We are a small friendly village WI, always ready to welcome visitors and new members.
We have many varied interests and try to reflect these in our programme.
During the next few months we have an Italian themed evening in May, a wine tasting evening in June, a session to try out furniture painting effects in September, Bollywood Dancing in October and a talk ‘Women and the Watercress Line’ in November.
We take part in activities with the Alton Group of WIs which includes skittles, a general knowledge quiz and the twice yearly group meetings where there is always an excellent speaker or activity. These meetings are a good chance to meet up with members of other WIs.
As well as the programme of monthly meetings, informal activities suggested and organised by members for 2017 will include a theatre visit, a trip to a gin distillery, visit to Selborne Lavender Fields, a walk with coffee, craft sessions, lunches, teas and pub visits (often after our monthly meeting).
In the years since our WI began in 1936, past members have taken part in various village activities, more recently we have supported the Holybourne Fest which is held in the village during the summer.
Our meetings begin at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday in each month (except August and December) in Holybourne Village Hall, Church Lane, GU34 4HD.
We will be very pleased to welcome you.
|19th January 2017||Are you legally prepared?||Ann Orr|
|16th February 2017||Home Start – supporting local families and children||Angela Small|
|16th March 2017||Advice and demonstration of skincare products||Gemma Ralph from the Body Shop|
|20th April 2017||Demonstrating planting hanging baskets and tips for healthy plants||Chris from Garthowen Garden Centre|
|18th May 2017||AGM followed by an Italian themed evening of food and music|
|15th June 2017||Local wine production and tasting||Mike and Hilary from Greyfriars Vineyard|
|20th July 2017||Summer BBQ|
|21st September 2017||Furniture painting effects – plus a chance to have a go||Dave from Unique Chic|
|19th October 2017||Bollywood evening – learn about and join in some simple dances|
|16th November 2017||Women and the Watercress line||Dr Becky Peacock|
|14th December 2017||Christmas party|