WELCOME TO SILVERDALE WI
For a flavour of what WI offers nationally, have a look at two recent issues of the "WI Life" magazine:
Nov/Dec 2020 : February 2021
Our usual Silverdale WI activities are suspended during lockdown but we are keeping in touch with our members and doing what we can. We met, socially distanced and in groups of 6, on the Institute Field when it was allowed; our walking group resumed while it could, going socially-distanced in groups of 6 or less; small groups like the book club (and the committee) are Zooming; a recipe exchange has begun; an intrepid group had a go at paddle-boarding at Arnside in between lockdowns; and some of us have "met" for a Zoom "Coffee not at the pub" every week since March 2020.
We are receiving, and circulating, regular newsletters from our Cumbria-Westmorland Federation: they are now offering a series of Zoom meetings with speakers.
Our Annual Meeting was held in November as usual, but remotely.
We still welcome new members and enquiries - see our contact form.
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 cost £43 for the year 2020, extended to 31 March 2021 (it's a national rate, there is a rate of £10.75 for new members, until that date). As well as all our local activities, 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 online courses from the WI's Denman College near Oxford. If you are interested, under normal circumstances 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