Barby Womens Institute

 

WI Logo with tea & scones
 

Come along to Barby Women's Institute where you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome at our meetings.  These are are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August) in the Middle Room of Barby Village Hall.  We currently have a membership of 39 and we belong to the Northamptonshire Federation of Women’s Institutes.  All ages are welcome.

For further information, please contact one of the officers:
President Mrs Jan Middleton E mail 01788 891968
Vice President Mrs Mary Evans
Secretary Mrs Barbara Formby
Treasurer Mrs R Upton-Brown   
Ladies who are non-members can attend up to two meetings in a year before deciding whether to join the WI.  Visitors are charged £3 towards the costs of the evening.  Should you decide to become a full member the 2017 subscription is £39 (that's just £3.25 a month).

We usually start our meeting by singing Jerusalem then a welcome by our President followed by the secretary reading the minutes of the last meeting. The President will then go through any WI notices. These can include courses or events being organised by the Northamptonshire Federation of WIs or may be about up and coming events within Barby that the WI may be involved with. The speaker for the evening will be welcomed and give an enjoyable talk, demonstration or slide show.

January 2016 lunch at The Bell, Hillmorton
During this past year we have had talks on Ringwood Icecreams, Lace Making and the Life of a canal boaters wife - a very varied programme.  After the speaker has finished they are thanked then tea, coffee and cakes are served giving everyone a chance to have a friendly chat and catch up.  2017 activities programme.

The October meeting is always the AGM accompanied by a Wine & Cheese evening and the December meeting is the Christmas Party.

Other extra activities include New Year’s Dinner, theatre trips, summer outing, Pétanque and BBQ in the Village Millennium Orchard, Kurling evening in the Village Hall and a summer meal at a local restaurant.
We enter teams in the County Federation skittles league.

Twice a year we meet with four other W.I.'s and enjoy a joint meeting with each W.I. taking turns to act as host.

 

Kurling vs Harpole WI 

 

 

2016 Boules Competition Winners

 

 

WI Members 2015

 


 

Meal to celebrate 100 years of WI 

 

In October 2015 we held a celebration meal for 100 years of the national W.I.

 

Dancing at 100 year celebration meal 

 

 

 

Chris Smith & Jan Middleton cutting the cake at the 100 year celebration meal 

 

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