Otterbourne WI is a very friendly WI with approximately 84 members, and meet at 1.45pm on the first Thursday of each month in Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, SO21 2ES.
Apart from the monthly meetings, we organise coach outings and activities such as skittles and quiz evenings, book club group, tai chi classes, walking group, lunch group, theatre trips, sea/wild swimming group to be soon, and an annual Strawberry Tea, Ploughman and Harvest Lunch.
Our Craft Group meets on most Thursdays when there is no main meeting to have a chat whilst pursuing craft-related hobbies. There are occasional tuition sessions encompassing such topics as Dorset buttons, Somerset quilting, tote bags, painting, crochet, knitting, box making etc.
Each member receives a posy on the month of their birthday.
Below are the details of our 2019 programme.
|January 3rd 2019||Christmas Talk||Judy Theobald|
|February 7th 2019||Tales of the Roving Reporter.||Alan Jones|
|March 5th 2019||“Passion for Pearls – talk 2”||Frances Benton|
|April 4th 2019||Taxi Drive/Poet||James Haddon|
|May 2nd 2019||A.G.M.||no speaker|
|June 6th 2019||My family and other meerkats||Mel Rees|
|July 4th 2019||Strawberry Tea||no speaker|
|August 1st 2019||Social Meeting||no speaker|
|September 5th 2019||Talk about A.A||Chrissie Bye|
|October 3rd 2019||Life in Guernsey under German rule during WW2||John Richards|
|November 7th 2019||Miracle Flower from Flanders to the Tower||Jeremy Prescott|
|December 5th 2019||(Birthday Meeting) Professional Singer||Carlyn Morant|
Christmas Service, St Peter’s Church, Boyatt Wood, Fri. 14th Dec’18 at 2pm. Enjoying Crestwood school choir to entertain us.
Autumn meeting, Otterbourne Village Hall, Thursday 24th October’19, 2pm. Speaker tba
Spring Council Meeting, Portsmouth Guildhall, Tuesday, 26th March’19. Speaker Pam Ayres.
“The Calendar Girls”, at The Mayflower, booked for Wednesday 16th January’19 at 2pm.
“My Mother said i never should”, Theatre Royal, Winchester, Friday 15th March’19 at 1.30pm
Tchaikovski’s “Swan Lake” ballet, 30th April’19, 7.30pm, at The Theatre Royal, Winchester
Harvest Lunch, Thursday 17th October’19, noon. Speaker tba