It was a stormy night on Thursday 1 February, but 49 women braved the weather to attend the inaugural Women’s Institute night meeting in Hunua.
The Women’s Institute is in its 97th year, with clubs all over New Zealand.
Acting President Sarajane Crookes opened the meeting with a brief outline of what it means to be part of the Women’s Institute. Their motto is to encourage and support all women within their communities.
Sarajane is President of South Auckland Federation of Women’s Institutes and is also heading a new night Institute in Pukekohe on Wednesday 21 February at Town Mouse, and in Karaka on 28 February at Urban Soul. “Evening meetings mean the women have an opportunity to support their group outside of their working hours. They can attend meetings and listen to great speakers and participate in ‘giving back’ evenings,” she said.
For more information, or to RSVP contact Sarajane on 021 2942 180. The Hunua group meets on the first Thursday of each month at John Hill Vineyard in Hunua at 7pm.
Caption: Alison Weston (left) pictured with acting president Sarajane Crookes was the first member to sign up to the Hunua night meetings.