About Us

Who are we?

The Earlsdon WI are a new group, formed in June 2010 and based in the Earlsdon area of Coventry.

Why were we formed?

The group was formed after finding out that there there was not a WI in the local area, with the nearest meetings being in Allesley Village or Stoneleigh.

The current economic climate has done much to make women think more favourably about good old-fashioned community spirit over a cup of tea and general female camaraderie. Earlsdon W.I, relish the idea of creating a greater sense of community, embracing the make-do-and mend concept whilst enjoying the company of like minded women, rediscovering what our grandmothers and mothers used to do as part of everyday life, practical homely activities. We offer opportunity to learn some traditional skills and pick up some tricks of the home-making trade that you may not have previously encountered, away from the stresses of home and children, some time just for you. Education, opportunities, support and above all friendship and fun. Do you really need a better reason to join? If you share our enthusiasm, then Earlsdon W.I. is well placed to look after your needs, and it’s not just for women of a certain age, the Earlsdon W.I. is embracing a new image for modern women.

Earlsdon W.I. is a member of the West Midlands Federation .

When do we meet?

Meetings take place twice a month:

  • the evening meetings is 19.30-21.30 every second Thursday of the month at St Barbara’s Church Hall;
  • the daytime meeting is 10.30-12.30 every fourth Thursday of the month at the Albany Club.

There are also three sub-groups that meet in a monthly basis. Further details are available on our “Meetings and Groups” page.

Committee 2012/13

President                                           Liz Thompson

Vice-President                                Maria Chalkia

Secretary                                           Jo Byrne

Treasurer                                           Sue Dixon

Deputy Secretary                            Liz Thompson

Deputy Treasurer                            Diana Howard

Programme Officer /Press          Vanessa Pearce

Webmistress/newsletter             Tracie Kilbey

Fundraising                                       Margaret Henderson

Maria Chalkia

Vanessa Pearce

Tracie Kilbey

Social Secretary                             Sharon Tiplady

Other members                              Julia Schneider, Sarah Poirier



One Response to About Us

  • janl says:

    apologies for next meeting, so sorry to hear of Elise’s resignation – she has been doing a fab job.

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