Sheet Women’s Institute

wi-logo  Sheet WI meets in Sheet Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month (except August).


2018 PROGRAMME:

  • 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.

2018:

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

‘Fabulous fabrics’

November 1.   ‘What the butler saw’.      –      Bob France

December 6.   Christmas meeting.


ARCHIVE 2017

January 5        –    Book sellers tales’ –  speaker Paul Robinson, Amazing Book
Company.
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


ARCHIVE 2016

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.

2016 PROGRAMME:

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


ARCHIVE

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.

 

WI photo

Sampler Quilt made by the Sheet WI. Proceeds of the raffle to go to the Rowans Hospice.

 

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