Village News

WI - Feb 2021

Our last three meetings have taken place using Zoom – not everyone’s cup of tea, but we have had several members joining us,      See full story...

NW - WI November 2020

Our last meeting on Thursday 12th November 2020 was held by Zoom – we open Zoom at 7.00 pm to give members a chance to join and have a chat before we start the meeting at 7.30 pm. Our speaker kicked off our meeting – Jo South is a local artist living in Overton and she talked about how her interest in painting really started when she was studying in Canterbury where she painted her favourite pubs and scenes around the area – Jo’s interest is in architecture and her painting style of ink and watercolours beautifully reflect this.      See full story...

WI - Oct 2020

Our last meeting on Thursday 8th October 2020 was held by Zoom – we open Zoom at 7.00 pm to give members a chance to join and have a chat before the meeting starts at 7.30 pm. We then had a very short business meeting followed by a very informal quiz which was enjoyed by all.      See full story...

NW WI - Sept 2020

North Waltham WI held its first Zoom meeting on the 10th September 2020. We started the Zoom half an hour before the official meeting start to allow members time to join at their leisure and we all had a good old chinwag – not the same as in person, but certainly an acceptable alternative.      See full story...

NW WI - August 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from the National Federation of WIs and Hampshire County Federation of WIs. With the current restrictions regarding social distancing, we are unable to use the Rathbone Pavilion as it is not big enough for our numbers. We are, however, going to offer our September meeting via Zoom.      See full story...

WI - July 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from the National Federation of WIs and Hampshire County Federation of WIs – we have just received communication from NFWI and the committee needs to review this to work out what it means for us in North Waltham.      See full story...

WI - June 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. The following is from HCFWI Chairman following their recent Events Meeting - “We are finding it very frustrating to have to wait before making definite bookings as, sadly, it could still be sometime before the restrictions are lifted on meetings. But for the good of everybody, we must be patient.”      See full story...

WI - May 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. As mentioned last time, we did look at the possibility of holding meetings via Zoom – I have been asking members when I see them, at the required social distancing, and there doesn’t seem to be the interest. I know that lots of you are keeping in touch with one another anyway.      See full story...

WI - March 2020

Our 84th Birthday Meeting was held on March 12th 2020 in Steventon Village Hall. The hall was packed with local members and guests, as well as invited guests from Church Crookham WI (with whom we are twinned), Oakley and Deane WI, our WI Advisors and the Chairman of the Hampshire Federation of WIs.      See full story...

WI - Feb 2020

Our first meet in 2020 was the long-awaited for Petra Jewellery and what a lovely opening for the year. Petra Jewellery, a local business based in Viables Craft Centre, is all about personalised service for the customer.      See full story...

WI - Jan 2020

Our last meeting was on Thursday 12th December 2019 – this was our Christmas Social and members enjoyed mince pies, stollen, mulled wine and mulled apple juice. This was followed by members sharing Christmas poems, ditties, etc as well as a mini pantomime put on by several members. We all enjoyed the chance to have a bit of a natter as well! Thank you to the committee for organising this for us.      See full story...

WI - Nov 2019

On the 14th November, we had the pleasure of listening to Steve describe the very important work of Blood Bikes.      See full story...

WI - Oct 2019

On the 12th September, we had the pleasure of having our fellow member Jan Peterson share her photos and account of helping an Elephant Orphanage in Zambia. Jan was volunteering through Game Ranger’s International.      See full story...

WI - July 2019

On the 11th July 2019, our Garden Meeting was held in Colleen’s beautiful garden – and the sun shone down on us. Following a short business meeting, Nicky Carter spoke to us about Move It or Lose it - these classes are designed to encourage older adults to become more active.      See full story...

WI - May and June 2019

Our meeting on 9th May 2019 started with our normal business meeting followed by the Annual Meeting. This included a presentation from Helen, our Communications Secretary, who reviewed the many good meetings and events that have taken place during 2018/19.      See full story...

WI - April 2019

At our meeting on April 11th 2019 at the Rathbone Pavilion Carolyn welcomed two new members, Linda and Sylvie, bringing our total number of NWWI to 42. Our speakers for the evening were two ladies working at St. Michaels Hospice, a well-known venue and familiar to lots of families.      See full story...

Wi - March 2019

Our 83rd Birthday Meeting was held on March 14th 2019 in the school hall at North Waltham. The hall was full of members and guests, including members from another WI and some from the Hampshire Federation of WIs.      See full story...

WI - Feb 2019

Our first meeting of the New Year took place on January 10th 2019 when Colin Pawson, a keen member of the British Carriage Society, gave us an illustrated talk on the history of coaches and coach horns from the golden age of coaching to the present day. Our last meeting was on Thursday 14th February when we were entertained by Mervyn of the local family run coach company Mervyn’s Coaches      See full story...

WI - Jan 2019

Our Christmas meeting, held on 13th December at the Rathbone Pavilion, was a happy affair. After the business part of the meeting, we had time for lots of chatting while the committee worked hard serving us with mince pies, Stollen, wine and orange juice.      See full story...