Members of five Cornish WIs met this month for the inaugural meeting of the WI Hall Owners Network. Members from Trevone WI played host to members from Connor Downs and Gwithian WI, Cuddra WI, Newquay WI and Polruan WI.
The group got together to share ideas and offer each other support for the additional tasks that face those WIs who own and manage their own halls. The informal chat touched on issues such as rental management, maintenance and the challenge of keeping down energy costs at the present time with the conversation being helped along by liberal helpings of tea and cake!
All participants felt they had gained from getting together and they are planning to meet every three months with a different venue hosting each time.
If you are a WI that owns your own hall and you would like to join the network, contact Trevone WI President Eli Ward, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.