Chineham WI meet on the fourth Monday of each month (unless advised) at 7.30 in Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, Hampshire, RG24 8XQ
We are part of the Loddon Group of WIs and attend various events with other WIs in the Group.
We enjoy a varied programme of events each month,and also have a thriving Lunch Club and a Scrabble Evening for our members. . During the spring/summer we have a Garden Club who meet to discuss their interests. We also have (in its infancy) a Theatre Group.
At our monthly meetings we run a fun based competition, a raffle and book stall as well as the speaker or special evening event.
Our Craft Evening was quite a success, the members created from jars and stencils and glass paints, attractive decorations for Easter. Our next meeting is a talk about ‘Ladies in the Tower and don’t be surprised to see a ‘man in uniform’…..
Some of our members were able to attend the Spring Meeting of the HCFWI at Portsmouth and after the official business and a talk by the new president of the National Federation..the afternoon was an entertainment by Anton du Beke….so brilliant and funny we thought, our own Hampshire President Maureen Levenson has agreed to stay on for another six months which we were delighted at.
Well we had a very successful Cake/Plant Sale at the Chineham Centre and the weather was kind too. We have a plethora of bakers and gardeners in our WI and a very enthusiastic team too.
Oh the Man in the Uniform was hilarious and very entertaining with his tales of the Tower, an excellent speaker indeed ….. now we look forward to the talk about the gardens of the Naturalist, Gilbert White.
We have had a busy time during May, besides our sale, we entered two teams in the Loddon Group Annual Quiz competition and then of course we had our AGM, where a new President was elected. Myrna Lyon has taken over from Julie Leaming. Julie has given her all over the past three years and we gave a big hip hurrah on the evening (though she was suffering with Meuniere’s Disease and couldn’t make the evening). We hope that Myrna enjoys her time as our President. She is a popular member who has been with the group for several years.
We would love you to join us… for more information please contact Hampshire WI on 02380 616712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|June 19||Garden Chatter Group||Conkers GC at 2.00pm|
|June 25||Gilbert White The Gardener||David Standing||A Flower from your Garden|
|June 27||Scrabble||Chineham Arms at 7.30pm|
|July 9||Lunch Club||Longbridge Mill at 12/12.30pm (Let Carolyn know if you are coming please)|
|July 23||Games Evening||Committee|
|August 20||Outing to be arranged|
|September 24||Party Time – 9th Birthday|