District 12 Inner Wheel

Margarette Golding Award

DISTRICT 12 has been successful in obtaining a Margarette Golding Award 

for one of our Members, Mrs. Betty Selfe. 

Mrs Betty Selfe 

Betty has a distinguished career with Inner Wheel and she was presented with a long-service (65 year) certificate at the District Rally in 2019. At the District Rally in 2013 District Chairman Lynn was delighted to invite Betty Selfe from the Rochester club to light the 'Candle of Friendship' and presented her with a certificate of recognition from the Inner Wheel for 60 years of service to Inner Wheel. 

Betty at the Rally in 2013
The Candle of Friendship at the 2013 Rally 
which Betty lit.
Association President Ann Acaster presents Betty 
with a long service citation at the 2019 Rally.
Betty Selfe in 2013 Friendship Candle Assn Pres Ann Acaster presenting Betty Selfe with a citation


Betty is a past District 12 Chairman, and has also served as Member of Council on the Association Executive, and as Secretary for International Inner Wheel.

The Margarette Golding Award does not take into account her Inner Wheel 'career', and therefore the Citation reads:

"In recognition of thirty-seven years dedicated service to the Criminal Justice System as a Justice of the Peace, and fourteen years providing support, fairness and compassion as a prison visitor"

The District Committee had planned to make the presentation at the District Meeting in March, which as we know had to be cancelled. District Chairman, Liz, had advised Betty on the phone of the Award, but went to see Betty at her home during that week, (pre-Lockdown) to present the Award. Betty was 'over the moon' and said that she would never have expected such an honour.

Many Congratulations, Betty!