Womens Institute


The WI meets at The Memorial Institute Hall, South Leverton at 7.30pm, on the third Wednesday of the month. We currently have 28 members with ages ranging from 50 to 90 but we are all young at heart.

Review : At the March annual meeting Jane Hodgson was elected as our President. Krys Harwood was the winner of the annual competition cup and prize. Ann-Marie Morley was our guest and we had cheese and biscuits and a beetle drive.

In April the speaker was David Cartwright on the subject of podiatry. He was now in a private practice but had previously been in the NHS at various hospitals.

The group meeting at Everton was thoroughly enjoyed by the 14 members who attended. Colin Alderson spoke about his time as a royal pastry chef and we also won the competition which was for a posy of handmade flowers.

At the May meeting the resolution to increase awareness of mental health was discussed. We had a sales table, wedding albums on display (because of imminent Royal Wedding!) and there was a quiz.

Welcome to 4 new members, Dorothy Christie, Sue Ferguson, Janet Strickland and Joan Mather. I hope they enjoy their experience of our WI.

Some of our members attended the centenary church service at Newark, the spring council meeting at Nottingham (Speakers-Lynne Stubbings- National Chairman and Charles Hanson-antiques) and Jane, our President attended the centenary civic reception at Newark Town Hall.

Lunches were enjoyed at The Chequers, The Angel and The White Hart.


WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE: An afternoon outing to the Japanese Garden at Clifton. Visit + tea and scones is £5. Meet at the hall at 2.30pm.

SATURDAY 14TH JULY: A strawberry tea (£4) at the home of Mr and Mrs Sampson at Laneham. To include a sales stall and raffle. Pray for sunshine!!

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY: Dr Anna Scott will talk about The Pilgrim Fathers. The hostesses are H. Coulson, M Needham and B Allen and the competition is for a memento of The Pilgrim Fathers.

WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST: A visit to the Holocaust Centre at Laxton and lunch there.

WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER: Owling mad with Annette Mackenzie + the harvest supper. Hostesses are J Mather, S Baker, D Brook and the competition is for an owl coaster.

LUNCH CLUBS—FRIDAYS—June 15th/ July 13th/ August 10th/ September 14th

Visitors are very welcome (£5). Please ring Heather Cree for information (01777 248943)