Although Sway WI is one of the oldest in the country (formed in 1918) it is still evolving. We offer a warm welcome to potential new members, who can come along to meetings before making the decision to join us. The meetings are held in the Village Hall, Middle Road Sway at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month except for August.
For our meetings we have an interesting and varied programme of speakers (see below). There is a monthly raffle and Flower of the month competition and refreshments. Throughout the month we have a range of regular activities including: Darts, Quizzes, Skittles, undertake a variety of Crafts and go for a monthly Pub lunch.
Each year there is a wide a selection of outings (including theatre trips and visits to gardens and places of special interest). We also take part in Group activities with Brockenhurst, Bashley, New Milton Sands which include the New Forest Show, annual WI and village competitions.
|08 June 2017||Treat Yourself Natural Skincare & Makeup||Angela Davies|
|13 July 2017||99th Birthday Celebration Party with Food & Entertainment||Sway WI Committee|
|14 September 2017||New Forest Meddlars|
|12 October 2017||A Day in Iran as a Housewife||Sandra Simmons|
|09 November 2017||Social Meeting|
|14 December 2017||Christmas Party – An American Supper with Entertainment|
|11 January 2018||A day in the life of a Fire Fighter|
|08 February 2018||Life after Iran||Sandra Simmons|
|08 March 2018||10 By 3 A Life Experiences||3 Members of Sway WI|
|12 April 2018||Between Two Rivers||Aimee Durnell|
|10 May 2018||Annual Meeting with American Supper|
|4 November 2017||Sway Christmas Fayre||Sway Village Hall|
|February 2018||Centenary Meal|
|June 2018||Centenary Picnic|
|Tuesday Afternoons||Craft Sessions All Welcome||Upstairs in WI Room|
|Third Thursday in the Month at 7:30||Book Club||Upstairs in WI Room|
|Last Thursday in the Month||Lunch||Variety of Local Venues|
Our members have been very busy making plans for our forthcoming Centenary Celebrations next year. Amongst the events identified for our extra special year there is a celebration dinner, a picnic and the planting of a commemorative tree and time capsule in the village. Funds are still being raised for this year’s charity, after a successful afternoon tea and coffee morning, we sold cakes and preserves for ‘Apple Day’ which completely sold out. As usual suggestions and ideas of new things to do are always welcomed from any of our membership. Why not visit our Facebook page for more pictures and details of our activities. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a direct link.
Pictures from other activities this year WI year
A Day In The Life of A W.I. Member
It’s nigh on impossible in many a way
To express in short verse what we do in a day.
It’s simpler perhaps in a negative fashion
To tell of the things we DON’T do with a passion.
We do NOT hang back when it comes to new friends
It’s not that it’s something W.I. recommends –
It happens quite naturally in all ladies’ meetings
That everyone’s abundantly full of good greetings.
It ISN’T our style to be lazy and slow;
Continually having ideas on the go –
Projects to finish, new projects to start,
In between, cakes, which are state of the art.
Making and sewing, entering classes,
Competing with others, creating our chances
NOT political movers nor corporate shakers,
We prefer helping hands, to be care crusaders.
So our social antennae look out for the needs
And we fundraise together and donate the proceeds.
We are NOT against nature, we embrace its real beauty
We’re crazy about flowers and veggies and fruit-y.
We do NOT spurn the present or past
Cultural visits give us memories to last
In the end a verse can express all this action
For we ladies can daily create satisfaction.