Our usual WI activities are suspended during lockdown but we are keeping in touch with our members. We have met, socially distanced, on the Institute Field (bring your own chair, circles of 6 at 2m spacing, no shared food), our walking group has resumed, small groups like the book club have met face to face, and some of us are "meeting" for a weekly Zoom "Coffee not at the pub".
We are getting regular newsletters from our Cumbria-Westmorland Federation, and circulating a monthly "Broadsheet" to all our Silverdale members.
Our Annual Meeting will take place in November as usual, but remotely.
We still welcome new members and enquiries - see our contact form.
WELCOME TO SILVERDALE WI
Silverdale WI, in rural North West Lancashire, has about 75 members and welcomes women of all ages. We have a regular monthly meeting (usually first Thursday of the month, 7 for 7.30pm in the Gaskell Memorial Hall), generally with an outside speaker, and lots of other activities both regular (walking, dining out, Rummikub, floral art group, book group, coffee, drinks) and occasional (theatre trips, climbing wall, history walks, craft events, ten-pin bowling, watersports, etc). Do come and join us!
We are part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, and hold joint events with the local Dallam Group within the Cumbria-Westmorland Federation of WIs.
Membership of Silverdale WI costs £43 for the year 2020 (it's a national rate, and new members joining mid-year pay pro rata). As well as all our local actitivities, membership benefits include the monthly Cumbria-Westmorland Federation newsletter (available at meetings); eight issues a year of the magazine WI Life (by post); and access to a wide range of group, federation and national activities including courses at the WI's Denman College near Oxford. If you are interested you are welcome to come to a few meetings as a visitor (suggested donation £3) before deciding to join us.
Silverdale WI is Registered Charity no. 1017798