

Wish you all a bright and delightful Inner Wheel Year.

Profile

An Aquarian, born and brought up from the land which once served as the cosmic playground of Krishna, in the sacred soil of Mathura and Vrindavan, Mamta Gupta did her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry from Magdh University.

 

Mamta joined Inner Wheel in 2001 and has had an incredible journey with the organization. She served as the Club President in 2006-07. As President, she started searching for land suitable to fulfill her vision for an everlasting project.

 

A responsible person with proven leadership abilities in handling multiple tasks, Mamta took over the Presidentship very enthusiastically and started her year with the Club’s website.

 

Her yearlong effort resulted into buying of 13 kathas of land in South Kolkata. On the auspicious occasion of Inner Wheel Day, i.e., 10th January 2007, it became clear to all that the dream seen by her would soon be a reality, when the foundation stone for “Apnalay” a Home for the Aged was laid.  She always reads the word IMPOSSIBLE as ‘I’ ‘M’ POSSIBLE. She has been instrumental in construction of Apnalay since its inception till its inauguration in 2014 by IIW President Carol Young.  Trust account has been opened by her to support the project.

 

She also started a mega fund raiser event “FQ- Fashion Quotient”, a wedding exhibition”, the first edition of which was held for two days at Taj Bengal and was inaugurated by Shri Amar Singh, by then Hon’ble Member of Parliament. Success of this event made it an annual feature for the Club.

 

She had the privilege to Chair the 200th regular meeting of the Club. She had made her club proud by inducting new members and making it the largest club in the District.  She entered the district committee with conviction, compassion and consistency in 2010 and served as Dist Editor, ISO, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman. As District Treasurer she got the opportunity to convene the East Zone Seminar.

 

As District Chairman in 2015-16, the credit to add first time events / projects goes to her innovative initiatives - e.g. 

  • Publication of History Book for District including all 51 clubs

  • District Directory was given a name.

  • First E-newsletter was released.  Clubs also started E-Bulletin.

  • Kolkata New Gen Club was formed with 19 very young vibrant members. ---

  • 44 Presidents with Voting Delegates participated in 14th Triennial Conference, hosted at Kolkata.  As District Chairman, we hosted the Triennial Conference. 

  • Another milestone for the District - Past Association Presidents Forum Meeting was hosted by District 329.  Friendship meet also organized.

  • MANAVTA a unique Project to provide sanitation, hygiene and health facility to the underprivileged women, attracted contributions from the Clubs to the tune of more than Rs. 12 lakhs. 67 sanitary Napkin vending machines and few incinerators were installed in girls’ schools, which would benefit a lakh plus women.

  • First Ever Walk wherein more than 650 people participated for the awareness of Breast Cancer. It was sponsored by Apollo Hospital and Yours Company, besides six other organizations, joined the noble cause. IIW Day was celebrated in style and widely publicized through the Telegraph, Radio FM, hoardings at prominent intersections of Kolkata and multiplexes.

 

She has attended 5 Triennial Conference in Mumbai, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune respectively and also served as steward and chief stewards in the business session of 13th & 15th Triennial Conference. She has also attended 3 South Asia Rally in Sri Lanka, Mumbai & Malaysia.  She also attended DARPAN – a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of IWC in India at New Delhi. She attended 50th year celebration of IIW Formation Day at Varanasi. 16th & 17h IIW convention at Copenhagen and Melbourne was attended by her as a Voting Delegate.

 

She has been the faculty in 3 Incoming Chairmen’s Institute.

  • In 2016-17 she has served as first Association Treasurer from her District and 1St time the Income Tax return for 2015-16 and 2016-17 was filled by her for the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India.

 

She loves swimming and driving. She is a natural artist, who loves to play with colors and draw sketches. She has held solo exhibitions and sold paintings from home.  She is a member of Calcutta Ladies Golf Club (CLGC) and DI (Dalhousie Institute).

 

Her noble work is adequately supported by her son, Sanyam who is pursuing LLB and CS, and husband, Sanjay Gupta who is a practicing Company Secretary for more than 30 years. He was twice Chairman of the Eastern Region of the Institute of Company Secretaries in India.  He is a former Rotarian served his Club at various capacities for 18 years.

 

Milestones

  • Inner Wheel has become her passion which reflected in her innovative ideas and its execution. She has conceptualized and designed the Special postal covers (Envelopes) with Inner Wheel logo & IIW Theme: 2014-15 -- first of its kind in the Inner Wheel history, to commemorate the 75th death anniversary of Mrs. Margarette Oliver Golding, the Founder of Inner Wheel.  10,000 such envelopes were released on 11th June, 2014 at the Association level. These special covers are kept on display at Philately Bureau of Mumbai GPO, Nagpur GPO, Pune, Aurangabad, Nasik & Panaji HO.

  • In 2012, she took part in painting Competition held at 15th IIW Convention Istanbul, Turkey. Her painting won the highest vote and was auctioned during the Gala Dinner to raise the fund for construction of Primary School in the earthquake affected area in Eastern Turkey.

 

Mamta believes in ‘Change, Challenge, and Opportunity’- All Inner Wheel members, let us come together to change the challenge into an opportunity.

Vasudhaa Chandrachud

Vice President

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

Education & Profession – B.Sc. in Microbiology with first class distinction. Director in family business of Industrial Chemicals and Aromatherapy Skin care product. 

Inner Wheel Journey: Joined Inner Wheel in 1989 as Charter Secretary. Was twice Secretary, twice President and twice Zonal Coordinator. Was District Chairman in 2009-10, Voting Delegate - in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, and 2002.

 

As District Secretary - First time in District 314, introduced tabular format for General Body Meeting Minutes, which was very well appreciated. 

 

As District Chairman - her thrust areas were 1. ‘Skin Donation Drive’ and rehabilitation of 14 burn victims with plastic surgeries. 2. Vocational Training for 4900 women in 31 vocational courses.

 

She was National Editor in 2017-18 where she published a book, ‘Project Bank – a Ray of Hope’ which covered 2 outstanding projects of each District.

Smita Pingale

Immediate President

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

Smita is born to illustrious social reformists parents from Satara, Maharashtra. She has studied Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration and works as management head at family business activities in Pune.

Associated with Inner Wheel since 1995-96, Smita was elected District Chairman 2008-09.  After getting elected to the District Executive Committee, she served IWC Pune Riverside and District 313 at various posts.  Smita has been a very active Inner Wheel member all these years and faculty at the District’s Club Officer’s Training Institute for the last eight years.  She has many presentations to her credit on various topics like leadership development, membership development, branding of inner wheel, how to be an effective District Officer, communication skills etc.  She has also visited many other Inner Wheel Districts in India.

 

Smita takes keen interest in the charity Projects of her Club.  She likes to work for school children, old age homes and an orphanage at Pune.  A computer savvy, Smita was National Coordinator for an exclusive Mobile App, Inner Wheel Connect, which could connect data of 18000 Inner Wheel members from all over India.  She has designed the Website of District 313 and has continued designing and sponsoring it each year till date.  As Association President, she hosted the Triennial Conference at Pune. 

Krishna Mohanty

Honorary Secretary

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

Krishna is an academician by profession. Along with having a brilliant academic career, she has been an ace debater, keen sportswoman and a connoisseur of art; and is pursuing her Doctorate in English. She has a plethora of hobbies.

Inspired by its motto of friendship and service she joined Inner Wheel in 2001. She not only bagged various awards for all the posts she held in the Club but was also awarded as the most dynamic and supportive Member of the District and also won many Competitions. Entering the District Executive Committee in 2012 she has done justice and proved her worth in all the posts she held. Working for Women and Children are close to her heart. Her vision of creating opportunities for empowering the women fructified through the Signature Project of the District ‘Madadgaar’. She believes in the dictum “Instead of counting the years, make the years count” and Women power. She proudly says...Inner Wheel - the best platform to expand the horizons of friendship and render service - is my passion!!!

Rachna Agarwal

Honorary Treasurer

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

Rachna, M.A., B.Sc., is always friendly, soft-spoken, compassionate, confident and hard-working. She believes in inspiring, not in influencing others. Her style of communication builds a bridge of trust to evoke participation.

Born in Lucknow, she is happily married to PHF CA Rtn. Pawan K. Agrawal who is an active and dedicated Rotarian. They are blessed with two lovely children; son Er. Aayush, working in IT Company at Brisbane, Australia, and daughter Dr. Shristi, pursuing M.D. (Radio-Therapy) from MAMC, New Delhi.

 

She joined Inner Wheel in 1998 in District 311. Later, in 2007, she moved to District 308. She has served at all posts at Club level and has won many awards in her respective tenure. She was elected as District Editor of District 308 in 2013-14 and having been elevated to Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-chairman, served as District Chairman in 2018-19.  Presently, she serves as Association Council Member for District 308 and also as Association Treasurer. She has attended three Triennial Conferences at Varanasi, Hyderabad and Pune and one IIW Convention at Melbourne, Australia in 2017-18.

CCCC & National Editor

2019-2020

Dr. Rashmi Sharma

Constitution & Credentials Committee Chairman

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

Inducted into Inner Wheel Club of Bhusawal in 1994, she, due to her hard working and sincerity qualities, was made District Conference Secretary for the District Conference hosted by her club in December 1996.  In 1996-97 she became Secretary of Inner Wheel Club of Bhusawal and was awarded Best Secretary of District 303. 

During her President-ship of the club in 1999-2000 of Inner Wheel Club of Bhusawal she organized Entrepreneurship Development Forum for young graduates, unemployed and housewives and lecture on Time Management, etc. and since 1999 was the Year of Elders various unprecedented programs were taken for them.  Inner Wheel Club of Bhusawal attained a new meaning and new fame during her President-ship.  Again in 2003-04 since Conference was to be held in Bhusawal she was asked by the club to be Secretary.  Inner Wheel Club of Bhusawal published History of the Club on occasion of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations under her editorship.

 

She entered District as District Editor in 2004-05 during which she came up with colorful & informative News Letter for each and every member of the District, which was highly appreciated by one & all.  During her year as District Chairman in 2009-10 she has many firsts to her credit.  For 1st time in District

  •   Started  PDC Meets, Zonal Training Institute, New Gen Club, Monthly Chairman's Newsletter;

  •   Published  Informative Directory, District History Book, IIW Constitution and Hand Book in Hindi

  •   Increased  members – Association’s 2nd Highest

 

As Member and Chairman of Constitution and Credential Committee of her District she has played a pivotal role in sending above 25 proposals for IIW Constitution and Handbook and Association Bye-laws Book.

 

Every Association President has appreciated her work, specially her style of reporting.  In 2010-11 she was the first from her District to be elected as Association Secretary when once again her work was highly appreciated, and she came up with soft copy of Association Directory for the first time.   She was elected Association Vice President for 2013-14 and was Association President in 2014-15, first to be Association President from Maharasthra other than Mumbai and Pune.

 

As Association President she

  •   opened 71 new clubs,

  •   celebrated golden jubilee of Association and

  •   compiled and released Association History Book

  •   released Special Postal Envelopes, Special Inner Wheel Stamps and Inner Wheel song

  •   felicitated one member from each District who had been untiringly contributing towards the club for more than 25 years without any post in the District were felicitated at Zonal Seminars and Felicitation Functions,

  •   2 members received Margarette Golding Award, Charters were given to the Districts,

  •   205 members attended RI Convention – a record.

Since her joining Inner Wheel she has attended many District events and all the 6 Triennials since the one held in Pune in 2004, South Asia Rally held in Cochin, Sri Lanka and Mumbai and one IIW Convention held in Copenhagen as she feels that since friendship is the first motto of Inner Wheel it is fulfilled in a wider form at such events.

 

At Copenhagen Convention, as her tenure as Association President,  she had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Symposia held “Empowerment of Women through Financial Independence”. She has also been the Convener of West Zone Meet held in August 2017 in Jalgaon hosted by her District.  In the Triennial held in Pune in February 2019 she was the aide to IIW President Christine. 

 

An initiator of partnership for Literacy Mission with Rotary during her year as Association President, she remained Zonal Literacy Coordinator of Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India with four to five districts under her for TEACH from 2015-16 to 2017-18. 

 

Since 2019-20 she is elected as Association CCCC, is the National Chairman of Mission Mamta and is advisor of national event to be held in Udaipur in November 2019.

 

Rashmi believes that you should do what you enjoy & enjoy what you do that too with a BIG SMILE – Serving Mankind Is Simply Exemplified.

Seema Khaitan

National Editor

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

 

An avid social worker, Seema, provided services intended to aid distressed or vulnerable persons or groups, since her teenage.

For the last 18 years, when she joined Inner Wheel in the year 2001 as an Active Member, she was inducted into the Club Executive as in the year 2003-04. The year 2004-05 saw her becoming the Club Secretary when she was adjudged as the Best Secretary. As Club President (2005-06) she won various awards such as Best Club Award / Best President Award / Membership Growth Award / Promptness, Dedication & Devotion Award / Consumer Guidance / Eye Relief & Cornea Donation / Education / Environment / Family Planning / Senior Citizens / Best Project Reporting / Polio Eradication / Health Care / Physically & Mentally challenged / Family Welfare. Running Trophies for Education & Cultural Fellowship & Environment /. As sub-committee chairperson of Health Care Committee in 2006-07 received special appreciation award, Elected as the District Editor in 2007, ISO, District Treasurer, District Secretary, District Vice Chairman and in the year 2012-13, she became the District Chairman. At that time, the IIW Theme was “Be a Friend”, which she sincerely took up and fulfilled all the criteria and received the Shining Star Trophy from Association President. She firmly believes “if you educate a man, you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a whole family”. It is this belief that for the last four years, she was the District Literacy Committee Chairman. Till now, she has attended 5 Triennial Conferences, 2 South Asia Rallies, 3 International Inner Wheel Conventions, Attended 4 South Asia Literacy Summits organized by Rotary India Literacy Mission. She is the National Editor 2019-20 of Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India. She always bears in mind, the words and works of her seniors. According to her, seniors are her guide and mentors. She always learns to look up to them.

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