Surrey Virtual WI

Launch meeting wrap-up

Thanks to all who were able to attend the Surrey Vixens Virtual WI launch meeting on 2 December. We had around 80 participants in the Zoom and it was great to see such interest in this new institute.


We heard a bit from Angie Leach, WI adviser for Surrey Federation who was very informative. At this point, Surrey Vixens is considered a pilot while the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) is in the process of updating the National constitution in such a way that virtual WIs will be allowed to be fully formed.


Jane Glennie gave a charming theatrical performance/educational talk about the origins of many Christmas traditions from across the ages along with festive tips for celebrations. Who knew you could add sparkle to greenery using Epsom salts?! Well done to all who had a go at the napkin folding. Will you be using your newfound skills for your Christmas dinner?


We hope to see you at our January meeting on January 6th at 8pm. We'll be sharing our 2021 programme and taking all things WI resolutions & campaigns. The Zoom link will be sent nearer to the date.


In the meantime, please feel free to like SVWI on Facebook and join the members group if you are intending to be a member. Below are details of our current member sub-groups. There's also an idea of a games night sub-group. If you have an idea for one you'd like to lead, please do get in touch. And if you would like to be more involved overall by joining the committee, you would be very welcome!



Meeting the 2nd Sunday of each month, beginning December 13th, Led by VP Daisy. Join the FB group below or email for more info with "Brunch Bunch"  subject line. 





With ongoing monthly challenges, this group has no set meeting date. Led by President Dorinda. Join the FB group below or email for more info with "Photography" subject line,






Meeting the 2nd Tuesday evening of every other month, beginning January 12th. Join in with our planned projects or just bring something you're working on and have a natter. Led by Secretary Laura. Join the FB group below or email for more info with "Craft club" subject line.






Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month, our book group will be shaped by members' interests. Led by Membership Chair Kelly. Join the FB group below or email for more info with "Book Group" subject line.







For those members who are free in the daytime, we hope to have a midweek coffee morning. Details are still being finalised, but tentatively on a Wednesday  at 10:30am. Led by Treasurer Maria. Email for more info with "coffee morning" as subject.




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