Wentworth Women’s Institute
Wentworth Womens Institute meet every second Thursday in the month at The Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Wentworth (opposite the village car park) from 7.15pm.
Cost £33.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Beedham 01226 742170.
Programme for 2013
Subject & speaker
|10th January||Knickers/Historical Fashion – Janet Stain||Pair of Knickers|
|14th February||Sausage Making – Brinden Addy||Sausage Recipe|
|14th March||Medieval Barber/Surgeon – Chris Felton||Shaving Item|
|11th April||Two Queens & a Countess – David Templeman||Jubilee Memorabilia|
|9th May||Resolution Discussion followed by Life Coach/Hypnotherapist – Susan Sigger||Smoking Item|
|Saturday 18 May – Annual Outing – Trip on River Trent with lunch and afternoon tea|
|13th June||Memoirs of a Retired Solicitor - Andrew Revitt||Interesting Legal Document|
|11th July||A Career in Broadcasting – Gerry Kersey||Vinyl Record|
|8th August||Visit to Wentworth Woodhouse ** – followed by afternoon tea at Wentworth Garden Centre|
|12th September||Development of Castles – John Pilkington||Picture of a castle|
|10th October||AGM followed by Unexpected Family History – Sheila Atkinson||Historical family photo|
|14th November||Mystery Antiques – Leader Bros.||Unusual antique item|
|12th December||Christmas Celebration|
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 2011 Wentworth had 49 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 2013 are £33.00. This is shared between Wentworth WI, SYFWI and NFWI.
THE ROCKLEY GROUP – Wentworth WI belongs to this group, which is made up of six other local WIs. Rockley Group is run by each WI on a 2 yearly basis which is currently High Green. 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. Anne Fairclough is the Federation Chairman and Lynne Mulrennan the Federation Secretary, they are based at the local office at Hall Cross Cottage, 5, Albion Place, Doncaster, DN1 2EG. Telephone 01302 325829. Email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
or visit website: www.sycountrymarkets.co.uk for details.
Click the links below for archived WI information from previous years:-