- Members: 48
- Meetings: Every 1st Thursday at 7:15pm
- Address: Orwell Room, Kesgrave Community Centre IP5 1JF
- Annual Visit to The Hut Felixstowe
- Bi-Annual Table Top Show
- Cakes for Kesgrave Town Council Fun Day and Tea Dances
- Christmas Lunch
- Craft Group
- Scrabble Group
- Yearly Craft Day
Kesgrave WI is a warm friendly group who welcome visitors to join us to experience our meetings.
All members are greeted in the foyer of the community Centre by at least one of the committee.
During the year we aim to offer a variety or interesting speakers along with some ‘hands on’
meetings led either by a visiting tutor or by one of our talented members.
We generally invite our speakers to talk first. After our speaker we have a social time enabling
members to enjoy coffee and biscuits whilst catching up with each other and getting to know
new members and visitors.
The business section of our monthly meetings is led by our two presidents and other committee
We have a good link with other local WI’s, often visiting for meetings or supporting social events.
We do still sing Jerusalem at the end of our meetings as requested by our members.
6th April 2023-NATIONAL COASTWATCH INSTITUTION – Dick Daniels; Competition: Your own photograph of a coastline.
4th May 2023– A ROYAL YEAR – Ken Stone; Competition: A ‘Royal Memento’
1st June 2023– PERSONAL TRAINER & WELL-BEING CONSULTANT Marion Walker– to include some light chair based exercises for those wishing to take part!!; Competition: A certificate/ photograph of your own sporting achievement!
27th June 2023 -THE HUT, FELIXSTOWE – details to follow.
6th July 2023– A GARDENING TALK- BUILDING A NURSERY FROM SCRATCH – Ruth Goudy, Kiln Farm;
Competition: A flower arrangement in a Teacup.
3rd August 2023 – GARDEN PARTY –Kesgrave Community Centre Conservatory and Garden; Competition: A buttonhole made from flowers in your garden.
7th September 2023 – SARS – SUFFOLK ACCIDENT RESCUE SERVICE – Dr Andy Mason; Competition: TBA
16th September 2023 – W.I Day –Kesgrave Scout Hall – Coffee & Information
5th October 2023– WALKING THE CAMINO TRAIL – Rev Sally Letman; Competition: A keepsake or anecdote from your most ‘testing’ holiday?
2nd November 2023– ANNUAL MEETING and PUDDING CLUB; Competition – a vote for your favourite home- made pudding.
7th December 2023 –CHRISTMAS CRAFT – CRACKER TABLE DECORATION -with the committee;
Competition: – Your table decoration
4th January 2024– BAG BEETLE – with the Committee; Competition: My favourite Christmas card
26th January 2024 – CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Rushmere Bowls Club – Carvery
1st February 2024– HARWICH PILOT – Jane Stone; Competition: A Sea photograph of your own.
7th March– FAIRTRADE – Ann Fox- Director of Fair Trade Shop in Ipswich – Fair Trade stall on the