East Leake WI has been active in our village for 90 years. Our meetings generally take place on the second Tuesday of every month in the village hall at 7.30 pm. We have a varied programme of speakers and organise daytime and evening activities between meetings, including craft groups, walks, lunches, table tennis and outings. We have around 33 members of all ages.
The subscription for 2019 is £42 and members pay £1 at the door for refreshments, raffle ticket and to help with the general running of the WI. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £4. Membership benefits include the WI magazine ‘WI Life’, full voting rights, the county newsletter and admission to all WI activities.
East Leake is part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and the Nottinghamshire Federation. For more information go to Nottinghamshire WI
The WI also has its own college in Oxfordshire which holds a wide variety of residential and non-residential courses. For more information go to www.denman.org.uk
Upcoming talks this year: Tuesday 9th April – 7.30 pm – AGM and talk on Loughborough Street Pastors, Tuesday 14th May – 7.30 pm – Resolutions for the AGM, Tuesday 11th June – 7.30 pm – ‘Lesley Taylor talks Rubbish’ , Tuesday 9th July – 7.30 pm – The Gardens at Calke Abbey, Tuesday 13th August – 7.30 pm – Come and play indoor kurling, Tuesday 10th Sept – 7.30 pm – Myths about Belly Dancing, Tuesday 8th Oct – 7.30 pm – The Perfect Fit, Tuesday 12th Nov – 7.30 pm – The Life of a Medieval Tile Maker, Tuesday 10th Dec – 7.30 pm – ‘Bits and Bobs’ Tuesday 14th Jan – 7.30 pm – Rails and Rockies, Tuesday 11th Feb – ‘The Mary Rose’, Tuesday 10th March – ‘ A Trifle Funny’, Tuesday 14th April – AGM and quiz.
This year we are planning a gin tasting evening, an evening at the theatre to see ‘Calendar Girls’, a river cruise and afternoon tea on the Trent and a trip to Belvoir Castle.
Why not come along to join us! New members and visitors very welcome.
Other useful links
- National Federation of Women’s Institutes
- Contact – President: Catherine Cleaver 01509 856711