Our WI was formed in March 1919 and we currently have over 35 members. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room, St Mary’s Church, Old Basing, RG24 7DJ. There is parking on the main street with disabled access on an incline leading to the building. A typical meeting normally runs for 2 hours.
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Due to the Pandemic of the CoronaVirus Old Basing WI has sadly had to shut it doors to our members. At this time we are keeping up with our members via a WhatsApp chat line and our News Letter. Stay indoors protect the NHS (and yourself). If our members need any officers you have our telephone numbers on your pink card please call one of us for a chat or support etc.
Old Basing WI is part of Loddon group which consists of 16 WIs. Belonging to a group enables us to network with other members of nearby WIs with the added opportunity to attend group meetings in the spring and autumn. There is an extra small charge to attend these. Loddon group also takes part in the Federation-led group quiz nights and skittles and darts competitions as well as arranging educational outings and events.
As members of Hampshire Federation we have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend spring and autumn Federation meetings held at the Portsmouth Guildhall and the Anvil in Basingstoke respectively. Speakers at these events usually include well known public figures.
The National Federation host their annual meeting at various venues around the country and in Wales. Members from every WI can apply to be a delegate or an observer at these meetings.
As well as our monthly meetings, Old Basing WI also arrange theatre outings, garden visits and day trips to places of interest. We have a craft group which meets once a month and a regular walking group (see details below). As a member you can take part in these extra activities, as well as having access to events and competitions arranged through Hampshire Federation and our National Federation.
Why not come along to one of our meetings? We are very friendly and would love to see you!
4th February 2020
- Members Meeting
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- Competition –
COFFEE MORNINGS, WALKING GROUP, CRAFT GROUP AND EVENTS
April/ May/June/July 2020 – Coffee Morning
Walking Group – April/May/June/July
Lunch Club – April/May/June/July
CRAFT GROUP – April/May/June/July
NEW MEMBERS TO THE CRAFT GROUP ARE WELCOME