Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

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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W.I. Newsletter October 2020

When our speaker this month, via Zoom, Dorothy Cook, finished regaling us with tales from her life as a Midwife she asked members watching from home if they had any questions.  There was a stunned silence.  It is possible that our members were somewhat overwhelmed with the graphic detail she went into of …

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W.I. Newsletter September 2020

At last there is something to write about! Yes this month we managed to meet up twice, once in person and the second time virtually. Twenty-one of us gathered for a socially distanced coffee morning in the garden of the Royal Oak in Goodworth Clatford on a dry, but cool day with some …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2020

Writing these newsletters is getting increasingly difficult as the current guidelines still prohibit any indoor meetings, so there is very little to report on.  However, we do want all our members to be aware that the Committee is still meeting regularly via Zoom and trying to be creative in how we can get …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2020

A newsletter has now been sent out to members giving them information on what the Committee has been doing behind the scenes.  Our President Julia Rowling apologised that she hadn’t issued it sooner, but her day job as Manager of the Village Shop had had to take priority. We still don’t know when …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2020

Whilst we are slowly coming out of lockdown, as measures are being eased, there is still no news as to when public gatherings can take place, so we are unable to plan any meetings at the moment.  Keeping within social distancing guidelines, three members of our walking group strolled together this month; two …

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