Inner Wheel was founded in Manchester, England in 1924.
The objects of this service organisation are:
To promote true friendship
Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships form and flourish. 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 104 countries with over 108,000 members worldwide, 11,000 of those of those being in Great Britain and Ireland.
Inner Wheel events
All members in GB& I are invited to attend a Centenary Celebratory Lunch at the Leonardo Tower Bridge Hotel on Monday 15th April 2024. Registration to attend is now open and the link can be found at the bottom of the Association website...