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WI group launched in Kidderminster
7:30am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A WOMEN’S Institute (WI) group is being launched in Kidderminster to help with a nationwide initiative to create new members.
The first meeting will be held at St Chad’s Hall on Tuesday (nov 6) where new members can decide on a regular monthly meeting and form a committee.
The National Federation of WIs is attempting to increase its membership by 250,000 by 2015 in time for its centenary celebrations.
The Worcestershire branch hopes to gain 600 new members and have launched three new WIs, in Worcester, Droitwich and Kidderminster, to help reach this target.
Spokeswoman Rosie Thom said: “It’s a great place to meet people, especially if you are new to the area. The Kidderminster WI will need people who would be willing to come forward and take some responsibilities but they will be supported the whole way.”
The WI was set up in 1915 to help provide education in rural areas and to give women a voice.
It now provides women with new opportunities and experiences including crafts, courses and friendship.
Mrs Thom added: “The WI isn’t political but it is publically aware. We are currently campaigning for better resources for midwifery and to help women experiencing domestic violence.”
The first Kidderminster meeting, which begins at 7.45pm, will include ideas for Christmas.
For more information call 01905 641658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org