65 years of charity

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Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia

The Inner Wheel Club of Manila (IWCM) celebrated its 65th anniversary with an afternoon tea party led by club president Marissa Fenton and attended by other members.

The Makati Shangri-La Ballrooms A and B was decked with French paintings and decor resulting to a Parisian ambiance. An auction of Chinese antiques and paintings by famous artists like Allan Cosio were also featured. Wellness Guru Cory Quirino talked about “Women Empowerment.”

At the event, it was also known that Fenton’s term as club president is almost over in June. She felt very proud that during her term, the club has performed extremely well.

Her aim was to provide help to the underprivileged. Some of the works that the club had done include scholarship for high school students, adopting a college scholar, and the construction of the IWCM Pavillion 8 at National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City.


Other programs included livelihood workshops for haircutting, manicure, pedicure and foot Spa were held at Sta. Mesa, Manila; feeding of 500 children in Baseco; a six-month supplemental feeding for 30 malnourished students; and distribution of school supplies at Gen. Maximino Hizon Elementary School in Abad Santos, Tondo, Manila.

IWCM also donated clothes, blankets, mineral water, noodles and canned goods to the typhoon victims.

These works gave IWCM an immense fulfillment to celebrate their 65th anniversary. The success also came from the assistance of the members and sponsors like Marife Furber, who acted as the event chairman, Shirley Ybanez of Eastern Gems Corp. and also corporate sponsors like Alice Villahnueva of Euro- Pharma.

More power to IWCM, good work to Fenton and good luck to incoming club president Lucille Locsin.

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