The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WI's. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Llanmaes WI is part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and also Glamorgan Federation of Women's Institute (GFWI). We have around 40 members from the village and the surrounding area. Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month in Llanmaes Village Hall, and the WI also arranges trips, a monthly craft group and other activities for members.
The main part of the evening is a talk or demonstration (Sometimes with 'hands on' experience). WI business can precede or follow the speaker as appropriate. Tea or coffee and biscuits are served by members on a rota basis.
For more information on the WI, NFWI and GFWI click HERE
Please feel free to contact the Llanmaes WI via our online contact form HERE