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.
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.