Levens Women's Institute
The original aim of the Women’s Institute was to provide an educational and social organisation for country women giving them the opportunity of improving the quality of rural life. This is now extended to include women who have an interest in country matters but do not necessarily live in the country. Equally important are the ideals of ‘fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice.’
The Women's Institute is a three tier organisation comprising:
Within our Cumbria-Westmorland Federation (CWFWI) there are 15 Groups each comprising 5 or 6 neighbouring WI’s. Our Group consists of Levens, Brigsteer, Crosthwaite, Witherslack, Crook and Cartmel Fell.
10th January Writing a novel - Ruth Sutton
14th February Jewellery Designer - Jo Dix
Competition: A favourite piece of jewellery
16th February New year lunch at Kendal College
14th March Quiggins Kendal Mint Cake - Peter McCafferty
29th March Spring Group Meeting at Crook
12th April Resolutions and Voices
9th May Open Meeting
Childhood Under Occupation - Liesbeth Langford
13th June How to make and eat suchi - Nicola Law
11th July Outing TBA
8th August Members Night - Jacobs Join
In house entertainment
12th September Nature Writing and Photography - Jane Wiltshire
Competition a Nature photograph
10th October Annual Meeting
October Autumn Group Meeting at Levens
14th Nov Open Meeting
Sunbeams Music Trust - Annie Mawson
13th December Christmas Meeting - Tea and Entertainment
Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Village Institute.
They start at 7.30pm from April to October and at 2.00pm from November to March.
We arrange talks on a wide range of topics. Tea, biscuits and a raffle prize are provided at every meeting for 20p.
The annual subscription for 2017 is £39.