Sowood WI was formed in October 2014 and has gone on to be one of the largest in the West Yorkshire Federation. We are like minded ladies of all ages, who get together for fun, friendship and learning through a wide variety of group activities, outings and events.
We are a busy WI and we aim to deliver a wide range of activities, so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Bugle, our regular newsletter is circulated to members and can also be found in the "useful information" section.
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.
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.
Would you like to join us? The capacity of our hall limits the number of members in our group, however we currently have a small number of spaces.
If you would like to join, please fill in the application form and either email it to Sowoodwi2018@gmail.com or call in to the Sowood Community centre on a Thursday evening from 7pm