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 212,000 members in around 6,600 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. - Read more here 

You can also find out more about the NFWI's Denman College and NFWI's National Campaigns on this website.

Surrey Federation

The new chair of Surrey Federation is Carol Gartrell and her first message to members can be found on the Surrey WI website. Either search for Surrey WI or use this link:

Please have a read as Carol gives her vision for the future of the Surrey Federation.

Surrey Federation Events for 2019

There are a wide variety of courses and craft sessions run by the Surrey Federation at various locations. See Surrey WI News for full information.

Contact Surrey Federation -

Ottershaw Night Owls is a member of the Surrey Federation of Women's Institutes 
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