How Your County Federation Works
Anyone Can Become a Member
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. The WI is a rich source of experiences, knowledge and skills, which our members are keen to share.
We have over 2000 members in 93 WIs spread across Cumbria, from Alston in the north, along Hadrian’s Wall, through the historic city of Carlisle, out to the ports of Silloth, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven and as far south as Silecroft, as well as all the wonderful towns and villages within these boundaries.
We aim to offer our members a varied programme of
activities, such as:
– craft classes on lacemaking, painting, calligraphy
– talks from experts on various topics
– town walks
– visits to gardens, historic houses, shows and theatres
Join today and become part of an organisation that can help you to extend your horizons and provide lifelong fellowship. Being a member of the WI can help you to make a difference to the life you lead, to your community, and to the world in which we live.
"We work together and have fun together and I feel sure there is a WI here in Cumbria-Cumberland waiting to welcome you."
Morag Parkin County Chairman
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