Women's Institute

Slaley Women's Institute was established in 1923; meetings are free & visitors are welcome.

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Slaley Commemoration Hall, except in August when there is no meeting.

The current subscription for 2019 is £42 per year, which includes eight issues of the W.I. membership magazine "W.I. Life", and over £20 of the subscription stays with our local Institute.

The meetings usually begin with a brief business session, followed by a talk (e.g. "Funny Bones & Wisdom Teeth") or a craft activity (e.g. Willow Weaving),  and ends with tea & biscuits. We frequently have visitors from other W.I.'s, and on these occasions we provide a buffet supper.

This year we all thoroughly enjoyed trying Carpet Bowls, which brought out our competitive spirit, and we usually have a trip out too – this year we visited Herterton House Gardens;

Here's the 2019/20 timetable!

Dates for your diary!

October 9th 2019

Glassmaking

With Carol Nicholson 

Competition: An unusual piece of glass

Hostesses: Jan Snowdon & Connie Johnston

November 13th 2019

Basket weaving with Jackie Carnell

Competition: Favourite Shopping Bag

Hostesses: Linda Paul & Joan Jewitt

December 11th 2019

Christmas Meal!

Venue to be decided, details to follow.

January 8th 2020

Penfax – The History of Writing

With Andrew Graham

February 12th 2020

Birthday Meeting

Details later

March 11th 2020

My Life as a Pharmacist

with Jane Dixon

April 8th 2020

Crofting Life

With Cathy Railton

May 13th 2020

Annual Meeting

June 10th 2020

Visit to the Forge Studios – Allendale

& The Sci-Fi Museum

July 8th 2020

Baboons, Meerkats & Rhinos: volunteering in Namibia

With Debra Taylor

August

No meeting :(

Slaley show August 8th!

September 9th 2020

His Life with Flowers

With John Thirlwell

October 14th 2020

Mountain Rescue 

with Dave Waters

November 11th 2020

Food and Rationing in WW1

Dr Christine Seal

December 9th 2020

Christmas Meal!

Venue to be decided, details to follow.

Sugar Craft

Outing to Harlow Carr

Sugar Craft

Apart from our monthly meeting we are frequently invited to other W.I.'s, which members greatly enjoy .

For further information please contact Hilary Porteus – secretary – 01434 673637

or our President, Margaret Rowell (01434 673589).




The Women's Institute is the largest women's organisation in the UK, with 215,000 members in 7,000 Institutes.



We offer women an opportunity to make an impact on their communities, to influence local, national and world issues affecting the social, economic and environmental life of families and communities, and to learn new and traditional skills.



There are also regional meetings and events for those who wish to attend, and various residential courses at the Women's Institute College near Oxford.

 

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