Ms Duffy, a Wanneroo Citizen of the Year, is a long-|serving member of Inner Wheel Wann-Gara and takes over from Anne Nedkoff, from the Karrinyup club.
‘A major project is assisting with cord blood research and the new Australian Red Cross Cord Blood Bank in Perth,’ Ms Duffy said.
‘Cord blood, which is obtained from healthy mothers giving birth, contains stem cells that can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders.’
Ms Duffy said another project was helping Rotary’s Sustainable Cambodia program, which helps poor people in Cambodia access clean potable water. Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts was quick to congratulate Ms Duffy on her election to the top Inner Wheel job.
‘I was born in Manchester, where the first Inner Wheel club was formed,’ Mrs Roberts said. ‘Relatives on my mother’s side were very involved in Inner Wheel in its formative years. Inner Wheel and other service clubs give so much to our community.’