Support for Ukraine at IWUSA Conference

Posted by | May 17, 2022 |

Support for Ukraine at Inner Wheel USA Tri-annual Conference in Nashville.

On the 21-26 April 2022, Inner Wheel USA held their Tri-Annual Conference at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The programme was filled with enthusiastic speakers, testimonies of friendship, the story of Inner Wheel, installations, training and workshops. The last event was a dinner cruise on the General Jackson, a showboat, along the Cumberland River.

The second day was the meeting of IWUSA Foundation. IW USA is proud of the Foundation which provides a myoelectric limb for young people born without upper body limbs or have lost them due to accident or disease. Inner Wheel Foundation is "Turning Possibilities into Realities"!

Members were touched by the war in Ukraine which has caused three million women and children to escape to neighbouring countries. With the encouragement that strong women are stronger together, IWUSA President Linda Daniel, asked Clubs to raise funds. At the Conference, a last-minute raffle raised $1,410 USD within a short period with forty gift prizes donated by members. In addition, IWUSA is matching funds up to $5000. Thus, shortly, IWUSA will be sending at least $10,000 to the Ukraine fund and more with the raffle and other donations. Inner Wheel members in action for sure!

Credit goes to Annelise Graf and Nancy Beisler, both members of our IW Foundation Board, for taking the lead on the raffle idea.

Marjorie Jones, Board Director