About Radnage WI
If the WI’s main aims are to educate and enlighten, as well as to entertain, Radnage WI has certainly fulfilled its brief over the past year!
We have rolled our sleeves up, baked and cooked, manned the tables, set up and packed away, but have also been entertained, informed, educated and above all laughed and enjoyed one another’s company in the time honoured way that Radnage WI have done for almost 90 years.
Each WI can be very different so do come along and visit us. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) in the Village Hall at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. We recommend you contact us to arrange a visit, that way we’ll know to expect you and can make sure you’re welcomed – please telephone Mary Howlett on 01494 483545 or you can contact us at radnage.WI@outlook.com
We enjoy the social side of meeting other ladies – we’re certainly not all ‘jam and Jerusalem’. Our members range in ages from 37 to 90+ years and our interests grow more diverse as membership increases.
As a WI member, you will enjoy a varied programme. Each WI holds eleven meetings every year and you can also get involved in the various regional and national level events and activities.
Your membership entitles you to eight copies a year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life, as well as regular newsletters and mailings to keep you up-to-date with all the news and events from your federation and the NFWI. The full annual membership subscription for 2018 is £41.
If you are unable to commit the time to attending WI meetings you could become an NFWI Associate instead. You can find more details on the WI website (www.thewi.org.uk ).
About the WI
The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
See more at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/about-the-wi
All kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountain green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spear oh clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleeping my hand,
‘Til we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.