Inner Wheel District 9

District 9 Chairman

District Chairman for 2023/24
Hilary Tindall

A warm welcome to our District 9 website page, at the beginning of a very special year for Inner Wheel, the year of our Centenary celebrations. We shall be supporting Association President Anthea’s idea of ‘100 for 100’ at our District Inner Wheel Day in January 2024. This year is also significant for District 9, as it marks our 80th Anniversary year!

My chosen charity for this year is Medical Detection Dogs, which carries out groundbreaking research to improve the early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases and also trains dogs to support people with life-threatening conditions. I am sure that clubs in District 9 will do their best to support this worthwhile charity, alongside all the good work members will be doing to improve things for many others in their communities.

Who we are

There are over 100,000 members of Inner Wheel worldwide in 100 different countries, making us one of the largest all-female organisations in the world.

Our aims are;
– promote true friendship
– to encourage the ideals of personal service
– to foster international understanding

The link below will take you to the Inner Wheel page on Wikipedia to find out more about our organisation:

International Service

District 9 have chosen The Book Bus as their International Service Charity for 2023/24. This is also the Association international charity for the next two years.

This charity is committed to changing lives by improving literacy and access to books and reading opportunities.

You can find out more at:

Who we support

Medical Detection Dogs is at the forefront of innovative research into dogs’ ability to detect the smell of human diseases and save lives. They believe that their work will have global impact and lead to earlier and much improved detection of cancer and other deadly diseases, as well as contributing to the fight against anti-microbial resistance.

Using their amazing sense of smell, dogs can also be trained to identify minute odour changes emitted prior to an emergency and alert the person to take preventative action. By assisting individuals with their condition, their trained dogs help reduce 999 calls and hospital admissions, giving people and their families/carers greater confidence and independence, enabling them to lead a full and happy life.

Further information about the charity can be found here.

The District 9 Year

Please click the arrow on the right of each photo to view a slideshow of the key events in our District’s year.



District 9 Officers

DISTRICT CHAIR: Hilary Tindall
SECRETARY 1 (emails): Linda Emery
SECRETARY 2 (meeting bookings): Mercia Hailstone
TREASURER: Pattie Beresford
EDITOR: Jennie Evans
WEBMANAGER: Linda Clarke

Email Us

Email the District Secretary at:

District 9 Events

EventDate and TimeVenue
District Assembly Meeting for Club Officers27th July 2023 6 for 6.30pmBenson Parish Hall
District Meeting14th November 2023Benson Parish Hall
Inner Wheel Day District 9 celebration9th January 2024Benson Parish Hall
District Meeting14th March 2024Benson Parish Hall
Pre-Rally Supper and District Rally8th & 9th April 2024The Mill, Sonning
International Convention7th-10th May 2024Manchester
District Handover & AGM27th June 2024Benson Parish Hall

     District 9 Clubs at a glance

This District has seven active Inner Wheel Clubs in the locations marked on the map. Each one meets for business once a month and there are also a range of social events, community service activities and fundraising events. District 9 includes clubs in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Club (established)) Location Meeting time  Email/Facebook/website contact
Banbury (1946) The Pavilion, Banbury Cricket Club 2nd Friday in month at 2.30pm
Caversham (1984) Varied venues 1st Thursday in month at 10.30am via District
High Wycombe (1945) High Wycombe Cricket Club 1st Monday in month at 12pm via District
Marlow (1957)   1st Tuesday in month at 7.30pm
Reading Maiden Erlegh (2002) Sonning Golf Club 3rd Thursday in month at 7.15pm Inner Wheel Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh 
Thame (1969)
Witney (1956) Burford Golf Club 4th Wednesday in month at 6pm

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