Inner wheel cap off a successful year | Photos

WHAT A YEAR: Leeton resident and Inner Wheel district president Phyllis Guthrie addresses the conference in Griffith on the weekend.
WHAT A YEAR: Leeton resident and Inner Wheel district president Phyllis Guthrie addresses the conference in Griffith on the weekend.

Groups from around the MIA and surrounds were out and about over the weekend for the Inner Wheel district conference. 

The event was attended by over 60 members from across the district, including Leeton, who have spent the past year raising money for eye care in Nepal. 

Griffith East President Carmel LaRocca said the organisation had been hard at work throughout the year. 

“It’s our district’s project for the year,” she said.

“Optometrists go to Nepal and operate on eyes. They do some amazing things.

“The district raises money and it’s then handed over.”

Each club raises money in their own way. 

Groups travelled from Leeton, Yenda, Albury and Yarrawonga to attend. 

District president Phyllis Guthrie, who hails from Leeton, said she had enjoyed seeing all the groups come together. 

“We enjoy it ... It’s great to get together and to see everyone at meetings like this,” she said. 

Inner Wheel is an international organisation closely linked to Rotary. 

It was initially founded to unite wives and daughters of Rotarians. Before 1989, Rotary generally prohibited women as members. 

While women are now able to join Rotary, Inner Wheel continues in over 100 countries. In Leeton the group is always searching for new members.