- Throughout the year there will be regular organised walks (with lunchtime meals), book club meetings and craft group mornings.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month in Sheet Village Hall at 7.30pm. New members and visitors are always welcome.
- Annual membership costs £37 and members pay 50p for tea/coffee and biscuits at each meeting. Part year membership will be available later this year. Further information is available from the Secretary, Nicky Gummerson on 01730 300066.
January 4. ‘Canada by rail’ – Mrs T Robinson
February 1. ‘Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’. – Joe Williams (ranger)
March 1. ‘History of Hampshire through 10 objects’. – Tony Cross
March 21. Spring Council Meeting
March 29. Spring Group Meeting. – Aaron Phipps, Paralympian.
April 5. ‘The MFPA’. – Tom Yendell
April 18. Visit to Bramdean WI
May 3. AGM and resolutions
May 13. Hampshire WI Festival, Eastleigh
June 6. National AGM, Cardiff
June 7. ‘ Women’s refuge’ – Charity speaker, Yvonne Carter
TBA. Group summer lunch
July 5. ‘The King’s Theatre’. – David Alport
August TBA. Charity lunch
September 6. Bramdean & Hinton Ampner WI to visit Sheet WI
October 4. ‘Hidden careers’. – Members of Sheet WI
October 16. Autumn County Meeting at The Anvil, Basingstoke
October 23. Autumn Group Meeting at St Peter’s Hall. – Richard Tanner on
November 1. ‘What the butler saw’. – Bob France
December 6. Christmas meeting.
January 5 – Book sellers tales’ – speaker Paul Robinson, Amazing Book
February 2. – ‘Archaeology on the Heath’. Peter Price.
March 2. – ‘A day in the life of a registrar’. Heather Ongley.
March 22. – Spring Council meeting, Portsmouth. – speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
March 29. – Spring Group meeting – speaker Aaron Phipps, rugby paralympian.
April 6. – ‘Coast to coast across the north of England.’ Carol Watson
May 4. – AGM, Birthday meeting, Resolutions.
May 9. – Hanging basket workshop. (6pm)
May 22. – Day trip to Denman College
May 23. – WI group quiz
June 1. – ‘Artscape’. Mandie Letchford
June 7. – Visit to Stansted House
June 7. – National AGM in Liverpool
July 6. – ‘The queen bee and her children’. Roy Godfrey
August. – Summer lunch (tba)
September 7. – ‘ Fishermania ‘ – the celebrated Kitty Fisher. Dr Robert France
September 20 – Blue badge tour of Winchester
October 5. – ‘Homespun evening’ – WI craft group
October 17. – Autumn Council meeting, Basingstoke
October 31. – Autumn Group meeting – speaker Dr Becky Peacock.
‘The work of women on the railways’
November 2. – ‘Gilbert White’s garden’ – speaker David Standing
December 7. – Christmas meeting
Our speakers cover all sorts of topics – this year includes Goodwood House and the 1st Duke of Richmond, Life After Iran, Life as a maid at Stansted House, and Pubs & Inns of Petersfield – see below for full programme.
We have a craft group which meets in Sheet Village Hall, usually on the second Friday on the month at 10 am for two hours, and a reading group which meets in members’ houses once a month for discussion and social time. We also cater for the Petersfield Music Festival each spring.
As well as our programme of visits and social events, which include skittles evenings and quiz competitions, we raise money for charities with local connections – for 2015 the raffle for the Sampler Quilt raised £915 and through other activities an additional £200 was raised for Rowans Hospice making a total of £1,115.00. See photo below.
We can also attend national, county and group WI meetings with speakers such as Peter and Dan Snow, Michael Portillo and Lucy Worsley.
Annual membership costs £37 and members pay 50p for tea/coffee and biscuits at each meeting. Part year membership will be available later this year.
Visitors are charged £2 at each meeting and after 3 meetings are expected to become a member. Further information is available from the Secretary, Gill Clarke on 01730 268206.
- Our chosen charity for 2016 is to be the Friends of Petersfield Hospital.
Monthly meetings start at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome (£2). New members are welcome (at a reduced rate in January.)
7 January. – Life after Iran Sandra Simmons
4 February – Goodwood House and the 1st Duke of Richmond Stephen Richards
3 March. – Weaving Felicity Heal
7 April. – Constructing a hanging basket David Feldon
5 May. – AGM. Birthday meeting and Resolutions. AGM now to held in the Physic Garden in Petersfield.
2 June. – Friends of Petersfield Hospital June Brookes
16 June – Outing to Rose Paddock, Bramdean
7 July. – Life as a maid at Stansted House Rhonda Doyle
August. – Summer event – TBA
1 September – Anybody can draw a tiger Heather Wylde
7 September – Horse drawn barge trip
6 October. – Pubs and Inns of Petersfield Bill Gosney
3 November. – Antiques and collectables – mini road show Tony Creasey
1 December. – Christmas celebration meeting
Programme for the remainder of 2015:
This year includes talks on Victorian period style, Doorstep scams, Chair yoga, the history and art of English canals, South African flowers and the history and tradition of bridal fashion.
- June 19 Tour of Hambledon Vineyard
- June 26 Summer outing to Winchester Science INTECh and Bramdean WI
- July 2 Speaker – Rowans Hospice
- August 11 Summer event – Members only
- September 3 Speaker – What the bride wore: History and tradition
- October 1 Tools of the trade
- October 27 Group meeting – Members only
- November 5 South Africa in bloom
- December 3 Christmas meeting – Members only
New members and visitors are always welcome.
The W.I gives women’s the chance to build their skills, knowledge and confidence.