Milton-under-Wychwood Women’s Institute

WIThe WIThe members of Milton-under-Wychwood WI meet in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of every month except December, when we meet on the second Tuesday. In 2008 we celebrated our 90th year as a WI, with an exhibition and, of course a birthday party!

New members and visitors are always welcome to join us – if you’d like to find out more Polly Seviour (832917) would be delighted to talk to you, or you could come to one of our meetings. Each month we join together to enjoy not only a programme of speakers but also delicious refreshments organised by our members, keeping up the well renowned tradition of WI’s home cooking.

Committee Members (2016/17):
President: Polly Seviour
Secretary: Jan Hand
Minutes Secretary: Sylvia Coudrey
Treasurer: Linda Dixon
Assistant Treasurer: Mary Sanders
Vice–President & Welfare: Elaine Russell Jarvie
Programme Secretary: Marjorie Connolley
Asst Programme Secretary: Helen De Salis
Catering Co-ordinator: Heather Blackman
Assistant Catering Co-ordinator: Sandra Ould
Publicity: Pauline Buzzard

Program:

2016
19th January – Elizabethan Textiles by Dr Gillian White
16th February – Bomb disposal by Ian Jones
15th March – AGM and Travel in India by Iain Russell-Jarvie
19th April – Cotswold Wildlife Park by Hayley Mullaney
17th May – Resolutions plus Janet Sims (Pebble Hill Nursery)
21st June – SERV – Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers by Alistair Borland
19th July – Behind the Cheese Counter; presentation and tasting by Karen Hessey (Waitrose)
16th August – Women in the Army in WW1 by Dan Allen
20th September – HARVEST SUPPER
18th October – History of the London Underground by Chris Caddy
15th November – Demonstration and workshop of Christmas wrapping by Sandie Inness
13th December – CHRISTMAS PARTY

2015
21st April – Defibrillators by Dick Tracey
19th May – Resolutions plus Kirstyn Tyrer (PCSO) and Janet Sims (Pebble Hill Nursery)
16th June – From Guns to Hearts and Roses by novelist Kate Lace
21st July – Brass Rubbings by Dave Maycock
18th August – Poisons for Medicines by Graham Harrison
15th September – HARVEST SUPPER
20th October – Butterflies of the Cotswolds by Sue Smith & Sue Dodd
17th November – Speaker from SeeSaw – Grief Support for children and young people in Oxfordshire
8th December – CHRISTMAS PARTY

2014
15th April – Bhutan, its people and textiles by Wendy Black
20th May – Resolutions plus Janet Sims (Pebble Hill Nursery)
17th June – Dinosaurs of Oxfordshire by Paul Sargent
15th July – Save The Children by Pauline Evans
9th August – Watercolours- talk and demo by Brian Marshall
16th September – HARVEST SUPPER
21st October – Photographic Restoration by Diane Partington
18th November – Recycling in Oxfordshire by Sian Stokes
9th December – CHRISTMAS PARTY

About the WI
The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has over 210,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.

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 them and their communities.