Women's Institute

  
 
ABBOTSLEY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
 
Abbotsley WI has more than 20 members and meets
 on the second Wednesday of each month in the village hall at 7.30 pm.
 
New members are always welcome to join us. Indeed, we now include members from the nearby villages of Great Gransden and Gamlingay as well as from St Neots. 
 
Our monthly meetings usually consist of a speaker or activity followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to fellow members. 
Abbotsley W.I. also arranges outings and fund raising events throughout the year.  Our members regularly attend events organized by the Federation, such as quizzes, talks & outings.  We also organise a number of fund raising events and support the village, for example by providing teas during feast week and breakfast during the annual local half marathon.  
 

 

 

  Committee:         President: Amanda Lower (amandalower@yahoo.com

                            Treasurer: Judy Scott 

                            Committee - Gill Geach, Amy James, Kirsten Leete

                                               Judith Loughlin, Lynn Norris, Kate Pethica

     
Abbotsley WI was formed in July 1931 and closed in November 1972.
The current WI was reformed on 10th March 1976 and is part of the Huntingdon & Peterborough Federation, 
 The National Federation of Women's Institutes can be contacted via this link www.theWI.org.uk 
 
 

                 Programme   

       

We are always happy to have new members and visitors

 Come along and give us a try!

January 9, 2019: John Bowland, deputy chief pilot with the British Antarctic Survey - time in Antarctica

February 13, 2019: Julie Bounfield will speak about Heffers Book Shop

March 13, 2019: Spring Fever  - local lad, Roger Pinner, will speak about planting spring baskets and containers

April 10, 2019: Gloria Sayer   - My Romanian Adventure

May 8, 2019: Jane Kennedy introduces us to the British Sign Language

June 12, 2019: Eve Bacon - "Becoming Queen Victoria"

July 10, 2019: Jan Munt HI-Vis Optional   Jan  will guide us building a model cathedral

August 14, 2019: Safari Supper around Abbotsley

September 11, 2019: Helen Tilley - Plumage Optional Helen demonstrates hat making

October 9, 2019: TBD - Something Cheesy !   WATCH THIS SPACE

November 13, 2019 All Hands on Deck    We will learn to make some Christmas decorations

December 11, 2019: Making Spirits Bright    Christmas party