Past Activities

2018 – 2019

  • We have joyfully celebrated 10th Anniversary of Ege Inner Wheel Club on 1st of February.
  • Konak Inner Wheel Club has organized the celebration of Foundation Day on 10th of January.
  • On 24th December our 244 District met for New Year Celebrations. It was a pleasent day.
  • On 7th December İzmir Inner Wheel Club organized a meeting to celebrate ‘Turkish Women Rights’. This meeting took place at the Central Library of İzmir. The famous speaker Mr. Ulvi Puğ gave a speech with poems. At the same time we cherished our first woman member of the Parliament Benal Nevzat Arıman. (During the years 1935-1950 she was a member of the Parliament.) Her grand daughter honored the meeting and shared some memories about her.
  • On 6th December Konak Inner Wheel Club organized a Kermess to contribute to the education of children.
  • On the first of December we participated to the activities prepared by ‘Güç Birliği’ with the subject ‘There is goodness in the air of İzmir.
  • Atakent Club members visited Lviv, Ukraine during 18-22 November. The purpose was to sign the sisterhood agreement between Lviv Club and Atakent Club.
  • The 10th of November was the Rememberance Day of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. We celebrated and put our wreath on the monument.
  • In November we visited Ege Inner Wheel Club and we celebrated Atatürk’s Day
  • Our 244 Disrict members participated to the celebration of Republic Day by taking place in the marching group
  • We joined with Güç Birliği (Union of Power) to perform ‘Timeless Women Show’. Our friend Melek Güsar took a part as Atatürk’s mother Zübeyde. The Show was written and prepared by İlknur Güntürk Kalıpçı. This show took place during the Celebrations of the Republic.
  • We honored 95th Anniversary of our Republic by presenting our wreath.
  • In October we have come together with our dear friends fom Cyprus Beylerbeyi Club and its president Sibel Tatar to exchange ideas.
  • Our first visit was to Atakent Inner Wheel Club
  • 2016 – 2017

    • The hand over ceremony of District 244 was held at the Hilton Hotel by the organization of Atakent Inner Wheel Club. Most of our I.W. friends attended from 5 different clubs to this special day. Our honor guests were Deniz Tezelman, the district president of 242 for the coming year and Müge Heper Es, the past president of district 242.
      Dear Sara Pardo, I would like to thank you on behalf of District 244 for the devoted work you have done. İclal Kardıçalı good luck and best wishes the coming year.
      I’m sure you will be scattering joy and achievement as your work will touch the hearts.
    • We had the immense honor and privilege to have Sara Pardo for the district president. She always worked with endless enthusiasm, pride and joy, emphasized on universal peace.
      On 29 of May she invited the district governing body for a wonderful dinner in ”Balık- Ada”. It was out of this world.Thank you Sarah everything you have done in the name of Inner Wheel friendship.
    • In the leadership of Sara Pardo District 244 ,went on an excursion to Aphrodisias which is an ancient Greek city in the historic Caria cultural region of western Anatolia,Turkey. It is located near the village of Geyre, about 100 km east /in land from the coast of the Aegean Sea. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
    • The chairman of District 244, Sara Pardo, board members, club presidents other members made their annual visits to the Pamukkale Inner Wheel Club on the 4th of May. Pamukkle Inner Wheel President, Dilek Kömürcüoğlu and all the other members had the immense honor and distinct pleasure to host them.
    • On 24 of April Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Sara Pardo,District President.
    • We had great honor and pleasure in meeting I.W.friends of Sarayönü I.W.Club from Lefköşe. The president of Sarayönü I.W Club,Refia Arı, Secretary Melek Caluda, Hatice Güneş, Gönül Kökten, past president Buse Erozan and Tamay Ulug visited us at Rocks Hotel. The Past District Dicrector, Deniz Özhun, the ISO Of District 244, İlgin Günoy, the secretary of District 244 ,Tuna Özgiller were grateful for their visit.We shared information about our projects and strengthened our friendship and love.
    • In order to sustain the endemic plants,1500 chios tree saplings were planted in Ildırı ,Kadıovacık by İnner Wheel District 242 and 244. This joint project was led under the leadership of Sara Pardo, the chairman of District 244,and Hatice Kunt ,the chairman of Dolmabahçe Club.
      We would like to thank our beloved friends Burçin Kipman and Abide Saraçıoğlu for their dedicated work.
      We also would like to express our gratitude to Hatice Kunt ,the idea mother of the project.
    • On 20 th of March Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo, District President.
    • Inner Wheel D.244, preparation and planning meeting for the Women for Europe 8 İzmir Conference (November 23-24-25, 2017) with members of the extended district governing body. With Sara Pardo, Gülgün Dolunay, Ayfer Çarkoğlu, İclal Kardıçalı.
    • The chairman of District 244,Sara Pardo, board members,club presidents other members made their annual visits to the Konak Inner Wheel Club on the 2nd of February .Konak Inner Wheel President, ebnem Baklan and all the other members had the immense honor and distinct pleasure to host them.
    • On 16 th of January Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo, District President.
    • Inner Wheel ,District 244 celebrated our anniversary at Mövenpick Hotel .We listened to our beloved İclal Kardıçalı’s presentation,” Shakespeare and Music”. Due to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 1026,İclal who is a professor at Yaşar University prepared this wonderful presentation.Two unlucky lovers of ”Romeo and Juliet” in Verona ,appeared as Tony and Maria in the Oscar-winning work of the famous orchestra conductor and composer Leonard Berstein in the story of ”West Side Story” .Yesterday we had a lovely celebration accompanied by the beautiful tunes of Mendelson,Pyotr IIyıch Tchaikovsky,Duke Ellington and Bernstein.I would like to congragulate İclal Kardıçalı for this wonderful presentation and our dearest Sara Pardo and Nadire Kartal for their organization.
    • On January 9 Sara Pardo,the district president,the governing body and the members of the clubs celebrated our 93 rd anniversary at Adnan Saygun.Sara Pardo,Burçin Kipman and Feral Aytaç organized this amazing cancert which was given by Sonat Güler and Gizem Aksoy .I would like to thank them for their wonderful performance.
    • The chairman of District 244,Sara Pardo and our national representative Gülgün Dolunay have leaded our district for supplying a large mumber of coats and boots to the students who we have learned to be in need of winter coats ,and boots in Şırnak. We would like to express our gratitude to Serpil Dal ,a young idealistic teacher,who became the voice of the children in Şırnak.
    • The extended governing body and the district president,Sara Pardo.Ayfer Çarkoğlu and İclal Kardiçalı have made plans for ”Women For Europe” We all are looking forward to meeting our Inner Wheel sisters in İzmir next year.
    • The Pamukkale Inner Wheel Club collected many clothes for the students who were Injured in the dreadful fire in Aladağ,Ankara. They thought that they couldn’t do anything for the ones who had lost their lives. I would like to express my gratitude to the chairman of Pamukkale Inner Wheel Club, Dilek Kömürcüoğlu and to the members.
    • On December 8 Konak Inner Wheel organized a fund raising project at the Hilton Hotel. Iwould like to thank the chairman of the club, Şebnem Baklan and all the other members for this success ful project.
    • The Inner Wheel President of District 244 made her official visit to Ege Inner Wheel Club. Nadire Kartal, the president welcomed her warmly and thanked for her visit.
    • On 5th December Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo, District President.
    • Ege Inner Wheel Club organized a fund-raising project at ASAY Architecture. The chairman of District 244 Sara Pardo and most of the memebers atteneded. We congragulate the Chairman, Nadire Kartal and all the other memebers for this successful project.
    • In order to celebrate the 26th anniversary of İzmir Inner Wheel Club, we watched the special screening of ”Toz Bezi.”The director of the film was Çiğdem Mater Utku and the producer was Ahu Öztürk. Sara Pardo, the chairman of District 244, and all the Inner Wheel Clubs of District 244 found the film very success ful.
    • 14 th October Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo, District President.
    • The chairman of District 244,Sara Pardo was awarded by İzmir Municipality ”The name of the award was ”Respect to History ” Sara Pardo was handed this award for a book named ”Öykülerin İzinde, Smyrna’dan İzmir’e”. We would like to express our gratitude to Sara for her work and we congratulate her for her devoted studies on behalf of history and society.
    • Inner Wheel District 244 organized an Israel trip.A Joint meeting was held in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with our Inner Wheel sisters. We gave our flags to each other on behalf of Inner Wheel friendship. We returned to İzmir with beautiful memories.
    • Nadire Kartal the president of Ege İnner Wheel Club,District 244 kindly invited all of of the clubs to their meeting at the anniversary of Atatürk’s death. Berrin Sarıoğlu one of the members of Ege Club read on emotional poem about Atatürk.Afterwards Professor Türkan Başyiğit’s presentation about Atatürk was very meaningful.
    • Atatürk was a successful military commander, and later established a democratic constitution and put in place changes that set Turkey on the road to becoming a new and developing nation.After his death on the November 10 we stand for a minute of silence at every anniversary of his death. Inner Wheel District 244, governing body, with Sara Pardo District president was at Cumhuriyet Square.
    • Abide Saraçoğlu who was the past district president of 244 performed a presentation titled ”Violence Against Women.”She was invited by the Union of Tülay Aktaş.
      1 in 3 women is exposed to physical and psychological violence of her husband or boyfriend in the house.Violence against women is among the most common human rights violations in the world and in our country
      Since the 1960s,women’s movements have been fighting against it.In the source of violence ,it is thought that we can see the traces of all over the society.
      District 244 and 242 co-sponsored a film named ”I wish I could have been washed in the Rain” The director was Gülten Taranç who is a young woman living in İzmir .The film has been awarded at three İnternational festivals .We congragulate Abide Saraçoğlu for her leadership for this project.
    • Oct. 29 Republic Day, in memory of declaration of the Republic of Turkey on October 29 every year Turkey celebrates a national holiday.
      Inner wheel District 244 extentend governing body with Sara Pardo, District President marched at the parade with our flag.
    • The president of District 244,Sara Pardo,the gorverning body and the presidents of other clubs visited İzmir İnner Wheel Club at the Hilton Hotel.Feral Aytaç,the president of İzmir İnner Wheel Club welcomed everybody with her sincere smile.
    • On October 24 Konak Municipality and İzmir Voluntary Organizations Jointly organized an award ceremony for the students who won a race which was organized on behalf of Şenel Aksu who was a volunteer worker for society. The awards were given to the students by Sema Pekdaş, the mayor of İzmir. The chairman of District 244, Sara Pardo and other members joined the ceremony. At the end of the day we all were very joyful and pleased to see the happiness on the faces of the students and their teachers. Yesterday was a meaningful and blessed day.
    • The chairman of Konak Inner Wheel Club visited a nursing home in Karşıyaka. Sometimes we never know what life is going to hand us ,especially about health and old age. There are times when we may need skilled help. We witnessed this very cleary at”Zübeyde Hanım” which is a home-like setting, At the end of the day all of the members and the residents were very happy.
    • On October 10th İnner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo ,District President.
    • İclal Kardıçalı, one of the members of Ege Inner Wheel Club, District 244, made a presentation at Yaşar Üniversity. The topic was ”Shakespeare Still Lives”. In her presentation she mentioned the relationship between Shakespeare and music. The presentation was attended by many of her students, Inner Wheel friends and members of her family. Iwould like to express my gratitude on behalf of all my Inner Wheel sisters for this wonderful presentation.
    • On September 28 th Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body wiht Sara Pardo, District President.
    • Tülay Aktaş which is a voluntary organization gave the service award to Burçin Kipman who is one of the members of Ege İnner Wheel Club, District 244 in İzmir, Turkey. Keep it up dearest Burçin. We are pround of you.
    • Sara Pardo, the president of District 244, organized a meeting at Sunset in Çeşme. Mehmet Emin Özdemir addressed the members and he gave a speech about the history of Çeşme. Sara Pardo, shared her feelings about true friendship. She encouraged us to work for the ideals of humanity. As usual she was full of fund raising plans. I also would like to express my deep gratitude to Nurhan Erhan who enabled us to organize the meeting at Sunset, which was out of this world.
    • Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Sara Pardo, District President. The President addressed us and told about her plans. As usual she was full of love and friendship.

    2015 – 2016

    • Handover of District 244.
      Thank you dearest Abide Saraçoğlu. You were very kind,hard working and responsible. I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of District 244 for this wonderful year.
      Dear Sara Pardo

    • Good-luck for the coming year.I am sure you are going to be an excellent chairman.

    • Dicle Keskinoğlu who is a young fairy-tale writer,decided to write a play for children. The starting point was from one of her fairy-tales. She wrote a play ”I will fall in love when I grow up.” The young players of” Sahne Tozu Theater” performed the play successfully.I would like to express my gratitude to Dicle Keskinoğlu who financed the play by herself.İnnerwheel District 244 bought the tickets and handed them to the street children and to other children in need.The profit,we had from this fund-raising project was given to EÇEV which gives sholarships to young students.
    • We co-sponsored a film for ”Women’s Day” on 8 th of March. Both District 242 and 244 participated for this film. The name of the film was ”I wish I could have been washed in the rain”.The film was about a young girl who had experienced domestic violence at home. The half of the fund supplied had been forwarded to battered women’s shelter ” Mor Çatı.”The other half was forwarded to ”Council of Turkish Women Association. ”The chaırman of thıs association is Işılay Saygın who has been a former minister.
    • On May 23 rd Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu, District President.
    • On April 11 Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu, district president. She told us about the details of the coming project.She also announced that the profit of the premiere ”If I were washed in the Rain” went to municipal shelters for the women who suffered domestic violence. District 244 and 242 had co-sponsored the flim. The host for the premiere was District 244 and its devoted president Abide Saraçoğlu.
    • On March 30 Konak Inner Wheel Club, District 244, organized a trip to Cypris where we had a meeting with Lefkoşa and Mağusa Inner Wheel Clubs.They welcomed all of us with a warm smile.
      The meeting was held at Rocks Hotel where we were the guests of Magusa and Lefkoşa Inner Wheel Clubs.The presidents of all three clubs gave messages of friendship.
    • Innerwheel District 242 and 244 organised a meeting in Kordon Hotel on March 12th. Abide Saraçoğlu the president of 244 and Siren Toksoy , the president of 242, the club presidents and members were all present. Abide Saraçoğlu ve Siren Toksoy addressed the Inner Wheels. The Club Presidents informed us about their projects. The participation was very high. Abide Saraçoğlu told us that ”Respect, Friendship, Dignity and equality must become a code for our lives .
    • District 242 and 244 co_sponsored a film,a dramatic story of a girl whose father applied domestic violence against her mother.The film was directed by ”Gülten Taranç”a young woman living in İzmir.The participation of the two districts were very high and many distinguised ladies and gentlemen were at the Gala.
    • District 242 and 244 co-sponsored a film,a dramatic story of a girl whose father applied domestic violence aginst her mother.The film was directed by ”Gülten Taranç” young woman living in İzmir .The film’s Gala Dinner was at at Karaca Hotel.The participation of the two districts were very high.
    • On the occasion of Internatıonal Woman’s Day Sara Pardo who is also a member of Ege I.W.Club, made a presentation. The topic was ”Woman all through Out History.”İclal Kardıçalı intived Abide Saraçoğlu and the governing body of 244.The presentation was wonderful. İclal Kardıçalı welcomed us with her usual warm smile.
    • President’s visit to the mayor of Konak Municipality.Abide Saraçoğlu,the district president and the governing body visited Sema Pektaş the mayor and the other local managers,invited them to the film we co-sponsored on the occasion of İnternatiol Day.
    • On February 9 İnnerwheel District 244. extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu,District President.The President addressed the members and said that ”the purpose of life is not to be happy.It is to be useful and to be honorable.”
    • The anniversary of Ege Innerwheel Club was celebrated in the Alyans Club.All of the members were present.It was an amazingly joyful night.The president of the District 244.Abide Saraçoğlu addressed us and told that international friendship is the most important matter of our clubs.She finished her words with Buddha’s words ”Every morning we are born again.What we do today is what matters most.”
    • On January 20 th after the elections ,Sara Pardo has been elected as the president of District 244.She is a woman of Love,Respect and Knowledge.
    • On January 12 th Abide Saraçoğlu, the District president, the governing body and the members of clubs went to Denizli to celebrate our 92 nd anniversary.
    • Annual Visit of the Disrict 244On January 12 th the president of the District 244 and the governing body had an annual visit to Pamukkale Innerwheel Club in Denizli.The members of the of the Pamukkale Club were very happy to welcome Abide Saraçoğlu and the members.
    • On December 28 th the president of the District 244 and the governing body had a meeting at Deniz Özhun’s house.We also celebrated the new year.Abide Sarçoğlu addressed us.Her priority was international friendship ,Love and Respect.
    • Inner wheel International Board Member,Deniz Özhun held a meeting at Kordon Hotel.She informed us about Manchester meeting.She had the oppurtunity to meet the other members and the President Charlatte de Vos and Deniz Özhun passed the love and friendship of the executives to District 244.She also told us that she had enjoyed meeting them very much.
    • On December 16 th İnner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu,District President .The were at the fund-raising event of the İzmir İnner Wheel Club.
    • On November 13 th İnner Wheel District 244. extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu,District President.We were the guests of Tuna Özgiller.
    • On November 11 th Abide Saraçoğlu, the president of 244,visited Atakent Club.The president of Atakent,Özdel Sipahioğlu welcomed Abide Saraçoğlu and the governing body with her sincere smile.
    • The annual visit of District President,Abide Saraçoğlu,to Ege Innerwheel Club.
    • The President of District 244,Abide Saraçoğlu, the governing body and the president of Konak Inner Wheel Club, Figen Üstgül visited 80.Yıl School. We’re going to organıze a fund-raising event for the students.
    • The Konak Inner Wheel Club organized a fund- raising event for the students.It was an amazingly successful day.
    • Alsancak Güzelleştirme Derneği organized a composition competition for the students. The topic was Atatürk whose great ideal was to raise our nation to highest standars of civilization and porsperity. Two of our Innerwheel members, İlgin Günay and Ayşen Özyurt , financed two prizes for the names of their sons who recently lost their lives at a very young age.
    • Abide Saraçoğlu, the president of District 244 and Ege Innerwheel Club, visited Boğaziçi Primary School. Ege Inner wheel Club renovated a classroom for the kindergarten. The happiness of the children was amazing.
    • The Ege Innerwheel Club organized a fund-raising event.The District President Abide Saraçoğlu and the extended governing body visited them.İclal Kardiçalı ,the president of Ege Innerwheel Club welcomed us with her usual smiling face.
    • The annual visit of the president of 244 ,Abide Saraçoğlu to İzmir Innerwheel Club.The president of İzmir Club,Özden Üner welcomed her warmly .The meeting was held at the Hilton Hotel in İzmir,Turkey.
    • The 25 th anniversary of İzmir İnnerwheel Club District 244 was celebrated by a concert by Gülsin Onay and Erkin Onay.District President I.W.Abide Saraçoğlu congragulated İzmir Innerwheel Club for their anniversary.
    • The 25 th anniversary of İzmir Innerwheel Club, District 244 İzmir, Turkey.The District President I.W.Abide Saraçoğlu, the Director I.W.Deniz Özhun and the president of İzmir Innerwheel Club celebrated the anniversary at the Gala Dinner with the pianist Gülsin Onay and the violinst Erkin Onay.
    • Atatürk was a successful military commander, and later established a democratic constitution and put in place changes that set Turkey on the road to becoming a new and developing nation.After his death on the November 10 we stand for a minute of silence at every anniversary of his death. Inner Wheel District 244, governing body, with Abide Saraçoğlu District president was at Cumhuriyet Square.
    • Oct. 29 Republic Day, in memory of declaration of the Republic of Turkey on October 29 every year Turkey celebrated a national holiday.Innerwheel District 244 extentend governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu, District President marched at the parade with our flag.
    • A trip was organized by İzmir Inner Wheel Club to the Vine Yards of Arkas. The district president Abide Saraçoğlu was happy to inform that the fund was for the scholar ships.
    • On Octaber 27 th the Inner Wheel District 244, extended governing body with I.W. Abide Saraçoğlu District President visited Urla Women’s Association.On the same day we visited the mayor of Url, Sibel Uyar, the mayor promised us to give full support. Our president, Abide expressed our club’s features, She added that the best way tochange the society is to mobilize the women, and find them jobs and thanked Sibel Uyar for establishing the Women’s Association.
    • On October 27th Inner Wheel District 244 was at Lucien Arkas Prize Ceremony.
    • On October 8th Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with Abide Saraçoğlu, District president visited Konak Inner Wheel Club.
    • On September 30 th Inner Wheel District 244 extended governing body with I.W. Abide Saraçoğlu, District Presindent. The meeting was held at Hanedan. We were the guests of I.W. İlgin Günoy.
    • On September 9 th Inner Wheel District 244 met at Şefkat Sivri’s house. The president, I.W. Abide Saraçoğlu asked us to join hands for a better tomorrow.
    • On July 23 the Inner Wheel meeting was at the president’s summer house in Çeşme. The president of 242, I.W. Siren Toksoy and I.W. Figen Bilge Toksoy from Suadiye Club joined us.
    • On June the 12th, the handover is taking place. The Inner Wheel president of District 244, Abide Saraçoğlu is on duty. Good luck dear presıdent.

    2014 – 2015

    • The annual general assembly of IW District 244 was held on June 12, 2015 in İzmir Hilton Hotel. The handover of posts were carried out. Wishes of success for the new term were shared.
    • On May 14, 2015 we presented the Margarette Golding Award to Suzan Kızılgök with Chairman Ayten Anlı at the IWC. Ege’s last meeting of the term 2014-15.
    • 16th IIW Convention took place on 7-9 May 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We participated with 23 Inner Wheel members and 5 guests from District 242 and 244, Turkey.
      It was a very interesting and cheerful congress with various cultural programs performed both by Indian and Danish Inner Wheel friends during the opening and closing ceremonies.
      During the welcome, hospitality evenings and the gala dinner, we enjoyed the IW friendship with different nations: made new friends and freshened the old ones. Thanks to the Danish IWs, the convention was done very successfully with the completion of the voting sessions.
      It was announced that the Cğnvention 2018 will take place in Meibourne, Australia. At the closing we were rejoiced by our Board Director Deniz Özhun’s appereance on the stage with all the other B.D.s newly elected for 2015-2016.
      We were home happy, satisfied and honored.
    • On April 16, 2015 we had our monthly meeting at Ege IW club chairman Ayten Anlı’s house in Urla. It was a wellcome to spring as well. We discussed the Copenhagen Convention, our annual meeting on June 12 and the activity reports of the clubs.
    • We participated in IW Turkey’s second Rally on March 25-27, 2015 with 21 members. It was a very succesful meeting where projects, new ideas and friendships were shared. With NR Meral Şirin we presented the Margarette Golding Award to our IW member Burçin Kipman who is one of the two award winners from our District. It was a very profitable and succesful meeting where we had a chance to explore the beautiful city, Eskişehir. It was decided to renew the Rally every year here after.
    • On March 20, 2015 we had our monthly District meeting at our secretary, İclal Kardiçalı’s house. 25-27 March Eskişehir Rally program was discussed. The Margarette Golding Award winner from District 244, Suzan Kızılgök was our guest. We celebrated the Award and presented her our contribution for the ill Children House Support Club that she presides.
    • We celebrated March 8, the world women’s day at Yağcılar village in Urla. Though it was a rainy, gloomy day, members and their husbands joined together to share the spirit of the day and made it a happy, joyous celebration in IW love and frienship.
    • We had our monthly district meeting on February 27, 2015. Our National Represantative Meral Şirin, joined us and informed the club chairmen about Board Directors election and Copenhag Convention voting. she also gave information about the Eskişehir Rally which will take place on March 25, 2015.
    • On January 22, 2015 at our board meeting we elected the new executive committee of District 244 (2015-16).
    • District Chairman visited Pamukkale IW club in Denizli on January 14, 2015 with a group of IW friends from İzmir. Next day a trip was organised to the archaeological site Laodikiea. It was a very satisfying and entertaining trip. Thanks to IW club Pamukkale for the arrangements.
    • The clubs of District 244 celebrated IW foundation day, January 10th at İzmir Hilton Hotel. At the same time a happy event took place: the presentation of the Charter certificate to the new club of District 244, Atakent. Vice National Representative Verda Yemişçi and District Chairman Gülgün Dolunay presented the certificate to the vice president
      Özdel Sipahioğlu. It was a festive, joyous meeting with Maria Rita Epik favouring us with music. Many more years for IW in peace, love, enthusiasm and hope.
    • On Dec. 23, we had our last meeting of District 244 in 2014 at Sara Pardo’s house. Dear Sara had prepared a gorgeous feast for us. With delicious turkey and awesome mini concert preformed by the twin grand daughters, we sent off 2014 merrily.Wellcome 2015.
    • On december 18, 2014, IW club Konak organised a sale of.members’ hand work. The beautiful hand works were admired by the visiters and brought good credit to be used for the education of children in need.
    • On Sept.5 2014, IW izmir Club organised a lunch to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Turkish women’s gaining the right to vote for and to be elected as congressmen.
    • The fourth District meeting was held at IW Club Atakent president’s house. The District Committee members and the club presidents were present at the meeting. The outcomming activities were planned and organised.
    • On November 21, 2014, IW Club Ege organised a trip to Aegean University Paper Museum, Ethnographical Museum and Yeşilova, the first prehistorical settlement site of İzmir. The founder of the Paper Museum Nedim Sönmez and the Archeologist Zafer Derin gave information about the visited places. Vice president of district 244 Abide Saraçoğlu participated in the event.
    • IW Club Atakent organised a trip to Manisa on November 12, 2014, a historique city famous with its antique mosques and other Ottoman works of Art. All the clubs of Distrct 244 participated and had a wonderful day together
    • On November 10, 2014, we commemorated the 76th anniversary of the death of our great founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. All Turkey stood still in a minute of silence, prayer,. respect and love at 9:05, the instant that He passed away. We presented a wreath in his honour along with all the other civil organisations in town.
    • IW District 244 Chairman Gülgün Dolunay visited IW Club Konak on Nov 6 2014. Club president Gülay Yavuz and District Chairman exchanged banners.
    • On Oct. 23, 2014 we had a District meeting at our president’s house with the Executive Board members and the club Presidents. We discussed IW projects and planned our comming activities.
    • I.W. Gülgün Dolunay,the president of District 244,visited Atakent Club on 15 Oct. 2014.The president of Atakent Club and her other members were happy to welcome I.W.Gülgün Dolunay.Other clubs which belong to District 244 were also at the meeting.I.W. Gülgün Dolunaywished for a more peaceful world.Her prıorıty was to listen to every member’s ideas.She also told that District 244 was goıng to carry out projects all together.She said the upcoming success belongs to every member in THE DİSTRİCT 244.All of us thınk that Gülgün’s meeting was sincere,sensitive and genuine.
    • The visit of District 244 President Gülgün Dolunay to IW Club Ege on Oct. 9, 2014 at Movenpick Hotel.
    • Gülgün Dolunay, Chairman of District 244, visited IW club Izmir on September 25, 2014.
    • Turkish National Representative Meral Şirin visited District 244 on Sep.19, 2014
    • District 244, executive committee meeting on August 13, 2014 at Nadya Kaya’s house in Çeşme.