Women’s Institute

Meetings are held in the Priory Room at 7.45 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.


President | Jeannie Bloomfield   | 01359 258596
Hon. Secretary | Pearl Cobbold | 01359 259729

For more national  information visit The Women’s Institute


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The Walsham Women’s Institute welcomes women of all ages to join in a varied programme of talks and outings.  Jam and “Jerusalem”, yes, but so much more!

The local group welcomes a variety of speakers, outings are organised to places of interest including the theatre and occasionally to the West End.

The Suffolk West Federation of WI’s of which Walsham WI is a part provides opportunities to take part other outings, educational workshops, sporting activities and more.

The National Federation expands the horizon even further with the chance to attend courses at the WI College (Denman) in Oxfordshire.

Members also get involved in the WI’s national campaigning on matters of concern to women and their communities such as domestic violence and care of the environment.

Programme 2019/20

2019
JUNE 12th  Ugandan Craft and Paper Jewellery
Speaker: Alison Brain
Competition Heirloom Jewellery
Refreshments Maggie Barber & Mary Bradley

JULY 10th  Buckingham Palace
Speaker David Morton
Competition Royal Souvenir
Refreshments Pippa Baxter & Alison Findlay

AUGUST 14th  Kinetic Science
Speaker Debbie Ball
Refreshments Denise Merry & Julia Dunicliffe

SEPTEMBER 11th Music Therapy
Speaker Elaine McGregor
Refreshments Constance Whitaker

OCTOBER 9th  On the Line at Wimbledon
Speaker Wendy Smith
Refreshments

NOVEMBER 13th  To Vienna and Back
Speaker Chris Parfitt
Refreshments Ruth Frost & Margaret Moore 
Competition Foreign Holiday Photo

DECEMBER 11th  Poetry and Carols
Refreshments Barbara Wills &Pearl Cobbold

2020
JANUARY 8th  Birthday Party

FEBRUARY 12th  Working as a Pharmacist
Speaker Paul Heeks
Refreshments Diane Gladders & Alison Findlay
Competition Medical Lyric

MARCH 11th   Butterfies
Speaker Peter Maddison
Refreshments Phyllis Lunken

APRIL 8th   Work of a Parish Nurse
Speaker Lesley Williams
Refreshments Sam Johnson & Fern Wakeman
Competition Small Spring Flower Arrangement

MAY 13th  Annual General Meeting and Resolutions
Refreshments

JUNE 10th  Tudor Dress
Speaker Jacqueline Norman
Refreshments Mary Bradley & Jill Newell