After almost one day lost because of a flight delay, IIW President Dr. Kaila Gupta has arrived in Pau City were the District 69 40th Anniversary Celebration took place.
South West of France is alive and friendly. Many Inner Wheel members, Past IIW Presidents ( Catherine Refabert and Charlotte de Vos) F.A.M.A.T committee, Past Constitution Chairman Gunder Lanoy, District Chairman, Rep-President of FAMAT Elisabeth Haye and 150 members attended. The evening started with men chorus which is so typical for South West of France.
During the dinner, after banners exchange, members had the pleasure to listen to Dr. President Kapila speaking, urging all members to speak the Inner Wheel language which is understood across borders: FRIENDSHIP.
The first District 69 Chairman was there, very elegant and she has spoken about the formatting the first Districts in France when there were only 2 Districts; 64 North and 69 South.
During the evening President Kapila has the occasion to talk to the Rotary District Governor Jean-Paul Nouhaud who is a very good friend.
A District Assembly was held on Saturday with great enthusiasm when all members sang the official IW song. It was an occasion for IIW President Kapila Gupta to meet many members and to discuss with them. All the PWP presentations have been translated.
After the lunch, the sunshine allowed for members to stay outside for a photo shooting and to share friendship.
Presentation of New FAMAT communication held in the afternoon. In D69 new IW Club of «Cotés-Dunes Capbreton, Hossegor Seignosse» just created and new members were presented to IIW President.
A social project « Bench of chat and solidarity women » has been presented, joining both social link between women having difficulties and ecologic agriculture to leave a lasting legacy.
For all attendees, the IIW President Kapilas visit has given a real joy of Inner Wheel.