IWC Rovereto celebrates Inner Wheel Day

Posted by | Feb 27, 2022 |

IWC Rovereto celebrates Inner Wheel Day

98 years ago, a group of very active, motivated and tireless women led by Margarette Oliver Golding laid the foundation of this Association. The Inner Wheel has been kept actively alive thanks to the work of tens of thousands of tenacious and admirable women all these years.

In 1970, Helena Foster (International Inner Wheel President 1969-1970), came up with the idea of making 10 January a day when members all over the world could celebrate its formation.

The Inner Wheel Club of Rovereto decided to pick Sunday, 9 January, to celebrate this occasion so as to give our working members the opportunity to join the event. That afternoon, many of us met in the small but culturally rich city of Ala.

Firstly, Club member Maria Andreolli guided us deeply through the history of this city and wonderfully immersed us in the beauty of its baroque palaces, and lastly in the marvelous music room of Palazzo Pizzini where we were hosted by the Mayor of Ala, Mr Claudio Soini.

Club President Carmen Maria Sacchiero Ballotta gave us a small briefing of the history and importance of Inner Wheel Day.

This was followed by the incredible nonetheless touching story of the book Angelitos, presented by the writer Martina Dei Cas where she describes the adventure she experienced in Guatemala. Delightful South American dancing melodies enveloped us in an ambience of the book, performed by Angela Modena on the guitar and Marco Salvetti on the accordion.

This year, as part of the Inner Wheel Day celebration, the International President Ebe Martines suggested that all clubs during the first ten days of January launch the project “Wheel Can Cerv” to

prevent cervical cancer in women and girls. To honour our International President’s request, the Presidents of the Inner Wheel Clubs of Trento, Trento Castello and Rovereto decided to jointly publish some articles in the local newspapers to increase the awareness on this important and delicate matter that concerns all women.

Carmen Maria Sacchiero Ballotta