Melsonby has a small but active Women’s Institute, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month, at 7.00pm in Melsonby Methodist Primary School or Aldbrough St John Village Hall.
New members of all ages are always welcome and you can come as a visitor for £2.00 to see if you like it, or are interested in a particular topic!
Each month there is a talk and a competition, a practical workshop, or a visit.
As a member you can take part in County Federation courses and lectures with other WIs.
For further information and to find out the venue for each meeting, please contact:
Judith Stansfield(Sec) 01325 718 139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In June 2015, our members took part in the Centenary AGM streamed live from the Albert Hall to the Station Cinema and then enjoyed our centenary cupcake.
In 2018 we created a groundsheet covered with poppies for the memorial sessions of the WW1 Centenary
We always welcome new members, of any age. Come and try one meeting !
This is the 2019 programme:
MELSONBY WI PROGRAMME 2019
January 8th Social evening: my favourite poem at Spencer House
January 15th Crafty session: macramé
February 5th Eleanor of Aquitaine Margaret Merrall & Jan Bell at Melsonby School
February 19th Crafty session: encaustic art
March 5th Brooch-making Workshop Sarah Benson at Melsonby School
March 19th Crafty session: chocolate work
April 2nd Cooking with herbs Christine Turner at Melsonby School
April 16th Crafty session: lavender /herb bags
May 7th Waterways Richard Willis at Melsonby School
May 21st Crafty session: paper sculpture
June 25th BBQ at LLamedos Scot’s Dyke
June 18th Crafty session: dolls house furniture
July 2nd Musical Quiz Lesley Eldridge at Melsonby School
July 16th Crafty session: percussion instruments
August 6th Canal Cruise at Ripon Canal
August 29th Crafty session: miniature garden
September 3rd Mummy where’s Daddy? Chris Foote-Wood at Melsonby School
September 17th Crafty session: patchwork
October 1st Help for Heroes Mark Airey at Melsonby School
October 15th Crafty session: paper boxes
November 5th AGM at Melsonby School
November 19th Crafty session: Christmas decorations
December 6th Christmas Dinner
Secretary: Judith Stansfield (01325 718139)