The Middlesex Federation of Women’s Institutes is proud to be celebrating its centenary in 2021.
The Federation was formed on 6 April 1921, and spans the historic area of Middlesex created by the Anglo Saxons. It covers an area from Leytonstone in the east to Iver in the west. Bounded by the Thames, it stretches from Halliford and Sunbury-on-Thames in the south-west to Enfield in the north-east.
Our first WIs were Hillingdon, Stanwell and West Drayton, all of which celebrated their centenaries in 2019. We now have 44 WIs with just over 1600 members. Each WI has its own personality with a variety of activities to choose from. Both day and evening meetings are available and if there is not one in your area you could always start a new one with the help and advice from our amazing Federation WI Advisors!
There are many ways to get in touch with us; through this website, via email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and good old pen & paper. All details to be found on our contact page. You can get to see what the Federation and WIs are doing via our monthly newsletter which can be emailed to you (or you can pay for a hard copy to be delivered to you through your WI). For those who prefer social media, we have a public Facebook page plus a closed Facebook group for members only. Our website also contains a wealth of information which we hope you will find to be very useful as it continues to be updated regularly.
The WI is for all ages with membership bringing new interests and friendship alongside community events and campaigns, both locally and nationally. It is your choice how much or how little you get involved. Why not go along and meet your local group – you never know where it will lead you. I certainly had no idea where it would take me and I have enjoyed every minute gathering skills, support and friendship as I go along.
For members, as well as attending some of the WI meetings, I hope to be able to welcome you to events such as our Annual Council Meeting and Craft ‘dabble’ days.
I look forward to meeting many of you during my term of office.