We normally meet in the Sanderstead United Reformed Church Hall, Sanderstead Hill from 2pm to 4pm on the first Wednesday of each month., but please check on the Events page as sometimes the meetings will be on Zoom if conditions dictate the necessity. You are welcome to come as a visitor and join us for a meeting.  Our subscription for the year starts in April.  Please email us if you would like further details or to join us at at one of our meetings. 

Please also look at the most recent message on the Presidents’ Blog. 

100th Anniversary of Sanderstead WI 

It was our 100th birthday in 2021 and we received this certificate of recognition from the NFWI on 15 March 2021. We will now be having a celebration next year for our 101st birthday.  We are creating a commemorative tablecloth with the names of current members embroidered on it and we had a picnic celebration on the Gruffy in the summer 2021.

Opportunity to design a logo for Sanderstead WI.

This April we have launched our ‘Design a Logo for Sanderstead WI initiative’ for our Members. More details are on our Members Page and will be announced at our April Meeting. 

Who says brooches have gone out of fashion?

We all enjoyed wearing our brooches at the meeting on 2nd March and many of us took the opportunity to buy some of the wonderful craft work for sale by fellow members, Part of the purchase price went towards our fund raising for a local charity, Rutherford School which we are continuing to raise funds for in 2022.   
 We also enjoyed a very informative and entertaining talk on the history of  Croydon Airport, with some evocative  historic photos and we now know the origin of the emergency procedure word Mayday, which was originally `m’aidez` meaning `help me` in French.

Our Christmas lunch was held on 11 March 2022 at Croham Hurst Golf Club

Margaret Q, our current President, until the end of March, welcomed us all and wore the purple Sanderstead WI sash knitted by Carol M.  Margaret handed this sash over to the incoming President Linda E.  who Joined Margaret in thanking the Committee members for their help in the organisation of this lunch, the Art ‘n’ Craft Group for the decorations, all thirty nine Members attending and Croham Hurst Golf Club for the splendid meal.

Linda E
Decorations by the Art 'n ' Craft Group
Margaret Q

Photos from our 100th celebrations at the Gruffy in 2021