© Inner Wheel District 9 - 2013  Registered charity number 1025058

Inner Wheel District 9
Covering Three Counties in the UK - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

International Theme 2021/22   ‘Stronger women, stronger world’

 STOP PRESS!

Sewing Scrubs, Making blankets, Baking Cakes, The Corona Crisis and Inner Wheel

The crises faced by our country in the current pandemic are numerous. Businesses are failing, unemployment is increasing , charities are in great difficulty and there are shortages of essential supplies to hospital and other care organisations.

Inner Wheel, with its usual enthusiasm, has been ready to help with the practical and financial implications of the Corona virus. Currently our members are sewing scrubs, crocheting or knitting blankets for patients undergoing therapy, baking to sustain nurses during their long, tiring and very stressful shifts and donating money that we have previously raised to the most needy.

More recently International Inner Wheel has set up a fund to provide relief to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the production of a vaccine.

During the current crisis caused there has been much publicity about the problems now faced by numerous charities who are losing their funding. Many of these charities would have faced difficulties in the past if it were not for the unending support of Inner Wheel. This support will be there again when we can resume our normal activities.

The Corona virus has brought out the best in most of our population. I would be nice to think that this will be a time of change that will continue when we are through the other side of the pandemic. So please take the opportunity to talk about Inner Wheel to others and give the women of this country a realistic way of continuing to make this country a better place by joining our well established organisation.

                                                       Dorothy S.
Ascot resident, June Martin MBE was given the prestigious Margarette Golding Award in recognition of her continual and extensive support given to the Ascot and Sunninghill community since 1962.  

This award, presented by International Inner Wheel in memory of our founder, has only been given to 299 women worldwide since its inception in 2001. It is awarded for extensive service in the community, unconnected to that carried out as a member of Inner Wheel.

At the award presentation in 2016, District Chairman Linda Clarke described June as:-“An inspiration to us all.  It is hard to do justice to the time, effort and resources that June has put into the local community.”  


COVID UPDATE


DISTRICT 9

is pleased to announce

that our district meetings and activities are

beginning to resume.


Inner Wheel year 2021/22 details can be found on the ‘Events’ page of this website.



We encourage our members and guests to follow current guidelines so that everyone stays safe. You are reminded not to attend events if you have any

Covid 19 symptoms.



Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented

period and we look forward to sharing friendship and service

in person again.


The President of the Inner Wheel Club of Thame was interviewed by a local radio station. Her upbeat and encouraging words have already helped to promote the organisation and prompted ladies interested in joining the club to make contact!


Please click on the mp3 file to listen to Charlotte’s interview:


File: Charlotte Elmer.mp3


District chairman Jennie and members of District 9 welcomed our Association President Betty Roberts to the annual Rally in October 2021. The day opened with a Service of Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Church, Lane End. This was followed by lunch served at Lane End Conference Centre which concluded with President Betty’s address to members and guests.

It was so good to meet in person again and to enjoy Inner Wheel friendship ‘face to face’ after so long.

The photograph shows Association President Betty Roberts with the District 9 Executive Committee

 In Memoriam

We are saddened by the passing in June 2020 of an inspirational and much loved Inner Wheel District 9 member and friend.



Back in contact!


The work of the District continued online during the pandemic, but in November 2021 we were delighted to get together in person for our District Meeting. Representatives from each of our clubs listened to reports from the Executive Committee and, prior to a delicious lunch, we had an informative and thought provoking talk by Sophia about the work of

Mind Buckinghamshire.