Brinklow Women’s Institute

The Brinklow WI is now in its 90th year, and offers all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women!

T he 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 8th October

Our October meeting has a historical theme. Helen Frost, will be joining us to tell us about THE WOMEN’S LAND ARMY in WWI. Three million British men fought in WWI from its start in 1914, and in many ways, and just as important to the war effort were the women they left behind. They had to move out of their comfort zone, and into work to plug Britain’s labour shortage in all areas, which they did. The Women’s Land Army was just one of many and varied jobs undertaken, but it wasn’t started until 1917—why was this? To find out and hear more about their important part in British history come along on TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER to the Chapel School Room, Broad Street, at 7.30pm. You will be made most welcome, we are a friendly village group.

KNIT and NATTER

Always on the first Tuesday in the month in the Malt Kiln Farm Shop Restaurant. Come along from 2.30pm, enjoy crafting and chat over whatever takes your fancy from the delicious refreshments on sale. Next get together Tuesday 1st October.

About Brinklow WI

The Brinklow WI is now in its 90th 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

Y ou 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