As we are on the eve of our second meeting, perhaps it is appropriate to reflect on the first meeting we had last month, and record it’s significance for the future.
The WI is 100 in three years time and a neighbouring institute, Crank had it’s 90th birthday last month just as ours was being born. It is rather humbling to think that we have joined something that is steeped in that kind of history.
After the turnout of nearly 40 attendees in January, and the decision to go on and form our own institute, we are now officially registered with the National WI. We are under the wing of Lancashire Federation and look forward to welcoming our members to WISH (Women’s Institute St Helens) from here on in.
It is very encouraging to feel that we have the support of so many forward thinking ladies who are pioneers in the formation of our group, and we look forward to the future with anticipation, excitement and great expectations.