About Keevil WI

theWI_Logo_profile_image (1)We are a friendly and lively bunch and welcome women of all ages and background. We have a range of activities which we hope will appeal to all including learning new skills, interests and making new friends. We have a range of speakers and there is a chance of a natter over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits. We also lead the Keevil Wildflower Project, and occasionally we have outings. Except during pandemics, when we do a lot of zooming! 😉

Our 2021 committee:

Jan Maskrey President
Gill Gosling Treasurer
Liz Tyler Correspondence Secretary
Janet White Minutes Secretary
Anne Burton
Jane Knowles


If you would like to join the WI, please contact Janice Maskrey on 01380 870438 or come along to any of our meetings – we would love to see you and you will be made very welcome…

Keevil is part of the Wiltshire regional Federation.

Meetings have reverted to the village hall (having been online via Zoom during lockdowns) on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.20pm for 7.30pm, with the exception of August (unless otherwise advised).

Our 2022-23 PROGRAMME

  • 8 JUNE Wine tasting & Talk by Jess Jeffery
  • 13 JULY Visit to Yarnbrook Gardens
  • 14 SEPT Lebanese Cookery Demonstration by Wafaa Powell
  • 12 OCT The Story of Pelham Puppets by John Davis
  • 9 NOV Christmas Craft Evening
  • 14 DEC Christmas Celebration Meal at The Raven
  • 11 JAN Film & Fish’n’Chip supper
  • 8 FEB Talk on Antique Silver by Gordon Brockman
  • 12 APRIL TBA
  • 10 MAY Resolutions


We have created a new page which will feature a changing recipe from the Keevil & District WI cookbook.

In other news …

A massive thank you to everyone that baked, helped, gave raffle prizes and spent their money at the Coffee morning on Saturday 18th February. It was a great success and a very happy. relaxing social morning.

So far we have made £278.50, with a few extra donations still expected. The Keevil Community Shed expressed their thanks, and said that the money would go towards the maintenance of the ride on lawnmower and new equipment.

Presidents Update February 2023

Our meeting in February was a talk from Gordon Brockman on silver followed by a lovely chat about our memories of Joyce who was such a big part of the WI and the village.

Our plans for The Coronation Street Party are now under way and we would very much like some help from anyone who would like to be part of the organising team, so please get in touch. A parent of children at Keevil School has already come forward to give ideas and assist with the children’s entertainment.

Our next meeting on 8th March is also our AGM and this will be followed by wine and nibbles. Looking ahead to the April meeting, we will be making bunting for The Coronation, so please would you hunt out any red, white and blue fabric or old shirts etc so that we can decorate the village!

Jan Maskrey, President


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! and on Friday evening 2nd December there will be mulled wine and mince pies at Pyatts Corner. Come along at 6.30pm and join us to celebrate the start of Christmas 2022 – let’s make this the year we truly light up Keevil and celebrate our lovely village together.

Jan – Chief Elf and lover of Christmas

The Advent Trail is another WI-led initiative that started in 2019 and has become a magical part of Christmas in Keevil… see the Gallery of Advent windows and Christmas lights here

The wildflower project is a WI initiative and has it’s own page here…,


Thank you to everyone for supporting the coffee morning on 19th March. We raised in excess of £865 for the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal which is amazing for a small village like Keevil.

Thank you to all who made cakes, drank coffee, donated, bought raffle tickets and donated prizes.
Special thanks to Norman who organised the raffle and for his humour when drawing the winning tickets which took ages due to the large number of prizes.

Supporting the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal with an impromptu Coffee Morning March 2022
Keevil WI Playing Field Bench

The stone bench donated by Keevil WI, and sited on the Playing Field, was completed in October 2017. The bench was commissioned by Keevil WI to commemorate its 75th anniversary in December 2015.  Funds were raised by the members, who wanted to donate something of lasting value to the village.

Keevil WI is extremely grateful to Gerry Vaughan, who has given so much thought and time to its construction.

NFWI Campaigns

At a National Federation level, campaigns tackle issues that matter to members. From equal pay to climate change, mental health and violence against women, over the past 100 years members have embraced a diverse set of challenges. The WI has brought about real change – and they’re just getting started. Click here for our current campaigns.


The Women’s Institute is democratic and member-led, and the resolutions process is unique in putting members at the heart of decisions about campaign activity. Every campaign stems directly from a resolution put forward by members and adopted at the Annual Meeting. WI members have a unique opportunity to turn a concern into a national campaign every year, backed by the whole of the WI.

A resolution is a call for change on a current issue in society. Once a resolution has been adopted at the Annual Meeting, the Public Affairs Department turns it into a campaign. Through national and local campaigning, members play a key role in achieving change on important issues.

There is only one resolution to be voted on this year:

A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer

Every two hours in the UK someone dies of ovarian cancer. Making sure GPs and the public know what to look for will not only ensure the early detection and treatment of this disease but transform lives today and for generations to come. NFWI calls on WI members everywhere to help increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer.

For more information log on to My WI, go to Public Affairs and Campaigns and then to Resolutions Selection Results 2020/2021: the NFWI has prepared a range of resources on the shortlisted resolution that we can use to aid our local groups decision, including:

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