Women’s Institute

President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
Email: annecharles@amca.co.uk

The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015.  The Datchworth branch was formed in 1927.It is a very friendly WI.  Our current membership is around 50  and we welcome new members.  Anyone in the village is welcome to come along as a visitor for at least 2 meetings before deciding to become a full member.

We may be known for making cakes and jam but in fact our members enjoy a very diverse set of skills as shown in the photo of our stall.      Our Craft & Produce stall at the THRIFTFEST 52a Burnham Green Rd. on 6th July

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in Datchworth Village Hall where we enjoy talks and demonstrations from our visiting speakers.
Subjects for our next meetings are as follows:

13th August – 
our Annual Garden meeting.- afternoon tea in member’s a garden

Our Next meetings are:
10th September – Carvings & Curiosities of Herts 
– Elizabeth Eastwood.
8th October – A dog’s Nose –  Geoff Lambert.

As well as the monthly meetings members also enjoy other activities.

On Tuesday 19th February a group of us enjoyed a beautiful day at Benington Lordship to see the wonderful snowdrops and have a soup lunch.





Knit & NatterThis takes place on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30 p.m in the Church Hall. This year we are again producing items for the Neo-natal Unit at Lister Hospital & Twiddle muffs and blankets for dementia patients .
Next Meetings – 2nd September & 7th October.

50 Trauma teddies donated to Fire & Rescue in Stevenage.
in April 2019

 Monthly Ramble – we enjoy walks in the local countryside on the 1st Wednesday of each month followed by tea/coffee at a local pub or tea room.
Next Rambles   9.45a.m  –  4th September venue tba by 17th Aug.
2nd October. venue tba

NEW – We are starting a Book Club.  This will meet on 2nd Thursday of each month 2.30 – 4 p.m. in the Church Hall from 10th October

Coffee Mornings. Meet in the Church Hall  3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.30 a.m.  Next meetings     21st August, 18th September & 16th October.

Monthly Lunch.  These will resume in October and will take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month and not Wednesday as previously.

Art Group-  meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9.30 in the Committee Room in the Village Hall. Just a small group but we choose a subject each month and interpret using our favoured mediums.
Next Meetings   28th August –  subject Fruit/Veg
25th September – subject Still Life
23rd October – subject Autumn leaves