More than 50 women turned up to the inaugural meeting of the Chesterfield Town WI.
The new group hopes to attract women of all ages and give an opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and have plenty of fun.
Founder and President Karen Rogers said: “I wanted to set up a new WI for Chesterfield to bring women of all ages, 18 to 118, together to form a community.”
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at Chesterfield Studios, Rose Hill, at 7pm.
The next meeting is April 1, where members will make jumping clay bunnies in time for Easter. See www.chesterfieldtownwi.co.uk or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldTownWI for more details.
Pictured are the new committee members. Back row: Louise Lowery, Deborah Peacock, Karen Rogers, Dawn Wells. Front row: Mel Birrane, Katherine Stanhope, Karen Simonite.