We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding August, December and January) at Wards Hotel, Earls Avenue Folkestone 6.30 for 6.45pm for a two course meal. Each meeting varies from a business meeting to a meeting with a local speaker. These events are interspersed with other fun activities and fund raising events during the year.
The aim of the club is to enjoy the friendship of nearly thirty members through our monthly meetings, various outings and social events whilst raising money for local, national and international charities.
The current Folkestone President Jane’s charity for this year is The Alkham Valley Community Project and Therapeutic Riding Centre.
If you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact Jane Flavell.
Phone: 01304 893804
Secretary: Maureen Foreman
Our Presidents Charity
The Alkham Valley Community Project and Therapeutic Riding Centre is a registered charity providing:
- Therapeutic activities for disabled and disadvantaged adults and children to promote their health and wellbeing
- Community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of facilities to learn skills related to horse riding carriage driving and horticulture
- Promoting the objects of the Riding for the Disabled Association including carriage driving.
Coming Events/ Speakers
To be confirmed
Officers of the Club
|President: Jane Flavell||Treasurer: Janet Eaton|
|Past President: Maureen Cook-Davis||International Service: Rosemary Milstead|
|Vice President: TBC||Correspondents Officer: Anne Brame|
|Secretary: Maureen Foreman||Membership Officer: TBC|
About Inner Wheel
Inner Wheel was founded in Manchester, England in 1924.
The objects of this service organisation are:
To promote true friendship
Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships form and flourish. Visiting other clubs and joining in their activities broadens the opportunity to make new friends.
To encourage the ideals of personal service
Inner Wheel clubs have an outstanding record of service to the community. Initially members provided goods, quite often homemade, to the poor of their communities. The ethos spread rapidly through the country and then abroad.
Inner Wheel has adapted to the needs of the country as society has changed. Some members still knit and clubs collect tons of useful goods for the needy but much is now sent abroad. In this country, members support refuge centres for abused women, hostels for the dispossessed, child centres and drop-in centres, school breakfast clubs and much more.
All this is carried out in the spirit of friendship.
To foster international understanding
International Inner Wheel was formed in 1967 and the clubs have since spread to 104 countries with over 108,000 members worldwide, 11,000 of those of those being in Great Britain and Ireland.
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