W.I.

The Women’s Institute (WI) was 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 members 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.

WI Dance

Glanvilles Wootton WI was formed in 1929 and has been meeting in the village hall or local area ever since. Meetings may involve a speaker, a discussion subject or an outing to a local attraction. In the autumn we play skittles against local WIs and in the spring we field a team for a pancake race. In the summer you may find us hosting a cream tea for a local charity group and at Christmas we celebrate with a Christmas party.

WI Christmas Dinner 2016

We meet on the first Thursday of the month every month except August @7.30 pm in Glanvilles Wootton Village Hall (see below for details).

WI Walk

If you would like join us contact one of our members:

Joyce Dibble (President) on : joycedibble@gmail.com
Janice Hembry (Treasurer) on janicekn@btinternet.com
Diana Collett (Correspondence Secretary) on dianacollett@hotmail.co.uk

 

May

11th

Games and social evening

Teas: Wendy Stibbards and Jenny Toyne

June 1st Henry’s buttons – Anna McDowell    DRAW

Teas: Sally Vickery and Helen Vickery

July

6th

Dorset Blind Association – Leah Cross

Teas: Val Archer and Jane Goodfellow

August

5th 

Cream Tea                                                DRAW

(Venue to be announced)

Sept

7th 

Container gardening – Castle Gardens

Teas: Celia Antell and Pat Bath

Oct

5th

Help for heroes – Peter Marriott        DRAW

Teas: Carole Foot and Jane Goodfellow

Nov

2nd 

Wreath making – Claire Lewis

Teas: Pauline Hayter and Jenny Hunnisett

Dec

7th 

Christmas Party                                      DRAW
Jan

4th

Lifetime Adventure – Peter MacFarlane

Teas: Caroline Harris and Lorna Huxtable

Feb

1st 

Teddy Bears – Win Harvey

Teas: Jean Miller and Valerie Mitchell

March

1st  

Safety with technology – Many Robinson

Teas: Maggie Rees and Jean Riley      DRAW       

April

5th

Kurling and Annual Meeting

Teas: Wendy Stibbards and Jenny Toyne