International Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service voluntary organisations in the world. IIW is active in over 103 countries, with 100,000 members in 3695 clubs.
The Objects of Inner Wheel are:
Any women who share those aims can join Inner Wheel. Members achieve these aims through many Club events, which combine personal service, fund raising, fellowship and fun, united by friendship and a common aim to serve the community.
Members give practical support as well as financial assistance whenever there is a crisis, whether this occurs locally, nationally or internationally, for natural disasters or for people suffering in war torn regions.
Personal Service is a top priority, and the number of ways members find to give service to the local communities, is quite amazing. They provide financial help and donate goods to hospitals, hospices, care homes, and schools, entertain the elderly and lonely and offer help to needy children and the disabled.
Inner Wheel was founded by Margarette Golding, of the Manchester Club in 1924. The organization of Clubs varies in each country and each town, but basically all clubs follow the rules as laid down in the Constitution and Handbook.
International Conventions are held every 3 years to which all members are invited. It is a wonderful opportunity to go abroad, attend seminars and speeches and hear about the work been done by Inner Wheel members worldwide. Above all, new friendships are made with members from countries far and wide.
Clubs have their individual programmes, which include Club business and social events.
The Ladies of the Inner Wheel usually meet once a month.
The Ladies of the Inner Wheel Clubs also work with, and support, the Rotary Clubs with their activities and events. In return the Rotary Clubs support the Inner Wheel Clubs.