Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

W.I. Newsletter December 2021

It was so lovely to be able to gather this month for a Christmas themed party.  Given the circumstances sensible precautions were followed, but we were delighted to see a room full of women, including many new members, ready to have a great time. We started with a Snowman Drive – a wintry …

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W.I. Newsletter November 2021

We were delighted to welcome several new members to our meeting this month. The successful Fizz, Canapés and Chat evening has resulted in 13 new members so far and we are hopeful there will be more.  Unfortunately, the power cut occurring in the village, and beyond, late afternoon caused some confusion.  Not all …

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W.I. Newsletter October 2021

WOW!! Never in our wildest dreams did we expect such a brilliant response to the flyers that were distributed around the village.    A very big THANK YOU to all you ladies who not only read it, but who also took the big step of coming through the door to meet us.  Some of …

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W.I. Newsletter September 2021

A Fish & Chips supper enticed members to attend our delayed Annual Meeting this month – they were collected by two of our members and were served first, by the committee, which gave us all a chance to chat and catch up with each other. Then it was on to the business of …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2021

No formal meeting this month, but four members (and one other half) did travel to West Sussex early in the month and three of us met up to walk on the second Saturday. Unfortunately, the proposed group outing to the Weald & Downland Museum on 5th August did not go quite as our …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2021

This month has been a month of weather extremes with some of our members exercising their legs and brains. Only four of us opted to brave the wet weather earlier in the month, as we gathered in Ludgershall to do a ramble around this settlement.  Our walk included visiting the castle ruins now …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2021

Despite the fact that the hoped for easing of lock-down restrictions did not happen we were still able to continue with our plans for a trip on the Kennet & Avon canal for this month’s meeting. The Rose of Hungerford, which is run by volunteers, was still able to take us on this …

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W.I. Newsletter May 2021

Oh, what Joy!  We were actually able to have a meeting in person this month.  Members gathered outside the Village Hall, earlier than usual to make the most of a gloriously sunny evening for a “Treasure Hunt”.  In actual fact it was a mobile quiz really. We were all requested to bring our …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2021

Our speaker this month, via Zoom, was Sarah Delves, members logged on to hear that Sarah was first introduced into the world of antiques when, aged 7, she was taken round the local antiques shops and fairs by her father in an attempt to instil an interest in Georgian silver. However, she was …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2021

Once again, we logged on from the comfort of our homes to get together virtually and hear from our guest speaker this month, Dr. Frances Hurd. Whilst we had all heard of The Quakers, very few of us knew much about their activities and history and neither did Frances, despite being the daughter …

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W.I. Newsletter February 2021

Unfortunately, numbers joining in this month’s meeting via Zoom were slightly down which was a shame as they missed an excellent speaker, Tom Morath, who is obviously passionate about his job.  His official title is Fund Raising & Events Manager at the nearby Hawk Conservancy, but his actual duties do not stop there.  …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2021

Thanks to a technical hitch at the start of this month’s meeting, followed by an unnecessary, apologetic email from our Zoom “host” Lynne Lucas the following day, we now know from the responses just how appreciative our members are, that we can at least meet virtually.  They all reassured Lynne it wasn’t a …

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W.I. Newsletter December 2020

Our walking group now has a new name.  With the lifting of restrictions (temporarily as it turns out) we were able to meet again on the 12th December and decided to venture a little further this time.  We met up in Chilbolton and all turned up in red cars – so one of …

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W.I. Newsletter November 2020

Once again, we met courtesy of Zoom for this month’s meeting and our speaker this time was Mike Brook who has an amateur dramatics background, which gave him confidence to become a public speaker 12 years ago.  He had one rule – to be entertaining.  However, it is a challenge to speak to …

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