President Phyllis' Visit to Turkey

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Jan 23, 2020 |

ur IIW President, dear Phyllis Charter was in Turkey between 7th and 16th January, 2020, officially visiting our two districts 242 and 244. During the president’s visit NR for Turkey, Iclal Kardiçali and Deputy NR, Siren Toksoy accompanied her, with DC of D. 242, Meltem Gökman and DC of D.244, Tuna Özgiller, as well as heads of Organization Committees, Gülru Erdier for D.242 and Zeynep Pamukçu for D.244, IIW past BDs and IW and Rotary members.

On the 8th of January, we visited an IW project in Bandirma, D.242, jointly made by D. 242 and the Beyoglu IWC. They furnished two classrooms in a state school where one will be used as a library and the other as a game room. They also provided the books and the games. Inner Wheel name was displayed on the outside wall of each classroom.

In Istanbul, in D.242, every evening we got together for dinner at different and authentic restaurants. IW members from Turkey, Jordan and around the region, enjoyed wonderful food and warm friendship.

Inner Wheel Day Ceremony and Festivities in Istanbul, at the enchanting Pera Palace Hotel, with our President.

Inner Wheel Day Festivities in Istanbul, D.242. Two club twinning and new members, as we celebrated the 96th anniversary of IW with our dear President and dear friends.

In D. 244, İzmir area, we visited the Lord Mayor of Izmir, Mr. Tunç Soyer, a Rotarian himself. Madam President talked about IW and its service projects and international characteristics. We also thanked Mr. Soyer for the IW Rose Garden area that he provided for us.

Inauguration of the IW Rose Garden in Izmir, D.244, on the fair grounds of the city’s Central Park.

Inner Wheel Day Celebrations in Izmir, D.244.

And final, some time to visit of the antique city of Ephesus, a UN World Heritage Site and St. Mary’s House, with IW members from D.244.