We are a small but very friendly group, whose membership ranges from women in their early 20s to the more mature! We meet on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7.30pm at The Good Shepherd Community Hall, Roewood Road, Holbury, SO45 2JN.
Although our regular meetings form the core of our WI, we also:
- have a Craft Group, Film Group, Swimming Club and a Lunch Group (with Langley WI);
- arrange various excursions including a trip to the Houses of Parliament, a shopping trip to Bath and the American Museum, journey on the Kennet and Avon Canal , Jane Austen’s house at Chawton and Compton Acres gardens at Poole;
- compete at the New Forest Show; and
- like to take part in the various competitions and events organised by Hampshire Federation and the Beaulieu Group (to which we belong) such as Darts, Skittles (2016 runners up) and Quizzes as well as the Spring and Autumn meetings.
Visitors are always welcome and with no obligation to join, so why not come along? Click here for a local map. Look forward to seeing you soon!
|January 21||The story of the Victoria Cross||TBA|
An epic journey
Hear how Bev fulfilled a lifelong ambition to sail across the Atlantic in a yacht
|March 26||Now we are six||Birthday party|
The Life and loves of a taxi-driver poet
James Haddow will entertain us with his comic verse
Get your voting slips out. Come and elect your new committee.
Bring your cameras and take some photos for the New Forest Show.
A musical journey
A classically trained singer who took on a challenge at the age of 53 – with amazing results!
How do you take yours?
Jane Glennie will entertain us with her take on our tea drinking habits
This very local charity has been working since 1966 to enhance the lives of young carers and vulnerable children aged 5-12. Come and find out about this worthwhile charity.
Ann Henderson will talk about the anatomy and function of the bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. Discussing problems and solutions. All you ever wanted to know but never dared to ask.
Lets get crafty
Come and try some new crafts at this hands on meeting.
Come and celebrate with an American supper and back by public demand, our festive auction!
In Grandpa’s footsteps
Liz Barron will take us to China as she unravels her family’s history
Forensic Science and the modern police force
Darren Rawlings will let us into the secrets of how to solve a murder
Under Starters Orders its our Birthday Party!
Wear your best hat as we are off to the races with an indoor picnic and some fizz to make up for your horse not winning.
Once again Ginny threw open her garden to us for a party, With wall-to wall sunshine, a raffle where everyone was a winner, glorious cakes and refreshments, it was a hugely enjoyable afternoon. Many thanks Ginny and a special mention to Grace for her amazing fundraising techniques!
This year’s outing was to Compton Acres near Poole. Another glorious sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who went.
|TBARemember – if you’re unable to attend, please swap with someone else.|
Please make 1 cake or batch each , milk will be provided.
Remember – if you’re unable to attend, please swap with someone else.
|April||Karen A and Katherine B|
|May||Debbie Benham and Pat Buck|
|June||Maureen Lee and Carol Parvin|
|July||Diana Peckham and Pat Peckham|
|September||Pat Smith and Sylvia Measday|
|October||Mandy Foster and Angie Lund|
|November||Mary Oatham and Sandy Moss|
|These sessions are held in members’ homes and a nominal charge will be made to cover cost of materials|
|1 March||Knitted/Crochet Octopuses for the prom babies||Tracy|
|27 March||Easter cards||Tracy|
|26 April||Button People||TBA|
|28 June||Fabric bags – you will need to bring 2 x 8 1/2″ fabric squares and 1 metre ribbon or cord||TBA|
|27 September||Nail Varnish flowers||Ginny|
|25 October||Macrame Owl Pendants||TBA|
|29 November||Messy wool stars (please bring wool and pva glue)||TBA|
|20 December||Christmas social||Tracy|