This section of the website is going to provide a more in depth look at the committee that oversees District 5 and also the clubs within our district.
Focus On The Founder Club of Manchester
The name, The Inner Wheel Club of Manchester was adopted in 1924 by Mrs Margarette Golding.
The event was commemorated by the unveiling of a plaque ninety years later in 2014 by the current president Mrs Joan Johnstone. The plaque marked the site of the first meeting. The club is still flourishing after the pandemic and having to have all our meetings on Zoom. I wonder what Mrs Golding would have made of that. We look forward to our centenary in 2024.
We meet at the Manchester Hall on the second Tuesday in the month for lunch & a speaker or some kind of entertainment. Club activities include coffee mornings , a Grand National breakfast, fashion shows & a very entertaining belly dancing display with audience participation from some of the more daring members.
We have had trips to St. Annes where luckily for us one of our members has hosted beautiful afternoon teas for us at her hotel. In July President Vera will be organising a visit to Buxton to the D’Oyly Carte festival to see Iolanthe. In August we are hoping to visit Lytham where there will be a weekend of activities commemorating the World Wars. In November 2021 Audrey Davies placed a wreath on the cenotaph in Manchester.
President Audrey Davies laying the Inner Wheel wreath in November 2021
During the festive period in December we celebrate both Christmas & Chanukah with a special lunch & entertainment. We have carol singing & the lighting of the chanukiah. We try hard to promote understanding & fellowship, the main tenets of Inner Wheel.
We have links with two clubs in Australia.
We support or have supported Lifeshare, Young Minds, Cancer Research ,Women’s Aid, shoe boxes & Stroke Box.
Since 1929 nine District Chairmen have come from the Manchester club & in July this year it will be ten in the person of Gill Wilson.
President Vera Moore at her inauguration January 2022
In January this year Mrs Vera Moore became our 98th president. Plans for our centenary in 2024 are well under way.
Community service is quite difficult for a city centre club but we support Lifeshare through our Vice President Mrs Christine Sivori who in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Margarette Golding award for her service to Lifeshare.
We look forward to our centenary & to carrying on the long tradition of friendship & understanding & supporting others less fortunate than ourselves.