The founder Chairman was Mary Cotterall, who had been Secretary of the now divided District 5, the Secretary was Pat Russell, who had been Overseas (as it was then) and Chairman of District 5; Dorothy Hilton was Treasurer, Gaye Pedley Editor and Barbara Lowe Overseas; Dorothy Hargreaves was 1st Vice Chairman, and Member of Council was Peggy Gornall who had previously been Secretary and Chairman of District 5 .
In District 128’s first year, 1987-88, there was an International Inner Wheel Convention in Stavanger, Norway which was very well supported by members of the District, everybody travelling together and was a great "bonding" experience for all.
There were 47 Clubs when District 128 was formed with over 1,400 members.
There was also three Clubs with over 40 members which made them eligible for an extra vote at District.
The "Aims and Objectives" of Inner Wheel have not changed in 29 years.
The Objects of Inner Wheel
To promote true friendship
Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships are built and maintained. Visiting other clubs and joining in their activities broadens the opportunity to make new friends.
To encourage the ideals of personal service
By working together as friends our clubs have an outstanding record of personal service to the community, supporting refuge centres for abused women, helping at local hospices and much more
To foster international understanding
Clubs support their own International charity along with the District International Service Officers charity and many more