Welcome to North Waltham WI. We meet in the Rathbone Pavilion on Cuckoo Meadow on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.
North Waltham WI is NOT: stuffy, old fashioned, cliquey, fogey, boring, silly, nostalgic, out of touch, comical, past its time…
We are a very friendly bunch of ladies of varying ages and it definitely isn’t a requirement that you need to be able to cook, knit, be crafty, etc, to come along – some of our members can but there are many who can’t!!
If you join North Waltham WI you will:
- Meet a range of incredibly friendly and interesting women
- Gain an instant support group of women with huge experience and skills
- Challenge yourself with exposure to, and genuine influence on, all kinds of political issues, often before they appear in the national media
- Enjoy some truly entertaining speakers
- Develop your social conscience and enjoy active (but not time-consuming) ways of improving lives
- Gain access to a vast range of things to do: courses, outings, parties, events… all friendly, well-run and sometimes discounted!
- Learn that all WIs are different, but that the North Waltham branch is superbly run with great humour
We have an exciting programme of events planned for 2018/2019.
Be involved as much or as little as you wish… come just to hear the talks… or go for it with a range of activities as wide as it’s possible to be.
All of this is entirely YOUR choice
If you are not a member of the WI you are more than welcome to come along to any of our meetings if a particular topic interests you or you would just like a night out (there is a small charge of £3.00 for guests to cover refreshments).
The programme for 2018/2019 is:
Visit to Waitrose store Basingstoke. Talk to include food waste and the use of plastic in the store.
Meet at the store at 7 pm
This will be an easy-going evening with plenty of time to enjoy strawberries and cream and a chat on, hopefully, a warm summer evening.
Please remember to bring a chair, bowl, spoon and glass.
|August||Summer break – no meeting|
An independent jewellers with 30 years’ experience. New shop opened at The Viables in July 2015. In house designers and goldsmiths, plus repairs. Services include engagement, wedding and eternity rings.
Cantering Through a Funny Life – from Betjeman to Bardot
Susan Howe has been Sir John Betjeman’s PA, Brigitte Bardot’s ex’s cook and a Blue Badge London Guide between tracking tigers in the jungles of India and avoiding being eaten!! Now she is coming to talk to us!!
The Good, the Bad and the Downright Funny
Jackie Dimmock was a WPC and will talk about her life in the Police Force.
|13 December||Social evening with Christmas theme.|
|10 January 2019||
Colin Pawson of the British Carriage Driving Society
Colin is involved with Carriage Driving for the Disabled, Ashe Warren. He tests drivers to take handicapped clients in the woods and fields around Ashe Warren Farm.
A family business run for 35 years, supplying coaches for excursions, private hire, school trips, a bus service and film work.
Our 83rd Birthday Party
Simon Meanwell-Ralph is the designer of hats and fascinators. He works at his studio in Winchester and offers a friendly, professional service for hats and fascinators for that special occasion.
Ernest Unger, a local resident, will talk about Germany, the Nazi’s and the Holocaust that he has researched
AGM and Resolutions Evening
Following the business we will have a chance to chat over a cuppa.