Inner Wheel ‘Platinum’ Rally

Irene Millar Belfast West IW, Olive Harvey IW Member of Council, Muriel Singleton IW District Secretary, and Niamh Wallace IW 2nd Vice Chairman who attended the Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm on Friday. (Submitted Picture).
Irene Millar Belfast West IW, Olive Harvey IW Member of Council, Muriel Singleton IW District Secretary, and Niamh Wallace IW 2nd Vice Chairman who attended the Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm on Friday. (Submitted Picture).

Members of Inner Wheel from across Ireland travelled to Ballymena on Friday for the 70th Anniversary Inner Wheel Rally.

They were welcomed to the very special event, which was held at Galgorm Resort & Spa, by Ballymena Club President Esther Cahoon.

Pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally on Friday - William McKean President Elect Ballymena Rotary, James Perry High Sheriff County Antrim, Pamela Boreland District 16 Chairman, Trish Douglas Association President, Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, Declan Tyner District Governor Rotary 1160, Norman Cahoon and Paul Boreland.

Pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally on Friday - William McKean President Elect Ballymena Rotary, James Perry High Sheriff County Antrim, Pamela Boreland District 16 Chairman, Trish Douglas Association President, Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, Declan Tyner District Governor Rotary 1160, Norman Cahoon and Paul Boreland.

Among those in attendance was District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 16 (Ireland), Pamela Boreland, who is a member of the Ballymena Club and a Past President.

Also attending were District Chairs from England and Scotland; Association President for Great Britain and Ireland, Trish Douglas; District Governor for Rotary in Ireland, Declan Tynan; and William McKean, who will shortly be assuming the role of local Rotary Club President.

As District Chairman over the last year Mrs Boreland has helped to co-ordinate and develop the work of Inner Wheel across Ireland and she expressed her delight that so many members had made the effort to attend.

She thanked all of the members of the District Executive as well as members of her own local Club for all of their help and support over the last year.

Liz Caddle Ballymena Inner Wheel, Doreen Cairns Lurgan IW, Freda Birrell Enniskillen IW pictured arriving at the 70th Anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm. (Submitted Picture).

Liz Caddle Ballymena Inner Wheel, Doreen Cairns Lurgan IW, Freda Birrell Enniskillen IW pictured arriving at the 70th Anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm. (Submitted Picture).

The High Sheriff of County Antrim, James Perry, was a guest at the Rally and, at the invitation of the District Chair, he explained the purpose and function of his historic role.

The keynote address was given by Association President, Trish Douglas, who encouraged Inner Wheel members in all of the various activities they undertake in their individual Clubs.

She also reminded everyone of the international dimension of Inner Wheel, an organisation which now has over 100000 members across the globe and congratulated Mrs Boreland on a successful year as Chair of District 16.

After an excellent meal, Mrs Boreland thanked all of the guests for their attendance and, in particular, she expressed her appreciation to all those who had helped in any way to make the 70th Anniversary Rally such memorable occasion.

Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, William McKean President Elect Rotary Club Ballymena, and James Perry High Sheriff County Antrim, who attended the Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm Resort & Spa on Friday. (Submitted Picture).

Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, William McKean President Elect Rotary Club Ballymena, and James Perry High Sheriff County Antrim, who attended the Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm Resort & Spa on Friday. (Submitted Picture).

Pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm on Friday are Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, Pamela Boreland District 16 Chairman,Association President Trish Douglas and visiting District Chairman Heather Sheerin, Rosemary Cone and Morag Barron. (Submitted Picture).

Pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm on Friday are Esther Cahoon President Ballymena Inner Wheel, Pamela Boreland District 16 Chairman,Association President Trish Douglas and visiting District Chairman Heather Sheerin, Rosemary Cone and Morag Barron. (Submitted Picture).

Members of Ballymena Inner Wheel pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm Resort & Spa on Friday with Association President, Trish Douglas and District Chairman Pamela Boreland. (Submitted Picture).

Members of Ballymena Inner Wheel pictured at the 70th anniversary Inner Wheel Rally at Galgorm Resort & Spa on Friday with Association President, Trish Douglas and District Chairman Pamela Boreland. (Submitted Picture).