Here at the Cawston Grange WI Lite we are all about creating a new type of WI one for the women of today. We want to move from the traditional view of the WI (jam making, Jerusalem, tweed skirts) in favour of a more vibrant modern WI group, although many of us do enjoy making jam, baking, knitting or sewing. We hold meetings that appeal to the women of today. We hope that by getting your feedback and suggestions we can hold meetings that are fun, exciting and more importantly what you want!
Our group formed in November 2010 and as such have no set ideas about what should and shouldn’t be included in our programme of events. We have ideas and encourage members to have their say and most importantly, our WI is your WI.
The Warwickshire Federation has been inspiring women for over 100 years but that does not mean our members are this age! Far from it, our ladies are welcome to join us from 18 years and upwards. So come along and join us at the next meeting on the third Thursday of the month, any time from 7.00pm and the meeting promptly starts at 7.30pm in the Cawston Community Hall, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 7GU.
You’re welcome to attend as a guest for up to three consecutive meetings, £4 for each visit. You are then asked to become a member after this time.
WI membership in 2020 currently is £43 per annum (subs are due in January and it's quarterly pro-rata if you have not been a member before).
The benefits of being a member are:
Membership of the largest women’s organisation in England and Wales
Free access to our 12 monthly meetings and all the other free activities we organise
We have several sub-groups where like-minded women can get together and share ideas, skills, and passions. See the Groups page for more details
Free subscription to WI Life magazine
The chance to win an annual Cawston Grange WI Lite bursary of £50 towards any Warwickshire Federation event or trip which is drawn in December
Being part of campaigns on issues that matter to members, such as tackling domestic violence towards women, cervical screening and single use plastic. In 1954, the WI actually started the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign
As we are not able to meet in person, why not join us for our first online monthly meeting when Val Taylor will be talking about her experiences while working for the Police and how the approach to policing changed during her 30 year career.
You can join the online meeting at anytime, but it will kick off at 7.30pm for a chat amongst ourselves, pause at 8pm to clap for the NHS and at 8.10pm Val will start her talk.
Hope you'll join us!
To take part, either go to and then add the meeting ID and password to gain access to the meeting. This doesn't require the downloading of any software.
Meeting ID: 881 290 431
Alternatively, if you go on to our Facebook page, there is a link set up for you to follow.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month
Cawston Community Hall,
Programme for 2020
16th January - Let's Declutter Our Clutter
20th February - Exercise the Cobwebs Away with Pilates
19th March - Gardening Year at Rugby School
16th April - Commemorating the Fallen
21st May - Resolutions Meeting
18th June - Lets Get Making with 'Old Pottery'
16th July - Willow Weaving
20th August - Members Meeting
17th September - Tales from a Dairy Farmers' Wife
15th October - Harvest Festival
19th November - AGM
17th December - Christmas Party
Note - The programme may change during the year and members will be notified.
Trips and Events
Organised by Warwickshire Federation
There are lots of events organised by the Warwickshire Federation. Find out more at warwickshirewi.org.uk/whats-on/category/events/
Any members wishing to take part in any of the trips and events organised by Warwickshire Federation should give relevant the completed form along with their cheque for the exact amount in a sealed envelope to either our Treasurer or Secretary at the next meeting. Cheques should be made payable to "Cawston Grange WI Lite".