Cancellations and postponements during these times of self-isolation and social distancing are wide reaching, and stretch far beyond Kennington WI; frustrating and disappointing for many of us, but essential to remove the risks of spreading this virus. Cancellations and postponements of events that effect Kennington WI members include The WI Annual Meeting at The Royal Albert Hall, originally scheduled for 4th June. Please continue to keep abreast of updates and further news through Facebook, Twitter and other WI communications.
Kennington Women’s Institute is one of the oldest WIs in not just Kent, but in Britain. WIs were first established in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing good during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.
Kennington WI has continued these strong beliefs for more than 100 years, celebrating its anniversary in 2018. Members meet regularly on the second Monday of each month, and has established 15 special interest groups to provide women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
The East Kent Federation of Women’s Institutes is delighted to announced Helen Sharman CMG OBE as guest speaker at its Annual Council Meeting at the Leas Cliff Hall in March 2020. Helen was the first British person in Space and the first British astronaut, and is a pioneer and role model for young people (of all ages!).