Brinklow Women’s Institute

The Brinklow WI is now in its 86th year, and offers all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women!

 

The Women’s Institute is the largest voluntary women’s organization in the U.K. with over 210,000 members in approx. 6,600 local groups. The WI was a founding member of the Fairtrade Foundation and started the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. It has campaigned for more midwives, for a fairer deal for dairy farmers, against violence against women, to save local libraries and many other local causes. Also, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph is lowers your blood pressure!

Our next meeting

Tuesday 14th November
It’s that time of the year again…annual meeting looming. However once we have dispensed with all the reports for the last year which shouldn’t take long and if Carole our President is her usual efficient self, we can get on with the speaker Ruth Smith, who is an expert on Victorian Housekeeping. Could be quite an eye opener for some of us. “Mrs Beeton must have been the finest housekeeper in the world, therefore Mr Beeton must have been the happiest and most comfortable man”. So wrote Arthur Conan Doyle….oh really!! As usual we will be in the Chapel School Room from 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th November so please come along and join in. This is the one meeting a year when we do sing Jerusalem so there is singing as well.

About Brinklow WI

The Brinklow WI is now in its 86th year, and offers all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women! We offer:

  • an entertaining night out once a month
  • a chance to make new friends
  • participation in a wide range of activities
  • the possibility of making an impact on your local community
  • involvement in causes that mean something to you through local  & national campaigns
  • the opportunity to learn, develop and pass on new and old skills
  • support for a long established village organization

Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of every month (except August) in the URC schoolroom, Broad Street. Other social events take place from time to time. Guests, male & female, are welcome to attend.

Become a Member

You can become a member for just £3 per meeting. For this you can enjoy a variety of talks and social occasions, access to a wide range of county and national federation activities, eight issues a year of the W.I.magazine and of Corunna News, the Warwickshire Federation publication, as well as the chance to attend courses at Denman College, nr. Oxford, and to learn new skills and talk to other members via the WI website. If you want to find out more about the Brinklow WI, you will be made very welcome at any of our meetings – and there is no obligation to join on your first two visits!

 

 

Carol Leslie

President
01788 832 200 (evenings only)
p.leslie@tiscali.co.uk

Chris Hitchman

Member
01788 832 716
chrissiehitchman@hotmail.com