Norbury & District WI

Norbury & District WI

Celebrating its 70th year in May 2024, Norbury & District WI is a welcoming, supportive and fun group who meet on the second Thursday of each month at The Village Hall, Norbury. We currently have around 30 members drawn from the surrounding villages. New members can join throughout the year and guests are also welcome at any time (£5.00 which includes supper).

The business part of the meeting starts at 7.30 pm prompt; members tend to arrive around 7.15, allowing time for a chat before the meeting starts.

If you would like further information, please contact our President, Alice O’Leary – email: norburyanddistrict@gmail.com or call our Secretary, Valerie Woodmansey on: 01588 650940. Members can also visit our Facebook page – Norbury and District WI (private group) for news on local WI events and activities.

Our programme of monthly meetings and guest speakers are as follows:

2024 Meetings

JANUARY 11
Games Evening
Competition: Acrostic poem using letters of J-A-N-U-A-R-Y

FEBRUARY 8
Speaker: Jane Latter from Shropshire Rural Support
Talk: Doing nothing is not an option
Competition: Collage of hearts

MARCH 14
Speaker: Annie Owen, Shropshire Federation WI
Talk: What happens to your Resolution Vote
Competition: A home-made chocolate cake

APRIL 11 – Annual Meeting
Speaker: Jane Gill of Parkinson Gill, Costume Maker
Talk: From the Nutcracker Suite to Gentleman Jack
Competition: A treasured item of clothing

MAY 9
Our 70th Anniversary Celebration!

JUNE 13
Speaker: PC Rebecca Smith
Talk: Cybercrime Awareness
Competition: Recommend a crime thriller and explain why in 20 words max

JULY 11
At home with Jules Spille

AUGUST 8
Members’ Walk and Meal

SEPTEMBER 12
Speaker: Patti Keane, Writer
Talk: ‘Love is a tale told to a friend . . .’
Competition: Your favourite love poem

OCTOBER 10
Crafting with our crafty members
Competition: A homemade item made out of paper

NOVEMBER 14
Speaker: Angela James from Veolia in Shrewsbury
Talk: What happens to our waste?
Competition: An environmentally-friendly product that you recommend; homemade or purchased

DECEMBER 12     
Christmas Soirée 2024! (members only)