Hello! And welcome to our website.
We are a ‘next generation’, younger WI group, sometimes referred to as a Lite group. Like other Lite WIs we take the best aspects of the traditional Women’s Institute and give them a modern makeover, to make them more relevant to a younger generation of women. We are not at all ‘Jam & Jerusalem’, but we do like jam, preferably in a cake!
Our members are typically in their 30s to 50s, but we also have younger members and some older ‘young at heart’ ladies in our group. Some of us are mums, some are career girls and some do both. With both born and bred Leamingtonians and newcomers to the area among our members, we have wide and varied backgrounds. What brings us together is our shared passion for trying new things, learning new skills and meeting new people.
We have an active and varied social calendar, including our regular evening meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month. These include a monthly Craft Club on the 3rd Thursday of the month and a quarterly Supper Club. As the Leamington Lillies are part of the Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, our members also have the opportunity to attend events organised by the Federation.
We like to try new things at our meetings, covering a wide range of subjects including screen printing, Christmas crafts, cheese and wine tasting, costumed talks, charity talks, tea tasting and well being talks. All our members are encouraged to suggest topics for meetings and we vote on the suggestions at our AGM in October to select what we are going to do for the coming year.
An important part of our evening is the time to chat over tea and cake which is available at every meeting, unless we’re on an outing, in which case, we will seek it out!
The Leamington Lillies WI was founded in 2008 by our past President Abi Tugwood: “The Lillies gives us events to look forward to and the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and discover things that we would never consider on our own.” This is still true today.
Why not come along to one of our meetings as a guest, to see what we get up to.
The Leamington Lillies WI are part of the Warwickshire Federation of WIs