D16 GB&I And D211 Italy Gather Together

Posted by | Jun 10, 2019 |

Oscar Wilde wrote: "Dream as if you were to live forever and live as if you were to die today"

We have realized a dream as we visited magical Ireland, a land of uncontaminated nature and a timeless reality. Our adventure began on May 22nd from Palermo airport, destination Dublin to formalize the Contact with the IW members of District 16 and also to find a bit of the origins of our Inner Wheel Association born in Great Britain & Ireland. First we visited some Irish highlights as to know a place means to know its traditions: the cliffs of Moher and the village of Galway with its Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, the oldest harp in Ireland, symbol of the country, and in Dublin the Guiness Storehouse, the Trinity College, with the Book of Kells, the Cathedral of St. Patrick, with its four thousand pipes organ. 

The Contact between our two Districts had been strongly desired by both sides, D.211 Chairman Rosalba Licata, International Chairman Lucia Di Paola and the Irish IW friends, including Dublin Club President Maureen Boothman and Past President Lisa Tacco, who welcomed us with feelings of friendship and sympathy. A large and nice party took part at the formalization of the Contact, during the Vintage Afternoon Tea in Woodlands Avenue, at the Beaufield Mews. Were also present the two Districts Secretaries Norma Nixon and Lella Pavone, incoming D.211 Chairman Cristina La Grassa, some Rotarian husbands,  the Member of Council Janet Howard and the Past President of a Dublin Rotary Club Bernardette Mulvey.












Lucia Di Paola- District 211 Editor