100th Year Surprise Party

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Jun 09, 2016 |

100th Year Surprise Party

A hundreth year surprise birthday party was organised for Orthodontic Ayse Mayda (2009 Margarette Golding Award Owner) on May 10th 2016 ┬ at the terrace┬ she had dedicated to her high school┬ that she graduated in 1943 in Izmir,Turkey.

Ayse Mayda at her throne as May Queen 2016 American Girls College in Izmir, Turkey


All gratuates┬ from the same high school┬ who could join were invited. There was a slight Show of her life which depicted pictures of her┬ contributions to the community with pictures┬ ┬ of all her pets through hundred years (dogs, turtles, donkeys, goats, even a monkey)

Because she is loved and respected, there was 400 people present. Although she was very excited, she gave a short thank you speech┬ and even danced when she cut her birthday cake.

She is still very active in charity work and in fact the mayor of a close town came to the party and thanked her for her contributions to built an audorotorium for the town.

When she was asked the secret of living a long and healthy life she answered that she had always been optimistic, tried not to hurt people and was always cheerful.

One of the traditions of this school is choosing a May Queen among the senior class at the end of each year.┬ To mark this tradition she was dressed with a cape and a crown as the May Queen.

A close friend of hers is also a Margarette Golding Award owner, Mrs. Suzan K─▒z─▒lgok and she was present at the party. She is also very active in social work, in fact she is trying to achieve her dream of building a┬ village for orphans. (Although she does not look like it , she has passed 90 years, too)

Well, may be it is not wrong to say that loving everything God has created and helping the ones in need,┬ slows down aging.

Upper row left to right: Suzan K─▒z─▒lgok, Iclal Kardicali (Club President IIW)   Lower row left ro right: Another graduate from the high school, Ayse Mayda, Ayfer Carkoglu

Left to Right: Suzan K─▒z─▒lgok, Gulgun Dolunay (Elected National Representetive IIW), Ayse Mayda, Ayfer Carkoglu

Ayfer Carkoglu

Past Board Director 2009-2011