Inner Wheel was formed in 1924 by a group of ladies in Manchester who decided that they wanted to help with the work of their Rotarian husbands, but to do it in their own way. Inner Wheel expanded quickly throughout Britain and Ireland; in 1967 International Inner Wheel was formed and it is now a worldwide organisation with over 100 countries having Inner Wheel Clubs. The three objects of Inner Wheel are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding.
The Inner Wheel Club of Belfast was founded in 1931 by Mrs Ethel Rundle, wife of the then Belfast Club President Harris Rundle. They not only have monthly meetings but also run fund-raising and social events.
The Inner Wheel Club of Belfast meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month September - June
at 7.30pm in Malone Golf Club, Belfast.
President: Paddy Glass Secretary:Beryl Crawford
Most recently the IW Club held a coffee morning and raised over £1,200 which will used to purchase 2 ShelterBoxes.
The Club celebrated its 80th Birthday in April 2011. The Rotary Club of Belfast presented a cake to mark the occasion at a delightful party, with a 30's theme, which was held in Malone Golf Club. The cake was cut by Patricia Rundle, mother of Rotary Club of Belfast Vice President Alan and a daughter in law of founder member Ethel Rundle - shown here with President Ann Ferguson and Sheila Johnson.
Since 1995 the President of the Belfast Inner Wheel Club is elected as an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Belfast during her year of office. The Belfast IW Club is very honoured to have had members elected to District Office: Carol McClure as District Chairman and Lynn Currie as District Secretary.