Our main focus is having fun while enjoying thought provoking speakers and learning something new. We also have a small group called Knit wits who meet every other Thursday and will teach anyone who wants to learn. They knit for charity and our WI supports Canada Comforts a BC operation sending knitted items such as hats, washcloths as well as gentle used children’s items and knitted teddies to third world countries. We also support our local community.
Brief History of Silver-Wood Women’s Institute
In 1951 Silver-Wood Women’s Institute was born. The origins started from the area around Silvercreek and Wildwood in the Georgetown area, thus the name. It was a time when the area was very much rural with many farms and homesteads. Meetings were held in member’s homes until the Branch grew too large and we now rent the Limehouse Memorial Hall for most meetings. As the years passed, more ladies became interested from the surrounding towns and we have grown into a Branch with many members from other areas. Each member brings their own interests and personalities to the meetings and special events. We embrace challenges and don’t shy away from having a good time or supporting an important project.
Every age group, background, career and interests are represented within the diversity of our members. Several ladies have over the years extended their W.I. interests to further the work of the broader circle of the Women’s Institute. We fan out from the Branch into District, Area, Provincial, National and World sections of our organization. The opportunities to work on committees organizing Conferences and Conventions have been championed by many of our members over the years and great satisfaction has been gained from these experiences.
If your interests are more conducive to your personal adventures near home, there is no shortage in the variety of programs offered on a monthly basis. There will always be an element of fun, interest, learning and participation to keep a member’s involvement keen. We enjoy special dinners sometimes themed , outings, craft activities, speakers from a variety of backgrounds, and of course a good visit and a laugh.
So if you’re in need of fulfilment or enjoy learning about something new every month and surrounding yourself with women of interest and variety, give us a call or just drop in when a meeting is being held. Try us on for size and you will probably recognize someone you know. There is no obligation to join and you will be most welcome.
Please follow the link to our website to see a list of upcoming meetings and information on the speakers and dates for those meetings.
Our meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Historic Devereaux House, Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, at 7pm unless otherwise specified. You are welcome to drop in anytime but it is recommended in the winter months to call ahead just in case we have cancelled due to bad weather.