About Inner Wheel District 331

Map of Clubs in District 331 (East Malaysia & Singapore)


Inner Wheel Clubs are formed under the auspices of International Inner Wheel which is one of the largest women's service voluntary organisations in the world, found in 103 countries with over 100,000 members in 3,895 clubs. International Inner Wheel is an NGO, inserted in the ECOSOC roster, with several representatives at the United Nations.


The Singapore domiciled clubs and the East Malaysian domiciled clubs were once organised under District 330. In March 2012, a resolution was passed to form a new district comprising of 3 clubs in Singapore and 5 clubs in East Malaysia. The new District 331 was registered on 15 May 2012. Mrs Rokiah Staun was elected its first District Chairman.


District 331 covers the following states / country:

• Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia,

• Singapore.


Currently, it is made up of 10 Inner Wheel Clubs. In alphabetical order, they are the Inner Wheel Clubs of Kinabalu Rafflesia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sandakan, Sibu, Singapore, Singapore East, Singapore Central and Singapore West.


The first and oldest club in District 331 is the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore, formed on 17 Nov 1946. Mrs. K. M. Englemann was installed as the Charter President by the then British High Commissioner General, the Right Honourable Malcolm MacDonald.





Highlight of the District year is the District Annual General Meeting. This event is important in bringing together Clubs in true fellowship and understanding. Clubs take turns to host the annual event.


Another event that the clubs celebrate is the Inner Wheel Day. The occasion is to commemorate friendship and foster fellowship. Clubs would organise meaningful community projects , gathering its members to spread cheer to the less fortunate. The District may also arrange overseas visits to IW Clubs.





Members of the District who served on the International Inner Wheel Board were:

1. Mrs Jeannette Tong (IWC Tawau, 1992-1993)

2. Datuk Nancy Ho (IWC Kota Kinabalu, 2004-2005 and 2009-2010).

3. Mrs Shirin Rustom Ghadiali (IWC Singapore, 2011-2012)

4. Mrs Lucy Tokuzip (IWC Kota Kinabalu 2015-2016)


Members must first be elected as National Representatives (NR) to be eligible for Board Representation. The following members served as NR :

1. Puan Sri Helen Jayasuria (IWC Kota Kinabalu, 1995-1996)

2. Mrs Pauline Lau (IWC Sandakan, 1996-1997)

3. the late Mrs Maisie Lee (IWC Singapore East, 2002-2003)

4. Dr (Mrs) Kim Ng (IWC Singapore West, 2003-2004)

5. Dr Lucy Ooi Chung Mui (IWC Singapore East 2013-2014)

6. Mrs Phyllis Fong (IWC Singapore East, 2015-2016)

7. Mrs Rokiah Staun (IWC Kota Kinabalu, 2017-2018)