Niton Women’s Institute
21 July 2022. Garden Party
On the 21st July, Niton WI held a garden party for all its members to celebrate their 100th year. The sun shone, the tables groaned with sumptuous food, games were played, a raffle drawn and much laughter was heard.
The President of the Isle of Wight WI Federation joined the gathering to present the committee with their commemorative certificate....... and to partake of cake of course!
4 June 2022. Queens Platinum Jubilee Charity Coffee morning
The Southern Belles entertained the crowd with melodious tunes on their hand bells at the WI's Charity Coffee morning, held on the Saturday of the Queens Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend. There was a bountiful supply of tea and Penny's legendary rock cakes, an abundance of generously donated raffle prizes and homemade cakes to buy, plus lots of laughter and a rare glimpse into the 100 years archives of Niton's WI.
All proceeds raised from the morning, are going to St Catherine's School who offer specialist care, education and therapy to young people, with speech, language and communication needs.
November 2021. Niton WI Centenary
Niton WI reached its Centenary year in November 2021 and to celebrate has a new tablecloth. It was presented to members at their December meeting / Christmas party. The concept was inspired by a very old drawing found in Niton WI archives which was obviously intended to be stitched.
The drawing has been interpreted in a modern way which we hope will last for another 100 years. Great skill and patience has been used to create it and make it a perfect fit on the table. Niton WI members also treated themselves to a celebratory meal in their local hostelry, The White Lion.
November 2021. WI Centenary Flower Festival and Service of Thanksgiving
All 31 WIs across the Island took part in the week long festival. There were a wide range of stunning and skilful displays. The cold weather meant that the flowers had to last a whole week and visitors to the Minster throughout that time commented on how wonderful it was to see such colour and beauty. All exhibits had to be created in a short 2 day time frame that meant WI members worked extremely hard under pressure.