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.
Each member receives a posy on the month of their birthday.
Below are the details of our 2018/19 programme.
|January 3 2019||Christmas Talk||Judy Theobald|
|February 7 2019||Tales of the Roving Reporter.||Alan Jones|
|March 5 2019||“Passion for Pearls – talk 2”||Frances Benton|
|April 5 2018||Tales from the Green Room||Alan Grace|
|May 3 2018||A.G.M.||no speaker|
|June 7 2018||Tai Chi||Malcolm Calvert|
|July 5 2018||Strawberry Tea||no speaker|
|August 1st 2018||Social Meeting||no speaker|
|September 6th 2018||The Oregan Trail||Roger Shore|
|October 5th 2018||Wild Swimming||Julie McRobbie|
|November 212018||No Murder most Macabre.||Mike Southwell|
|December 6 2018||(Birthday Meeting) Flamin Ukes||Ukulele Group|
Spring Group meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th April 2018, 7.30pm at Bishopstoke Evangelical Church. Speaker will be Ben Cross from Crosslands Nursery, Andover, “British Alstroemerias and the Cut Flower Industry”. Fresh flowers for sale afterwards at £2.50 per bunch.
Autumn Group meeting will be held on Monday 15th October 2018 at Colden Common Community Centre at 2pm.
Christmas Service, St Peter’s Church, Boyatt Wood, Fri. 14th Dec’18 at 2pm.
Spring Council Meeting & AGM, at The Guildhall, Portsmouth. Wednesday 21 March 2018. Speakers:Lynne Stubbings, NFWI Chair, and Anton Du Beke.
WI Fest, Sunday 13th May 2018
Ploughman’s Lunch, Thursday 17th May 2018
Harvest Lunch, Thursday 18th October 2018. Speaker: Eileen Halliday, “Life as a Royal Navel Officers Wife”
Theatre trip to see “The Calendar Girls”, booked for January’19.