Inner Wheel in Tasmania

International Inner Wheel Theme 2017- 2018

Leave a lasting Legacy

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Tasmania, District A80, contains 8 Clubs with approximately 180  members.

Melbourne scores 18th International Conference May 2018


District A80 Inner Wheel Executive 2016-2017


District Chairman

Lesley Perkins (Michael)            Tamar Valley
P O Box 305    Orford 7190                                  (M) 0427 830 082

Senior Vice Chairman
Anne Shadbolt (Kevin)         Mersey
36 Bluewater Crescent      Shearwater 7307         (M)0417 267 210

 Junior Vice Chairman


Extension & Immediate  Past Chairman

Christine Stevens (Wayne)        Kings Meadows
174 Punchbowl Rd   Kings Meadows 7250                 (M) 0418 106 723

Colleen Richey (Ted)                  Mersey
12 Eugene St   Devonport 7310           (H) 6424 5796                          (M) 0417 144 836

Christine Horswill  (Richard) Clarence
(M) 0417 141 783

Maree Godleman (Frank)             Clarence
PO BOX 190      Lindisfarne 7015                             (M) 0458 231 931

Social Convenor
Sue Smith (Ian)                       Kings Meadows
(M) 0400 466 532

Newsletter Editor     
Gillian Buxton (Bruce)          Mersey
(M) 0418 384 032

Susie Rasmussen (Peter)    Clarence
(M) 0417 552 692

2016-17 District A80 Club Contacts

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7.30pm. (Contact Secretary)
(P) Elayne Ransley (Francis)(
(S) Beverley Hite (Tony)
(H) 6433 0281
Meets 4th Thursday of month at the Beltana Bowls Club at 6.30pm for 7.00pm- Contact Secretary –
(P) Pat Gillespie                          
(S) Lois  Anderson
(M) 0428 490 205
Meets 4th Wednesday of month at 6 pm for 6.30. British Hotel
PO Box 287, Deloraine 7304
(P) Maureen Bennett (Mike) 
(S) Jan Atkins
(H) 6368 1296  (M) 0488 717 936
Meets 2nd Monday of month   121 Macquarie St Hobart at 6.00pm.
(P) Coralie Chamberlain   
(S) Sue Deane (Rod)  (M) 0419 392 072
Meets 3rd Monday of month at 7.30pm. (Contact Secretary)
(P) Christine Stevens (Wayne) 
(S) Sue Smith (Ian)  (M) 0418 144 210
Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 1.45pm at Trinity Uniting Church Hall, Balfour Street, Launceston
(P) Judith McTaggart (Don)   
(S) Susan Routley (Ian)
(H) 6327 2942
Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 6 for 6.30 pm. In-Dulgence Café, Best Street, Devonport
(P) Debbie Reid
S) Colleen Richey (Ted)
(M) 0417 144 836
Meets 3rd Monday of month at 2.00pm (Contact Secretary)
(P) Joan Smith
(S) Joy Yeoman
(M) 0434 730 731

Inner Wheel Origins

Rotary was formed in 1905 in Chicago and soon spread to other countries. By 1914 there were eight Rotary Clubs in the British Isles. Before becoming a constituted organisation, the wives of the Liverpool Rotarians in England had assisted their menfolk during World War 1 with various projects and had become known as Rotary Ladies and later called themselves The Service Club.

Many similar Clubs under various names were formed to help Rotarian husbands. However, it was the Manchester Club which in 1924 provided the name and model rules upon which the Inner Wheel movement is based. Our Emblem is a small wheel contained within the Rotary Wheel, hence the name Inner Wheel.

During 1931 the first Inner Wheel Club was chartered in Australia at Ballarat, Victoria.inner wheel The Rotarian President at Ballarat, Mr. Maddern, had written to Mrs. Oliver Golding asking for details about the Inner Wheel movement in Great Britain and Ireland. Margarette Golding was overjoyed at the enquiry. In fact said, to quote “This is the first enquiry from the Colonies”.

This was closely followed by the charter of an Inner Wheel Club at North Sydney in 1932. There are now total of 15 Districts, two in Queensland, seven in New South Wales, three in Victoria, one each in South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania and a non districted club in Darwin. There are 4 500 members.

Clubs in Tasmania are very active working towards major projects such as cord blood research. The International project in 2015-2016 is the Days for Girls.


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A thank you message from some of the researchers who have benefited from grants awarded by Inner Wheel Australia, as a result of fundraising for our National Project, Cord Blood Research