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The South Yorkshire Federation of Women's Institutes was formed in 1983 when the giant Yorkshire Federation was split into five areas. It has 71 Institutes in an area defined by Harthill with Woodall on the Nottinghamshire border, Ingbirchworth on the West Yorkshire border, Thorne on the East Yorkshire Border; High Levels in the east on the North Lincolnshire border and Dungworth, Storrs & District on the edge of the Peak District.
Each WI meets monthly and members watch demonstrations, enjoy craft workshops, hear speakers and discuss topical national issues. The WI offers many diverse activities through WI Groups, which are a number of Institutes grouped together, and at Federation Level.
The Board of Trustees are elected by members and supervise all Sub Committees, which are made up from Board representatives and members drawn from the Federation. Events organised by the Sub Committees are advertised in the monthly newsletter, the News 'n' Views, which has a circulation of over 2700 copies.
WELCOME TO THE WI IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE
SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S INSTITUTES
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION
is the largest non-party and non-sectarian women's organisation in Great Britain.
Interested in local, national and international public affairs.
We are everywhere throughout the land, from our National Federation Office in London, through our County Federation Offices, into our local Institutes meeting in local Pubs, Village & Church Halls, in fact anywhere that will hold from 10 to over a 100 like minded women. At least once a month YOU could be out and about.
We offer opportunities to make friends in a happy, social atmosphere; sharing educational courses to learn new skills for hobbies or business. With interesting speakers, outings and activities happening nationally, regionally and locally.
Denman in Oxfordshire is the home of WI learning and hundreds of different craft, cookery and lifestyle courses are run every year to appeal to everyone - members and non-members alike. More information can be found on the dedicated Denman College website - http://www.denmancollege.org.uk
Board of Trustees
Back Row L-R: Catherine Rusby, Wendy Walker, Sue Thompson, Dorothy Meekins, Ingrid House, Angela Geraghty
Front Row L-R: Marilyn Jones, Sandra Crawford, Sheila Knowles, Gill Atkinson, Jennifer Hartley