Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

W.I. Newsletter June 2022

Whilst H.M. The Queen was in Scotland for Holyrood Week our members celebrated her Platinum Jubilee at this month’s meeting. Sue George took charge of the event, planning an afternoon tea menu (but consumed in the evening) with an array of savoury treats, small sandwiches, scones (baked by Julia Rowling) with jam and …

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W.I. Newsletter May 2022

At this month’s meeting we said thank you to our outgoing President and Treasurer/Secretary Julia Rowling and Helen Clark, but before that we indulged in Fish & Chips, followed by ice cream, organised by Lynne Lucas & Aileen Catterson. All very delicious. Before stepping down from their respective posts, Helen and Julia presented …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2022

Several members met earlier this month to enjoy a walk from the Hare & Hounds at Charlton Down through Enham Alamein, returning to the pub for lunch, which they all enjoyed.  There was also a chance to catch up at the coffee morning on Maundy Thursday in the Sports Pavilion.  This monthly event …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2022

Unfortunately, both Covid and the return of the cold weather, along with snow flurries during the day, meant a much-reduced attendance at this month’s meeting.  However, those absent missed a treat. We started the evening with our speaker, Tor Reynolds from Wild about Wine.  Tor gave us some background of her career, explaining …

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W.I. Newsletter February 2022

There was a good turn out for our first in person meeting of 2022 and we were delighted to gain a further member to our Institute. We are delighted to welcome so many new faces as well as, of course, pleased to see more familiar members.  Our two Programme Planners (Aileen & Lynne) …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2022

Spirits were raised (not alcoholic ones, although wine was involved!) this month as 32 of our members gathered at Esseborne Manor for a post-Christmas lunch, such a welcome start to the New Year.  There was much chatter as members took their seats at their allotted table and their pre-selected three-course lunch was served.  …

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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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