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Monthly WI meetings give members the chance to meet up in person, try new activities, listen to speakers and campaign on issues that matter to them.

The monthly meeting is the staple of any WI. It gives members the chance to learn skills, try different activities, listen to interesting speakers and make new friends. Although there is no one-size-fits-all model for a WI meeting, the below information gives an overview of what you can expect.

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WIs must hold at least 11 meetings a year, each with a different topic or theme. These are listed in the WI’s programme of events. After discussing official business, including updates from the regional and national level of the organisation, members will often take part in an activity or hear from one or more speakers. Activities can range from arts and crafts, cookery and fitness tasters, to games, quizzes and campaigning efforts. Speakers may include inspirational members, figures from the local community, authors, activists and even celebrities.

A smiling women at a WI Meeting

WIs also often organise for a refreshment break that gives you time to catch up with your friends and get to know new members. Many WIs even hold fun competitions or raffles to raise funds in this time.

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