Otterbourne WI, formed in 1923, is a very friendly WI, 12 meetings per year, with approximately 84 members. We meet at 1.45pm on the first Thursday of each month in Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, SO21 2ET.
Apart from the monthly meetings, we organize coach outings and activities such as skittles and quiz evenings, book club group, tai chi classes, walking group, lunch group, theatre trips, and an annual Strawberry Tea, Ploughman’s Lunch 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.
Our Community Projects include knitting bonnets for premature babies, sending sweaters to Zimbabwe, knitted trauma teddies for our South Coast Ambulances, Twiddlemuffs and knitted hats for the Seamen.
Fundraising: Enveloping stuffing and supplying homemade cakes at Eastleigh 10k race. Helping with the Eastleigh Food Bank.
Each member receives a posy on the month of their birthday.
Enquiries to Otterbourne Secretary, Jenny Bunyan, Tel no: 02381947113, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 November 2019
- Talk – Miracle Flower from Flanders to the Tower
- Speaker – Jeremy Prescott
5 December 2019
- 96th Birthday Meeting
- Professional Singer – Caryn Morant
2 January 2020
- Talk –
- Speaker – Cheryl Butler
6th February 2020
- Talk – The Alphabetical Tour of Winchester
- Speaker – Jill Daniels
5th March 2020
- Talk – Jane Austen
- Speaker – Jane Glennie
2nd April 2020
- Talk- My life in Stitch
- Speaker – Alison Hulme
7th May 2020
- Annual Meeting
21st May 2020
- Ploughman’s Lunch
4th June 2020
- Talk-Plants and Gardens
- Speaker-John Negus
2nd July 2020
- Strawberry Tea
6th August 2020
3rd September 2020
NOVEMBER 2019: Cheese Straws
MARCH 2020: Enjoying Life
Autumn meeting, Otterbourne Village Hall, Thursday 24th October 2019, 2.00pm. Speaker: Peter Raw – Antique.
Skittles: Weeke Community Centre, 16th September. 7pm. £6 inc buffet
Autumn Meeting, The Anvil, Basingstoke. 22nd October 2019. Tom Jones Tribute £15
Performance Week, 14th – 21st September 2019
OWI Skittles, The Phoenix, Twyford. 8th October, £16 inc raffle
Harvest Lunch, Thursday 17th October 2019, 12.00 noon, at OVH. Speaker TBA £10
Ploughman’s Lunch, Thursday 21st May 2020
“Les Miserable”, Mayflower Theatre, Thursday 21st November 2019, 2.00pm
Last Wednesday in the month, start at OVH at 10.30am