A message from our New President
Welcome to Albric WI, a unique organisation shaped by its members. We set out to give women a voice and pride ourselves on being a trusted place for all women of all generations, to share experiences and to learn from each other.
I became involved in Albric WI having moved to Shropshire from South Gloucestershire in 2020. I had no social network, and knew that the WI would offer me a new group of friends, and sure enough I was made very welcome by everyone in Albric. Soon I was on the committee and in February 2022 was elected as President, which was indeed an honour.
The WI provides all kinds of opportunities. Together with a loyal group of members, I look forward to the future and will continue to work hard to respect the past history of WI, but also to move Albric forward.
The Wi is always looking for new members and is the largest voluntary women’s organization in the UK with over 6,000 WIs, nationwide.
We offer social and educational events throughout the year, both locally and as part of The Federation. Apart from our monthly meetings members have the opportunity of taking part in extra-mural activities, and we are always open to new ideas and new members. So come along and give us a go!!!!
Albric is the medieval name of our village Albrighton. It was chosen as the name of our Institute when it was formed in 1967. We meet in our village community centre The Red House on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm except August.
Albric WI is all about
Learning and creating
Being useful and enjoying life
Reacting to local, national and international
Issues which are important to us
Caring for our members and the community
Take a look at our website for examples of our ethos of friendship, fun, education, entertainment and caring for each other and our community.
We give freely and generously of our time, creating respect for our Institute in the community and creating personal satisfaction for the members.
Whilst respecting the past, we strive to embrace the future using the wonderful technology and communication methods available to us. We will continue to attract women of all ages to our organisation and continue to use and develop our successful template in the future.
Subscriptions for 2022/23 will £44.00 which includes a monthly newsletter and 8 issues of WI Life magazine.
Visitors are allowed 3 visits. COME AND TRY US FOR THREE POUNDS!
THE POWER OF THE WI
With approximately 210,000 informed and active members, the WI is widely recognised as a powerful force for positive change. Since the first mandate was passed in 1918, the WI has been campaigning and raising awareness on issues of local, national and international concern. The WI has campaigned on important issues such as equal pay, the decline in rural services, the plight of the honeybee, and also international concerns such as global warming and the trafficking of women and children. These issues reveal WI members’ concern for social and environmental justice, combined with their willingness to take action to achieve it.
Albric WI is an enthusiastic group of like minded women of all ages who enjoy the fun and friendship of others in a mutually supportive and caring environment. We are part of the Shropshire Federation of Women’s Institutes (SFWI) as well as the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).
ALBRIC WI – WHERE FRIENDSHIPS BEGIN