After months of research and planning, Thursday, 11th July saw the first meeting to re-establish the Polzeath and Trebetherick WI. The previous WI sadly ceased operating in our local community in 2016 . The WI in recent years has had a positive boost from younger women and mums wishing to get involved and keep this fantastic institution well and truly alive! In the weeks leading up to the meeting there was much talk in the local community about this exciting venture; however, until the date was upon us it was impossible to know if people would actually attend . By 7pm the Perceval institute had a wonderful mix of 19 women in attendance . Representing the WI were Patricia Paxton and Marilyn Leggat, who chaired the meeting for the evening .

We were entertained with a potted history of the WI and everything they have to offer, combined with the logistical elements of running a WI group . Action packed activities we can expect (along with the usual baking and crafting competitions) include zip wiring, a variety of courses at Denman college and attending the main WI annual meeting in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall . It really is an incredible institution with so much to offer for women who want to get ‘stuck in’ .
As the first meeting received such fantastic support and attendance we believe the numbers will grow for the next meeting . We were extremely fortunate to receive a personal message of support from Lynne Stubbings, Chair of the NFWI, and there was a real buzz of excitement amongst the group . With a positive ‘can do’ feeling, we can get the WI up and running again, stronger than ever!

We are so pleased to be able to move forward with a WI group reinstated in the Polzeath / Daymer / Rock location; and we look forward to receiving/ gaining tips and advice from our nearest WI neighbours in Wadebridge .

Meetings are being held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Perceval Institute, St Minver . There are plans in place to relocate to the original WI venue of the Rock Institute in November this year, so it’s all systems go! We will be delighted to see as many women as possible at the September meeting, being held on Thursday 12th, 7pm the Perceval Institute St Minver . You can sign up at the meeting to join our fantastic team, only £21 for the remainder of 2019 . We hope to see you there – all are welcome .

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