Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

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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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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