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!
January 8th 2020
Penfax – The History of Writing
With Andrew Graham
February 12th 2020
March 11th 2020
My Life as a Pharmacist
with Jane Dixon
April 8th 2020
With Cathy Railton
May 13th 2020
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
No meeting :(
Slaley show August 8th!
September 9th 2020
His Life with Flowers
With John Thirlwell
October 14th 2020
with Dave Waters
November 11th 2020
Food and Rationing in WW1
Dr Christine Seal
December 9th 2020
Venue to be decided, details to follow.
Outing to Harlow Carr
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.