Inner Wheel USA is part of an international women’s service organization. Members spread friendship, understanding, and encourage personal service throughout our nation and the world!
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Now to a much more serious subject. Last year we were working together to donate funds for Covid vaccinations in the poorest of countries through the first International joint effort requested of clubs around the world. The goal was to be about $2 a member worldwide. Our USA clubs and National governing Body were able to send more than $11 per member to that effort.
Now we find our world in another situation that cannot be ignored. The war in Ukraine has sent over three million women and children into neighboring countries to escape the bombings and lack of necessities. Over one thousand towns have no power or running water. IIW sent $10,000 euros right away to the International Red Cross in Europe and has set up a fund that all countries can contribute to. I have sent a letter to club presidents outlining places money can go and encouraging clubs to give money through their Districts or directly to our National Treasurer, which will then be deposited by our Treasurer directly into the IIW fund at the end of April. Because we have not traveled to meetings in the last two years, we will be able to match up to $5,000 of savings that comes to the National Treasurer to that fund. Wouldn’t it be great if every club could send $500 dollars to this effort?
We are not a fund-raising Organization, but neither are we based on tea, cookies, and lunch. Asking for funds is not what I wish to be doing. I would much rather celebrate and highlight our Foundation and the wonderful and worthy causes clubs support in their communities. But we are strong women, and stronger together. If we believe in that power, let us encourage one another to be effective, to be part of voices heard, and investment made against unjust actions perpetuated on a small country and its people by a political bully.
Inner Wheel USA President