Oakridge Women's Institute Meets on the second Thursday each month (except August) at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.
The Institute began in July 1923 and is still going strong; at present we have 14 members, and we are determined to make our Centenary in 2023! We have a varied programme of speakers and welcome anyone who may wish to join us; individuals may come along to a meeting for a particular subject for just £3.50, to include refreshments.
The membership fee normally covers 11 meetings a year and includes a regular magazine. However, due to the Covid pandemic, we have been unable to meet since March 2020. Changes have since been made by the National Federation of Women's Institutes concerning the membership subscription and, for the future, this will run from April each year.
In view of the lack of meetings in 2020, each individual W.I. has been given the ability to set its own subscription rate for 2021/2022, taking into account the portions which need to be paid to NFWI and the Gloucestershire Federation. This year's full subscription was initially set at £44.00, of which the NFWI/GFWI will receive £22.40; we have therefore decided to set our rate at only £25.00.
The Secretary is Anne Brain who can be contacted on 01285 760412