Edwinstowe Merry Women WI

Edwinstowe Merry Women WI (Women’s Institute)

Edwinstowe Merry Women WI Edwinstowe Merry Women WI – The Women’s Institute (WI) was originally formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 embers in approximately 6,300 WIs

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.  As well as a warm welcome and friendship, Edwinstowe Merry Women WI offer crafts, speakers, and lots of other fun activities for members over 11 meetings a year. We also organise extra activity days, outings and workshops such as machine quilting and Christmas wreath making.

Membership for the year is £41.00, which gets you 11 free meetings and eight copies of WI Life magazine delivered to your door. You also have access to all the activities and events organised by the County Federation. Extra workshops, outings and events are optional but may incur an extra charge. Membership fees are pro rata if you join later in the membership year. Edwinstowe Merry Women WI is open to all ladies of any age from Edwinstowe and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held  in Edwinstowe Village Hall, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, Notts, NG21 9NJ on the third Tuesday of every month (except August) from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Doors open and the kettle is on from 6.45pm.

Edwinstowe Merry Women WI

If you are not sure if it’s for you or can’t make meetings regularly? Guest visits are charged at £5.00 each, so you can come along and see what is on offer!
For more details call 07780 474142 or email edwinstowemerrywomenwi@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook: Edwinstowe Merry Women WI.
President of the group is  Alli Hipkin