On behalf of the National Governing Body, I welcome all of us to the new Inner Wheel year 2022/2023. Inner Wheel, which will celebrate her centenary in 2024, has come a long way growing year after year in leaps and bounds with each year bringing up new themes that are channeled towards advancing the objects of our great club as well as addressing the challenges of our world.
Last year’s theme, “PINK FIRST”, emphasized the service of Inner Wheel towards ending gender violence, enhancing life expectancy, harnessing gender equality in digital technology, ending gender segregation, and increasing the opportunity for the growth of the girlchild and women in general. The theme for the Inner Wheel year 2022/2023 is “WORK WONDERS”.
The International Inner Wheel President, Zenaida Farcon, through the theme, has charged Inner Wheel members all over the world to work towards improving the membership of our clubs and its organizational efficiency. The major areas of focus in actualizing the theme are the homes, the communities, the Clubs, and the Districts.
Inner Wheel members are expected to take care of their selves and their families as wives and mothers. Charity begins at home and the care for the larger society must start from our homes. There are many that are not as privileged. In working wonders, these should be enabled through projects to be executed by Inner Wheel at club and District levels. The Clubs are made stronger when members uphold and care for one another and when team spirit and personal development are encouraged. At the District level, there should be supportive leadership as well as team spirit. District Chairmen should carry all executive members along in all aspects of decision-making. Of course, the social theme, “STRONG WOMEN, STRONGER WORLD” is continually actualized through different Inner Wheel projects executed at the Club and District levels.
At a time in our world when there is so much sadness, anguish, pains, and unhappiness through disasters experienced daily, Inner Wheel is expected to work wonders by putting smiles on the faces of the dejected as their hope is kept alive. We have done it in the past and working together, we can do it again and again.
I wish all of us an eventful and successful Inner Wheel year as we strive to work wonders toward making the world a better place for humanity.
Yours In Service,
IWM Ezimma Nnabuife
National Governing Body of Inner Wheel Club in Nigeria, 2022/2023
Rotary came to Nigeria in 1961 with the formation of a club in Kano in April, and another in Lagos in May in 1966, the first lnner Wheel Club in Nigeria was formed in Lagos with Mrs. Deji Alakija as its Charter President in 1969. The second Club was lnner Wheel Club of lkeja, its Charter Certificate was presented by the lnternational lnner Wheel President Mrs. Marjorie Foster: The third Club was formed in 1980 in Kano, from 1982, many Clubs were formed in rapid succession and presently there are about 53 active Clubs in Nigeria with 636 members nationwide. The growth of Rotary extended to lnner Wheel in formation of Districts. District 911 emerged in 1984/85 with Mrs. Adeola Majiyagbe as its first District Chairman. District 912 had Mrs. Beatrice Agama as its first District Chairman in 1984/85 with PBM Bisi Solaru in Distric 911 Both Districts had the honour of Mrs. Doris Browne, the then lnternational President at their inaugurations. To date there are 6 District 911, 913, 914, 912, 916 and the newest district 910.
Members achieve these aims through Club events, which combine personal service, fund-raising, fellowship and fun, united by friendship and a common aim to serve the local community.
Members give practical support as well as financial help whenever there is a crisis, whether this occurs locally, nationally or internationally