Inner Wheel Club of Louth welcomes new president

Tessa Holdaway hands over the presidency of the Inner Wheel Club of Louth to Pauline Macdonald. EMN-150618-142504001
Tessa Holdaway hands over the presidency of the Inner Wheel Club of Louth to Pauline Macdonald. EMN-150618-142504001

The Inner Wheel Club of Louth welcomed their new president, Pauline Macdonald, into the role at their recent AGM and handover ceremony.

Pauline, who officially takes over the role from Tessa Holdaway on July 1, said that she is “very flattered” to have been selected by her fellow members to be the club’s president for 2015/16.

She takes over the role from Tessa Holdaway, who will be relinquishing her role on her 70th birthday, June 30.

Pauline said: “Tessa did an awful lot for the Inner Wheel Club and she will be a very hard act to follow.

“She was a superb president and she raised thousands of pounds for charity.”

Pauline added that the Inner Wheel Club is focused around friendship, support and fun in addition to raising money for good causes.

Anybody who wishes to become a member should call 01507 604034.

There is no longer a requirement for prospective members to have a family connection to the Inner Wheel or the Rotary Club.

Retiring president Tessa Holdaway said: “I’ve had a busy and enjoyable year, and I’m quite sad it’s over - but I am now ready for a break.

“Pauline will be a good president, she should enjoy herself and make it her own.”

Tessa added: “We support a dental student called Shanika in Kandy, Sri Lanka, in a joint sponsorship with an Inner Wheel Group in Kandy.

“We have used some of the money raised by our International Officers to help buy Shanika books for her dental course. Shanika has passed her exams, and is now going into her third year.

“The Inner Wheel is international and does work with other international groups across the world as well as locally, to help young people across the world.”