Milverton WI, which was formed in 1933 and is still going strong, is an affiliated member of the Somerset Federation of WIs. To that end we have access to all the benefits of the Somerset Federation including day schools, outings, roadshows and our own AGM, all held within the County, as well as those of the National Federation including the adult education facility, Denman College, which entitles our members to attend a vast array of residential and day courses in this elegant house in Oxfordshire.
There is a membership booklet containing fantastic offers and great discounts on a variety of products and there is also a free magazine published by the WI which is sent monthly to all members, and there are many events organised locally and nationally which members may attend.
Individual WIs have autonomy to run their meetings and events to suit their members, so Milverton WI, which meets at the Recreation Ground, Butts Way on the first Thursday of each month, has a short business meeting at the start, followed by a speaker and then a delicious tea is provided by the cricket club. These meetings are full of fun and laughter and we are certainly not all ‘jam and Jerusalem’! There is a thriving book club which meets in members’ houses.
During the year we provide homemade cakes for various events, we have a stall at the local Street Fair selling homemade produce and craft items. We meet for lunch out each Spring and there is an outing organised in the summer.
Most of all, we are a friendly bunch and would be delighted for anyone to come and join us, you will be made most welcome.
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