Where’s WInnie?

The WI have launched a special project to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! In the March issue of WI Life magazine, our members will find all there is to know about the ‘Where’s WInnie’ craft competition to knit a corgi.  From now until the June bank holiday weekend, we’re encouraging keen knitters to have a go at making WInnie the corgi and hiding her in their local community for others … Continue reading Where’s WInnie?

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Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

Our February meeting saw Brockenhurst WI celebrating our 104th Birthday with 35 members and 7 guests in attendance. We had an action packed evening! We celebrated in style and started the evening with a glass of Bucks Fizz. 14 members celebrate their birthday in February and they were presented with a birthday posy. Certificates and a floral tribute were presented to 6 members for their … Continue reading Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

Hampshire WI Competitions

Hampshire WI currently have three competitions running which anyone can enter. It would be great if our talented members would like to take part in these competitions. Competition 1 – Calendar Photo Competition (Application form at https://hampshirewi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2023-Calendar-Competition-entry-form.pdf) Closing Date 4th February Competition 2 make a card for Her Majesty the Queen celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. Calling all card makers and crafters to make a card … Continue reading Hampshire WI Competitions

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Our December Meeting

At our meeting this month we had our Christmas party. It was a full on and fun-filled evening! As people arrived, members and invited guests were given either mulled wine or mulled fruit punch. Our winning entry and items made by members for the Group Show were on display for those who hadn’t managed to see them at the show. This was followed by fish … Continue reading Our December Meeting

Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Monday August 9th, 5.30pm Cost £15 per person, includes Entry to Gardens, Gardeners Talk & Refreshments Guests arrive approx. 5.30pm Gardeners talk at 6.00 pm Refreshment service to follow on the terrace/in the tea room Guests may then walk the gardens at leisure The tea room/shop (where the loos are!) will close at approx. 8pm I will need your choice of Food and Drink (from … Continue reading Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

At our meeting on Monday 8th February, Brockenhurst WI members enjoyed a Zoom Murder Mystery evening to celebrate its 102nd Birthday. Members of the Committee used their considerable skills to act out the scenario of the aftermath and investigation of Carrie Oakey’s murder, at her Birthday party in a smart Italian restaurant with her female family, friends and business associates. We witnessed the cast members … Continue reading Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

Remembrance Wreaths

Celebration of Remembrance 2020

As with so many events this year, Covid-19 ensured that the celebration of remembrance in 2020 would be slightly different. Wreaths were laid at Brockenhurst Memorial on Wednesday 4th November, ahead of a new national lockdown beginning the following day. The WI wreath is the one on the right-hand end of the second row. It was a beautiful day for the very simple but moving … Continue reading Celebration of Remembrance 2020

Monthly Press Report

Press Report February 2018

Brockenhurst WI celebrated its 100th birthday with a fabulous evening at The Balmer Lawn Hotel.  70 members and guests attended and were treated to some close up magic, a delicious meal and a wonderful cake made by one of our members, Liz Wingham. We were delighted to welcome 4 presidents from the Brockenhurst WI group, also Maureen Levenson who is Chairman of Hampshire County Federation. … Continue reading Press Report February 2018