When you arrive, there is usually a committee member waiting inside to welcome people to the meeting, and there is a table with a book for members and visitors to register. We usually have a copy of our latest newsletters available to look at, raffle tickets to purchase (50p a ticket), and any notices. Your first meeting is free, and you can attend up to 2 more times without joining, subject to paying a visitor fee. Our treasurer can advise you of the current pro-rata joining fee payable.
There are around 20 members of our WI and we are a friendly bunch with a wide range of ages and interests. We are neither ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ nor ‘nipple tassle makers’ (yet!). Committee members can be identified by their name badges with a green border.
Down to Business
Our meetings officially start at 8pm. Our President mentions notices and introduces the meeting. We tend to have a mix of speakers and informal crafting sessions during our monthly meetings. Members are encouraged to suggest subjects for meetings and propose speakers. Previous meetings are mentioned in our blog.
Let There be Cake
We don’t sing Jerusalem, but we do like jam, especially in a good cake! We have a cake rota and always have a refreshment break with tea and coffee. We just ask for a 50p donation towards your refreshments which goes towards covering the cost of the hall.
And Outside the Meeting?
We have a morning craft club on the first Tuesday of the month, and have recently set up a film and theatre club.
We don’t have a monthly meeting in August so we may arrange a trip which includes family and friends. In the past we have been to Hatfield Forest and Buckingham Palace.
We usually have a stall at the annual Standon May Day and also run our own Christmas Handmade Craft Fair in November.
At Christmas, we have previously arranged a social meal out for members to local restaurants.
I want to join!
Contact us on our email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We’d love to see you.