Marjorie Jones - USA
Inner Wheel membership has been an important part of my life for the last 34 years. As a Charter Member of Citrus Heights Inner Wheel in California, there have been a number of changes to our organisation in those years. The many Inner Wheel friendships that have been made in my club, district, nationally and internationally continue to be so very precious to me.
Today, with the addition of “like-minded women” to our membership, we are able to expand our friendships to many. Now women who want to do good in the community by giving back to others, have an expanded, caring group of friends, and promote international understanding with Inner Wheel are able to join our clubs. As our current members age, we need to find was to bring younger women into the Inner Wheel circle. One such way is with “E” (electronic) membership. The Inner Wheel USA and my IW club has had a pilot programme for “E” members which has worked very successfully. With the “E” membership, members are connected to one specific club by emails/social media to let them know what is happening in the club. “e” members can then be involved with meetings, fundraising and community service projects when time permits. In this way “E” members are introduced to Inner Wheel and know more about our wonderful organisation. Our hope is that they will be able to participate and carry the Inner Wheel torch for future years as other life responsibilities make it possible.