Canterbury Inner Wheel Club

About our Club

We meet at Littlebourne Village Hall (CT3 1ST ) usually on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10.00am (except August) and at other times by arrangement. Our membership currently stands at 38.

The main focus of fundraising each year is the President's chosen charity. In addition the Club supports the District and Association selected charities, and a range of local and overseas causes**.

Representatives from the Club attend District Meetings three times a year and the Inner Wheel Association Conference (Bournemouth in March 2018).

Membership: Membership of Inner Wheel is open to the following:
Women related to Inner Wheel members or former Inner Wheel members

Women related to Rotarians or former Rotarians

However, since the IIW Convention in Istanbul we are able to offer membership by invitation to other ladies sharing our aims and objects, provided the majority of club members agree.

For more information on how to join this Club please contact Membership Officer Valerie.

For general information please use the 'Contact Us' page.


Club Officers for 2017-18

Name Office Charity
Sheila Cragg President Kent Young Carers
Pauline Pritchard Secretary
Patricia Wakeham Treasurer
Ailsa Williamson-Powell International Service Officer Shelterbox
Diana Forrest Club Correspondent
Val Reid Membership Officer

** During the year we shall support the Inner Wheel Association's chosen charity: Children's Hospices (ie Demelza House); District 12 Chairman's chosen charity: Diabetes UK and District 12's International Service Charity: WaterAid, Polio Pennies plus our customary local causes.

Meetings at Littlebourne Lounge at 10 am unless stated otherwise. 

27th June  AGM and Club Handover meeting: Installation of President Sheila

14th July Lunch for New Presidents at District Chairman's home

18th July Coffee Morning at Julia's home: 10am - 12 noon.  Bring and Buy, Baubles, Bangles, Beads, Bric a Brac and Books (in aid of Kent Young Carers)

27th July   D.12 Club Officers’ Assembly at Ditton 

3rd August  Theatre Trip to Marlowe Theatre 'The Play that goes wrong'

4th August  6pm talk at the Marlowe Theatre

15th August   Coffee at the Elham Valley Tearooms 11 am

19th August   All the fun of the K & C Hospital Fair!  (Opens at 11am)

12th  September SHELTERBOX (Our International charity)  Talk at Littlebourne from Brian and Ruth Portway

21st September  United Nations Peace One Day:

26th September   Bob Jones   Many faces of Canterbury  (Harvest Stall supporting local student's work in an orphanage in Uganda)

27th September 12/12.30pm CAMEO Lunch (Solo members) at the Chart Hills Golf Club

7th October Scarecrow Trail in the Westgate Gardens, Canterbury (Make a note to visit the Gardens and view a fine array of scarecrows!)

10th October Visit from District 12 Chairman Ruth - optional lunch at the Evenhill.

20th-22nd October  Rotary District 1120 Conference at Bournemouth

24th October IN THE PINK WITH PURPLE PATCHES  (Heart Cushions for local hospitals)

25th October (9.30/10 am) Autumn District Meeting at Ditton

31st October 1pm  Canterbury Festival outing - lunchtime Concert by the Simon Langton Boys' School in the Spiegeltent

8th November   D.12 International Service Rally at Ditton in aid of Wateraid:   (From 9.30am/begins 10 am)

14th November  Tim Box  : 'Thinking outside the Box.  A hypnotist's guide to changing your mind.' 

19th November World Toilet Day (WaterAid)

28th November  Sue Thompson 'Acupuncture'

5th December Coffee and cakes/scones at Wyevale Garden Centre, Chartham

12th December  Club's Christmas Lunch at Holiday Inn Express, Harbledown 

(Donations to The Pilgrim’s Hospices in lieu of Christmas cards) 


11th January WORLD INNER WHEEL DAY EVENT : Hosted by Inner Wheel Club of Herne Bay

16th January  Club's frugal Lunch at Littlebourne Lounge in aid of Demelza House - Guest speaker Anne Booth, writer of children's books.

18th January  Visit to 'Crazy for You' at the Marlowe Theatre  (Pre-booked)

23rd January  The Ven. Jo Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury

31st January   Convention Proposals Meeting. venue Ditton Community Centre

31st January Backstage Tour at the Marlowe Theatre (11.30 am)

8th February  Assisting Rotary Club of Canterbury with refreshments as they host a round of the English Speaking Union Schools Speaking Competition at the Guildhall, Canterbury

13th February Pancake Day and Reverse Raffle in aid of Young Carers

Sat. 17th February at 2.30pm in St. Dunstan's church hall, London Road, Canterbury.  Showing of "Florence Foster Jenkins" and afternoon tea following the film.  (IN AID OF SHELTERBOX)

27th February Club Nominations Meeting :  Informal presentation about Fairtrade (with stall): Joy Sharman   (Part of Fairtrade Fortnight) SADLY THIS DID NOT TAKE PLACE DUE TO ILLNESS AND BAD WEATHER

3rd March  (Saturday)  Quiz and Chips at Baker White Hall in aid of Kent Young Carers.  6.45pm start with Fish and Chips from mobile van.  All to be pre-ordered please.  £15 per ticket.

13th March 11.30am   Canterbury's Interclub Meeting at St. Lawrence Cricket Ground: Speaker: Ben Roddy

14th March (10/10.30am) District 12 Spring Meeting at Ditton

18th March - 22nd March   Inner Wheel Association Conference at Bournemouth

27th March Speaker: Members' reports from the I.W. Conference:  Guest speaker: Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Rosemary Doyle

10th April Steve Edney from the Salutation Gardens, Sandwich 

11th - 14th International Inner Wheel Convention in Melbourne, Australia.

24th April  No speaker

25th April   District 12 Quiz at Ditton (6.30pm)

  8th May Outing to the Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, Margate.

22nd May  Martin Thomas from Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

5th June 12 noon RALLY at Great Danes Hotel Maidstone welcoming I.W. Assn. President Liz

12th June  Fundraising Event at Barham in aid of SHELTERBOX

20th June (10.30am) D.12 Summer Meeting and AGM Handover to District Chairman Joan Styles

26th June AGM and Club Handover meeting.  Installation of President Pat


Presidents 1925 - 2017

1925  - 1945 : Mrs. H. Bigglestone, Mrs. A. Baynton, Mrs. J.H.B. Young, Mrs. G. Browning, Mrs. W.H. Hamilton, Miss A. Page, Mrs. F. Brownscombe, Mrs. H. Rigden, Mrs. G.R. Barrett, Mrs. H. P Dawton, Mrs. R. Wood, Mrs. H.P. Dawton, Mrs. S.W. Bligh, Mrs. J. McLaren, Mrs. R.F. Dashwood, Mrs. G. Denne, Mrs. E.A. Wood, Mrs. W. Parker, Mrs. S.H. Jennings

1946 - 1965 : Mrs. A.M. Pennington, Mrs. J.A. Godley, Mrs. E.A. Wood, Mrs. G.A. Kennett, Mrs. T. McCallum,  Mrs. J.A. Godley,  Mrs. A.V. Wilson,  Mrs. R. Tophill, Mrs. B. Dawton,  Mrs. A.
Incles, Mrs. S.H. Jennings, Mrs. A.S.P. Mason, Mrs. H.W.F. Hooker, Mrs. G.H. Kennett, Mrs. R.M. Brazier, Mrs. R.L. Stanford, Mrs. F. Hooker, Mrs. E.N. Shephard, Mrs. S. Terry, Mrs. S.H. Jennings

1966 - 1985 : Mrs. Peggy Clague, Mrs. Joan Tyler, Mrs. A.S.P. Mason, Mrs. Gladys Young, 
Mrs.  Patsy Kerr,  Mrs. R. L. Stanford,  Mrs.  B. A. Porter, Mrs. F. Hooker, Mrs. H.W. Hooker, Mrs.  L.  Incles, Mrs. Peggy Clague, Mrs. Grace Goodman, Mrs. Grace Goodman, Mrs. Joy Ruston, Mrs. Maimie Greene,  Mrs. Elaine Constable,  Mrs. Joy Ruston,  Mrs. P. Burbidge, Mrs. B. Roberts, Mrs. Irene Roe

1986 - 2005 :   Mrs. Patsy Kerr,  Mrs. Valerie Martin, Mrs. Rosemary Dawkins, Mrs. Pauline Banks, Mrs. Jeanette Daniels, Mrs. Mary Beere,   Mrs.  Shirlee Sandy,  Mrs.  Mela Quarrell, Mrs. Margaret Wright,  Mrs. Jane Rice, Mrs. Dorothy Southgate, Mrs. Sheila Cragg, Mrs. Pauline Beckett, Mrs. Jean Talbot,  Mrs. Joan Hill,  Mrs. Maggie Harris,  Mrs. Shirley Hodge,   Mrs. Sheila Cragg,  Mrs. Diana Forrest, Mrs. Ann Lynch

2006 -  2015   : Mrs. Pauline Banks, Mrs. Bernice Barton, Mrs. Maggie Harris, Mrs. Valerie Reid, Mrs. Judith Wiltshier, Mrs. Anne Arnold, Mrs. Ann Lynch, Mrs. Maggie Harris, Mrs. Pauline Pritchard, Mrs. Judy Wiltshier (Jt) and Mrs. Val Reid (Jt)

2016 : Mrs. Judy Wiltshier (Jt) and Mrs. Val Reid (Jt), Mrs. Sheila Cragg