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 will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 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 - see more at: www.thewi.org.uk
Shalbourne & Ham WI
Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall SN8 3QH. Meetings are FREE to members - a charge may be made for visitors. Most meetings are open to visitors (including gentlemen!) - check the programme for more details.
President: Lois Philipps 01672 871265
Programme Secretary: Catherine Byrne 01672 870348
Minute Secretary: Jenni Blake 01672 871209
Treasurer: Jane Campbell 01672 870704
Annual Return 2016