A very warm welcome to the members of our newest WI in West Kirby who signed their constitution on Valentines Day and as one of their new members said ‘and on Valentine’s too, we must be really committed’.
100 potential new members came along for an evening of getting to know more about the WI and listening to the speaker from the West Kirby Sailing Centre.
They already have their facebook page up and running: West Kirby Women’s Institute is based at St Bridget’s Church Centre aiming to be part of the vibrant and creative people of West Kirby meeting on the second Thursday of the month. If you have an interest in crafts, the arts, history, baking, music, sports, and local community, West Kirby WI offers an opportunity for like minded women to share and learn in a friendly environment. We want to gain new skills and share old ones whilst giving something back to our neighbourhood.
Louise, who is president of the WI, said she had been overwhelmed by the interest in the group.
She said: “We thought we might get a handful of people, we had no idea how popular it was going to be.
“Having been a member of the Wirral Belles WI, in Neston, for many years, I was finding the commute too much with a young family. So we got together and decided to look at setting up a group in West Kirby.
“We are now having to look for a bigger space to accommodate all the new members.”
Last night, Liz Gilliver, from Wirral Sailing Centre, was the group’s first official speaker and gave an update on the renovation of the centre and the various activities available for the community.