A member of the Inner Wheel Club of Bourne has received an engraved vase to mark her year as national president of the organisation.
President of the local branch Margaret Sismey was delighted to present the vase to one of its members Dr Sheila Halliday-Pegg.
Sheila was the national president of Inner Wheel in Great Britain and Ireland during 2013.
Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s organisations in the world and has 19,000 members in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as more than 100,000 members from 103 countries across the globe.
The Bourne club said it was a huge honour for one of its own members to hold such a prestigious office.
Sheila said she had enjoyed a very busy but enjoyable year during which she had travelled more than 16,000 miles, slept in 67 different beds and was photographed more than 800 times.
Sheila had the opportunity of meeting famous people at various events and even attended a garden party held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
President Margaret said club members were proud of Sheila’s achievements during her year as national president.
The vase, which was presented to Sheila, read: “Presented by fellow members of the Inner Wheel Club of Bourne to Dr Sheila Halliday-Pegg to commemorate her year as President of The Association of Inner Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland, 2012-2013.”
Inner Wheel has three objectives to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding.
The members of the Inner Wheel Club of Bourne, which has been running for more than 20 years, achieve these goals by combining fundraising and personal service – all with fun.
The club works on projects which are life changing both at home and overseas and help by extending the hand of friendship.
Today will mark the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Inner Wheel and to mark this significant milestone, the Bourne club will be joining clubs around the UK and taking part in the Wheels Project to provide a wheeled item for a charity or a good cause.