The three objects of Inner Wheel are very simple. They are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding.
Inner Wheel is a caring organisation, not only to its members, but also to others outside its circle. Friendship is the core of all that is done and achieved by members of Inner Wheel.
Wherever there is an Inner Wheel Club, no matter where in the world, you are always made very welcome. Friendships flourish as members work together to help others less fortunate than themselves.
Inner Wheel was formed in 1923, by a group of ladies who decided that they wanted to help with the work of their Rotarian husbands, but to do it in their own way. The first official meeting was held in Manchester on 10th January 1924 when the name “The Inner Wheel Club” was adopted.
Membership expanded quickly, and the badge adopted was the Rotary Wheel with a smaller cog inside it – the inner wheel which helps the big wheel turn.
International Inner Wheel (IIW) was formed in 1967, and today there are over 100,000 members worldwide, in 101 different countries.
It is now one of the largest women’s organisations in the world, and has representation at the United Nations. There are currently some 23,000 members in 891 clubs in Great Britain.
Membership is open to female relatives of Rotarians or former Rotarians, Inner Wheel members and Rotaract.
The Inner Wheel Club of Preston was formed in 1932 and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012.
Business Meetings are held at the Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club on Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, on the second Wednesday of the month except in December.
Social Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday, usually in a member’s home.
For further details, fill in the enquiry form or contact the Club Secretary, Julie Simpson – Tel: 01772 718555.