Child Okeford Women’s Institute


Child Okeford Women’s Institute

Welcome to the Child Okeford WI

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to our communities.

We are a lively group with growing membership from within the village and from our neighbouring villages including Shroton, Shilllingstone, Ashmore, Iwerne Steepleton and Okeford Fitzpaine .

Our activities are non-party political, non-denominational and include support for local as well as national events. They include informative talks and activities on a wide variety of subjects, national concerns and issues, in addition to craft and cookery demonstrations.

We enjoy taking part in village activities and are becoming known for our fashionable and appropriate head-wear for these events.

Visitors to our meetings are most welcome and the fee is £3.50

The annual subscription is £41 per annum that includes membership of our local institute, Dorset County Federation, National Federation and the magazine.

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Child Okeford WI Committee 2018-19  
President Pam Morris 01258 863791
Secretary Gaynor Cox 01258 861145
Treasurer Liv Shonfield ————
Hospitality Helen Harrison 01258 860571

Gaynor Waring 01258 861171

Kim Cowling 01258 863638


Ann Pearce 01258 861125


Liz Thomson 01258 863709

Sue Finklaire 01258 861357


Beacon Rep

Liz Smith 01258 860432

Child Okeford WI

Events programme



Every 2nd Monday of the month


The Community Centre

Station Road

Child Okeford

DT11 8EL



Twitter: @ChildOkeWI



MAY 14th: My life as an Auctioneer’: Talk by Amy Brennan from ‘Heirlooms’ in Wareham, on her career in a leading auction house as Head of Jewellery.

JUNE 11th: WI Health & Wellbeing week

Spice on your doorstep’: A cooking demonstration and tasting led by Sharon Foxton, owner of The Cafe on Goldhill.

Venue: Cafe at Goldhill Farm, Child Okeford.

Sat 23rd: HEY DAY WI Stall: Scones galore plus jams, chutneys & homemade sweets.

JULY 9th: Our 80th Birthday Celebration plus

Welcome to Brownsea Island’: A talk by The National Trust.

AUGUST: No meeting.

SEPT 10th: ‘The Alpaca Experience’: A visit from 2 Alpacas!

OCT 8th: A talk by Dr Yvonne Varley: ‘The story of Riziki’: Building a future for children in Kenya.

NOV 12th: Christmas Crafts: A chance to make something for the festive season.

Sat 17th: Child Okeford Christmas Fair.

DEC 10th: Our Christmas Celebration.


JAN 14th: NFWI Resolutions meeting plus a fun activity & ‘Bring & Buy’ stall.

Wed 16th: WI Theatre Trip to ‘Calendar Girls The Musical’: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 2pm.

Coach departs 10.30am prompt!

FEB 11th: Feeling Sporty?: A chance to play & enjoy Kurling, Darts & other indoor games. Venue: Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall.

MARCH 11th: ‘Getting creative with clay’. A practical craft session led by Deborah Clarke from ‘Creative Clay for all’.

APRIL 8th: ANNUAL MEETING plus a fun activity.

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Page last updated 02/09/2018


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