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Association President Profile

Mrs. Smitha Pingle
Association President 2018-19

Born to illustrious social trend setter parents at Satara, in Maharashtra, smita is B.Com, MBA from University of Pune & works at their family business. Married in a well known Pingale family from Pune, to Dr Abhimanya Pingale, they have a daughter Dr.Mallika, MDS & son Hrushikesh is BBS from Australia.

Associated with Inner Wheel since 1995-96, Smita served various posts at the club level, received best club president & many other awards of Dist.313 & entered the District. Served District 313 as ISO, editor, treasurer, secretary, vice chairman ands served as District Chairman in 2008-09.

Smita has been a very active Inner Wheel member all these years, & a faculty at her District's Club Officer's Training Institute for last eight years. She has many presentations to her credit on various topics like leadership development, membership development, branding of Inner Wheel, be an effective district officer, communication skills, personality development, websites & IIW data base, Child development and Teacher's Support verticals of TEACH Literacy Programme.

Smita takes keen interest in Charity Projects of her Club. She likes to work for school children, old age home & an orphanage at Pune. At her Club's Sliver Jubilee year, Smita & her family co-sponsored Ambulance for rural area around Pune, especially for women in labour pain to be taken to hospital.

She founded Council of Presidents & Secretaries of 10 Clubs at Pune City in 2008. This forum is running successfully with 16 clubs now with charity projects of 5 lakh to their credit.

Smita designed District 313 Website for the first time in 2008 and till 2017-18 continued designing & sponsoring it every year. She received District Tejaswini Award from her district chairman in 2016.

She has hosted association events as Convener of 2nd Association Council Meet, Past Association President's Meet & incoming Chairmen's Institute held at Pune.

She was organizing committee member of the Triennial Conference held Pune in 2004, attended 4 other Triennials & worked as Scribe for minutes writing & as Teller for counting of votes, at all these Triennials.

She has attended IIW Convention at Malaysia & was District Coordinator for the IIW convention at Copenhagen. She has attended 3 South Asia Rallies & has visited many Inner Wheel Districts in India.

While her frequent business visits to Dubai, she founded the very first Inner Wheel Club in UAE at Dubai & served as the Charter President & invited two International Inner Wheel Presidents to visits her small new club at Dubai. Club is running very well for last 7 years till date.

A Computer fan, Smita was National Coordinator for an Exclusive Mobile App, Inner Wheel Connect & could organize data of eighteen thousand Inner Wheel members on this App from all over India.

Smita is elected to serve as 43rd President of Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India in 2018-19 and would host the 15th Triennial Conference of over 2000 delegates on 8,9,10th February 2019 at hotel Westin, along with her District 313 at Pune. Modern in her approach, Smita has travelled widely over the world along with her husband to pursue their academic and business interests. She holds a very high esteem for her husband's & children's support in all her Inner Wheel activities. A happy & positive person, adres her big job at her work, enjoys being a house wife when at home, adores her big family and treasures her friends as her asset! Smita has a deep faith in Inner Wheel ideas of friendship & service. She believes that collectively women will shape a better world of tomorrow!