Our Mailing Address
20809 83rd Avenue
Langley Twp, BC V2Y 2C4
“FOR HOME AND COUNTRY”
An educational organization for all women dedicated to the betterment of home and family in the community and around the world.
During the summer of 1991, through the efforts of Alice Johnson, a resident of the Willoughby area, invitations were mailed to residents in Willoughby and the surrounding areas.
An information meeting was held on September 16th, 1991 in the Willoughby Community Hall and the Langley-Willoughby Women’s Institute signed up eleven (11) Charter Members under the Farmer’s and Women’s Institute Act of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. These Charter Members were:
The first regular meeting was held on September 26, 1991 and five directors were elected.
On April 6, 1998, the Langley-Willoughby branch joined five other branches to form the Region which included:
The Region continued with those six branches until 2008 when East Chilliwack and Ridgedale discontinued due to lack of membership.
Several of their members continued as unaffiliated members. As of 2016 there are three branches that continue to operate:
The Langley-Willoughby Women’s Community Institute address was changed in 2014 when the hall was moved 25 feet to the north and renovations were made to the Willoughby Community Hall.
The new mailing address is: 20809 83rd Ave., Langley, B.C. V2Y-2C4
A goodly thing it is to meet In friendship’s circle bright,
Where nothing stains the pleasure sweet
Nor dims the radiant light.
No unkind word our lips shall pass
Nor envy sours the mind,
But each shall seek the common weal,
The good of all mankind.
Keep us O Lord from pettiness;
Let us be large in thought, in word and deed.
Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self seeking.
May we put away all pretence and meet each other face to face, without self pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always be generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things that create differences;
that in the big things of life we are one.
And may we strive to touch and know the great human heart, common to us all, and
O, Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.