Otterbourne WI is a very friendly WI with approximately 83 members, and meets at 1.45pm on the first Thursday of each month in Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, SO21 2ES.
Apart from the monthly meetings, we organise coach outings and activities such as skittles and quiz evenings, book club group and an annual Ploughman and Harvest Lunch.
Our Craft Group meets on most Thursdays when there is no main meeting to have a chat whilst pursuing craft-related hobbies. There are occasional tuition sessions encompassing such topics as Dorset buttons, Somerset quilting, tote bags and box making etc.
Below are the details of our 2017/18 programme.
|January 4 2018||Professional Singer||Caryn Morant|
|February 1 2018||My Family & Other Setbacks, a lighthearted look at life.||Mel Reeves|
|March 1 2018||Passion for Pearls 2nd talk||Frances Benton|
|April 5 2018||Tales from the Green Room||Alan Grace|
|May 3 2018||A.G.M.||no speaker|
|June 7 2018||tba|
|July 5 2018||Strawberry Tea||no speaker|
|August 1st 2018||Social Meeting||no speaker|
|September 6th 2018||tba|
|October 5th 2017||Life – and other problems||Judy Theobald|
|November 2 2017||Back Problems||Mark Kennedy|
|December 7 2017||Birthday Meeting/ “Shopping at Xmas in the Forties”. Plus a Quiz.||John Pitman|
Autumn Group Meeting at Shawford Village Hall on October 4th 2017 at 2pm. Speaker: Dawn Shrives, the proprietor of Le Salon du Chocolate, in Chichester: “From cocoa bean to chocolate bar”
Christmas service at St. Boniface Church, Chandler’s Ford, Friday 8th December 2017 at 2pm.
Autumn Council Meeting at The Anvil, Basingstoke. 31st October 2017. Speakers:Val Bugden Casey and an Elvis tribute.
Harvest Lunch: Thursday 19th October 2017. Speaker is John Avery.