District 12 Inner Wheel

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 41.

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 (Belfast in April 2020).

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 2018-19

Name Office Charity
Patricia Wakeham
Pauline Pritchard Secretary
Christina Sloman Treasurer
Avril Vickers International Service Officer
Diana Forrest Club Correspondent
Val Reid Membership Officer

** During the year we shall support the Inner Wheel Association's chosen charity: Jessie's Fund; District 12 Chairman's chosen charity: Riding for the Disabled and District 12's International Service Charity:  plus our customary local causes - WaterAid, Polio Pennies, The Lord Mayor of Canterbury's Christmas Gift Fund.

Meetings at Littlebourne Lounge at 10 am unless stated otherwise. 

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

17th July. D12 Club Officers’ Assembly at Ditton 10am

24th July. Coffee morning at a member’s home 10-30am - 12noon. Bring and Buy plus donations for The Dementia Outreach Programme (Age UK Canterbury)

11th August. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury  2-30pm ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’

18th August. Kent & Canterbury Hospital Fair (Opens at 11am. 

21st August. Coffee Morning at Elham Valley Tearooms 10-30am

28th August Committee Meeting  10am

4th September. Speaker Judy Ayris from the Dementia Outreach Service

18th September. Aperitif Meeting (possible evening meal). Details tbc

D12 Cameo Lunch 12/12-30pm

21st September. United Nations Day of Peace.

25th September. Speaker Steve Howe: ‘The Strange Life of General James Barry’. 

                         (Harvest table– proceeds to ‘Health for All’)

9th October. Speaker Mary Brown: ‘Past, Present and Future - Reflections on a road

well travelled’

13th October. Scarecrow Trail in the Westgate Gardens

16th October. Autumn District meeting at Ditton. 10am/10.30am

23rd October. Heart Cushions for local hospitals. Collecting prizes for the International Service Rally.

30th October. Committee Meeting 10am

7th November. D.12 International Service Rally at Ditton. (From 9-30am)

13th November: Speaker: Mark Taylor ‘Building Kings’

27th November: Birthday celebrations for 4 club members. Visit from District Chairman Joan -                                   optional lunch afterwards at the Evenhill.

4th December. Coffee and Mincepies at Wyevale Garden Centre, Chartham 

11th December. Christmas Lunch at The Holiday Inn Express, Harbledown.

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


8th January. Committee Meeting at 10am

10th January. Inner Wheel Day. Cluster Meeting with Faversham and Herne Bay Clubs

15th January. Frugal lunch. Speaker Simon Dolby ‘Buster’s Book Club’. Together we make a difference.

29th January. Speaker Eileen Wagget. Institute for Rural Health Studies in India

12th February. Speaker Richard Goodenough ‘Setting up an English Vineyard’

16th February  Indian evening at President's home in aid of Rural Health Studies in India

19th February. Committee Meeting at 10am

26th February. Club Nominations Meeting. Members’ morning

12th March. Interclub Lunch. Speaker David Newsholme. ‘The History Girls: 5 years of female singers at Canterbury Cathedral’ 11-30am coffee, 12/12.30pm lunch.

19th March. Spring District Meeting at Ditton. 10am/10.30am

26th March. Speaker Helen Howard. ‘Molluscs and Me’

30th March (Saturday) Quiz at The Baker White Memorial Hall, Lower Hardres (6-30pm start)

8th-10th April. Inner Wheel Association Conference in Cardiff

16th April. Reports back from Conference.

District 12 Quiz, Ditton 6-30pm

25th April  BINGO afternoon at Littlebourne Village Hall in aid of Health for All

30th April. Speaker Ron Lobeck. ‘The Weather Forecast: Fact or Fiction?’

7th May Committee Meeting at 10am

14th May. Speaker from the Whitstable Beach Pastors

23rd May Visit to Canterbury from District 12's Swedish Exchange visitors

28th May. Summer Outing to Gravesend and environs

5th June. District Rally 12 noon

11th June. Summer BBQ at Derringstone Hill House

18th June. AGM and Club Handover : 

25th June District Meeting and AGM. 10am/10.30am. Handover to Liz Lister as District Chairman.

Presidents 1925 - 2018

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, Mrs. Pat Wakeham