Let me introduce myself, Michelle Atkinson, Inner Wheel member since 2008 as a charter member of the Inner Wheel Club of Aotea, NZ291.
To me, life is about taking opportunities as they come your way and to make the most out of every day.
A passionate IW member, I soon accepting challenges along the way to test my limits and step out of comfort zones. District Editor for NZ291, 2011-14, then a massive leap of faith took me on to become International Editor/ Media Manager, 2014-17. Returning to NZ291 as District Chairman and Conference Convenor for the 2019 IWNZ conference.
In my "day job" I work as a contractor to charities to assist with funding and fundraising opportunities, event management, communications solutions and organisational development. I enjoy creativity and dabble in design work, for example the creation and posting of messages on the IWNZ social media channels.
Teamwork is the key and over the last few years I have been working alon
Change happens but the fundamental principles of Inner Wheel remain as we strive to be the women’s organisation that people know and want to belong to. We have pride in the great things we are doing. We build bonds of friendship that span years and generations, we encourage others through a wide variety of service projects and ultimately, we care about what is happening to us, to our communities, to our country and to our world.gside a dedicated team of IWNZ leaders who are striving to ensure the future success of our organisation.
As we move forward into the 2021-22 Inner Wheel year and beyond, we hold our heritage at our heart and yet embrace some enhanced ways of being as we implement the new database, website, communications and activities for all members to enjoy at whatever level of participation you choose.
I look forward to being on the journey with you all as we share time together, keep connected and above all enjoy the friendship of being Inner Wheel members in the women’s organisation that we are all proud to be members of. We are Women in action sharing friendship through service. I am excited for what the future holds and for the challenges ahead.