Rase Women's Institute



Welcome to the Rase WI in Middle Rasen

The Rase WI welcomes its members from the wider Market Rasen and Middle Rasen area.

If you are intrigued by the programme why not come along and visit Rase WI it's not all Jam and Jerusalem . New interests and friendships have been made and we look forward to meeting and making more new friends. For further details contact 844692 or 843661



Despite storm warnings some Rase WI ladies braved the weather and continued with their plan for a social meeting at Whisby Garden Centre. Amazingly, it was exceptionally warm for the time of year, and everyone had a lovey time wandering around the shops and taking in the wonderful aroma from the array of garden plants. Hot drinks and cakes in the Lakeside Café were served by an interesting and cheerful waiter! A perfect morning out. 

Our grateful thanks must go to Mr Charles Palmer who accepted an invitation to take on the role of Teller for the voting of the committee and the president for the year 2022/2023. The committee remains the same except for one long standing member who is standing down. The current president was re-elected. Continuing the meeting, Easter bonnets were handed out and Valerie gave a demonstration of how to decorate them. After tea, cakes and biscuits it was time for “A Walk Down Memory Lane”, a PowerPoint presentation of photos taken at meetings and visits over the last few years. This was very well received and was found to be very amusing! It was also an excellent opportunity for new members to see what life is like at Rase WI. Let's hope they all come back! 

The speaker at the April meeting is Mr Richard Fish – “An Introduction to Makaton”. Makaton is a language programme that combines signs, symbols, and speech to empower anyone living with learning or communication difficulties. The April meeting is the first evening meeting this year, on Wednesday 27 th April, starting at 7.30pm at Middle Rasen Village Hall, new members welcome.

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Evening meetings: All please note that meetings from April to September change to evening meetings starting at 7.30pm in Middle Rasen Village Hall.

FASHION SHOW – a date for your diary 

Rase WI ladies are hosting a Fashion Show in support of the Maternity Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. The event is scheduled for Saturday 2nd April 2pm at Middle Rasen Village Hall, tickets £5. Following the show tea, coffee and cakes will be served. The organisers of the show are coming from West Yorkshire and as it has been postponed twice because of Covid we hope that it goes ahead as planned. There will be more information in the March issue, in the meantime please save the date. 

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Wednesday 23rd April was the first evening meeting of the year starting at 7.30pm. We welcomed Dianne (The Federation Chairman) to the meeting and Cath as she had been unavailable to attend afternoon meetings.

The speaker for the evening was Richard Fish who gave a very interesting and informative talk about Makaton sign language suitable for helping adults and children with a speech impairment or hearing loss to communicate. Since its inception in the 1970's, Makaton is now practiced all over the world, in schools, hospitals, care homes, workplaces etc. Wendy Norris thanked Richard for his inspiring talk. 

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 nd June at Middle Rasen Village Hall, 7.30pm with guest speakerTerence Carpenter.

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844692 or 843661

The WI movement is the largest voluntary women's organization in the UK and it exists to educate women so that they are enabled to play an effective role in their communities, as well as expanding their personal horizons and developing important skills which they can pass on. If you would like to consider becoming a member visit Middle Rasen - Rase WI or a WI where you are on a meeting night, members will be pleased to assist

For further details contact 844692 or 843661



Mon - Wed

9 am - 12 noon





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