Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

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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W.I. Newsletter May 2020

Unfortunately, we still cannot give any diary dates to our members, even though some restrictions are being lifted, but only very gradually.   Nevertheless, the committee has been having meetings via Zoom (other software is available) for those who are connected to wi-fi and wish to join in.  We are being positive and still …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2020

The end of the month is looming as I sit here to write our newsletter for this month, and it would normally be a busy week for us.  But of course, life is not normal at the moment. Whilst there is nothing on our WI calendars, our members are still in touch with …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2020

Who would have thought when I published our February Newsletter that very few of our diary dates for March would be fulfilled? Five of us met up for Supper Club at The Abbotts Mitre, the pub was full, probably everyone out before the expected lock-down was announced due to the global outbreak of …

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W.I. Newsletter February 2020

There are so many opportunities for our members to get together and this month all our groups met to read, eat and walk.  The latter being fortunate to enjoy a good walk the day before Storm Keira arrived, from Wherwell across to Chilbolton and back, seeing signs of spring along the way, Now …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2020

On a lovely bright and sunny, albeit crisp and cold, Saturday in January our members gathered for our post-Christmas Lunch at Esseborne Manor Hotel. Once again it was an enjoyable event, thanks to the hard work of our members Lynne Lucas & Gill Page and of course the staff of the hotel.    With …

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W.I. Newsletter December 2019

Despite having to change the date of our meeting at the last minute, most of our members were still able to make it, only a few had a diary clash. We were fortunate that the Abbotts Ann Handbell Ringers were also still able to attend. They played a selection of well-known Christmas Carols …

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W.I. Newsletter November 2019

Our meeting started this month with our President reading out all the events that were on offer throughout this month and into next year. These included visits to the Village Pantomime, the Studio Theatre in Salisbury, an invitation to Coffee & Mince Pies at Upper Clatford, a Christmas concert and our own post-Christmas …

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W.I. Newsletter October 2019

A busy month for our members – all groups met except for the walkers who had to call off their planned ramble due to the weather.  Nine of us travelled to Basingstoke for Hampshire Federation’s Autumn Meeting at The Anvil.  We all enjoyed the morning session, especially the guest speaker, Sally Becker an …

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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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