Harmer Hill & District Women's Institute

 

Not all ‘Jam and Jerusalem!'

Harmer Hill and District Women's Institute was established in March 1955. The Institute is also part of the Shropshire and National Federation.

 

We enjoy a wide range of interesting speakers at our monthly meetings (go to our WI page in The Messenger to read about our latest meeting and forthcoming events).

 

A few examples of Speakers are:-

 

  • An unusual job for a lady (toast master)

  • Life as a vet

  • Nutrition and Health

  • Poet and Storyteller

  • History of the Red Cross

  • And of course cooking and flower demonstrations

 

We also get involved in County Events, Open Meetings with other WIs and Group WI activities.

 

Our WI Institute enters an annual craft, produce and flower arranging competition organised by the Shropshire WI Federation.  We have

been successful over a number of years in gaining major trophies in competitions organised by the county Federation. The competition is now an attraction at the Shrewsbury Flower Show which is always worth a visit! On a smaller scale we run our own craft show each year. We also take part in the county Federation darts competition during the winter months.

 

We hope any new members will want to enjoy sharing with us the companionship, learning experiences and enjoyable sociable way of life, caring for the important issues as we do.

 

There are benefits in joining the WI:-

 

  • Get to know like-minded women in your community

  • Membership of your WI and access to county/island federation and national events

  • Monthly WI meetings plus the opportunity to take part in any additonal events, trips, clubs and activities your WI may run

  • 8 issues yearly of WI membership magazine, WI Life

  • Regular newsletters and mailings to keep you up to date with all the news and events from your federation and the NFWI (National Federation WI)

  • Have your voice heard - make a real impact on local, national and international issues

  • Opportunities to learn, develop and pass on new skills. Be part of something special, the WI is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK and has been running since 1915

  • Use your membership discount on a wide variety of courses at Denman College the WI's own residential college in Oxfordshire, www.denman.org.uk

 

So don't hesititate, come and join us, you don't know what you are missing until you give it a go!

 

If you are interested in attending one of our meetings as a guest, just turn up at Harmer Hill Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month, where you will receive a warm welcome (NB no meeting in August).  Alternatively, for more information about becoming a member harmerhillwi@gmail.com or telephone 07931 225830.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Simcox proudly shows off her Chocolate Chilli Cake that won Best In Show at the 2014 Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Rachel Pocock WI Treasurer (left) and President Tricia Lea-Howarth plant a centenary rose in the village hall flower bed to celebrate 100 years of the national WI Association

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