The Women’s Institute (or the WI as we are probably better known as) is alive and well in Walsham and would be delighted to welcome women of all ages to join in our varied programme of talks and outings.
We may occasionally make jam, and we sing “Jerusalem”, but there is much more to us than that! At our monthly meetings (held in the Priory Room at 7.45 pm on the second Wednesday of the month) we welcome a variety of speakers; in 2015 these ranged from a talk from Chris Parfitt In “Search of The Northern Lights” to a demonstration of Pilates. We have outings to many places of interest and we do like to go to the theatre, occasionally to the West End.
We are part of the Suffolk West Federation of WI’s which provides members with many other opportunities to take part in outings, educational workshops, sporting activities etc etc. The National Federation expands the horizon even further with the chance to attend courses at the WI College (Denman) in Oxfordshire. If they are so inclined, members can also get involved in the WI’s national campaigning on matters of concern to women and their communities; these include such issues as Domestic Violence and Care of the Enviorment. If you like the sound of us and would like to give us a try, contact our Secretary, Barbara Wills (01359 258982) or our president, Jeannie Bloomfield (01359 258596) and they will be delighted to give you more information.