Utzurrum: IWC national convention starts with President’s Cup

Who hasn’t heard of the Inner Wheel Clubs of the Philippines? The first club, International Inner Wheel (IIW) was founded by Margaret Golding in 1924. With membership picking up, it is now the largest women’s service voluntary organization in the world, with more than 112,245 members in 104 countries worldwide.

In the Philippines, the first batch of officers was inducted in 1949 with Trinidad Legarda as founding president. She became the first Philippine representative to the International Inner Wheel, a position she held for three years.

This year the International Inner Wheel (IIW) president is Zenaida Y. Farcon, the second Filipina and Southeast Asian. The first was Esther Vibal, who was elected the 7th IIW president in 1983.

The theme “Work Wonders” was chosen as the rallying point this year by president Farcon; a most relevant thrust!

The highlight of this Inner Wheel year is the 57th national convention which will be on Feb. 24 and 25 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

An advance sports event will usher in this exciting gathering: Inner Wheel Clubs of the Philippines presents the 21st National President’s Cup Golf Fellowship Tournament at the Liloan Golf and Leisure Estate, on Jan. 13 in partnership with Liloan Golf. The awarding ceremony will be on the same day at 6 p.m. at Teak Modem Cuisine, One Tectona Hotel, Liloan. For more details on registration and prizes, contact Mags Serrano (0917-852-3487) and Ritchel Abella (0917-622-2988).

Good luck, everyone!