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The Earl Stonham Women's Institute


The Earl Stonham Women’s Institute offers a warm welcome to women living in both Earl Stonham and Little Stonham.

What do we do?
The aims of the WI are to educate women and improve the quality of life for rural communities. The WI is the largest women’s organisation in the UK with over 210,000 members, and it lobbies government and industry on a wide range of issues.

Here in Earl Stonham we are possibly better known for our catering!

Where do we meet?
We meet in the Village Hall Club Room on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.
There is usually an interesting speaker and time to chat with friends old and new.

Become a member
Membership in 2018 is £41 and includes 12 meetings, a federation news magazine and our national magazine “WI Life”.

Do contact us if you would like to come to a meeting so we can look out for you.
The 2018 programme
  • 16 January — Flowers made from ribbons — Magdelaine Snowden
  • 20 February — History of the River Gipping — Lewis Tyler
  • 20 March — Statue of Liberty — Geoffrey Kay
  • 17 April — The Ottomans and their Harems — Jennifer Gibbs
  • 15 May — WI Resolution and Social Evening
  • 19 June — The Story of Silk — Francis Harper
  • 17 July — Summer outing
  • 21 August — Nursing round the walk — Jane Woodley
  • 18 September — Japanese Ancient Healing Art — Jin Shui Jyutsu, Eric Punaks
  • 16 October — Annual Meeting and Social Evening
  • 20 November — Joan of Arc — Joy Bounds
  • December — Christmas Meal.