Inner Wheel is an international organisation that is closely linked to Rotary. It was established for the wives and daughters of Rotarians, but today women not connected with Rotary in any way, can also become members. Despite women now being able to join Rotary, there are Inner Wheel Clubs in many countries.
(Before year 1989, Rotary generally prohibited women as members. The change in the international organization occurred only after many years of debate and a case before the United States Supreme Court . Even after the change, women today make up only a tenth of the club’s membership.)
The International Inner Wheel objectives are as follows:
- Promoting true friendship
- Encouraging the ideals of personal service
- Fostering international understanding
The Inner Wheel Club of Adyar was started in 1986 and celebrated its Silver jubilee in 2011.