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Fair Oak WI has a membership of 50 fun-loving ladies both young and the more mature! We always welcome visitors – both those planning to join us – as well as those finding out a little more about WI – it is not all ‘Jam and Jerusalem’! You are most welcome to contact me ahead of time so that I can arrange a ‘buddy’ for the evening – or just arrive – we would love to meet you either way. Contact Hilary White on 02380 692773.
We meet in Fair Oak Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7EJ on the last Wednesday of the month – 7.15pm for 7.30pm, except in December when we wine and dine out locally for our Christmas Dinner. We belong to the Bishops Waltham Group of WI’s which gives us the opportunity to meet and get to know other WI’s in our area. Our members take part in lots of group events eg. quiz, skittles and the group carol service as well as attending ad hoc meetings arranged with interesting speakers. Our WI also participates in many Hampshire Federation events including Spring and Autumn Council meetings, WIFEST, (our celebration of the Women’s Institute), and the opportunity to try new arts, crafts and sports.
In 2018 we celebrated our Centenary with a Birthday Party in February for 80 past and present members who dressed to impress in 1918 outfits. We donated a WI Centenary bench to the village and had an Afternoon Tea and handing-over ceremony in the summer. In June we run a Cake and Preserves Stall at Fair Oak Carnival, the proceeds of which go towards ensuring our meetings are interesting and fun.
We also enjoy other regular ‘get-togethers’ for those who want more than a monthly meeting:
- Ladies Who Lunch
- Craft Group
- Book Club
- Monthly Games evening
- Monthly Coffee morning
So please come and ‘give us a go’ – we look forward to seeing you!
27 April 2022
‘Graphology – Your Character in your handwriting’ – Graham Birchmore
25 May 2022
‘Annual Meeting’ – Pudding and Pimms
29 June 2022
‘Macarons’ – Cookery Demo – Debbie Towlson
Grace Mears Rose Bowl Competition – Platinum Jubilee
27 July 2022
‘Through the Keyhole’ – Jill Daniels
31 August 2022
‘The Mystery of Morris Dancing’ – Alan Frampton
28 September 2022
‘Willow Weaving’ – Jacqui Rolls
26 October 2022
Sustainable Fashion – Sarah Delves
30 November 2022
‘Autumn Fun Evening- – Strictly Fashion Show (best outfit from charity shops)
Group Carol Service
25 January 2023
‘Naomi House’ – Suzie Simmonds
22 February 2023
105 Birthday Pary
– The Good, The Bad and the Downright Funny! – Jackie Dimmock
29 March 2023
‘Wildlife Photography’ – David Bailey
26 April 2023
‘A Life in Stitches’ – Linda Miller
Please visit our Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information about meetings and photos of recent activities.