Women's Institute

South Milton WI meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  We are affiliated to the Devon Federation of Women’s Institutes and are able to take advantage of any events organised by them, as well as the items organised by our own group. Added to our monthly meetings are outings, and community events.

We also have two book groups and opportunities for members to meet women from other branches in our area for craft workshops.

We are always happy to welcome new members and we would be pleased to meet you if you would like to come along to a meeting to see if it’s right for you. Holiday visitors are also welcome.

Our appeal for clothes and specific food items to help the refugees, especially those on the Greek islands and in Syria, is ongoing and thank you all so much for your support so far.  Knitted squares are being put together to make cheerful warm blankets to send out.  For details of what is being collected, there is a list in the Village Hall porch, on the table above the collection box or contact Ann Collyer for more information.

We started off the year with a well-supported meeting in January to celebrate our 85th birthday.  As well as the serious business of voting for the resolution to be put forward to the annual  general meeting, we had party games and birthday cake!

February’s meeting took the form of a demonstration by Lorna on how to make lampshades.  We certainly have some very crafty ladies among our members!

On 21st March, Alan Prince will be coming to tell us about his experiences as a Master Thatcher.  This will be an open meeting, i.e. anyone may attend, so we hope that as many of you as possible would like to join us on that evening.  18th April will be our Annual Meeting with a bring and share supper.

We will soon be planning some outings and workshops.  Please contact Lindy (560751) or Charlie for more information (561599). 

 

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