Feckenham Women's Institute
Who Are We?
The Feckenham Women’s Institute (WI) was founded over 90 years ago in 1919. It is part of a larger national organisation which was started in 1897 in Canada by Adelade Hoodless, a staunch campaigner for the education of women. Each WI belongs to a regional Federation with the Feckenham WI coming under the umbrella of the Worcestershire WI Federation having a membership of around 4,000, with members coming from small villages such as Feckenham to the city of Worcester itself.
The first WIs in Britain were formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Today the WI has some 205,000 members in approximately 6,500 WIs – it has grown into the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK and even challenges the Government on issues that matter.
The WI is an excellent way to become more involved in your local community and to make new friends.
More information on the WI can be found at NFWI website: www.thewi.org.uk
What We Do
The Feckenham WI is very much part of the village and surrounding community being actively involved in the annual Wake, the Garden Festival, Church functions and many other events. We arrange theatre visits, walks, visits to stately homes and much more.
We aim to support women of all ages to develop new skills, to work as a team, to take part in wide-ranging activities, to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities, and to have fun and fellowship.
We are a far cry from ‘jam and Jerusalem!’
Where Do We Meet and How much Does It Cost?
The Feckenham WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the back room of the village hall.
There is an annual subscription of £37.50 but visitors are welcome to join us for any meeting at a cost of £4.00 per meeting.
For further details please contact Linda Harris on 01527 892850
Programme for 2016/17
8th September 2016
Creative stamping and card making - Lynda Lamb
13th October 2016
The Amish People: history and culture - Ron Gallivan
10th November 2016
Royal Visits from a Constable's view - Alan Benjamin
8th December 2016
Pastry and Piping with Christmas in view - John Morris
12th January 2017
9th February 2017
Where eagles Fly. Wild life on Lewes and Harris - Rosemary Morris and Bas Yates
9th March 2017
The History of Cape Verde - Carol Corden
13th April 2017
Local farmhouses and their histories. Alcester and Feckenham area - Richard Churchley
11th May 2017
Annual Meeting and resolutions
8th June 2017
The Ifakara Bakery Project. Forty to 400 loaves - Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg
13th July 2017
25 years of tribulation developing the garden at Pump Cottage - Barry Knee
Please note that in addition to the above there will also be a number of theatre visits etc