Women’s Institute

President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
Email: annecharles@amca.co.uk

The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015.  The Datchworth branch was formed in 1927.It is a very friendly WI.  Our current membership is around 50  and we welcome new members.  Anyone in the village is welcome to come along as a visitor for at least 2 meetings before deciding to become a full member.
Our entry into the Christmas Tree Festival
Our theme was “Show The Love” and we made numerous green hearts depicting saving the environment and things we care about which we  want to save.  Rather than an artificial tree we opted for natural branches sprayed white  which showed our green hearts to perfection.  We did not win this year but we really enjoyed the project.

After taking down the tree we used our green hearts to Show The Love and decorate the village phone box……………

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in Datchworth Village Hall where we enjoy talks and demonstrations from our visiting speakers. Visitors are always welcome.  

Our Next meetings are:
14th January – Enigmatic Myanmar  
by Joy Hall.
11th February – Barbers Shop Singers – Welwyn Tune

On 9th December  a few of our members attended  a dinner  at Knebworth House to celebrate WI Herts Federation Centenary dinner. 

Herts WI Thatched Cottages of Hertfordshire Calendar.

This year we entered a photo into the Herts WI Photographic Competition  depicting thatched cottages of Hertfordshire  to be used as the 2020 calendar.  We  were fortunate enough to have the lovely Hopkyns Hoo on Datchworth Green featured on the front cover. These  calendars  can be obtained from the Herts Federation of Women’s Institutes, 29 High Street, Wheathampstead AL4 8BB Tel. 01582 824010. or email wi@btconnect.com.  The cost is £4.50 each.





As well as the monthly meetings members also enjoy other activities.

Knit & Natter and Craft Group This takes place on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30 p.m in the Church Hall. This year we are again producing items for the Neo-natal Unit at Lister Hospital.  The Art Group has now amalgamated with this and we will also be exploring a number of different crafts
Next Meetings – 6th January & 3rd February 2020

 Monthly Ramble –we enjoy walks in the local countryside on the 1st Wednesday of each month followed by tea/coffee at a local pub or tea room.   After our December ramble around Datchworth we returned to the Church Hall for mince pies and mulled wine.
Next Rambles   9.45a.m   8th January – from Bull Car Park, Watton at Stone
5th February –
9.45  Venue tba

NEW – We have started a Book Club.  This meets on 2nd Thursday of each month 2.30 – 4 p.m. in the Church Hall
Next meetings:  9th January  & 13th February 2020

Coffee Mornings. Meet in the Church Hall  3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.30 a.m.
Next meetings
18th December,  22nd January & 19th February 2020.

Monthly Lunch.  12.30 on the 4th Tuesday of each month    
Next Lunches   28th January & 25th February