The New Zealand Woman’s Institute has been alive and well for the past 101 years, but due to recent uncertain times a drop in awareness and membership has become evident.
The organisation’s national executive has suggested to local institutes they look at different ways to attract or help more ladies to feel connected and hopefully not so alone.
With that in mind, the Maraetai Women’s Institute plans to start the ‘Circle Project’.
Starting on Tuesday August 16, the ‘Concentric Circle of Camaraderie’ will commence monthly meetings at St Hilda’s Church Hall in Wakelin Street, Beachlands.
Ladies will be able to join in with easy crafts, painting or colouring, sewing and stitching, or simply sitting and enjoying a cuppa and chat.
The idea of the circle is anyone is welcomed to go along with no pressure and join in as much or as little as they wish in a safe environment.
The group hopes to be able to support the local Beachlands and Maraetai community projects and the Takutai Trust endeavours where needed.
So, ladies, go along and join the Circle from 10am-12pm on Tuesday August 16.