CHARLTON and NEWBOTTLE
There are 124 WI's in Northamptonshire. Some have just a handful of members and here in Charlton we currently have 25.
We are always ready to give new members a warm and friendly welcome, whether you wish to join for friendship, fulfilment or fun in general.
If you would like to join or simply find out a little more, please contact one of the below members or pop along on the 2nd MONDAY of the month, where you can join the meeting as a visitor and get more details on joining.
Day: 2nd Monday of the Month
Location: Charlton Memorial Hall, Main Street, Charlton, OX17 3DL
President: Diane Morgan
Treasurer: Jane Skelton
Who are the WI?
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WI's.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. We are fortunate to be within easy reach of Denman College near Abingdon where the range of seminars, residential and day courses is excellent. Denman College also offers everyone a great opportunity to meet like-minded people from other WIs and beyond.
Find out more: https://www.thewi.org.uk/