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 Coronavirus. A pleasant evening despite what was happening in the World.

Two days later four of us managed a walk, starting and finishing at the Royal Oak in Goodworth Clatford, we had a few spots of rain, but otherwise stayed dry if very muddy under foot. There were five of us for lunch, but this time there were only four others in the pub which was a shame as we all agreed that our meals were delicious, most especially the chips.

The Anton Danebury Group Meeting was cancelled at the very last minute and then the announcement came from Hampshire Federation that all WI events were postponed or cancelled, until at least the end of June.

That doesn’t mean we cannot communicate with each other. I know from personal experience that telephone calls are being made between various members and, of course, there are other ways to communicate electronically.

For those members who did not get around to contributing to our Centenary Memory Book then now is the time to get writing, it is not too late. The idea was to create a snapshot of our membership. You can write your life story, or just let us know why you joined the WI and when, perhaps what difference it has made to you or whatever you wish to reveal. If you have any queries, then please contact Aileen Catterson who will be able to give you some guidance. Her telephone number and email address are on the WI List of Members.