WeyBay WI holds meetings every month at The Angling Club, Commercial Road, Weymouth. The committee organise a speaker or an interesting topic each meeting and, of course, members enjoy getting together in a convivial atmosphere.
Browse through the news pages to see what WeyBay members have been getting up to. Members are encouraged to organise events for other members. Very often you will get the chance to try something new - something that you never dreamed you might do. WeyBay ladies have played golf, gone sailing and paddleboarding, learned archery, done yoga, silk screening, stone masonry, floral artistry - a few of many things attempted over the years. And every month there is a welcoming meeting with the focus of an interesting speaker or something of interest to members. Of course there is the opportunity for a chat. Friendship and support is at the heart of the institute.
WeyBay WI members have joined an institution that was started 1915 and is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. WeyBay is part of the Dorset Federation based in Dorchester. Each WI is self-governing within the framework of the WI constitution and rules.
The celebrations for the ten-year anniversary of WeyBay WI in April 2020 were suddenly and very disappointingly put on hold (it is still hoped to have some celebrations in 2021) but it was decided to put together the memories of the first ten years into a photo book. What a lot of memories and a lot of work to put them together into a coherent format to reflect the diverse activities, and the fun that everyone had. The photo book is now published and will be available to see when the WI is able to have its next meeting. But reminiscing over the past years has reminded us again of how important WeyBay has become for so many members and the certainly that it will continue to provide this support to members again as we come out of the pandemic.
Photo shows the original poster in March 2010 inviting everyone to come to the first meeting and a memory of the first venue at The Clipper in St Thomas St.