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.
|8 July 2020||The Ghosts of Hampton Court||Sarah Slater|
|12 August 2020||The History of Tea Drinking||Jane Glennie|
|9 September 2020||Alton Food Bank||Ian Dale|
|14 October 2020||Barn Owl Project and Bird of Prey Hospital||Kim Boog|
|11 November 2020||Cookery Demo (chocolate salami and petit fours)||Debbie Towlson|
|9 December 2020||Beatrix Potter||Annalie Talent|
|13 January 2021||From the New Forest to Salt Lake City||Gill Southwell|
|10 February 2021||Winston Churchill||John Richards|
|10 March 2021||HART Wildlife Hospital||Paul Reynolds|
|14 April 2021||From Dresser to Trainer (36 Years in Theatre)||Hilary Strong|
|12 May 2021||AGM, Summer Supper and Craft Session||n/a|
|9 June 2021||Brutal, Beastly Shires||Judy Theobald|
|14th July 2021||Cake Decoration Demonstration||Sally Farmer|