Women’s Institute

President: Chris Hills
Tel: 01438 811627
Email: datch.hills@hotmail.co.uk
For further information pack contact our secretary at:         peteandshirl1@talktalk.net 

The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015.  The Datchworth branch was formed in 1927. 2022 was therefore, our 95th Anniversary which was celebrated with cake and wine at our 2022 AGM on 10th May.  It is a very friendly WI.  Our current membership is around 40  and we welcome new members.  Anyone in the village is welcome to come along as a visitor for  2 or 3 meetings before deciding to become a full member.

If anyone thinking of joining our WI would like to participate in any of the meetings,  please contact Shirley Ashby on peteandshirl1@talktalk.net . 

Monthly Meetings are normally 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. 

2024 Monthly meetings

9th January Talk on Joyce Grenfell – Zoe Jasco
13th February  Talk on Red Shed Dementia Charity –  Sue Harvey
12th March  Scarf Tying Demonstration –Wendy Warren
9th April – Open Evening  Professional Ventriloquist & Magician
David Tomkins.  – Tickets £5 from any WI Member or email peteandshirl1@talktalk.net 
14th May Annual General Meeting
11th June  Story of the English Alms Houses – Simon Smith
9th July  Around the World in 50 Fabric Collages –  Aruna Mene
13th August  – Garden Meeting / Outing  – details to be arranged
10th September  – TV/Film Extra – My Story –  Robert Brewer
8th October  – Strictly Chair Yoga –  Jackie Turner
12th Nov   –Health Benefits of Magnetic Jewellery –  Joe Cowan
10th December –  Clarinet & Accordian Player.
Christmas carols to sing along to – 
Ray Bomber

If anyone would like to join us, please  either come along or email peteandshirl1@talktalk.net for more details

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

Monthly Ramble –  1st Thursday of month
The group usually walk roughly 1½ hours – about 3-4 miles.

Book Club.  Meet on a monthly basis to discuss their latest book. 

Knit & Natter and Craft Group 4th Monday of month apart from June, July and August.
We try to have a project to knit items for various charities.

Coffee Mornings. –  , 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.30 a.m. Held at various members’ houses

Darts –  We have recently started playing darts at 7.30 p.m. in the Plough on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Not competitively, just for the enjoyment.

Monthly Lunches these will be on the 4th Wednesday of the month at  12.30 p.m. at differing local venues.

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