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Every outing or event featured here are advertised through Flyers which are sent to the WIs in our monthly mailings. You can also download the current ones from this site by clicking on the appropriate events in the listings.

Bookings are made through your WI Secretary, you tell her that you would like a ticket for the event or trip and pay her the correct fee. She will collate all of the orders, complete the necessary forms and order the tickets from Federation House for you. We are sorry but at the moment we are unable to process ticket requests from individual members.

Sometimes events and visits are open to guests. However, our 4000+ Warwickshire WI members will always be our priority.

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Ruth McCartney

02476 542918|

Sales Team
WI Advisor
(Current Chair of Membership and Promotions Committee)
Creative Activities Member
Digital Strategy Member

I joined the WI, by accident, in 1989.

A friend was trying to get the WI reopened in Wolston, as it had been closed for a year, and I went to the meeting in the school hall. I had no idea what the WI was all about, so I just went to find out and ended up being elected to the committee as assistant treasurer. I have to say that my Mother was quite shocked as she had not had a good experience of the WI in the 1960’s and tried to persuade me to avoid it. However, they were short of committee members and my friend said, “Ruth will do that”, and so it all began.

The following year I was elected as President and attended Presidents Day at Park Street, our Federation Office before the move to Warwick. A day or so later I was rung and asked if I would like to find out what the Membership Committee did and later I was invited to train as a VCO (Voluntary County Organiser) in 1993 and completed this two years later.

My other interests include my two children plus gardening, swimming and lots and lots of crafting; including knitting and spinning and dyeing my own yarn.

And my Mother? When she moved to Wolston some years later she also joined the WI, as she had listened to me raving about it for years, and loved it making many new friends who helped to make the move to a new village much easier for her.


Wolston WI


Binley Woods
, Brinklow
, Bulkington, 
Church Lawford & Kings, Newnham, Deerings Daytime, St Nicholas Park, Stockton, Whitestone Owls, 

Link Adviser WIs:

As an Advisor for the Membership and Promotion Committee responsible for these WI groups:
Baginton, Bilton
, Cawston Grange, 
Cubbington Peartree, 
Hillmorton Paddox, 
Hodgetts Lane, Long Itchington, Napton, 
Revel (The)
, Southam, 
, TWIRLS (Ryton), 

March 2020

Pep Up Your WI – tickets available £5

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Getting, keeping and enthusing members … Come and hear from 6 different WIs who will share their experiences and ideas which have helped to make their WIs as great as they are. Pick up tips and suggestions to use in your own WI from others who have built up their membership and developed their programmes to keep members coming back to meetings. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. We have plenty of space at this event and so tickets are still…

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