It is my pleasure to announce the good news that our District 306 is having the club with highest number of members in India. Inner wheel club of Surat East is having 196 members in the club.
I congratulate pearl president Jayashree ji for the wonderful target you achieved and made our District proud.
Heartiest congratulations to our District 306.
Thanks with regards
About Innerwheel District 306:
Sushma Agrawal is chairperson of District 306. This club covers big cities of Gujarat such as Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Anand, Baruch, Vapi, Navsari, etc. In Maharashtra, it covers the Dhule district.
Brief Introduction of Inner Wheel :
What Is Inner Wheel?
The Inner Wheel is the world’s second largest women’s organization and comprises of the women folk of Rotarians. It is a recognized voluntary Non-Government Organization to help and serve the needy and underprivileged sections of the Society. In recognition of its social service, it has got representation in the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Inner Wheel concentrates upon Friendship and Personal Service. It is not what is termed as “a money raising organization”, though each Club selects its own charities and channels of service. One of the greatest features of Inner Wheel is the opportunity given to its Members the world over to get to know one another, thus contributing to International Friendship and Understanding.
How Was Movement Of Inner Wheel Started?
Mr. Paul Harris started the first Rotary Club in 1905. In 1920, the wives of Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland joined hands to help their husbands with social work undertaken by Rotary. The friendship resulted in forming the Inner Wheel. In 1924, the Manchester Club of England was formed and was provided the name Inner Wheel. As time passed, many Inner Wheel Clubs came into being and in 1934 the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland was formed with Mrs. Oliver Golding as the founder President and Mrs. Nixon as the Secretary.
They realized that unity is strength and had the wisdom to group Clubs into Districts and then later to bring the Districts together to form an Association. Since then the movement has grown rapidly and spread all over the globe.
Inner Wheel in India
The first Inner Wheel Club in India was formed in 1955 in Ahmedabad. In 1968, when the International Inner Wheel President came to India, there were three Inner Wheel Districts: Gujarat, Saurashtra and Bombay. The International Inner Wheel (I.I.W.) President combined them and named it as National Council of India.
With the expansion of Inner Wheel Clubs and Districts in India, in the year 1976 the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of India and Sri Lanka was formed. In 1985 Sri Lanka was separated and Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India came into existence.