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Added to website: 28 November 2011
Saltaire WI

Saltaire's brand new Women's Institute

One dark, wintery evening a group of women got together to learn to knit, eat pizza, drink wine and have a chat. Someone suggested starting a WI, everyone laughed then it went quiet while we all pondered this suggestion ... and here we are!

Saltaire WI has been formed by a group of local women to inspire and connect the women of the Saltaire area. Our first meeting saw over 80 women come to find out more and since then our membership has grown and grown. The Women’s Institute is the largest women’s organisation in the UK and provides 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 community.

The WI is lead by a committee who work throughout the year planning the programme, organising the meetings, arranging speakers/activities/trips/competitions, keeping everyone up to date and dealing with finances. We welcome all feedback and ideas!

Meetings will be held the second Thursday of the month at St. Peter’s Church hall, Shipley at 7.30pm. There will be tea, coffee and cakes on sale. Anyone keen on baking is welcome to bring a cake, or two! The programme for September 2011 to December 2012 is available by email, our website or you can get a paper copy at the next meeting.
We have lots of ideas in the pipeline and are very excited about what’s in store….watch this space & keep in touch! If you think you would like to come and talk to us or share your skills (men and women) then please email the secretary.

Each meeting is funded through subscriptions that are paid yearly by each member and cost £31.50. Not only do you join Saltaire WI, you also become a member of the WI nationally. You can come to meetings as a guest three times before a subscription is required. Each guest visit is £3. If there is an extra cost for a meeting we’ll let everyone know in advance but promise to keep these extras to a minimum. We do have a membership limit which we are nearing so please contact as soon as you can if you are interested in joining.

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