District 17 - Welcome!

About District 17

Welcome to District 17! The photograph above was taken at the July 2023 Rally and includes past presidents with our present president and Association President!

District 17 covers most of Devon and has 6 clubs – Barnstaple, Bideford, Dartmouth, Exmouth, Okehampton and Torquay. Go to the map and list below to find out what happens there.

Who we are

Louise French from Inner Wheel Club of Barnstaple is our District Chairman for 2023/2024

 Jeanette Dommett, from Inner Wheel Club of Torquay, is our Member of Council.

Who we support

District Chairman Louise’s charity for this year is South West Blood Bikers.These are volunteers who use their advanced motorcycle skills in providing an ‘out of hours’ service, supporting our NHS partners to transport essential urgent supplies  to the NHS hospitals and hospices throughout Devon and beyond.

Beat is our Association President’s Charity for 2023/2024. It is the UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.

In April, the Inner Wheel Club of Okehampton hosted District 17’s International Zone Rally in aid of The Book Bus – beautiful weather and a wonderful tea was enjoyed by us all.

Shining a Light on our Clubs 2023/2024

All Clubs in the District were invited to celebrate with Torquay on the occasion of their 90th Birthday. District Chairman Louise gave our best wishes.

Clubs from District 17 have shone their light and made many donations, to  (Christian Response to Eastern Europe) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CR2EE

The District 17 Year 2023/2024

Past District Chairman Gay thanked her committee and welcomes Louise. The blue candle was extinguished and the yellow one lit, full of hope for the coming year.

Our Pre-Rally was held at Queen Anne’s in Barnstaple in July

Our District Rally was held at the Barnstaple Hotel on Tuesday 18th July. Association President Anthea Tilsey was guest of honour and other invited guests included the Rotary District Governor 1175, and the Presidents of both the Rotary Clubs of Barnstaple and Barnstaple Link. We were also pleased to welcome Inner Wheel District 13 Chairman Carol Rajkumar and Inner Wheel District 20 Chairman Janet Fulford 

The District Executive Committee  were photographed at the Rally as well as the host club Barnstaple, (Below)

An enjoyable get-together for the Executive of District 17 and District 20 at Bickleigh Mill

District 17 Officers

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: Louise French 2023- 2024
District Secretary – Sue Naile

District Treasurer – Pat Bunch

Member of Council – Jeannette Dommett

District Editor – June Tamlyn

International Service Chair – Carol Colledge

Membership & Development – Deirdre Stewert

District 17 Events

District Rally18/7/2023Barnstaple Hotel
District Assembly21/07/2023Exeter Library - Cancelled
Social Get - together19/09/2023Waie Inn
Autumn Exec. Meeting 10/10/2023Exeter Library
Autumn District Meeting24/10/2023Imperial Hotel Exmouth
Christmas Lunch & Bazaar12/12/2023Tiverton Hotel
Spring Exec. Meeting13/02/2024via Zoom
Spring District Meeting & Skittles12/03/2023Waie Inn
Summer Exec. Meeting14/05/2024Exeter Library
Summer District Meeting & AGM25/06/2024Waie Inn

Current Clubs







Email Us

If you would like to get in touch please email iwd17sec@gmail.com 

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Trish at the UN

Trish at the UN

It has been a great privilege for me to be at the United Nations in my role of V.P. of International Inner Wheel. This has given me the opportunity of meeting our IIW representatives at the UN Martine Gayon and Michelle Burgess, together we have been to all the...