Feeling tired, over eaten through the festive period ? , Want to be inspired ?, Kick your New Year off by Joining the W.I.
Like the logo says - The WI is inspiring women everywhere to broaden their horizons or learn something new.
We wanted to start-up a WI to meet other like minded women, other than through work, children, family etc. Also to learn new skills, and discover things that we would perhaps not have considered or been able to do on our own.
The traditional element of the WI appeals to us, getting back to basics and a sense of community. Sometimes life is so busy, and we wanted to offer women the opportunity to take part in something that was separate from other responsibilities, work, family etc.
There is far more to the WI than the ever-cited 'Jam and Jerusalem', and in more recent years its aims have broadened so that the WI now plays 'a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities' W.I.website
We have set up both Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lytham-Belles-WI-Group/266935760029957 and Twitter @lythambellesW.I. pages where we will do most of the promoting for the group.
Hopefully we will have a good mix of members that will continue to grow through the months to come.
We really want this W.I. to be one of the 'new breed' of Women's institute groups. We have been inspired by the SHOREDITCH SISTER W.I. who have the youngest membership age in the country and offer a wide range of activties for their members.
We want to challenge the perceptions and stereotypes of what the WI is about.
The phrase on the logo is perfect; the WI is inspiring women everywhere to broaden their horizons or learn something new.