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A TOUCH OF PINK - A NEW NEWSLETTER FROM DISTRICT 330

For the 2021-2022 term, District 330 will be issuing a tri-monthly newsletter, aptly titled, A TOUCH OF PINK, in keeping with the theme of PINK FIRST. This newsletter will contain interesting articles and stories, mostly related to the main focus areas of Inner Wheel, i.e., Health, Education, Opportunity and Empowerment. The District Editor welcomes unpublished articles from all Clubs to ensure the continuity of this newsletter. Please click to download the issue and read. Enjoy!

A touch of pink. District 330 Newsletter No. 1

Issue No. 1

       

 

Datin Shamini Nair, District Chairman 2021-22

Message from
District Chairman 2021-2022
Shamini Nair

THINK PINK

 

Dear Friends

Wow! Two months have gone by and we are already in the month of September.

Pandemic and lockdowns it may be, but Busy is what the last two months have been. I have witnessed Installations, Clubs helping those in dire need, Zoom talks on various topics, the forging of virtual international friendships and Zoom training for Presidents and Vice Presidents, Club Correspondents and International Service Organizers. All the training sessions have gone down so well, with Club Correspondents moving on to a refresher course on what Inner Wheel is all about, the Constitution and registration requirements, and the ISOs gaining invaluable insights into the fascinating world of Zoom and its many features. Training programmes have brought in almost full numbers. At the first sessions, encouraging numbers saw 18 Presidents together with their Vice Presidents, while it was 21 Club Correspondents and 21 ISOs at their respective sessions. A blessing in disguise during this pandemic has been that members are now focused on the need to be more IT-savvy, congruent with the need to be able to do almost everything virtually. I am also so proud of all the Clubs who have not allowed COVID-19 to dampen their spirit of giving to those in need of a warm meal, provisions and face masks. Thank you Ladies for always being there for those who need us. To me, PINK symbolises hope, love and empathy in a pandemic-ravaged world.

I was indeed thrilled to learn that one of our two young generation Clubs, IWC of Azul, mentored by IWC of Butterworth, was finally given the green light by the Registrar of Societies. I thank Immediate Past President Daisy, IPDC Shanti Menon and District Extension Organiser Peggy Khoo, for their untiring efforts in making this much awaited event a reality. Heartiest congratulations and welcome President Nor Ilyani and her young and enthusiastic members.

The highlight of my term thus far is that of the Margarette Golding Award conferred on our very own PP Girija Menon from IWC of Petaling Jaya. From the time I joined Inner Wheel, I recall seeing her as the Star of skits or musicals that IWCPJ puts up for any function we have. She is a very selfless person and so worthy and deserving of the award. Thank you PP Giri for everything you do for the children.

I have also lined up my Club Visits via Zoom and look forward to each one of them. Virtual visits may not be the best way, but to me, I can get to see everyone from the comfort of their homes.

Moving forward, our 41st AGM has been set for 25 September 2021, with all likelihood of it being a virtual one. I do hope all Club delegates and observers have pencilled in the date on their calendars and give their full support.

Blessed is what I am with such a dynamic ExCo. The team has been burning the midnight oil and rising before the rooster crows; I know this because my phone beeps in messages as early as 5.30 am. It thrills me that they are just as excited as I to serve in District 330 and will be the driving force that ensures we continue to forge ahead in spite of the numerous control restrictions. My ExCo is my Legacy and I am sure that by the end of my term, we will succeed in giving District 330 greater visibility and a plump position on the Inner Wheel map. The proverbial “There is no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’, is ringing loud and clear, as together, we rise above the relentless pandemic and move closer to attaining the goal of ‘WOMEN HELPING WOMEN’ and in the process, to building a stronger world.

Well Ladies, that’s all for now. Thank you all once again for having faith in my ExCo and me to do our best for all of you.

“One of the most beautiful qualities of True Friendship is to Understand and to be Understood”
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


With Love and thinking PINK FIRST,
Shamini

Datin Shamini Nair, District Chairman 2021-2022

 

Inaugural Message from
District Chairman
2021-2022

SHAMINI NAIR

 

 

 

“They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don't be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented -- there is an entire eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway, but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever” ~ Nikita Gill

 

Warm greetings to my Charming Friends of District 330

The theme for 2021-2022 is PINK FIRST

and this is what it means:

PINK FIRST- is about us - the strong, the confident, the amazing, the ambitious, the dedicated, the committed, the courageous, the knowledgeable, the kind hearted, the doting, the dynamic. These are just a few words to describe the women we are. Let us spend not only this year but every year after this putting Women First. Let us plan and carry out projects to empower women. If we do not look out for us, then no one will. The very reason Inner Wheel was founded is for us to be there for each other. Let us lift each other up instead of pulling each other down.

A few words about my District ExCo - they epitomise the definition of women empowerment and so much more! I could not have asked for a better team even if I had hand-picked them myself. My deepest appreciation to:

  • Immediate Past District Chairman, Shanti Menon (IWC Subang Selangor)
  • District Vice-Chairman, PP Krishnaveni Mutthiah (IWC Klang)
  • District Secretary, PP Kamala Yeap (IWC Apsaras)
  • District Treasurer, PP Vimalavathi (IWC Ipoh East)
  • District Editor, PP Padmini Pillai (IWC Alor Setar)
  • District Webmaster, PP Lucy Barrock (IWC Butterworth)
  • District International Service Organiser, PP Datin Pathma (IWC Kuantan/Indera Mahkota)
  • District Extension Organiser, PDC Peggy Khoo (IWC Kuala Lumpur)

I truly look forward to working with them during my year.  Although each and every one of them is instrumental to the success of Inner Wheel year 2021-2022, I would not be doing justice if I do not make special mention of a few key people who have been responsible for what I am today in Inner Wheel.

IPDC Shanti Menon is more than just my friend in Inner Wheel. Serving in her year as her Vice-Chairman has been a delight and an eye-opening experience, if you will. She will always be the calm to my storm. As one of my trusty advisors, I know she will guide and drive me on the right path. Thank you for being there for me always.

Our National Representative, Mrs Ambika Menon, is my mentor. I started in the District as her ISO. Just being a part of her team has taught me so much. I have always looked up to her and knowing that she is the NR during my term to guide me makes me so happy and blessed. Congratulations to NR Ambika Menon.

Another privilege I have as DC is having a friend I have known since 1992. Datin Seetha is the International Inner Wheel Board Director for the year 2021-2022. I truly cannot think of a better person to represent us on the Board and I am confident she will do all she can to take Inner Wheel to greater heights of excellence.  Congratulations Datin Seetha. You are someone I will be turning to often and I am confident your help and guidance will help me execute my year successfully.

Heartfelt congratulations are also due to PDC Parimala Satheesan for being elected as Deputy National Representative and to PP Cheng Yeok San from Inner wheel Club of Ipoh East for being elected as IIW Editor/Media Manager 2021-2022.

My Dear Friends, I would like to thank each and every one of you for having the confidence in me, especially my home club, Inner Wheel Club of Selangor. I accept this post with utmost humility and graciousness. I promise to carry out my duties to the best of my ability. Being District Chairman to me is just a title. I am still Shamini to each one of you and will always be. Please feel free to reach out and I assure you of my undivided attention and support.

Take care and stay safe.

Yours in Inner Wheel Friendship
Shamini Nair

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DISTRICT 330
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2021-2022

CHAIRMAN
SHAMINI NAIR
shamini_nair2000@yahoo.com

VICE-CHAIRMAN
KRISHNAVENI MUTTHIAH
m.venirama@yahoo.com

IMM. PAST CHAIRMAN
SHANTI MENON
menonshanti@hotmail.com

HON. SECRETARY
KAMALA YEAP
kamyeap@hotmail.com

HON. TREASURER
VIMALAVATHI TP THAYAMAN PILLAI
vimalatp@yahoo.com

EXTENSION ORGANISER
PEGGY LEE
pegkeng@yahoo.com

INTL SERVICE ORGANISER
DATIN PATHMA RAMANATHAN
pathmaramanathan@yahoo.com

EDITOR
PADMINI PILLAI
padpillai001@gmail.com

WEBMASTER
LUCY BARROCK
kanalu2002@hotmail.com


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
of Districts 330 and 331
(Malaysia-Singapore)

PDC AMBIKA MENON
(IWC Petaling Jaya)
ambika45@gmail.com

DEPUTY
PDC PARIMALA SATHEESAN
(IWC Subang Selangor)
parimala.satheesan@yahoo.com


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