Information about The Inner Wheel Club of Seaford



Inner Wheel was formed on the back of Rotary. The first Rotary Club started in 1905 and quickly spread. In 1923 a group of Rotarians wives in Manchester, encouraged by their husbands, met at the local Turkish Baths (because it was free) with the main idea of promoting friendship between the wives and banding together to give a service to the community.

In these early days they helped sons whose fathers had been killed in the first world war, knitted warm blankets and clothing for local hospitals and provided social care wherever they could, as Social Services were fairly non-existent. This ethos grew country wide and to today there are more than 800 clubs forming the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs.

This organisation has now spread world wide and in 1967 International Inner Wheel was formed, and has over 100,000 members in 101 countries.

The Seaford Club was chartered on 6th December 1947 and currently has 52 members working together to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding, which are the aims and objects of Inner Wheel world wide.


Although there are now female Rotarians, men are not admitted to Inner Wheel. In many countries where it is a male-dominated society, Inner Wheel and similar women's organisations are the only way a woman can make her voice heard.

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

 - women related to Rotarians/former Rotarians.

 - women related to Inner Wheel members/former Inner Wheel members.

 - women who have been invited to join - provided that a majority of the club members agree.

For more information contact the Association Secretary/Administrator, The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB & I, 51 Warwick Square, London SW1V 2AT.