District 12 Inner Wheel

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About our Club

Deal Inner Wheel Club has a membership of 35 and we usually meet at lunchtimes at the Deal 1919 Angling Club on Deal's seafront on the first Monday of the month, except August or unless it is a Bank Holiday. Occasionally meetings are held at a chosen restaurant.

At our meetings we enjoy the company and friendship of each other whilst sharing lunch, organising fundraising activities and listening to speakers. We raise funds for local, national and international charities. We also support Deal Rotary Club with their charity projects and join them for social gatherings. We celebrate our 80th birthday this year.

A coffee morning is held every month, usually in a members' home with the proceeds going to a chosen charity.

We organise social outings to places of interest to members.

For further information please use 'Contact Us' link at the bottom.

Club Officers for 2019 to 2020

Name Office
Jennifer Van Lens 

Jennifer Van Lens 


President's charity - The Blackbird Project

President Frances Evison
Secretary and Membership
Jennifer Van Lens
Jennifer Van Lens Treasurer 

Gillian Heath
International Service Organiser
Pamela Misson Club Correspondent

Forthcoming Events 2019/20

10 December Coffee morning for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Janís home
6 January Club Meeting and Poetry Corner. Lunch by Committee Angling Club
10 January lnternational Inner Wheel Day Coffee at Dunkerleys
3 February Fish and Chip Lunch Preston Garden Centre
12 February Coffee morning for Blackbird Project Ringwould Village Hall
25 February Ten Pin Bowling + snack at the Turner Contemporary Margate
2 March Business Meeting & Election of committee Angling Club
17 March District Meeting Ditton
6 April Club Meeting. Speaker for Porchlight Angling Club
15 April District Quiz Ditton
27-29 April Association Conference Belfast
4 May Club Meeting  Speaker Joy Stephens on Nepal Angling Club
30 May Undercroft Sale fundraiser for Porchlight Deal Town Hall
23 May Concert by Pharos Choir Fundraiser for The Blackbird Project St Andrews Church, Deal
1 June Club Meeting Pimms & Puds provided by committee Angling Club
2 June District Rally Chart Hills Golf Club
7 June Sponsored Walk with Rotary Angling Club to Walmer Castle
24 June District AGM & Handover Ditton
6 July Club Meeting, AGM & Handover Presidentís home

If you are interested in any of these events please contact us on the Contact US link at the bottom of the page.

Wreath Making

Gill, Frances and Pam,Deal members, proudly display their wreaths made at the Ashford Inner Wheel Workshop

Pebbles at Christmas lunch

Pebbles and Barbara enjoying Christmas Lunch and a glass of wine

Pebbles at the International Rally

Can you spot Pebbles? He's enjoying the beautiful hand made bears at the International Rally

Pebbles on the Mystery Tour

Porchlight Bear, Pebbles,enjoying the Mystery Tour with President Jennifer Van Lens

Harvest meeting Sept 2019 3Harvest meeting Sept 2019 1

     A presentation from the Blackbird Project,           Talk it Out, a support group for people with mental

     creating a vocal memory for the terminally ill.   health issues, receive a donation at our Harvest Lunch

Hospital Fete 2019

Members made delicious cakes, scones, bread and pies for the stall at the Deal Hospital Fete. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we sold out very quickly, raising a very good contribution for the hospital.

2019 AGM Handover (1)Jennifer Van Lens accepting the office of President 2019/20.

library display

Our Club display in Deal Library during March.
Do go and have a look if you are in Deal.

Hearing Dog Hearing Dogs for the Deaf volunteer, Janet, gave a very informative talk about the work of the charity and a good insight into the training for Hearing Dogs and their prospective owners. She introduced us to her gorgeous dog, Bilboa, who is not only excellent company for Janet but also 'nudges' her when she needs to be aware of a variety of noises or situations, and gives her confidence when she is out and about.

14 members had fun 10 pin bowling followed by a delicious lunch at the Ambrette, Margate. Top scorer, Ann was bowling for the first time. Well done Ann.                                  

Bowling Feb 19 2 (Medium)                               Bowling Feb 19

Coffee Morning Feb 2019 1

St George's Hall, Deal looking organised and welcoming for our Public Coffee morning, where we raised an impressive amount to help the Dementia Unit at Deal Centre for the Retired. It didn't stay empty for long!
Thank you to all who attended.
Dementia cat

Deal Inner Wheel Members Valerie and Pam with a delightful cat that purrs and interacts and is greatly appreciated by people with Dementia who like to stroke and cuddle her.
With the funds raised at the Coffee morning, Deal Centre will be able to buy more cats, as well as continuing their music sessions.

bell hotel Sandwich

A delicious tea at The Bell Inn Sandwich cheered us all up at the February Meeting. Sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cake and tea plus the company of friends; couldn't be better.

Lyn and Andree Induction 2019 (Medium)

Lyn and Andree are welcomed as new members at the International Inner Wheel Day meeting, 10 January 2019, when Inner Wheel Clubs across the world celebrated the organisation.

Christmas Coffee Morning, where we raised funds for the Queen Mother's Clothing Guild

Christmas CoffeeSanta having a dozeMother Christmas
Members, friends, neighbours and Rotarians, with hosts Jan and Cliff. P.S. the beard is real!

Christmas Lunch at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Sue Hackett receiving her Inner Wheel Badge New member, Sue Hackett, receiving her Inner Wheel badge from President Frances at the Christmas lunch.
Members tucked into a delicious turkey lunch and exchanged gifts in the Secret Santa raffle. Hats and crackers added to the festive cheer.

International District Rally Chris Head- Rapson, centre, lucky winner of the quilt made and donated by our member Thea, right, with Deal International Service Representative, Gill, left. Raising funds for Care International.

International rally 2018 1 (Small)

November Meeting

      We were delighted to welcome new member            Tracey Aplin told her quilting story and showed 

      Louise, who was inducted by President Frances         us her amazing and ispirational quilts

Louise Chappell induction (Medium)         Tracey and quilts

In October we enjoyed a delicious fish and chip lunch at hythe bay   Deal.

International Peace Day when President Frances planted a Peace rose at Kingsdown and Ringwould  Primary School, with the teachers and pupils, and members of Inner Wheel Deal.

Rose planting 21 Sept 2018 3 (1)

A jolly Harvest Lunch in September, when we welcomed District Chairman, Joan Styles (centre), whilst raising funds for Operation Sunshine. Thea (left photo) and Jennifer (right photo) receiving their officer badges.

Thea Sept    DC Joan at Harvest lunch (2)    JVL Sept

August 2018

Hospital Fete 2018 1 (1)

Raising funds for Deal Hospital League of Friends with our Annual Cake stall at the hospital fete.

A beautiful sunny day morning in August, in Ringwould, for coffee and cake

Coffee Morning Ringwould August 2018 4

Some of our Activities 2017/18

inner wheel stand 5Our stand at Deal Good Neighbour Week

Deal members enjoying a happy day out on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway


We organised a Fashion Show in aid of Carers' Support, Canterbury, Dover and Thanet at St George's Church. What a fabulous evening that was! We even had a visit from Father Christmas.

Fashion Show Finale       Fashion Show

Sponsored walk with Deal Rotary, in June, in aid of Deal Hospital, followed by lunch

Rotary and Inner Wheel Sponsored Walk

A presentation by the Blackbird Project,            Talk it Out, a support group for those with creating a vocal memory for the terminally ill.    mental health issues, receive a donation