A small friendly WI with members from Chawton and the surrounding area We meet at 7:30 pm in Chawton Village Hall, on the second Wednesday of each month, handy if you work in the day time, as some of our members do.
Our Institute was founded in May 1950, and our archives from that period to today, show a fascinating view of the our Institute and Chawton Village then, and now.
The character of our WI is a very social group, who enjoy listening to a wide range of interesting Speakers, outings and visits to the cinema, theatre and gardens, regular monthly coffee morning, evening drinks and a newly established monthly craft session. We all look forward to our events in addition to the usual monthly meeting, as a chance to develop and maintain new friendships.
As part of the wider WI family we enter the Group Skittles and Quiz, which provides an opportunity to forge friendships with a wider group, and of course, the opportunity for some friendly competition! Those that are interested also take part in County Federation activities, and National events.
If this interests you, please feel free to attend a meeting as a guest. We hope you will enjoy the evening as much as we do, and perhaps will become a new member….. Education and friendship awaits.
Meetings are virtual due to Covid19 restrictions until further notice. We are happy to include guests at a cost of £4 per meeting attended. Please contact us at Chawton_WI@outlook.com for details of how to join our Zoom meetings. We hope to return to meeting at Chawton village hall in September 2021, assuming all Covid19 restrictions are lifted
|12 May 2021||Craft session||n/a|
|9 June 2021||Brutal, beastly shires||Judy Theobald|
|14 July 2021||Folklore of Hampshire||Penny Legg|
|11 August 2021||Picnic in Chawton||n/a|
|15 September 2021||AGM and autumn supper||n/a|
|13 October 2021||Paper crafting||Angela Nash|
|10 November 2021||How I became a train driver and what happens out on the track||Susie Cooper|
|8 December 2021||Xmas celebration||n/a|
|12 January 2022||Arranging a supermarket bunch of flowers||Sylvia Muskat|
|9 February 2022||Kirtles, corsets and curtains||Sarah Slater|
|9 March 2022||Gardening for wildlife||Paul Reynolds|
|13 April 2022||Cake decorating demonstration||Sally Farmer|
|11 May 2022||AGM and summer supper||n/a|