If you are new to Inner Wheel We are one of the largest Women's organisations in the world. Originally founded alongside Rotary over 90 years ago we opened our membership to all women five years ago. Our focus is on Fun, Friendship and Service.
Fun is found in most of the things we organise whether it be a Coffee Morning, Beetle Drive or Celebration.
Friendship follows naturally from spending time, and sharing experiences with other like minded women.
Service is where we try to put something back both into the communities in which we live and the world as a whole. Service varies from organising fundraisers to assisting others in schools, hospitals and homes both in the UK and abroad. You can do as much or as little as suits you.
We express this more formally as follows:
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is one of 29 Districts that make up Inner Wheel Great Britain and Ireland. There are about 17,000 members across all the districts.
Each district is managed by its own District committee which is elected by the members of the clubs in the district. Each district is unique in its own way and District 22 is no exception to that.
Encompassing all the Inner Wheel clubs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, District 22 is made up of 29 clubs most with about 25- 30 members.
There are four formal meetings each year, to which all members are invited that discuss the management of the district and where we share our efforts in respect of service.
The Inner Wheel year begins on 1st July and the first formal meeting is held in the middle of the month. At this meeting new members of the committee having taken up their roles and existing members meet the relevant officers of all the clubs. This allows Treasurer, Secretary, Editor and International to update all the club officers with changes or additions to their roles, Chairman, and first Vice Chairman will also hold similar meeting. These sub meetings are followed with lunch .
After lunch the formal business of the day follows where the previous years District Chairman hands over to the New District Chairman, usually the previous First Vice Chairman. This is more simply described as inducting.
All the committee members also spend a few minutes introducing themselves and updating members with short reports. The incoming chairman will often introduce a short presentation about her chosen charity for the year .
The second formal meeting of the year is held in November and this updates everyone with what has happened in the preceding months and what is forthcoming.
The third formal meeting of the year in March follows a similar format to the November meeting but it precedes the AGM at which annual accounts are approved formal reports are presented by each committee member, and new committee members elected.
The fourth meeting prepares for Induction day and again updates the members about activities around the district and across the whole organisation.
We also encourage as many members as possible to come to the District Rally usually held at the beginning of April, and we join with Rotary District 1220 for a joint Christmas Carol service on the first Sunday in December.
In addition there will be other events to which all members are invited these include a District Quiz and Various Fund raisers.
District 22 has its own choir members of which come from across the clubs in the district.
Each of the 29 clubs has its own committee and is guided by the district committee but there are very few 'rules'. Each club has its own character and is very much influenced by the enthusiasm and ideas of its members.
We celebrate many things together and it is perhaps unsurprising that this involves eating and drinking whether coffee mornings, charter anniversary parties or other social events, you can be assured that its a friendly occasion.