A wonderful meeting!

Posted by | Dec 10, 2021 |

FAMAT and Senegal ISO meeting.

What International Service Organisers usually strongly desire is to forge linkages with a great number of overseas Inner Wheel members. That is exactly what District 72 also wants to accomplish.

Thanks to Isabelle Cheval, Association Secretary of F.A.M.A.T. (Association des Clubs Inner Wheel de France, Andorre, Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie), an opportunity was presented to have an exchange with Mame Siga Dieye, ISO of District 909 (Inner Wheel Club of Dakar Teranga, Senegal).

It was immediately decided to establish friendly and cordial ties. A meeting with Isabelle and other District members was organised. Since Siga is often in France, it was quite easy to set up a meeting in Tours. And so it was on 9 November, four French Inner Wheel ladies welcomed Siga in a cosy tea-room: Isabelle Cheval (Association Secretary of F.A.M.A.T. from the Inner Wheel Club of Châteauroux), Michèle Miroux (District Chairman from the Inner Wheel Club of Blois), Virginie Chidiac (District Webmaster (from the Inner Wheel Club of Tours) and myself, Anne Ganes (District ISO from the Inner Wheel Club of Tours).

Flags were exchanged and mutual activities were discussed, which was both interesting and productive. It was also the occasion to share laughter and it was great! That is the reason why it was agreed that we see each other again. Siga even invited the group to visit Senegal next March for the District meeting!

Yes, the four of us were lucky enough to meet Mame Siga Dieye!

Anne Ganes, ISO, District 72, FRANCE