Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

W.I. Newsletter September 2019

Our hard work at the fete paid off as we raised over £850 towards the grand total.  Our ladies baked and donated numerous cakes and then it was a team effort on the day; setting up in the morning, hanging bunting, decorating tables, creating small flower arrangements, keeping the urns topped up and …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2019

We may not have a meeting this month, but we have still got together as all our various groups have met during August. However, our first gathering was right at the beginning of the month. You need several ingredients to have a successful outing, first it needs to be popular to make it …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2019

We have been out and about this month starting on the 4th July with an historical walk around Winchester.  It is easy to forget, as we go about our everyday lives, that history is literally under our feet and sometimes, if we are lucky, still existing in front of our eyes. It was …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2019

For one month of the year we leave the Village Hall behind and venture further afield for a “garden” meeting and we were lucky to have a gloriously sunny and hot afternoon for the second year running.   We met at The Whitchurch Silk Mill for a brief run-through of its history, courtesy of …

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W.I. Newsletter May 2019

We have a new President; Kate Bennett stepped down from office and the committee, but not before she conducted this month’s meeting.  Kate read out Annual Reports from our Treasurer and Secretary and then gave her own in her imitable style. She paid tribute to all who had supported her throughout her term …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2019

Our meeting this month started with our President, Kate giving a heartfelt tribute to member Jacquie Wilson who had died on 31st March.  This sudden death, following a devastating diagnosis, has saddened and shocked us all.  Jacquie was a keen member of our Institute joining in with many activities and over the years …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2019

Travel and poetry seem to have been the theme for our members this month. Several of our members attended the Spring Meetings of the Anton Danebury Group in Weyhill and Hampshire Federation in Portsmouth. The guest speaker at the former was the Taxidriver Poet, James Haddow.  He has obviously had a chequered love …

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W.I. Newsletter February 2019

Following our cancellation of January’s meeting, this month there was a very good turn out and we gained two new members.  Absence obviously does make the heart grow fonder. We were given updates on forthcoming dates and plans (subject to sufficient numbers) for a summer outing in August to Eltham Palace and possibly …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2019

As I start to write this newsletter there is snow outside and our first monthly meeting of 2019 was scheduled for 31st January.   However, we woke to dire warnings of snowbombs, evening commuter chaos and advice not to travel unless necessary!  We received a flurry of emails as members responded to our President’s …

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W.I. Newsletter December 2018

At this time of year, it seems as if all WI events are condensed into the first two weeks of December – enabling us to then enjoy time with our families and non-WI friends. On the 8th I believe the breakfast club met at their favourite venue – Rosebourne Garden Centre at Weyhill …

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