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.
In addition, we also have a Walking Netball Group & a Craft Group.
We enjoy taking part in all village activities and are becoming known for our fashionable and appropriate head-wear for these events.
What can you buy for £42 today?
A bunch of flowers? a meal out for two? a theatre ticket? Or for £42 you can have a full years WI membership with all the WI variety, activities, learning experiences, opportunities and fun & friendship including:
- At a minimum, eleven meetings a year and at Child Okeford you are always guaranteed a friendly welcome.
- Additional craft and sports activities. In 2019 this includes Walking netball, Kurling, Skittles and many more.
- Eight copies a year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life.
- Nine copies of Dorset WI News magazine
- Additional Federation and National Federation events and activities at WI member prices.
- Denman College Courses at WI member prices.
Visit us and find out more.
|Child Okeford WI Committee 2019-20|
The Community Centre
Child Okeford DT11 8EL (unless otherwise stated)
We are, during the year, asked to participate in other events or provide support : we are very flexible! Keep up to date by checking our website
Dorset Waste Partnership
Kwik Fit Ladies Night – Ladies in the Driving Seat
Come and join us at Kwik Fit in Dorchester for an informative and interactive evening where you will get the chance to ask all the questions about car maintenance you have wanted to ask, understand Road/Vehicle safety regarding tyres and general maintenance which is essential to keeping you and the vehicle safe and get the chance to get your hands dirty as you check your car over with our technicians to help and assist.
Enjoy some refreshments put on a pair of overalls and become a Kwik Fit fitter for an hour or so.
Venue: Kwik Fit Dorchester 18.30 to 20.30
Location: Iwerne Minster @ 7.15pm
A Beacon group meeting, of which Child Okeford WI is a member with East Orchard & Margaret Marsh, Sixpenny Handley, Iwerne Minster and Tarrant Gunville WI’s.
There will be a visit to the Cathedral on Friday 21st June.
Village Treasure Hunt
led by Liz Smith & Gaynor Cox
June 22nd Hey day
The Return of Jarbola
Tottys Good Life – ECO Beekeeping”
A talk by Deb Crutenden plus sales of her goods and produce
Skittles Match – Beacon Group, Tarrant Gunville
Picture shows last years winners – Child Okeford WI!!
AUGUST – New – Members Event
details to follow
Strictly Ballroom, led by Claire Davis
led by our Members
A Beacon Group talk with Andy Williams @Manston Village Hall 2.00pm
Which do you prefer?
Christmas food & drink tasting activity
Beacon Group Carol Service
@ Child Okeford Parish Church
“SURVIVING THE HOUSE THAT SAT DOWN”
A talk from Alice May: artist, author & speaker.
Books and cards by Alice will also be on sale.
We will also vote on the NFWI Resolutions – more information to follow
Pub games & Indoor Sports
Oakford Fitzpaine Village Hall
After last years great success, we are doing it again
Flower Arranging For Beginners’
led by Sue Brown: Chair of Child Okeford, Flower Arranging Club
plus “Would I lie to you?” our WI version!
Gallery – Some photographs from our recent events and activities.
Please see our web site for more http://childokefordwi.wordpress.com/
Dorset Federation of Women’s Institutes
website: https://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/structure-: of-the-wi/england/dorset/about-us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dorsetwi.org/
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Page last updated 9 April 2019