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 Rally||18/7/2023||Barnstaple Hotel|
|District Assembly||21/07/2023||Exeter Library - Cancelled|
|Social Get - together||19/09/2023||Waie Inn|
|Autumn Exec. Meeting||10/10/2023||Exeter Library|
|Autumn District Meeting||24/10/2023||Imperial Hotel Exmouth|
|Christmas Lunch & Bazaar||12/12/2023||Tiverton Hotel|
|Spring Exec. Meeting||13/02/2024||via Zoom|
|Spring District Meeting & Skittles||12/03/2023||Waie Inn|
|Summer Exec. Meeting||14/05/2024||Exeter Library|
|Summer District Meeting & AGM||25/06/2024||Waie Inn|
District 17 latest news
International Inner Wheel 19th Convention is coming to Manchester. Come and celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel - Friendship and Service “Dear Inner Wheel Friends, it is with great pleasure that I am able to offer you the possibility of joining together at...