Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

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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W.I. Newsletter November 2018

November has been a busy month for our members.  First on our Calendar was a trip to the Odeon in Andover for a National Theatre Live production of the Alan Bennett play Allelujah!  Some of us met up at various times of the day, depending on whether we attend the Breakfast Club, Lunch …

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W.I. Newsletter October 2018

Our programme planner, had to get her thinking cap on, as our planned speaker for this month had to cancel due to work commitments, so instead of talking to us about working on a cruise ship – well, yes, he was all at sea. Fortunately for us Colleen Jackson found us Trevor Vidler …

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W.I. Newsletter September 2018

Summer is now over with autumn upon us, so this month meant being back in the village hall for our monthly meeting.  For us this meant Yoga with Tamsin Kelly.  No-one came along prepared by wearing a leotard, or any other sporty gear, not even under their day clothes, but that didn’t stop …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2018

Despite no monthly meeting in our diaries, some members have still taken the opportunity to meet up at the various social events that occurred this month. Several of us attended Hampshire Federation’s Centenary Event at Hillier’s Arboretum near Romsey on Saturday 4th August for an evening of celebrations.  With arm bands checked on …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2018

With all the doors and windows of the Village Hall open to allow the air to flow through to cool us all down, on yet another sultry hot summer evening, it is possible that the whole village could hear the shrieks of laughter emanating from our members this month. Judy Theobald, a journalist …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2018

This month is traditionally a Garden Meeting – and this year we met at Conholt Park in the northern corner of Hampshire. A last-minute change of plan involved a great deal of work for Colleen Jackson and she came up trumps with this venue. With temperatures hovering around 30°C, members moved around the …

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W.I. Newsletter May 2018

Annual Meeting time and this year as an incentive to attend, Lynne Lucas had the idea of beginning the evening with a fish and chip supper.  Orders were taken, and individual boxes collected in time for our 7.30 p.m. start. It all went down very well.  Especially when it was followed up with …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2018

Our members have spent another month catching up with each other at the various opportunities available, but there is still lots to organise when we gather for our meetings. The Village Hall resounds to us planning our walks, arranging pick-ups for the lunch, talking about whether we are going to the supper club …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2018

March is always a busy month for members of Abbotts Ann WI and this year was no exception. All the usual activities took place this month despite the wintry conditions, including snow on two occasions. Mind you we were all dizzy with dates when we were advised of all the opportunities also available …

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