Wentworth Women’s Institute

Photo of members on our 1940s night

Wentworth Womens Institute meet every second Thursday in the month at The Village Hall, Wentworth from 7.15pm.

Cost £36 for a 12 month subscription (includes 8 WI Life magazines), or £3.00 per visit which includes refreshments (3 visits allowed in 12 months).

Gentlemen are very welcome to attend any meeting or go on any outing they might find interesting.

Refreshments are served at the end of each meeting. Outings and theatre visits are organised plus other social evenings.

For further details of any events contact Jennifer Brunskill at jdb@oxburghlodge.force9.co.uk.

Programme for 2014

Date

Speaker & Subject

Competition

8th January A talk on Luck – Richard Chapman and Chester his Guide Dog Lucky Charm
12th February Sheffield Dialect – David Battye Yorkshire Saying
12th March Joint Thirtieth Birthday Party with Thorpe Hesley WI in Wentworth Village Hall. A late Afternoon Tea with Entertainment No competition
9th April Scarf Wearing Demonstration – Gill Atkinson Scarf or scarf clip
14th May Resolution discussion followed by a talk on the Magistracy – Brian Carr Legal Document
11th June Talk on Croatia - David Wright Adriatic Souvenir
9th July Paper Flowers Demonstration – Jenny Stacey Best Flower
13th August Junk Dealing – Edward Patnick Bric a brac
10th September Social Evening with Pie and Peas – 100 Year Celebration of WI No competition
8th October AGM followed by Roman History of the Dearne Valley (provisional) – Martin Johnson Old Coin
12th November A Talk on Buckingham Palace - Pat McLaughlin Royal Souvenir
10th December Faith Supper followed by a Christmas Wreath Making Demonstration No competition

All About the WI

Wentworth WI was formed in 1985 and is part of the South Yorkshire Federation of Women’s Institutes (SYFWI) and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI). In 2014 Wentworth had 36 members. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Village Hall, (formerly known as the Mechanics Institute), Main Street, Wentworth at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm prompt start. Visitors are always welcome.
ACTIVITIES – The Committee organises various functions during the year, which include outings, theatre trips and social evenings. We join in village activities and usually have a stall at any local charity fair to raise funds. Our ongoing Millennium Project is collecting litter, planting spring bulbs and keeping the footpaths clear in the Memorial Wood. We sited a litterbin on the back lane near the gate leading on to Hague Lane, which is emptied by local members.
MEETINGS – The main part of the evening is a talk or demonstration (sometimes with hands on experience) preceded by some brief WI business. Members, on a rota basis, serve tea or coffee and biscuits.
SUBSCRIPTIONS – for 2015 are £36. This is shared between Wentworth WI, SYFWI and NFWI.
THE ROCKLEY GROUP – Wentworth WI belongs to this group, which is made up of five other local WIs. Rockley Group is run by each WI on a 2 yearly basis which is currently Thorpe Hesley. The group arranges a number of events, including a Presidents’ meeting. Each WI takes it in turn to organise the annual Group Rally.
SYFWI – Acts as an umbrella for all the WIs in South Yorkshire. Dorothy Meekins is the Federation Chairman and Kirsty Bowser the Federation Secretary, they are based at the local office at Hall Cross Cottage, 5, Albion Place, Doncaster, DN1 2EG. Telephone 01302 325829. Email southyorksfederation@gmail.com
Office hours Tues and Wed 11 am – 3 pm. Within SYFWI there are several committees that arrange events and activities to cater for the needs and interests of members.
NFWI is an even bigger umbrella for all the WIs in England and Wales. Their office is in London, Tel: number 0207 371 9300 Email hq@nfwi.org.uk Web site: www.theWI.org.uk
RESOLUTIONS – on social and topical matters, submitted by individual WIs in England and Wales are selected and discussed thoroughly at all levels. If carried at the national annual general meeting, they empower the WI to influence local or national policy making.
DENMAN COLLEGE – is the WI’s own residential college near Oxford. Rockley Group and Wentworth WI have bursaries for which members can apply. They can choose a course from a very wide variety of different subjects from the college programme. Denman College is now open for holidays for members and non-members.
ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) is a worldwide organisation to which the NFWI belongs. Each WI donates small amounts to ACWW (coins for friendship collection box out at each meeting) and this money is used to help under privileged women in third world countries.
WI PUBLICATIONS – These include News ‘n’ Views – SYFWI monthly newsletter. WI Life is the WI magazine, which is part of the subscription and is delivered to each subscriber’s home eight times a year.
PRESS REPORTS – Our secretary sends reports of meetings and activities to local organisations and newspapers.
COUNTRY MARKETS – These are held at Doncaster, Holmfirth, Penistone, Sheffield and Tickhill. Tel 01302 855379 or email info@country-markets.co.uk
or visit website: www.sycountrymarkets.co.uk for details.

Archived Info

Click the links below for archived WI information from previous years:-

Click here for 2002
Click here for 2003
Click here for 2004
Click here for 2005
Click here for 2006
Click here for 2007
Click here for 2008

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  1. Peter Machan Says:

    Could you please forward an address to which I could send details of our new visitor centre. Thank you.

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