About District 12 Inner Wheel

The Objects of Inner Wheel;

To Promote True Friendship
To Encourage the Ideals of Personal Service
To promote International Understanding

Inner Wheel was originally set up in 1923 by wives of Rotarians who wanted to emulate the kind of service organisation in which their Rotarian husbands took part. From that small and exclusive beginning grew the International organisation that it is today, being one of the largest women's voluntary service organisations in the world. Today, there is no requirement to have a connection with Rotary in fact over half the members in some of our clubs have no Rotary connection.

They all, however, believe in the 3 objects of Inner Wheel. 

There are 29 Inner Wheel Districts in Great Britain and Ireland, and these broadly correspond with Rotary Districts.

Inner Wheel District 12 corresponds to Rotary District 1120. Our District covers all of Kent, part of East Sussex and some London Boroughs.

We have 23 clubs in the District with roughly 650 members.

Membership may be taken up by the following, provided that they are over 18 years old


Most clubs have a meeting once or twice a month, but many meet up casually at other times. Clubs meet at varying times of day, some for morning coffee, others for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. We have speakers, charity functions, social occasions and many other activities. We value friendship and work hard for our chosen charities, locally, nationally or internationally but also enjoy ourselves socially. FRIENDSHIP with SERVICE whilst HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN ONESELF - this is the maxim that truly reflects a typical Inner Wheel Member.

If you want to meet up with other like-minded women, why not look at the list of clubs, to see where your nearest club is and get in touch, through our Contact Us page. You will receive a very warm welcome. 

Our District Chairman's Charity for 2017 to 2018  is Diabetes UK.

                                             Our International Charity is WaterAid.