District 12 Inner Wheel


About our Club

Broadstairs Club meets at The Yarrow Hotel, Ramsgate Road Broadstairs  on 3rd Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the evening 6.45pm for dinner at 7.15pm, (except August).   Our membership currently stands at 23.

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Broadstairs Joint Presidents' for 2018/19 are:

Patricia Barnes and Linda Short

Patricia Barnes & Linda Short 

Presidents' Charity 

 Kent & Sussex Air Ambulance


Forthcoming Event
Saturday 23rd March 2019 
in aid of Kent & Sussex Air Ambulance

Wine & Wisdom Flyer 2019

Monday 18th February


IW Past Presidents

Broadstairs Inner Wheel celebrates its 64th birthday at the Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs. Founded in 1955 the Club has changed in many ways over the years. Members no longer take the initial of their husbands, refer to each other as 'Mrs' or wear hats and gloves to a meeting. The very name 'Inner Wheel' has lost its meaning as now with the advent of 'Women in Rotary' the ladies of Inner Wheel have been forced to change direction. No longer expecting Rotarian wives to join the group as a matter of course, but looking out into the community for like minded ladies who enjoy working together to raise money for those less fortunate than themselves. As the link with Rotary recedes, as the ethos within the Club changes, members draw strength from being together and take pride in fundraising for the local community. 

Monday 21st January 2019
Lieut. Col Carl Whitehead from the Salvation Army on
"The beginning of the Salvation Army and What They Do"


When IN 1865 the Salvation Army’s founder William Booth was told by his son about all the homeless people sleeping on the banks of the Thames, his response was simple: ‘Go and do something.’ That was in the middle of the nineteenth century. Today The Salvation Army’s philosophy is exactly the same.

Ahead of their time, the Booths took an innovative approach in demonstrating their faith by offering practical support to people in need out on the streets of London and beyond. As social justice reformers, a large part of their focus was on caring for people in a practical way, and to reaching out to ‘the poor and destitute.’

Carl enlightened Inner Wheel describing the work of the Salvation Army in Ramsgate. Little seems to have changed in the needs of homeless people in the last 150 years, the problem is still out there on the streets of Thanet.

Joint President's Linda Short and Pat Barnes are pictured presenting a donation to Carl from Inner Wheel.

Thursday 10th January

This year the Ladies of Broadstairs Inner Wheel collected food for the Food Bank at the Baptist Church. Homeless people recently seem to be growing in number, not only in Broadstairs but in Thanet as a whole. Members speak of homeless people in shop doorways, in parks and car parks. Often accompanied by a dog. The food collected will hopefully make someones life more comfortable.


All friends and family are invited to join the Ladies of Broadstairs Inner Wheel for their 

Christmas meeting to be held t the YARROW BROADSTAIRS  on Monday 17th December.

Cost of the meal £21.00

Next Meeting at the Yarrow

November 19th 

Speaker - Janet & Kevin Sayer on the  

'Life & Achievements of Thomas Russell Crampton

                                  born in Broadstairs 1816 

Janet & Kevin Sayer

The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water supply and was put in repair by Thanet District Council.

Thomas Russel Crampton is perhaps chiefly remembered as a designer of locomotives and of railways, but he was also concerned with gas, water works and the submarine telegraph cable. He was the first to succeed in laying an effective telegraph cable under the English Channel.

Janet and Kevin Sayer, pictured above,  gave the Ladies of Broadstairs INNER WHEEL  an interesting talk illustrating both the history of the Crampton Tower and an insight into the various activities that now make the Museum a hughly successful tourist attraction.   


                                           November 11th

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday 2018

More that 1000 people attended the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Broadstairs, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War.  Broadstairs Inner Wheel joint Presidents Pat Barnes and Linda Short are pictured laying a wreath on behalf of the Club.

International Rally at DITTON

IW @ Ditton


Ladies from Broadstairs once again had a very successful day at the International Rally held at the village hall in Ditton. Broadstairs stall this year provided a gift in a box for £1, a popular choice with customers. All boxes were sold. Money raised went to supported the International  charity CARE. The  colour theme for the day was Orange.  


Our Fashion Show, in conjunction with Edinburgh Woollen Mill, was a great success. Holy Trinity Church Hall Broadstairs was filled to capacity. Thank you to everybody who came along to support the event which raised in excess of £600 for the Kent and East Sussex Air Ambulance.

IW Club de Padova

Coffee @ Wyevale


Monica Padovan Bezzegato, Secretary of International Inner Wheel Club of Padova in Italy, joined our monthly coffee morning at Wyevale. 


Craft Competition
Teapot Cover Craft Competition              
Jill Barber  Val Hinds  Rita Rowlett 

New President's Lunch - Margate Inner Wheel

Broadstairs members attend MARGATE'S New Presidents' Lunch in July 

                         CLUB PROGRAMME


Sept. 17th     Club Meeting @ Golf Club - International Produce Stall

                     Speaker Joan Styles: District Chairman    

Sept.  18th     Fashion Show @ Holy Trinity Church Hall Broadstairs

Sept   18th     DISTRICT Cameo Lunch    

Oct. 15th       Club Meeting @ Golf Club - Speaker Russell Miles  on "A Year in the Life of a Hare"

Oct. 16th        DISTRICT meeting @ Ditton 10.00am for 10.30am

Nov   7th        District International Rally @ Ditton 9.30am setup for 10.00am start.

Nov  11th        Remembrance Sunday Broadstairs 

Nov  19th        World Toilet Day: Wateraid

Nov. 19th        Club Meeting @ The Yarrow Broadstairs - Speaker - Janet & Kevin Sayer on the  'Life &          

                       Achievements of victorian engineer Thomas Russell Crampton.

Dec. 17th        Club Christmas meeting  @ The Yarrow Broadstairs, with husbands 6.45 for 7.15pm

                       Husbands, family and friends welcome.


Jan  10th        INNER WHEEL DAY

Jan  21st         Club Meeting The Yarrow Broadstairs: Speaker Lieut. Col. Carl Whitehead on "The      

                     beginning of the Salvation Army and what they do"

Feb. 18th        Club Meeting @  The Yarrow - Business meeting (voting papers) CLUB BIRTHDAY

Mar   18th       Club meeting @ The Yarrow: JOINT CLUBS MEETING, Speaker: Denise Caitlin Davies

Mar  19th        DISTRICT meeting @ Ditton

Mar  23rd        QUIZ NIGHT  @ St Peters Church Hall 


April 15th       Club meeting @ The Yarrow: Speaker from the Air Ambulance - Club Charity

April 16th        DISTRICT Quiz Ditton 6 for 6.30pm

May 20th        Club meeting @ The Yarrow: Speaker: Patrick Lamb on 'Ladies Hats'

June 5th        DISTRICT Rally @ Manor Hotel Gravesend

June 17th        Club AGM & Handover @ North Foreland Golf Club

June 20th        DISTRICT AGM & Handover @ Ditton 6.30pm


John Nichols is pictured receiving a cheque for £2,000 from Past President Rita Rowlett

The money is to go towards the renovation of the 


Broadstairs Life Boat 1896 - 1912

John Nichols is presented with a donation for the Broadstairs Life Boat