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||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 7 2017||(Birthday Meeting) “Shopping at Xmas in the Forties”. Plus a Quiz.||John Pitman|
Christmas service at St. Boniface Church, Chandler’s Ford, Friday 8th December 2017 at 2.30pm.
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.
Spring Council Meeting & AGM, at The Guildhall, Portsmouth. Wednesday 21 March 2018. Speakers:Lynne Stubbings, NFWI Chair, and Anton Du Beke.