District 8 is one of the 29 Regional Districts, which make up the Association of Inner Wheel clubs of Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I). We have 14 clubs and cover most of East Anglia’s counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex with a membership of over 450. We are part of a World Wide organisation, in fact one of the largest Women’s voluntary service organizations with more than 100,000 members in 104 countries.
Inner Wheel has three objectives :
1.To promote true friendship
2.To encourage the ideals of personal service
3.To foster international understanding
Inner Wheel members can achieve these aims through club events, which involve working together, combining personal service, fundraising, fellowship and fun. This can be in the local community and in the wider world helping others less fortunate by giving their time, financial and practical support when there is a need locally, nationally or internationally.
Our International Inner Wheel President is Binda Vyas. Binda is a member of Anand club in N. W. India. Her vision is to see Inner Wheel as the largest women’s organisation in the world to empower women globally through projects related to education, health and financial independence . So, let us LEAD the CHANGE collectively to bring about a positive significant and meaningful difference in the world.
The National GB&I Association President 2019-2021 is Enid Law, from Llangollen District 18. Her chosen charity is Riding for the Disabled.
Our District 8 Chairman , Deirdre Griffin is from the Inner Wheel club of Woodbridge. Deirdre’s chosen Charity for the year is Teenage Cancer Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital)
Innerwheel are working together with the Butterfly Tree Charity and Medical Aid Films to prevent Malaria globally. This Project is headed up by Shamim Govani, Association International Service Organiser and began in July 2019 and is ongoing.
GB&I 3 year campaign
Period Poverty is a 3 year campaign launched by GB&I Innerwheel in 2019 to drive dignity for women and girls