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 2019
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)
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"
Refreshments: popcorn and ice cream
"Stories behind Nursery Rhymes"
Competition: childrens book / toy
Refreshments: Doreen and Jean Br
"Iceland- Land of Fire and Ice"
Competition: A glass item
Refreshments: Audrey and Carol
"Where there's a Quill there's a Play"
Competition: Shakespeare quotation
Refreshments: Margaret R, Pauline and Pam M
"The Agony and The Ecstasy of a Canal Hotel Boater"
Competition: A canal ware item
Refreshments: Jenny L, Pam J and Sue G
"Piers - Their History and Future"
Competition: A seaside item
Refreshments: Ann S and Mary S
Vanessa's – 20 Wappenham Road
Saturday August 31st
All welcome to come and spend some time enjoying good company, tea and cake and learn some more about Helmdon W.I.
Member's Night – Details to follow
AGM and Games Evening
Competition: a sporting item
Competition: loved / made craft item
Refreshments: DI and Jean Bates
CHRISTMAS PARTY – 7.00 pm Start
Competition: Decorated pine cone