On behalf of the enthusiastic International Inner Wheel 2018 Convention Committee and members of Inner Wheel Australia, I extend warm Aussie greetings to each and every one of you around our Inner Wheel world.
Born and raised here, I am a proud Melburnian. This very cosmopolitan and multicultural city was founded in 1835. The grand Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens is the site of the first Australian Parliament, held in 1901. Australia is regarded by many as a very young country and yet our indigenous Aboriginal Australians are the oldest continuous culture on Earth, dating back over 60, 000 years.
Melbourne is such a special city. I encourage you to take the time to explore and discover its many hidden gems. The Arts, fashion, sport, cafes, fine dining, parks and gardens are just the beginning! There is something to delight everyone.
Why not consider the generous opportunity being offered by some Inner Wheel Australia members, to experience Home Hosting for up to three nights before or after the convention?
We recommend you plan your trip early. Australia is a huge country with so much to see and do. Allow plenty of time if you can.
Pre and Post Convention Tours and day trips have been carefully planned to offer an insight into our truly unique culture, history, flora, fauna and landscape. On some tours you will be met by Aussie members who will share their local area with you.
An IIW Convention is such a wonderful opportunity we have every three years, to travel to a different country and take part in this celebration of International Inner Wheel friendship and achievement; to play an active role in the democratic decision making and future direction of our organization; to share the ideas and project work of our members and to be inspired by like-minded women helping to create ‘Happier Futures’ for the lives of those less fortunate.
We hope you will make the decision to join us at the spectacular Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and South Wharf Precinct, our Convention home from 11th-14th April 2018. No buses will be required for any social functions, enabling more time to relax and celebrate with ‘old ’and new friends.
Our convention will be enriched if YOU are with us.
We know for many the journey “Down Under” will be long, but we promise you all, on behalf of International Inner Wheel, we are working tirelessly to deliver a fun, friendly, cultural, inspiring, informative and stimulating programme, with a few surprises.
We are looking forward to this exciting opportunity of welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia, for the 17th International Inner Wheel Convention, 11th – 14th April 2018.
Please come and say G’day, (Hi!) and share a welcoming hug in Inner Wheel friendship.
The Local Convention Committee, a very enthusiastic team.
Left to Right: Pam Watkins (Home Hosting Coordinator), Lorraine Hyde (Convention Treasurer), Val Corva (Convention Coordinator), Margaret Sansom (Deputy Chief Steward), Anne Mc Gill (Chief Steward).