Women’s Institute

President: Mrs. B. Watkins
Hon. Secretary: Mrs. V. Swann
Programme Secretary: Mrs A Woodley
Committee Members: Mrs J Pusey, Mrs A Rickard &  Mrs J Wightman

Welcome to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) and Aynho WI. The NFWI is the largest national organisation for women in the UK with 230,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. The ideals of the Women’s Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship are as strong and important now in the 21st century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915. The WI exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills. Through the WI, members are encouraged to pursue a wide range of interests. Activities are driven by our members and their interests and develop and evolve with time. There are also many opportunities for activities from Northamptonshire WI. Denman College offers courses from music to public speaking within easy reach.
Why not come along with a friend or two on a Wednesday and see what goes on. Here in Aynho we have put together the following varied programme. We also organize monthly walks, ten pin bowling trips and visits to Northampton College for lunch & beauty session outings.
Meetings 3rd Wednesday at 7:30pm In the Village Hall.

Links:  Northamptonshire on WI web site

PROGRAMME FOR 2018.  For more details go to the Community Calendar in ‘Get Involved’
Wednesday 17th January Conversations about Art.   A talk by Deborah Allan from the  Wychwood Art Gallery, Deddington
Wednesday 21st February Hedgehog Rescue.  A talk by  Andrew Jackson from Brackley Hogwatch
Wednesday 21st March The Philosophy & Practice of Chinese Medicine. A talk by  Lee Butler
Wednesday 18th April Conservation of Paintings.  A talk by Ruth Edwards
Wednesday 16th May  Resolutions plus a talk on ‘the man who changed your library bookshelves forever’ by Keith McClellan
Wednesday 20th June Open Meeting
Behind the Screens of an Auction House.  A talk by  Steven Bruce
Wednesday 18th July Garden Meeting at the invitation of Val Swann
Monday 17th  September Group Meeting
The Story of Morris Dancing.  A talk by John Frearson
Wednesday 17th October AGM followed by Ploughman’s Supper
Wednesday 21st November Wine, Cheese & Chocolate.  A talk by Michelle Tewnion from Waitrose, Brackley
Friday 7th December Christmas party


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