WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWELL WI WEBSITE
Come along and find out a little bit about us...
The WI came to the UK from Canada in 1915. Southwell WI formed in 1917 and was the first WI formed in Nottinghamshire. Things have moved on quite a bit since then. There are now well over 100 WIs in Nottinghamshire and over 212,000 WI members around the country. As well as the events we organise and enjoy with our own WI members there are other events run at different levels of the organisation.
The Southwell Group
Each WI in Nottinghamshire can be a member of a Group. This group will consist of several local WIs who can pool their efforts a couple of times each year to stage more adventurous activities. Southwell WI is part of the Southwell Group:-
SOUTHWELL GROUP OF WIs
The Group comprises:-
Averham, Kelham & Staythorpe WI
Halam & District WI
Southwell Morning WI
We meet annually with each WI taking turns to arrange interesting activities.
Michelle Jaafar is the Groups co-ordinator. If you have any questions about any matters concerning your WI group you should direct them to Michelle using this email address:-
All the WIs in Nottinghamshire are under the guidance of the Nottinghamshire Federation of WIs. They run lots of events each month for all WIs to take part in. They also offer help & guidance on the running of the WIs and help out at crucial times like Annual Meetings.
The Federation office is in Newark.
Trent Bridge House,
The opening times of the Federation office are as follows:
Mon–Wed only 9am – 3pm
Closed for painting & cleaning in August
Contact Rosemary, Heather & Fiona on:-
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01636 673550
These ladies are on hand to give help & advice to you about all aspects of the WI. They attend annual meetings or committee meetings if needed or just offer help on the end of a phone or by email.
To get in touch on any WI matters :-
or check out their phone numbers in the year book.
All WIs around England & Wales belong to the National Federation. They coordinate campaigns, publish our bi-monthly magazine WI Life and host the national website. They also run the national educational facility,Denman College in Oxfordshire. Fine out more by using the links below
The National WI web site
(which has a search facility for your local WI group based on your postcode)
International Partner Organisations
Southwell WI Hall
We own our own hall. The hall is available for regular or one-off bookings .
For booking please contact Rita Rippin on 01636 812390
The building comprises the main hall which is equipped with upholstered chairs and which has a large white projector screen in-situ. There is a good-sized modern kitchen with cooker, fridge and adequate work space, cutlery and crockery.
The maximum capacity of the hall is 80 and it is fully accessible for wheelchairs users.
Southwell WI also has an experienced catering team willing to provide a range of refreshments for all occasions.
Getting To Know Us
To find out more about us and to get a flavour of what we get up to please click the links to the following pages:-
If you want to see what other Nottinghamshire WIs are up to click on a link to their websites here:-
OTHER NOTTS. WI WEBSITES
Abbey Gates WI
Averham Kelham & Staythorpe WI
Bestwood Village WI
Brookside (Mansfield) WI
Burton Joyce & Bulcote WI
(Nottingham) City WI
Dorewood WI (Balderton)
East Bridgford WI
East Stoke WI
Gringley on the Hill WI
Granby & Sutton WI
Lapwings WI (Linby & Papplewick)
Newark Palace WI
Radcliffe on Trent WI
West Bridgford WI
Dates For The Diary
These dates are for County & National Events in 2016 open to members only:-
Nottinghamshire Federation Annual Council Mtg
Wednesday 7 April 10.30am - 3.30pm approx.
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Morning speaker - Juliet Childs from ACWW
Guest speaker - Paul Hayes Auctioneer
Thursday 29 September 2016 - Autumn Meeting at the Everyday Champions Conference Centre Newark
National Council Meeting
11 June 2016 at The Brighton Centre in Brighton. The event will run from 10.30am until approximately 4.15pm.