Chartered: 1979
Meeting Date: Morning 3rd Wednesday monthly
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Number of Members: 13
President: Esther Hussey President Esther Hussey
Vice President: Diana Feld
Secretary: Linda Farnsworth
International Service: Hazel Lenn
Club Correspondent: Linda Farnsworth
President's Charity: Duke of Edinburgh Award 

International  School in a Bag

Trade in a Box



About the Club

We are a ladies club of 13 members of varying ages. The club was formed in 1979, and when originally Inner Wheel was an Association of women who were related to Rotarians, however in latter years the membership rules have been relaxed and modernised, and we are able to recruit new members who are interested in joining. We still have some rapport with the Rotary Club and are invited to some of their functions and help with fund raising which is mostly local. This year we are celebrating 40 years since our Club's formation.

Meetings are monthly, sometimes with a speaker, but friendly and relaxed, or an event at a member's home with food to share. At present with COVID restrictions we are meeting by ZOOM which is fun and keeps us in touch. Others meet outside in smaller “bubbles” as allowed which has been so much enjoyed during lockdown. Below are some of the knitted squares which we will make into blankets to be sent to disaster regions, and our “seasonal” masks that are for sale and profits going to charity. Stamps are also collected as we can sell these for charitable purposes.

Masks for sale and making blankets for the needy.

Gillingham is just one club of many worldwide totalling over 98,000 members and Inner Wheel can be found in 104 countries. If you feel you would enjoy our company and have a sense of belonging, please do contact us.

About the Town

Gillingham is the most northerly town in Dorset and has a thriving and active community. We are the most westerly club in the District and situated in the outstandingly beautiful countryside of the Blackmore Vale. The town has good transport links being 4 miles from the A303 the main road to London and the West Country. By rail, we have links with Exeter and Salisbury and the London trains arrive at Waterloo.

We hope you are inspired to find out more about us and visit us at one of our meetings to see if you like what you find there, please contact us via the Contact us form, including the name of our Club in your message.

We look forward to hearing from you.