"Advancing Inner Wheel",
First Online Training of
Inner Wheel Districts 330 and 331
Inner Wheel District 330
12 August 2020
Inner Wheel Clubs of Districts 330 and 331 came together to participate in a training webinar entitled “Advancing Inner Wheel” on 3 August 2020. Members were excited to attend this first-of-its-kind training webinar of both districts, especially when the key speaker and trainer was International Inner Wheel President Dr Bina Vyas. This training was mooted by Extension Chairman and Past National Representative Juanita Lee who was inspired by the speech made by IIWP Dr Bina during the installation ceremony via online video of Inner Wheel Club of Singapore in July.
A test run was carried out by the host, Past District Editor Cheng Yeok San, on the 30 July to familiarise some members with the Zoom platform. Despite the training being conducted on a working day, about 162 members attended the session. Participants started to gather from 2:30pm onwards. They were all dressed up and were happy to meet and catch up. After the usual hospitality and decorum announcement, the formal session started at 3:30pm sharp.
The master of ceremonies and moderator, PDC Datin Dr Ramani welcomed IIWP Dr Bina Vyas, District 330 Chairman Shanti Menon, District 331 Chairman Datin Gillian Lee, National Representative Alice Lau, District Executive Committee and all Inner Wheel members. After the welcoming addresses by the District Chairmen NR Alice Lau introduced IIWP Dr Bina.
Members were happy to meet the warm and affable Dr Bina Vyas who expressed her thanks to Districts 330 and 331 for organising a training at the beginning of the Inner Wheel calendar. In her opening, IIWP Dr Bina motivated members, calling on them to be proud of Inner Wheel, to take up challenges and be receptive to changes.
The training was very informative as well as comprehensive on most of the Inner Wheel matters at club level as well as District level. The topics covered were:
The webinar concluded with a Q&A session. It was most gracious of IIWP Dr Bina to attend to all the questions from the floor, which ended the webinar with a note of satisfaction for all, leaving nothing more to ask except to go forth and serve.
Dr Bina also expressed her willingness for another training session should the members find a need for it. The webinar ended at around 6:10pm after many goodbyes.
For the members who could not attend, a recording of the training and Q&A webinar is viewable in the “Inner Wheel District 330” channel at https://youtu.be/4ekawr_HCQw