Charlton WI is a busy group of approximately 76 ladies with varying interests who meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.45pm for approximately one and a half hours in St Thomas’ Church, Charlton. We have a variety of thriving groups covering Art, Craft, Scrabble, Book Club, Lunch Club and a very active Walking Group who all meet regularly during the month. We regularly attend shows in London, Southampton, Basingstoke and Andover where transport is often included in the trip. In the past year we have seen Beautiful, The Girls and Half a Sixpence, plus several local performances at The Lights in Andover. We are currently look forward to Kinky Boots in London and Cilla-The Musical in Southampton. We have an annual summer outing in July and this year we are going to Chartwell in Kent. In recent years we also have arranged an annual winter outing in December, last year’s was to Westonbirt Arboretum Christmas Lights, as a change from our usual Christmas market expedition. There are also other opportunities that arise where neighbouring WIs invite us to attend their trips and events. We also attend Hampshire WI events like the Spring and Autumn Council Meetings in Portsmouth and Basingstoke, and participate in the HCFWI (Hampshire County Federation WI) Quizzes, Skittles and Darts competitions. Being part of the Anton and Danebury Group of WIs, Charlton members also have the opportunity to attend twice yearly events where you will meet members of other WIs enjoying exceptional speakers. Ad hoc events are routinely added into the activities participated in by our members such as a skittles evening with friends and family, additional theatre trips, visits to a mosque and Hindu temple, Speaker Selection days and evening outings etc. The Walking Group also arrange a couple of walking holidays per year.
New members are always welcome, so why not try one of our forthcoming meetings to assess whether WI would be something for you.
Our 2017/18 Monthly Programme of Speakers/Activities is as follows:
|June 13th||Music and stories 60s and 70s||Billy Clayton||Raffle|
|July 11th||Outing to Chartwell House|
|August 8th||Funny way to make a living||Lynda Warren||Raffle|
|September 12th||Dogs for good||Stephen Pugh|
|October 1oth||Harvest Supper||Raffle|
|November 14th||How WI can prevent drugs in the community||Jamie Goldrick|
|December 12th||Christmas Party||Raffle|
|January 9th 2018||Mystery of Morris Dancing||Mr A Frampton||Unwanted gift stall|
|February 13th||Crafts of the Inland Waterways||Mrs S Waldron||Raffle|
|March 13th||Faberge||Mark Wilson|
|April 10th||Titanic Passengers and Crew||Mr J Wilson||Raffle|
|May 13th||34th Birthday Party and AGM||Committee members and Resolutions to be voted on|