A poem that sums up what WI is actually like versus some people’s misconceptions!
‘Will you be singing Jerusalem?’ she asked with scorn
Well, on special occasions, but it’s not the norm
‘I expect you’ll be learning to make jam and curd’
Not really, I don’t know what it is you’ve heard
‘I know the WI is about all that is twee'
You clearly have no idea, it seems to me
Our membership covers all ages, young and old
We welcome all women into our fold
The stuff we do is interesting and fun
To be honest, I believe we can’t be outdone
For thought provoking speakers, fantastic crafts
Amazing parties and lots of laughs
We go on walks and trips to see shows
Book clubs, netball, anything goes
We campaign about things that really matter
And of course, love cake and a good old natter
The WI is about friendship
I’m sure you’ll agree
If you forget what you’ve heard and just come and see!