We meet at 7.15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of most months in Portesham Village Hall. In January our meeting is in the afternoon (14.00 start), in June we have an outing to celebrate the branch birthday and in August there is no meeting. A warm welcome is always there for visitors and new members alike.
Selected talks are open to visitors, partners and friends - whilst our members have the opportunity to join in many other activities and events, both social and educational, organised by the Dorset Federation.
Members are also able to join workshops on an extensive range of subjects at Denman College where there are numerous day and residential courses on cookery, craft and lifestyle - from Cheese Making to learning to dance The Flamenco.
Invitations are offered by other neighbouring WIs for lunches, Christmas events and open meetings throughout the year. As for “jams, chutneys and cakes” - Portesham WI frequently demonstrates its organisational and baking skills by catering for visiting groups to the area and successfully runs a Saturday morning village cafe each year.
The opportunities to meet people and make new friends, contribute to the local community, as well as gaining new experiences and skills are endless.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US: for more information please phone Christine on 07490 372212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our programme of meetings for 2019/2020:
May 14 The History of Handbags
June 11th No evening meeting - 90th Birthday Outing
July 9th Plastics and their replacement - Tina Raymond
August No meeting
September 10th Aromatherapy, products and their uses -
October 8th First Aid, talk and demonstration - Grant Wilson
November 12th People and wildlife of
Namibia - Ann
and David McKinna
December 10th Christmas revelry
January 14th WI resolutions, we will have a lively debate.
(Meeting starts at 14.00)
February 11th The Sounds of Nature - Edward Harland
March 10th Beekeeping - Hilary Green
April 14th AGM and Games