The Mordens Women’s Institute
The Mordens WI generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Guilden Morden Village Hall (7:30 pm). We are ladies from the villages of Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, Bassingbourn, Littlington and Melbourn and our membership currently stands at 23. If you would like to come along for a taster session or find out more about joining our group either just come along to one of our meetings or call Joyce on 01763 852087.
We have a broad range of interests so as well as our formal monthly WI meetings we also have sub-groups such as “Luncheon Club” (which meet at a local pub/restaurant on the 2nd Wednesday of the month), “Busy Fingers – The Mordens Craft Group” (which meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Congregational Chapel) and “Knit & Natter” (which meet on alternate Tuesdays between 10:15 – 12:00 at the Congregational Chapel).
The current committee comprises:
President: Joyce Stackhouse 852087
Vice President: Rachel Tanser 852007
Secretary: Linda Freeman 853873
Committee Secretary: Emma Jakes
Publicity: Joyce Hutley
Events & Raffle: Linda Freeman
Programme Secretary: Diana Coleman
Guilden Morden WI was originally formed in May 1933 and amalgamated with Steeple Morden to become The Mordens WI we know and love today. For those interested in our local WI’s history we have a scrap book which was originally compiled by Kathleen Goddard 1959-60 and can be loaned out.
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The 2023/24 programme is shown below and we looking to welcoming both old and new members alike
NB: Last updated 29 June 2023
|Speaker – Stephen Stackhouse “Life in a 1970’s 5 Star Hotel Kitchen”
|Speaker – Trevor Chapman “Better Health Through Better Hearing”
|Speaker – Peter Furmston “The Cosmetics Business”
|Activity – Hawaiian Party featuring “Sparkling Ukes”
|Activity – DIY Games Evening
|Activity – Afternoon Tea in a Garden (venue = Members Garden – Steeple Morden)
|Speaker – Greg Turner “Thi Chi”
|Members Evening – An evening organised by the members
|Activity – Making a Miniature Christmas Tree
|Activity – Christmas Meal (venue = TBC)
|Activity – Carpet Bowls at Steeple Morden
|Activity – Annual General Meeting and Bring & Buy Stall
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