A BRIEF HISTORY
Inner Wheel was formed in the early 1920's at the instigation of our founder, Mrs. Margarette Golding, who met together with other wives of Rotarians with the object of setting up a club in support of Rotary, to foster friendship between the wives of Rotarians, and to increase the opportunities for service.
A permanent meeting place was found in The Manchester Social Club, 47 Lower Moseley Street, and on the 10th January 1924 it was here that the now famous statement ‘We shall call it Inner Wheel’ was uttered.
More clubs were soon formed in Great Britain & Ireland and eventually the Country was divided into Districts. District 10 was formed in 1932 and covers the South Midlands. The Inner Wheel Club of Dursley is part of that District.
In 1934 The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain & Ireland was formed.
In 1967 the organisation went worldwide with the formation of International Inner Wheel.
Membership of Inner Wheel is open to female relatives of all Rotarians/past Rotarians, female relatives of Inner Wheel members/past members who wish to get to know one another and work together in friendship and understanding. Since a change in the Constitution In 2013, women do not need to have a connection with Rotary in order to be invited to join. Any woman interested in becoming a member should contact her local club. Belonging to Inner Wheel gives members the opportunity to share friendships in Clubs and Districts in Great Britain and Ireland and throughout the world.
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