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York Vikings District 4
Hello and welcome. We are Inner Wheel in Great Britain and Ireland. Maybe you are an Inner Wheel member who has come to look for something, maybe you have heard about us and wanted to check us out, or maybe you have just happened upon here by chance, whatever your reason, a warm welcome to you – there is something here for everyone.
Here you will find what Inner Wheel is all about, from our early beginnings in the 1920’s to our most up to date information. Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service organisations in the world; we have three objectives covering friendship, personal service and international understanding. You will find and make special, long lasting friendships in this amazing association, friends who will support you through thick and thin. Our service given, which is very important to us is varied, from hospital visiting, mentoring and environmental projects, to making a wealth of different things, knitted teddies for children who may never have had a toy before, to fidget quilts for the many people today suffering from dementia. We fundraise for charity both at home and abroad, baking and holding summer fayres and garden parties, not forgetting the wing walking, zip wires and sky diving. Where there is a need you will usually find an Inner Wheel member. Our international understanding involves not only fundraising, but raising awareness of situations overseas and hoping to support and educate, if necessary and possible.
We have clubs in over 100 countries around the world. Our international theme for 2018/2019 is Empower and Evolve. We will do our best to Empower by giving the tools and understanding to our members and to those we support, to help them Evolve in their knowledge and their lives.
Does this sound the sort of thing you would be interested in? If so, why not fill in the enquiry form on the contact us tab, or have a chat with our friendly office staff.
I am honoured to be President of this amazing organisation for the coming year and will do my very best in all I do. I look forward to visiting our Districts across Great Britain and Ireland and to meeting you all. I hope that many of you will join me in Cardiff for our Annual Association Conference 8 – 10 April 2019 when, as usual, a good time will be had by all.
With my love and best wishes for another year of service, fun and friendship in true Inner Wheel style.Ann Acaster
Association President 2018-2019