THE INSTALLATION OF CECILIA LEE, THE 65TH PRESIDENT OF INNER WHEEL KL WAS SURPRISINGLY SIMPLE, FAST AND EFFECTIVE!
The outgoing president Elena Teoh simply installed Cecilia Lee by placing a medallion round her neck and in turn Cecilia pinned another badge to signify Elena was now a past president!
Puan Sri Susan Cheah whose husband owns Sunway Resort, Hotel & Spa where the event was held, greeting HRH Tg Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
Juanita Lee toasting the health of His Majesty the King of Malaysia
Margaret Lee toasting the health of HRH the Sultan of Selangor
Peggy Khoo toasting the health of HRH the Yam Tuan of Negeri Sembilan
Joy Sundram giving welcome speech
Newly blonde Angie Lim and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
Kee Hua Chee, feathers, pearls and all
Elena Teoh the outgoing president
Due to my brilliant photography using Leica, Amber Chia looks like she is shooting beams of light from her belly!
Now is Michelle Hee's turn to shoot lights from her tummy
Cecilia Lee and her bevy of beauties led by Amber Chia
Outgoing president Elena Teoh installing new president Cecilia Lee in a simple ceremony
In turn, Cecilia Lee pinned a badge on her predecessor to denote Elena Teoh was now an immediate past president
Past and present presidents!
Cecilia Lee summoned her new committee members who included her predecessor
Cecilia Lee's new team for 2013/14
Her Royal Highness the Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan consented to be photographed with Inner Wheel club committee members
Bouquets given to the royal ladies
One for the album
Admiring the 65th installation cake
Lighting the candles
This must be the longest cake in the history of Inner Wheel
Her Royal Highness led the cake cutting
Elena Teoh, Tg Zehan, Her Royal Highness Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan and Cecilia Lee
Happy members in the presence of Her Royal Highness
The Great Cake!
Performance by Dato Khadijah Ibrahim
The Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur
The Installation of Mrs Cecilia Lee as the 65th President of the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur on 10 June 2013.
President 2013-2014 : Cecilia Lee
District Chairman 2012-2013 : Juanita Lee
The Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur is part of International Inner Wheel, a non-profit voluntary organisation made up exclusively of lady members over 18 yrs of age. It has more than 100,000 members, in 168 districts over 4,000 clubs spanning over 100 countries. It is one of the largest women’s organizations in the world.
Inner Wheel was formed 88 years ago by Mrs Margarette Golding, wife of a Manchester Rotarian in United Kingdom, with the object of fostering friendship and to assist with community projects undertaken by the Rotary clubs. While Inner Wheel works in close association with the Rotary movement, it remains autonomous as a distinct service organization.
The aims and ideals of Inner Wheel are Friendship, Service and International Understanding.
The Inner Wheel Club KL was chartered in 1949. It belongs to Inner Wheel District 330 which has 16 Clubs located in Peninsula Malaysia. The Club has 76 members and we meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2.00pm, at the Royal Selangor Club, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Over the years, the Club has raised funds to carry out projects locally, benefiting the needy and less fortunate, children and the elderly as well as the physically and mentally challenged. Among the many organizations are:
· The Pain & Palliative Care Centre, Hospital Selayang
· Paediatric Oncology Ward Kuala Lumpur General Hospital
· Spastics Children’s Association of Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan,
· Malaysian Mental Health Association
· Gurupuri Sikh Welfare Home and Sikh Welfare Society,
· St John’s Ambulance,
· Orang Asli community in Janda Baik,
· Persatuan Kanak –Kanak Istimewa Kajang,
· Financial assistance to SEGI University College scholarship holders
Internationally, we have donated towards education for children in Mongolia, purchase of winter clothes and shoes as well as towards green house projects , helped disaster victims in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Szechuan, China. We have also helped children whose parents are afflicted with AIDS in Chiangmai, Thailand, as well as providing fresh water supply to a school in Baguio, Philippines.
In keeping with the Inner Wheel ideals of ‘Friendship and Service’, the Club continues to blaze a trail, a trail marked with the footprints of many members who cared, who had courage, and who took action. Often they have given without recognition and with no expectation of it and they continued on, knowing the great personal reward that comes from serving others.