The Inner Wheel Club of Tawa finally got to celebrate their 40th Birthday on the 26th March 2023. The Club was chartered in 1982 and was to recognise 40 years of service last year, however Covid intervened and the decision was made to postpone the party until 2023.
Charter, past and present Members attended along with dignitaries from IWNZ, NZ294 and corresponding Clubs.
Each club Member was presented with a certificate to mark the occasion before the specially designed cake was cut by our remaining Charter Members.
The Tawa club was established through the work of Clare and Bill Russell who, on returning to Wellington after living in Oamaru and having been a part of the Oamaru Inner Wheel and Rotary, wished to see a club developed in the Tawa area. After many discussions and meetings, the club was endorsed by Tawa Rotary and the first meeting was held March 1982.
Room decorations for the celebration
Charter Members cutting the Club's birthday cake together