Inner Wheel is the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the world very
soon ready to celebrate our centenary year in 2024. In the last 96 years, times
have changed, needs have changed, humanitarian problems have changed,
technology has changed and requirement of infrastructure is totally changed.
Inner Wheel has been accommodating changes since years. However, we need
to keep pace with the changing times. In fact, we need to have a vision to
remain one step ahead of the coming changes.
However, it is we, members of Inner Wheel, who have to ultimately take
initiatives and adopt a structured approach to continue fulfilling our
programs and ideology.
We need to make an impact internationally by focusing on sustainable large
community development projects, making larger clubs, branding of Inner
Wheel in the public through our work.
Inner Wheel is being represented in the United Nations on the Commission
for Status of Women and Girls. From time to time, United Nations has been
giving recommendations to NGOs on which we need to work. UN has lot of
expectations from us to cooperate and help in implementing programs as per
their guidelines, with special emphasis on Youth, Women and Senior Citizens.
Inner Wheel needs to implement the recommendations of the UN to bring
about change in our community development programs.
We need to lead the change in : our thinking, attitude, working,
interpersonal relations, communication, publicising our brand of Inner
Wheel, growth of our organisation both financially and in membership
strength and cooperating with other like-minded organisations by
As we head for the centenary year, let us lead the changes in:
Having our own Organisation’s Strategic Plan and Goals
Targeting Membership Growth
Targeting increase in Number of Clubs
Initiating Youth Clubs (18-25 age group)
Initiating Youth Development Project for Girls (12-25 age group)
Focusing on Projects on the recommendations of the United Nations
Promoting brand image at club, District and International levels
Creating awareness about health, financial independence and education in our own members and among the women everywhere
Shortlisting like-minded cooperating organisations and establishing communication with them
Working for collective leadership
Executing Corporate International Projects
If we have to achieve all this, we need to lead the positive change by
empowering our own members by guiding, recognising them as leaders in
their own rights and accepting and believing in their leadership.
Then only we, the proud members of such a wonderful organisation, can
contribute more effectively in developing and bringing a ray of hope in the
lives of the needy and underprivileged. We are privileged to have the
opportunity to serve those who need us.
Let nothing stop us in becoming a force to reckon with in the world.
Let us then LEAD THE CHANGE collectively to bring about positive, significant
and meaningful difference in the world.
The World is waiting for us
Phyllis Charter IIW President 2019-2020
IW CLUB OF DISTRICT 328, BANGLADESH,
With the Inner Wheel almost completing a full circle, we are now at the beginning of the 2019-2020 Inner wheel year. I have great pleasure in conveying my best wishes to District 328, and in bidding all the Members, especially those who are taking office in the new Inner Wheel year, a successful and enjoyable year.
It is a privilege and honour to serve International Inner Wheel in the Office of President and my Theme for this year is “Together we can”. I hope these words will encourage you and the members to wok together so that you can make a difference. Yes, together we can achieve our dreams and ambitions.
International Inner wheel can be compared to a Tree. The roots are our history- 96 years of Inner service and friendship now in 104 countries. The trunk being our Districts – giving strength and unity.
The branches spreading out are our Clubs – reaching out to our communities. But the 110,000 leaves that give colour and life to the tree are you, our Inner Wheel Members.
Like every leaf on the tree, each Inner Wheel Member is an individual with their own identity but by working Together we can keep the historical roots of international Inner Wheel healthy and vibrant, encouraging it to grow and flourish around the world.
With dedicated service and friendship, what a difference the members of the Inner Wheel Club of District 328 can make and have made, yet in this ever changing world of ours the services and friendships of your Members are required as much as ever.
On behalf of all the communities and people that you have helped over the years, I say a Big Thank you.
Alone we achieve so little – but in Inner Wheel – Together we can achieve so much.