DUNS TEW WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Ever Thought About Joining Us ??????
On behalf of the Duns Tew WI, we would like to introduce our small and friendly group where VISITORS ARE ALWAYS MADE VERY WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS. You will discover we are very informal, you can join in activities or not as you decide. What we are definitely NOT is all ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ so whether or not you can make cakes or whether you are a wiz or not at handicrafts is irrelevant – more than anything else we offer friendship.
Our Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Duns Tew Village Hall (unless otherwise stated) so why not come to our next meeting where you can catch up with all the plans for this year and maybe help decide plans for the future?
The following people currently serve on the Committee so you are very welcome to contact any one of them for more information
PRESIDENT Mrs Jackie Davies – 01869 340481
SECRETARY Mrs Tracy-Lee Rogers – 01869 347136
TREASURER Mrs Anita Moore – 01869 388246
COMMITTEE Mrs Mary Gregory, Mrs Wendy Preece, Mrs Ann Sharman, Mrs Susan Tolputt, Mrs Jenny Jackson, Mrs Margaret Reynolds.
Below are details of our current Programme
Visitors are always made very welcome at our meetings and all our activities
DUNS TEW WI PROGRAMME FOR 2017/2018
09 May Resolutions
13 Jun The Ambassador’s Wife’s Tale – Julia Miles
10 Jun North Ploughley Group (Summer Walk) – Finmere Village Hall – start at 10.00 am)
11 Jul Making More of Plants – Sue Bedwell
08 Aug Duns Tew Summer Walk / Event (Details tbc)
12 Sep Order of the Garter – Angela Panrucker
10 Oct Sulgrave Manor – Martin Sirot-Smith
23 Oct North Ploughley Group – Autumn Meeting (Hosts : Duns Tew)
14 Nov Bagels & Bacon – Jeff Rozelaar
12 Dec Christmas Meal (venue: Duns Tew Village Hall)
Dec North Ploughley Group Carol Service (Hosts & Venue : tbc)
09 Jan Cookery Demonstration – Carrol Eaton (subscriptions due this month please)
13 Feb Massage – Lilly Sell-Dunkley
13 Mar A.G.M. – Cheese / Wine Evening
21 Mar North Ploughley Group – Spring Meeting (Hosts : The Heyfords)
10 Apr And You Thought Talking Was Easy – Bayley Eyley
About the WIs and Federation
- The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalize rural communities and to 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 will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has over 210,000 members in around 6,600 WI’s. By joining our group you will become part of the Oxfordshire Federation (OFWI) firstname.lastname@example.org which has well over 4,000 members with 146 groups throughout the county.
- 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. It is a non-party political and non-sectarian organization open to women of all ages.
Benefits of joining a WI:
- Get to know like-minded women in your community
- Membership of your WI and access to county/island federation and national events
- At least 11 monthly WI meetings plus the opportunity to take part in any additional events, trips, clubs and activities your WI may run
- 8 issues a year of the 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
- Have your voice heard – make a real impact on local, national and international issues
- Opportunities to learn, develop and pass on new skills
- Be a part of something special, the WI is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK
- Use your membership discount on a wide variety of courses at Denman, the WI’s own residential college in Oxfordshire. For more information, contact website: www.denman.org.uk
“All kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women”