IW District 20
Inner Wheel is one of the largest women's organisations in the world.
The name Inner Wheel was chosen because of the strong connection with Rotary.
Inner Wheel membership is open to female relatives of Rotarians, Inner Wheel members, and women who have been invited to join - provided that a majority of the club members agree
Yeovil Inner Wheel meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month (with the exception of August when there is no meeting)
at Yeovil Court Hotel at 6.00 p.m for 6.30 p.m.
Message from Tessa
I have lived in Yeovil for 30 years coming from Shanklin, Isle of Wight, where my parents were in Rotary and Inner Wheel. They both held offices several times. My mother was President twice and my father was District Governor.
This will be my second stint as President and I think it will be a very different one. Inner Wheel is changing to keep pace with the times.
Some of our new members have tenuous links with Rotary or none at all so we need to help them settle in.
We will have a few of these new members on the Committee this year and hope this will give them an idea of the enjoyment and friendship that Inner Wheel generates.
I think I would like to support Diabetes UK this year because my husband died from the complications of Diabetes and I nursed him for many years. Having experienced this I would like to help find a solution to this dreadful illness.
I would also like to support our Chairman’s charity and the Salvation Army.
The organ in St John’s Church Yeovil needs an upgrade as it breaks down, so if we can manage to raise sufficient funds I would like to give the Church a donation.
I look forward to a year of service through friendship, fun and fundraising.
President for Yeovil Inner Wheel 2017 - 2018
Yeovil Inner Wheel Club was founded in 1937 and had its inaugural meeting in December at the Cadena Cafe.
The subscription for the remaining half year was agreed at 4 shillings!(20p)
Tea Meetings at the Cadena Cafe continued for a further 31 years.
A New Year's Party in January 1939 was held at the Manor Hotel, cost per head including entertainment was
2 shillings! (10p)
A meeting in October 1940 was interrupted by air raid sirens, the night Yeovil experienced its first enemy attack.
Mrs Violet Stirling
Twenty Fifth Anniversary