West Horsley Evening WI
Welcome to the West Horsley Evening branch of the Womens Institute.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at
the West Horsley Village Hall, The Street KT24 6DD.
We are always pleased to have visitors, you can contact us if you would like to
come one evening or alternatively, why not just come to one of our meetings!
We hope you enjoy our website and find all the information you are looking for.
There is a contact page where you can email a committee representative
who will answer any query you may have. Please see the programme page for
full information regarding dates and speakers. We look forward to meeting you.
A little about us
West Horsley Evening WI is a friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming group of women, with a wide variety of interests who enjoy activities and events. WHWI began as an evening group 1961 so that everyone, after their days commitments, working or otherwise, could come along.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 8.00pm at West Horsley Village Hall. Guests and visitors are always welcome so if you would like to enjoy an evening out and find out more about us please come along.
2018 Resolution passed at NFWI Annual meeting
Mental health matters
Mental health matters as much as physical health. The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.
2018/19 Resolution Shortlist - we will be voting on each one at the next meeting
1.. A Call Against the Decline in Local Bus Services
Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.
2. Don’t fear the smear
Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade.
The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action
to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and
address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.
Surrey Centenary August 2018
Saturday September 8 at a service of ‘Celebration for 100 years of the Surrey Federation of WIs’ in Guildford Cathedral with a Welcome by the Dean of Guildford, The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliam, introduction, address led by Canon Paul Smith and singing by the 'Surrey Serenaders'. This wasuite an event, with Pippa, Pip, Jenny, Louise , Ann Masset and Jennie H in attendance. A great display of banners, and Pippa was looking after the High Sherriff of Surrey! We held up the Banner and were organised to line up in date order of commencement of our WI (1961), then parade along the Nave towards the Choir, turn and face the congregation (first hymn) before settling banners aside. Jane Randell SFWI Chairman addressed with 'The Federation Past and Present', a poem was read a reading, prayers and lections . At the end of service with the opening bars of a very rousing 'Jerusalem' we processed back to form our Banners on both sides of the Nave. Canon Paul Smith gave the Blessing. The Clergy, dignitaries, choir then finally guests/congregation departed through the paraded Banners. We would not have been there to share this special moment without you, our members, so thank you, this was really stirring and a little emotional. The Centenary Record books were on display, we were able to have a good view of these after the Service. The Wall hangings entered for the Eileen Bowler Cup were there to see, and a very interesting display of textile art based on the 'Revelations'. You will all be glad to know we were complimented on our Banner.
West Horsley Link Together Tea January 2019
Shirley and Sally at our raffle table
Pam's Link together display
Link Together for Loneliness campaign
As part of the national WI campaign to reduce loneliness, we hosted an afternoon tea and invited local clubs, groups and organisations who are part of the community, to set up small exhibits to show the residents of West Horsley what is available. We really wanted this event to be of interest to as many West Horsley folk as possible; to help them find out more, offer their help and join with everything going on in the village.
We had an enthusiastic response with over 25 organisations signed up. It was excellent that we could include many of the activities that do regularly take place in the hall. This enabled all visitors, groups, and clubs to see that there is something for everyone, of any age, at West Horsley Village Hall. Entry to the public was free with WI refreshments of tea and delicious homemade cakes offered to all by our dedicated members! Well done all our members for a very good event.
Comment from a participating group -
….a brilliant idea for your year of addressing the problem of ‘Loneliness' .. I am so glad you have received a good response.