Women’s Institute

Welcome to Rodmell & Southease WI

Information about our WI Group:

President:  Lindy Smart, Rodmell (01273 478151)
Secretary:  Sarah Jay, Rodmell (sarahjay66@hotmail.com)
Treasurer & Programme Secretary:
Madeleine Harvey (wi@mjharvey.bbmax.co.uk)

WI logoWe are a small and friendly group which meets every month in Rodmell Village Hall. You are welcome to join us at any time. Just come along to a meeting and introduce yourself.

Membership of the WI gives access to many activities in East Sussex. The Headquarters in Hailsham runs a varied programme of crafts, public speaking, sport and current affairs as well as traditional domestic skills. The National Federation of the WI is involved in campaigns on issues such as saving honey bees, raising awareness of violence against women, reducing food waste, labelling food with country of origin.

If you would like to know more about the WI in general, the websites for the national and county organisations are at www.thewi.org.uk and www.esfwi.org.uk

Programme of meetings for 2019

This is our centenary year, which we will be celebrating in style, but sadly it will be the final year of our WI unless more volunteers come forward to help with the organisation of the group.

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Prospective members are welcome at any meeting. Non-members & visitors are welcome at 8pm – charge is £5 to include refreshments.

Jan 15th ‘Creative Crockery’ for members

Feb 19th ‘Downton Revisited – Edwardian entertainment and costume, with soprano Katharine Collett

Mar 19th ‘Clothkits’ a textile tale of the local fashion phenomenon, with Sarah Jay

Apr 16th ‘Get Knotted’ workshop, making a key ring using beaded macramé

May 21st Resolutions Meeting for members – discussion and voting on a current affairs issue

Jun 18th ‘Beautiful Bantams’ with Celia Edmonds

July/August Centenary celebrations at Monks House

Sep 17th ‘Lindy’s Loco Larks’ from Lindy Smart

Nov 19th Photos from the Edward Reeves Archives with Tom Reeves

Dec 10th Christmas Meeting – Xmas wreaths




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