The Objects of Inner Wheel
Inner Wheel was founded in Manchester, England in 1924.
The objects of this service organisation are:
- To promote true friendship
- To encourage the ideals of personal service
- To foster international understanding
To promote true friendship
Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships are built and maintained. Visiting other clubs and joining in their activities broadens the opportunity to make new friends.
To encourage the ideals of personal service
Inner Wheel clubs have an outstanding record of service to the community. Initially members provided goods, quite often homemade, to the poor of their communities. The ethos spread rapidly through the country and then abroad.
Inner Wheel has adapted to the needs of the country as society has changed. Some members still knit and clubs collect tons of useful goods for the needy but much is now sent abroad. In this country members support refuge centres for abused women, hostels for the dispossessed, child centres and drop-in centres, school breakfast clubs and much more.
All this is carried out in the spirit of friendship.
To foster international understanding
International Inner Wheel was formed in 1967 and the clubs have since spread to 103 countries with a 100,000 members worldwide, 17,000 of those of those being in Great Britain and Ireland.