A little bit of info about us
Welcome to the Blackheath and Greenwich Women’s Institute.
We were founded in 2008 and our membership has grown steadily ever since, and ranges from 20 to 90+ year olds.
Our aim is to provide a warm welcoming environment for women to make friends, learn new things, have fun and hopefully feel inspired at every meeting.
We are proud of the links that we have forged in our community from supporting local campaigns to collaborating with neighbouring traders.
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, at 7.30pm, in the hall of Sunfields Methodist Church on Old Dover Road, SE3 8SJ.
Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we would urge all potential visitors to get in touch with us prior to attending a meeting. This way we can ensure we don't exceed our room capacity. Many thanks.
Email: BlackheathGreenwich@wkfwi.org.uk (Emails recieved by our Secretary Christine D)
Remember to bring along £1 for homemade cake in the tea break!
Wednesday, sEPTEMBER 4th, 2019
SAY IT WITH POISON!
Speaker: Russell Bowes
Down in the garden something deadly lurks.
Some people who stood between the gardener and his large inheritance have died horribly. Could it be that they have all been poisoned by the plants and flowers that grow there? Many have been used throughout history as the murderer’s stock-in-trade, both in fiction and in real life, so should you be on your guard against “herbaceous murder” as the gardener welcomes you into what might be your very last garden tour.
Make sure your life insurance is up-to-date against murder most floral – it’s time to Say It With Poison!
Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we are now restricted to 6 visitors per meeting. Please contact our Secretary Christine Dickinson (07709 553 927) to put your name on the door.
We urge all potential visitors to get in touch with us prior to attending a meeting. This way we can ensure we don't exceed our room capacity. Many thanks.
For more details please see our UPCOMING SPEAKERS page.
What is the Women's Institute?
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
- See more at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/about-the-wi#sthash.m0jbhf6W.dpuf