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Programme

Programme for 2017 – 2018

THE INSTITUTE MEETS AT THE VILLAGE HALL ABBOTTS ANN AT 7.30 P.M. (unless stated)
2017  
June 29 Open Gardens
July 08 Centenary Tea Party – 3 p.m. 
July 27 The History of Weyhill – Tony Roper
September 02 Village Fete (Teas organised by Abbotts Ann W.I.)
September 28 Zumba – Fiona Caruana
October 07 Centenary Lunch (members only) at Esseborne Manor
November 30 Collectable Costume Jewellery – Adrian & Jane Jefferies
December 14 A Festive Surprise!
   
2018  
January 25 Picture Mad – Phil Ray
February 22 Keep it in the Family – Heather Wylde
March 29 Silver Clay Jewellery – Hilary Bowen
April 26 Salisbury Part 2 – Andrew Negus
May 31 Annual Meeting & Resolutions

Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings and there is no obligation to join, although there other opportunities should you decide to take the plunge. Along with our monthly meetings we also enjoy coffee mornings, a breakfast club, a lunch club, a supper club, a walking group, a book club, cinema visits as well as other events and outings.

The Institute belongs to the Anton Danebury Group within the Hampshire Federation and this consists of other local institutes and has two meetings a year. Hampshire Federation also has two meetings a year, the Spring & Autumn Council Meetings. These are usually held in either Portsmouth or Basingstoke and attract well-known national figures as speakers. 

Our Institute usually takes part in various competitions organised by the Federation which have included the annual quiz, as well as the skittles, darts and scrabble competitions.   If you do have a flair for craft, there are always opportunities to put this to good use. Then of course if you are technologically minded these skills can be utilised as well. However, it is not a necessity to have any of these talents to join the WI.

The annual membership fee (for 2017 £39.00) includes the magazine, W.I. Life, which is sent direct to each member. However, if you wish to come along to a meeting as a visitor, then we welcome a voluntary donation which is then passed on to the local hospice. 

Please don’t be shy come and try us, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

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