Peakland Women's Institute
Peakland Women's Institute meet every second
Friday in the month at
Cost £22 for a 12 month subscription (Enrolment 11th January 2008), or £2.00 per visit (3 visits allowed in 12 months).
Gentlemen are welcome to attend any meeting or go on any outing they might find interesting.
Refreshments are served at the end of each meeting. Outings and theatre visits are organised plus other social evenings.
For further details of any events contact Beryl Dwyer at the Church.
Programme for 2008
All About the WI
Peakland WI was formed in 1975 and is part of the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes (DFWI) and the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI). In 2006 Peakland had 52 members. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Wentworth Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Wentworth at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm prompt start.
ACTIVITIES The Committee organises various functions during the year, which include outings, theatre trips and social evenings. We join in village activities and usually have a stall at any local charity fair to raise funds. Our ongoing Millennium Project is collecting litter, planting spring bulbs and keeping the footpaths clear in the Memorial Wood. We sited a litterbin on the back lane near the gate leading on to Hoggs Lane, which is emptied by local members.
MEETINGS The main part of the evening is a talk or demonstration (sometimes with hands on experience) preceded by some brief WI business. Members, on a rota basis, serve tea or coffee and biscuits
SUBSCRIPTIONS for (2007) is £22.00 which is shared between Wentworth WI, DFWI and NFWI.
NFWI is an even bigger umbrella for all the WI.s in England and Wales. Their office is in London, Tel: number 020 3719300 Web site http://www.womens-institute.org.uk
RESOLUTIONS on social and topical matters, submitted by individual WI.s in England and Wales are selected and discussed thoroughly at all levels. If carried at the national annual general meeting, they empower the WI to influence local or national policy making.
ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) is a worldwide organisation to which the NFWI belongs. Each WI donates small amounts to ACWW (coins for friendship collection box out at each meeting) and this money is used to help under privileged women in third world countries.
WI PUBLICATIONS These include News n Views DFWI monthly newsletter and the WI.s own national magazine Home and Country, which is shortly to be delivered to each subscriber's home. Our Magazine Secretary is Julie Short who will be pleased to show you a copy.
PRESS REPORTS Agnes Briar send reports of meetings and activities to local organisations and newspapers.
COUNTRY MARKETS These are held at Buxton on Tuesday mornings