International Inner Wheel is the administrative body that acts as the umbrella for the organisation worldwide. We are one of the largest women's service voluntary organisations in the world and are active in more than 104 countries. We have more than 103,000 members in 3,895 Clubs.
Inner Wheel clubs, districts and countries take part in a wide range of work for charities and causes across the world with the aim of helping people live better lives.
Inner Wheel was officially born in 1924 – and its centennial anniversary is rapidly approaching – thanks to the initiative of a group of ladies who met at the Turkish Baths in Manchester and gave start to one of the most important volunteering Organisations in the world.
Since that inaugural date, IW has been tirelessly working in favour of needy human beings, mainly girls, young and old women.
The UN’s 4th World Conference on women held in Beijing, China, in 1995 has brought steps forward in some areas of women’s and girls’ lives but poverty, discrimination and violence are still strongly present in their lives.
The UN 2030 Agenda clearly states that gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is the catalyst for the achievement of all sustainable development goals.
The Under Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka declared that “One half is an equal share and only equal is enough”.
Women helping women, then, is the orientation of my IIW’s Presidential Theme 2021-2022 “PINK FIRST”.
An asteroid in deep space has been dedicated to Margarette Oliver Golding the founding President of Inner Wheel – rather unromantically officially known as:8148 Golding = 1985 CR2.
The asteroid was discovered on 15 February 1985 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory. Its new name was suggested by astronomer Mario Di Martino. You can read the full, fascinating story on www.internationalinnerwheel.org.
In the Search Website box at the bottom of the home page, type Margarette Golding Asteroid, and click on latest news.
The definition of an asteroid, particularly in connection with Mars and Jupiter, is interesting, to say the least.
An asteroid is: A small rocky body orbiting the sun. Very many, varying greatly in size, exist between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and in the world of astrology, harmonious Mars/Jupiter aspects are a marker of worldly comfort and financial acuity. Descriptions which apply to a person associated with Mars and Jupiter include the words: energetic, resourcefulness, frankness, outspokenness, pioneering and adventurous - as well as executive ability, an entrepreneurial attitude, defending one’s beliefs. Others include: enthusiasm, energy and looking on the bright side, whilst having a verve for travel, the big outdoors, sporting competitiveness and energetic exercise – perhaps including that of the mind, as well as an interest in general public affairs.
Now why could we think that Asteroid 8148 Golding =
1985 CR2 is in just the right place?
District Chairman Sylvia has selected Rugby Womens Refuge and Macmillan Cancer Support as her charities
The National President, Betty Roberts, has chosen The Stroke Association for her charity.