The Browns Bay branch of the Women's Institute welcomed a curious group to their talk at the East Coast Library on Wednesday 20th June. Leading up to the New Zealand W.I.'s Centenary in 2021, Vice President Carol Bould shared its history and the special contribution members make to the Hospital Auxillary. Handmade crafts such as toiletary bags, knitted garments for premature babies and hospital dolls for children are made by members and donated to help aide recovery in hospital. The Women's Institute welcomes new members who would like to contribute some time and maybe offer creative skills. Meetings are held at East Coast Bays Community Centre on the first Thursday of the month from10am - 12pm.