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, sea/wild swimming group to be soon, 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: Stewarding 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: 02380571573, or email: email@example.com
5 March 2019
- Talk – “Passion for Pearls – talk 2”
- Speaker – Frances Benton
4 April 2019
- Talk – Taxi Drive/Poet
- Speaker – James Haddon
2 May 2019
6 June 2019
- Talk – My family and other Meerkats
- Speaker – Mel Rees
4 July 2019
- Strawberry Tea
1 August 2019
- Social Meeting
5 September 2019
- Talk – About A.A.
- Speaker – Chrissie Bye
3 October 2019
- Talk – Life in Guernsey under German rule during WW2
- Speaker – John Richards
7 November 2019
- Talk – Miracle Flower from Flanders to the Tower
- Speaker – Jeremy Prescott
5 December 2019
- 96th Birthday Meeting
- Professional Singer – Caryn Morant
MARCH 2019: Autumn Photo
JULY 2019: Flowering house plant
SEPTEMBER 2019: Flowers and Berries
NOVEMBER 2019: Cheese Straws
MARCH 2020: Enjoying Life
Spring meeting, St. Peters Church, Boyatt Wood, Friday 12th April 2019, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Autumn meeting, Otterbourne Village Hall, Thursday 24th October 2019, 2.00pm. Speaker TBA
Spring Council Meeting, Portsmouth Guildhall, Tuesday, 26th March 2019. Speaker Pam Ayres.
General Knowledge Quiz, closing date 29th March 2019
Keep Dancing, Pavilion in the Park, Eastleigh, 15th June 2019 at 7.30pm
Synagogue Visit, Southampton, 19th June 2019
Lady Denman Cup Competition, “Amazing Discoveries”, closing date 2nd August 2019
Annual Meeting, BIC, Bournemouth, 5th June 2019
Harvest Lunch, Thursday 17th October 2019, 12.00 noon, at OVH. Speaker TBA
“My Mother said i never should”, Theatre Royal, Winchester, Friday 15th March 2019 at 1.30pm
“The Comedy about a Bank Robbery”, Mayflower Theatre, Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 2.00pm
Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet, 30th April 2019, 7.30pm, at The Theatre Royal, Winchester
“Les Miserable”, Mayflower Theatre, Thursday 21st November 2019, 2.00pm
Polesden Lacey, Surrey, Tuesday 4th June 2019
Mystery Trip, Tuesday 17th September 2019