Charlotte De Vos
2015 - 2016
You are UNIQUE
Your Club is UNIQUE
All together we are UNITED in our
"UNIQUE & UNITED"
A theme with two key words, which have
same root, are complementary and contain within themselves the fundamentals
of the Inner Wheel philosophy.
Each of us is UNIQUE, so we are all
different one from each other.
This difference is based on our
background: race, age, gender, physical ability, ethnicity, perental status,
appearance, geographic location, personal habits, income, religion,
educational background, work experience, marital status.
At each level in Inner Wheel we have
this variety of members.
Our members have a clear sense of what
UNITES us around the values of Service, Friendship and International
Our differences, our diversity, will
enrich our lives and the whole organization.
When members feel the strength of their
different background, they are more capable of working harmoniously and
engaging in actions, services, projects.
We are women from many countries,
representing a rich variety of cultures, working together in a great common
cause: the progress of mankind.
Inner Wheel is a UNIQUE global network
of Members, who are working UNITED in all the 104 Countries, with United
Nations relations, serving Human Development in caring the Children, Women,
Youth; fighting every kind of violence and fostering the Peace Education.
Saving the Environment and the Green planet through the Sustainability in
PRESIDENT'S CURRICULUM VITAE
2015 - 2016
Born in the historical town
of Bruges (Belgium) on 26-8-!949, Charlotte spent her childhood in
the neighbourhood of Bruges. She completed her studies at the
University of Ghent (another historical town) and became Master in
Law and Master in Civil Notary Law. Soon after she joined Rotaract
Club of Bruges.
She got married in 1973, and
moved to Knokke-Heist, a lovely city at the North Sea cost, where a
lot of people are coming on holiday or for weekend.
She has 3 daughters:
Isabelleis married to Benedikt and they have 2sons:Maxime and
Nathan, Julie is married to Jan, and they have 3 sons: Thomas,
Alexander and Vincent, Celine is married to Tom and they have a
daughter Annelies and a son Nick. She is proud to have half a
football team and a nurse and her grandchildren are veryproud of the
painting their hands, as logo for the theme "UNIQUE & UNITED".
Her husband, founding member
of Round Table Knokke, joined Rotary in 1986 and she joined Inner
Wheel in 1987 in the club of Knokke-Heist Oostkust - D62.
Her husband died in 1999,
when she was Chairman. He was Honorary Consul of Sweden. As the
convention 2000 was in Sweden, this gave her the strength to go
ahead, and she was even the guide of the Belgian-Luxembourg
delegation in Stockholm.
She worked in a Notary firm
till 2003 and has a long involvement in service clubs. She took
several offices in Inner Wheel in her country, but the most
Club President: 1995-96
District Chairman: 1999 2000
President of Council
Belgium-Luxembourg & National Representative: 2004-2006.
Belgium clubs are in
Association with Luxembourg clubs.(3 Districts). Unfortunately
Luxembourg has only one club anymore. Belgium has 77clubs.
Internationally she was Board
Director in 2006-2008, IIW Treasurer in 2010-2013, IIW Vice
President in 2014-2015, and now IIW President for the year
Her hobbies are golf,
informatics, geocaching (www.geocaching.com).