Inner Wheel District 25

About District 25

One of the best ways to get a flavour of who we are is to read our District Magazines.  Grab a cuppa, take a seat and click on the links below.  They are a great read.

District 25 July Newsletter 2023

District 25 November Newsletter 2022

District 25 July Newsletter 2022


Who we are

Our district is made up of nine clubs that range across the Surrey and Sussex counties. We have Midhurst and Petworth at one end and Seaford at the other. All nine clubs meet regularly, organising their own programmes which include speakers on topics of interest and social and service activities that help the local community.

The District is run by a District Executive Team which is made up of a District Chairman, a District Treasurer, a District Secretary, a District Membership and Development Officer, a District Editor and an International Service Chairman.

This year our District Chairman is Gail Elhinn from The Inner Wheel Club of Lewes.  She asks us to reflect on how much impact Inner Wheel has had since its formation in Manchester in 1924 particularly in our Centenary year.  



Who we support

We support a wide range of charities and community groups; these can be small projects that individual clubs have chosen to support, to larger national and international organisations.

District Chairman Gail has chosen ‘Farming Community Network’ a small charity under the auspices of the Church of England, which provides a lifeline for farmers.  They give advice and referrals on legal, agricultural and personal matters to an industry in which the suicide and poverty rates are high.

For more information, please visit their website Farming Community Network




Social Links

Our Facebook group is called ‘Inner Wheel District 25’.  Please click on the icon to take you to our Facebook page.  

The District 25 Year

Pictured above is our District Executive Team for 2023 – 2024.  They have a busy year ahead! In May, there is the Convention in Manchester under the leadership of our International President Trish Douglas. In the spring, we have will our own centenary celebrations – watch this space.

District 25 Officers

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: Gail Elhinn 2023 – 2024

District Secretary – Patricia O’Keefe

District Treasurer – Ann Chase

Member of Council – Lois Driscoll

District Editor – Gill Staerck

International Service Chair – Aileen Hargreaves

Membership & Development – Jennifer Pierce

Email Us

Do you have a question? If so, drop us a line. One of our members will be happy to answer your query as soon as we can.


We aim to respond within 3 working days

District 25 Events

We have an exciting year ahead –

Thursday 19th October 2023
International Service Rally – Ashington Community Hall

Thursday 16th November
District Meeting at Ashington Community Hall with District Chairman Gail’s charity speaker from Farming Community Network.


Thursday 14th March
District Meeting at Ashington Community Hall

7th – 10th May
International Inner Wheel Convention in Manchester

Thursday 23rd May
AGM and District Meeting at Ashington Community Hall

Tuesday 18th June
District Rally at Barcombe Village Hall, Lewes

Current Clubs

Chichester - Lavant Memorial Hall

Cuckfield & Lindfield - Lindfield Golf Club

Hove - The Hove Club

Godalming - West Surrey Golf Club

Dorking - The Crown Pub, Capel

Guildford - The Guildford Spike

Lewes - Ask Restaurant

Midhurst & Petworth - Cowdray Golf Club

Seaford - Seaford Golf Club

Dorking - The Crown Pub, Capel

District 25 latest news

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...