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.

The year ended with a relaxed and friendly evening with the minimum of ‘business’, lots of mulled wine and a fascinating talk by Jean Dorey on the role of the WI in two world wars.  We had a bring and buy table and enjoyed some delicious nibbles too.  Sadly only 15 members were able to tear themselves away from Christmas preparations and visitors but it was good to see some of you to help round off another busy WI year.

The programme for 2018 is being circulated now: please let Lindy know if you haven’t received yours by the end of the year.  As you know, we welcome visitors and always hope that they will like us enough to join!

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 return on 18th January when we are hoping that Juliet Bill of The Old Bakery in Kingsbridge will be available to talk to us about her work for the refugees.  At that meeting, we will debating and voting on the five resolutions to choose one to go forward to the NFWI AGM in June.

For more information do contact: Lindy Anderton (President) 01548 560751 or Charlie Lott (Secretary) 07805148051


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