Women's Institute (WI)
Helmdon WI - An Introduction
Helmdon has had a branch of the Women's Institute since 1921. We meet in Helmdon Reading Room every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except for August) at 7.30 pm. We welcome women of all ages from Helmdon and other local villages.
Today, in common with WIs all over the country, the branch is much more than "jam and Jerusalem". It still binds together the women of the village, who at heart, have the same interests of those of over ninety years ago, but who as the twentieth century passed by and merged into the twenty first, have widened their view of the world to embrace wider interests and activities.
We have a varied annual programme The occasional garden party is always much enjoyed, as are the harvest suppers of the members' own making, the occasional meals out, and outings, whether to local attractions, or a coach visit farther away. In addition, members have the opportunity to join in county events such as: Guided walks around Northamptonshire; visits to Northamptonshire Federation's adult education facility, Denman College; study days; demonstrations of practical skills.
Why not come along one evening? A warm welcome awaits you.
If you would like further information please contact us.
Helmdon WI Programme 2020
Most months there is a competition, "Flower of the Month" and a raffle
Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. unless otherwise specified
Come and see if this village organisation is for you. You will be warmly welcomed.
Further info from Vanessa Vicars (President) or Jenny Saunders (Secretary)
Competition: Something Italian!
Refreshments: popcorn and ice cream
"Rainbows Children's Hospice"
Competition: A childhood treasure
Refreshments: Doreen, Jean Brookhouse and Pauline
"My Father's Journey through WWII"
Competition: A piece of WWII memorabilia
Refreshments: Audrey Barbara and Carol
"Iceland - in Autumn and Winter"
Link Meeting with light supper
Macrame Craft Evening
Competition: A favourite pot plant
Refreshments: Jenny L, Pam J and Sue G
"Helmdon in 1939 and 2019 - a changing village"
Competition: A photo of Helmdon - old or new
Refreshments: Ann S Louise and Mary S
Louise's – Manor Barn, 68 Church Street
No Meeting but possible outing
Autumn Flowers and Foliage Masterclass
Competition: A flower arrangement in a small vase or container
Refreshments: Louise, Vanessa and Eileen
AGM, Hallowe'en Supper and Games Evening
Competition: Four Hallowe'en decorated cupcakes
Needle Felting demonstration
Competition: A woolly item
Refreshments: DI Pam and Jean Bates
CHRISTMAS PARTY – 7.00 pm Start
Competition: Favourite Christmas decoration