New IW Club of Taranto Molo Sant'Eligio

Posted by | Dec 01, 2021 |


The charter ceremony of the new Inner Wheel Club of of Taranto Molo Sant'Eligio was held on Friday, 5 November 2021, at the Restaurant Giò, located on the beautiful promenade of Taranto.

Present were National Representative Mrs Donatella Nicolich Polizzi, District Chairman Mrs Liliana Del Grosso Russo, Immediate Past District Chairman Mrs Mariangela Galante Pace, Extension Chairman Trofimena Forte, District Secretary Vittoria Giancaspro Colucci, and Past District Chairman Mrs Irene Ficociello Calzetta as “godmother”.

Also present were District Treasurer Mrs Rosalba Rossano Tufano, International Service Chairman Mrs Elena Sanpaolo Antonacci, Presidents of the Inner Wheel Clubs of Brindisi and Manduria, and numerous Inner Wheel members such as Mrs Matilde Saponaro and Mrs Carmelina Cafiero.

Club President Gaia Melpignano received the Charter and the collar.

Club President Gaia Melpignano received the Charter and the collar.


The Club was formed by active young members willing to give time to friendship and service, aware of operating in compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws, and especially respecting themselves and each other, without expectations.

The ceremony took place with a special programme that highlighted the relationship between the past and the present. The Charter presented by the National Representative Donatella Polizzi was signed by the current DC Liliana Russo and the DC of the previous year, Mariangela Pace.


With great enthusiasm, the President illustrated the project for the IW year, highlighting the Club’s commitment to social, and urban and regional green regeneration. The Club will work for women, children, the elderly, the environment, and the sea.


The DC concluded her speech reporting the words of Zig Ziglar:

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.”

Gaia Melpignano