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Saddleworth WI welcomes women of all ages for friendship and to join us for interesting and fun speakers, demonstrations, discussions, social events and trips.

Our members also pursue their varied interests in our many sub groups.

Run by women like you for women like you!

If you wish to become a member email us for details.

New members and visitors are welcome at most WI meetings which take place on the first Wednesday of the month. We meet from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start and meetings usually end around 9.30pm.

Our new venue is Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield OL3 7EW.

Members pay £2 and visitors pay £3 to help pay for running costs and refreshments. Visitors may attend two meetings, before deciding upon membership.

MEMBERS: Take a look at our Members’ Zone where you will find a variety of useful forms and information to download.

“I love this branch of WI.
The ladies are friendly, warm and full of fun.”

See our Meetings Programme for details of 2021/22 speakers

News

Collection for Afghan Refugees
We are collecting Baby Milk, Baby Clothes, Sanitary towels, Headscarves. Please bring donations to the next meeting.



COACH TRIP TO HARROGATE – Thursday 25th November
We have seats on the coach available for those who are not visiting the Country Living Christmas Fair but who want to enjoy Harrogate and all it has to offer.
See Workshops Events and Trips page for details.


A WI MEMBER FOR 30 YEARS!

Brenda Williams received her gift and recognition for her long association with the WI on 7th September in her beautiful garden. Sue Harding presented her certificate and gift on behalf of all her WI friends that span 30 years.

Brenda was delighted and wished to thank all her WI friends at Saddleworth WI and formerly at Wilsden WI Yorkshire for the years of friendship and kindness she has enjoyed. Brenda also paid special thanks to all those involved with providing ZOOM meetings during the COVID crisis and helping her with the “technology”.



We are asking for donations for THE MEDICINE PACKET RECYCLING PROGRAMME
and we will be delivering them to Superdrug in Rochdale who are happy to recycle them. Not only are we helping the environment, but the waste we recycle also helps raise money for charitable causes. Bring your empty packs along to the next meeting.

ACCEPTED WASTE: Any brand of EMPTY medicine blister packets
Waste that is NOT accepted:
– Any form of unused, unopened and out-of-date medicine, including tablets, pills, lozenges and caplets as medicine should be returned to a pharmacy for safe disposal
– Cardboard packaging as this can be recycled through your local council facilities
– Any other medicine containers such as bottles, inhalers or sprays

The speakers for the first few months of 2022 are now on our Meetings Programme page.

The Lancashire Federation organises many events which may be of interest to Saddleworth WI members. Click to view details of these LFWI events.

Quarterly WETS Bulletin
Click to read the Summer 2021 edition

Saddleworth WI are in the latest edition of Saddleworth Monthly.


ZOOM MEETINGS

We are continuing to host some Zoom meetings, and will review the situation on a regular basis.

TUESDAY TIFFIN CRAFTY CHAT  mid-month at 3.30 pm. Bring along your beverage and cake of choice and/or bring any craft projects for an hour’s informal chat and catch up. New members welcome as it is a perfect opportunity to make new friends.

MONTHLY MEETING On the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00 pm. At the last meeting the technology was positioned to capture the speaker therefore members who were unable to attend the White Hart could still attend the meeting remotely.
See Meetings Programme page for details.


“It is a pleasure to be part of this warm and welcoming WI group.

About

Saddleworth WI know how to make the most of a bad situation. Did Covid19 stop us doing what we like to do best? Absolutely not!! Over the last eighteen months we have still had our Monthly Meetings with Guest Speakers, Book Group, Craft Group, Quiz Nights as well as a monthly Tiffin (just a chat with friends old and new) but on Zoom. We also arranged a few small group walks when we could which were very popular. Now that we can get together in the real world we have restarted face to face Monthly Meetings, Book Group meetings, Craft sessions and lunches out which has been wonderful.

PAM ARMSTRONG – President

LESLEY WINROW – Vice President

CHRISTINE BURBIDGE – Secretary

DEBORAH THOMPSON – Treasurer

ALISON BLACKMAN – Committee

HILARY BOON – Committee

SUSAN BRIDGESTOCK – Committee

SUE HARDING – Committee

SUE HIBBERT – Committee

PAM LEVER – Committee