Faces of the Inner Wheel


Association President 2018/19 Ann Acaster - Inner Wheel Club of 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.



Association Executive Committee 2018/19

Back row from left to right

Membership & Development Chairman Anthea Tilsley
Constitution Committee Chairman Liz Swinton
International Service Chairman Shamim Govani
Secretary Administrator Melanie Nicholls

Front row from left to right

Association Editor Dorothy Cree
Immediate Past President & International Inner Wheel Representative Liz Thomas
Association President Ann Acaster
Association Vice President Enid Law
Association Treasurer Karen Davies

The Governing Body - the Executive Committee and Members of Council

  • 1 Heather Sheerin
  • 2 Pamela Hull
  • 3 Margaret Compton
  • 4 Jennifer Angus
  • 5 Pam Boyes
  • 6 Elizabeth Ostroumoff
  • 7 Janet Barwood
  • 8 Catherine Forsdike
  • 9 Beryl Cornell
  • 10 Sherry Phillips
  • 11 Lyn Ashley
  • 12 Elizabeth Martin
  • 13 Rosemary Cone
  • 14 Elizabeth Davis
  • 15 Marian Curtis
  • 16 Janet Howard
  • 17 Jill Cobley
  • 18 Angela Williams
  • 19 Heather Randall
  • 20 Carol Price
  • 21 Margaret Williams
  • 22 Gloria Humphrey
  • 23 Lynn Shaw
  • 24 Jane Brown
  • 25 Gail Elhinn
  • 26 Annette Guttridge
  • 127 Mavis Silley
  • 128 Margaret Taylor
  • 129 Denise Bacon

Association Council and Committee Meetings 2018/19

Council Wed 4 July 2018
Wed 3 & Thur 4 October 2018
Tues 8 & Wed 9 January 2019 (may change to one day meeting)
Wed 8 & Thur 9 May 2019
Executive Wed 12 & Thur 13 Sept 2018
Tue 4 & Wed 5 Dec 2018
Tue 12 & Wed 13 March 2019
Wed 12 & Thur 13 June 2019
Finance Tues 17 & Wed 18 July 2018
Wed 11 & Thur 12 Sept 2018
Tue 8 Nov 2018 (one day)
Tue 12 Feb 2019 (one day)
Tue 11 and Wed 12 June 2019
Finance Rota Tue 7 & Wed 8 May 2019
Conference Mon 17th, Tue 18th, & Wed 19th Sept 2018 (Working Party & 1st Committee Mtg)
Wed 7 & Thur 8 Nov 2018
Wed 13 & Thur 14 Feb 2019 
Thur 30 & Fri 31 May 2019
Constitution Mon 2 Oct 2018
Thur 31 Jan 2019
Wed 30 May 2019 (11:00 am)
International Service Wed 18 July 2018 (3.00 pm) 
Thur 14 Feb 2019 (3.00 pm)
Publications Wed 18 July 2018 (1.00 pm) 
Thur 14 Feb 2019 (1.00 pm)
Membership & Development  

Thur 19 July 2018
Tue 8 Jan 2019 (10:00 am)
Tue 7 May 2019

Annual Assembly 3/4 July 2018 (Leicester)
Inner Wheel Conference 8/9/10 April 2019 (Cardiff)
RIBI Conference 10/11/12 May 2019 (Nottingham)
Annual Assembly 2/3 July 2019 (Leicester)

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