Hello and welcome to our District 26 webpage. Association President Gill has decided that we District Chairman are to be her butterflies flying around the districts so I look forward to doing some flitting and see you on a more personal level. I am a member of the Inner Wheel Club of Luton Chiltern, but home now, is in Wootton, Bedford.
As you well know our aims are to Promote True Friendship & International Understanding and I am convinced that here in District 26 we truly abide by these ideals. Our National Association is asking us to celebrate 90 years of our existence with a ‘Wheels Project’, be they small or large and donate them to someone/community in need in our own area. My own wish for the year is that you see if you can give some support to your local Downs Syndrome Support Group. Maybe simply providing a picnic for them one day or the two ideas could even be combined? A scooter for a playgroup? A tea trolley for a retirement home?
It is an interesting time for us in Inner Wheel as the changes in membership rules now allow us to invite women to become members of our clubs without a Rotary connection.
Whether you are a member or just looking at our website to find out more about Inner Wheel in your area, I hope that you will give us a thought and maybe enquire about joining. You may have considered Rotary but feel that their weekly meetings are too much of a commitment so Inner Wheel with its monthly meetings and usually a break in the summer may be just what you’re looking for. You will find a very interesting group of ladies who are involved in many aspects of public life and Charities, and who enjoy the company of friends here in the UK and Internationally whilst working to help someone in need.
District 26 is just a small cog in one of the largest women’s service organisations in the world, International Inner Wheel which has representatives in the United Nations.
Our aim is simple - to make a difference to people’s lives; often in many small ways through club charity events and local voluntary work; and by working in partnerships with other Inner Wheel Districts, Rotary, and charity and voluntary organisations.
Our three objects are:
We usually have a lot of enjoyable social events when we are raising money for charity- and often just to provide opportunities for friendship. Our clubs vary in size, character, priorities and events. You will see some of the things we do on these web pages.
We come together for District meetings and conferences, such as our annual Rally, when the President of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland comes to visit us.
If you share our objectives and would like to join Inner Wheel we would love to have you. If you are related to a Rotary member it will be very easy because of our long term affiliation with Rotary clubs. If you are not related to a Rotarian you are still very welcome- and it is still easy- by invitation.
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