Saturday, 5 June 2021

WELCOME TO 2021

Well, that was a year that was!

Dodford WI is hoping to restart meetings very soon, starting with a get together lunch at the local giving people a chance to catch up.

So, do get in touch with Pat or Jackie, to let them know if you are interested in joining us, and for further information.

Thank you!

Christine

Friday, 20 November 2020

November 2020

 Here we are in December, with Christmas only a few weeks away. The Dodford Parish Magazine offers a chance to wish HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a GOOD NEW YEAR to all readers and to all our Dodford WI members.

Christmas may not be as we usually know it but hopefully we will find ways to enjoy this special time of year. We can get busy baking Christmas Cakes and mince pies whilst listening to radio plays or favourite music in the comfort of our kitchens. We can turn the news off for a while.

If we end up eating too many mince pies then the great outdoors is just there, open for us to go out and get a bit of exercise, as much or as little as we want. This gives us a chance to wave and chat (socially distanced of course) when we meet along the village roads. We’ve got good views to enjoy, if it’s not raining! We might even enjoy some snow this year?? If it does, we could build WI snowwomen.

We won’t be too disappointed if it doesn’t snow for Christmas because hopefully we will have made an extra effort with our Christmas decorations to add some extra warmth and sparkle to these December Days. A little creative activity with greenery snipped from our gardens will do us good. Door decorations and table decorations are easy and fun to do.

Although WI’s Denman College in Oxfordshire is currently closed and in the process of being sold, which is a huge loss to the WI, the college is now offering online tutorials which cover a range of topics and talks. On a practical level there are courses in cookery and crafts, plus exercise and relaxation. The courses change weekly and run during the day and in the evening too.

Our WI Christmas party has also had to be abandoned. Last year we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Dodford Inn. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better year.

Until then, we wish all our WI members and Dodford Village a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR


Monday, 20 April 2020

Coronavirus

Normally, meetings of the Dodford WI are held on the second Friday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Dodford Village Hall, and visitors will always be made welcome, and for potential members the first visit is free.
Unfortunately with the continuing Coronavirus Lockdown, the April meeting still didn't happen.
There obviously won't be a May meeting either.  This would have been our WI AGM and voting on this year's Resolutions.
So all we can do is wish all our WI members and our village as a whole all good wishes, keep safe, keep socially distanced and hopefully we'll meet again soon.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Latest news...

Meetings of the Dodford WI are held on the second Friday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Dodford Village Hall, and visitors will always be made welcome, and for potential members the first visit is free.

Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances our speaker, Terry Church, was unable to join us to give his talk on 'Radio and TV in the 1950's and 1960's.  So the evening turned into a social time with a quiz and delicious refreshments provided by Di Pardoe and Marlene James.  Hopefully we can book Terry again at a later date as it seemed an interesting talk.

Our next meeting was scheduled to take place on 10 April when Tracey Clark would have given us an insight into 'Living on a Narrow Boat'.  Unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus situation the village hall is closed, and therefore our WI meetings are cancelled until further notice. 

So, in the meantime, wishing you all well, stay safe and socially distanced.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Coronovirus update, cancellation of meeting, April meeting

UPDATE: Dodford WI have suspended their meetings for the meantime, due to the COVID-19 virus and government guidelines.  We feel that the safety of our members is more important.  Stay well and stay safe.  Hope to see you all again sometime soon....

Meetings of the Dodford WI are held on the second Friday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Dodford Village Hall, and visitors will always be made welcome, and for potential members the first visit is free.

Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances our speaker, Terry Church, was unable to join us to give his talk on 'Radio and TV in the 1950's and 1960's.  So the evening turned into a social time with a quiz and delicious refreshments provided by Di Pardoe and Marlene James.  Hopefully we can book Terry again at a later date as it seemed an interesting talk.

Our next meeting is due to take place on 10 April when Tracey Clark should us an insight into 'Living on a Narrow Boat'.   An interesting topic in view of all the flooding which has been experienced recently.
BUT we do not currently know if this is going ahead.

Discussion took place regarding Dodford WI hosting the Bromsgrove and Hillside Group of WI's  'Group Meeting' on Tuesday 24 March 2020 in view of the current Coronavirus situation.  UPDATE 14/2/20: We have now received a directive from Chris Henderson that we should cancel the Group meeting, and that they are currently cancelling other meetings. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

March meetings

Meetings of the Dodford WI are held on the second Friday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Dodford Village Hall, and visitors will always be made welcome, and for potential members the first visit is free.


Our speaker on Friday 14 February was Mark Billen who gave an interesting talk on 'Tales from The Forest'.  Delicious refreshments were  provided by June Parker and Jackie Meech.

Our March meeting will be held on 13th when Terry Church will be joining us with his talk on 'Radio and TV in the 1950's and 1960's.  Refreshments will be provided by Di Pardoe and Marlene James.

Don't forget it is Dodford WI's turn to host the Bromsgrove and Hillside Group of WI's  'Group Meeting' on Tuesday 24 March 2020.  We look forward to greeting our fellow WI's on this occasion, and request lots of help from our members to make this an enjoyable occasion.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

January & February Meeeting

'Meetings of the Dodford WI are held on the second Friday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Dodford Village Hall, and visitors will always be made welcome, and for potential members the first visit is free.

Wishing all our WI members a very Happy and Healthy New Year

Our last 2019 get together, on Friday 13 December, was a little different when we enjoyed a Christmas Lunch at The Dodford Inn.  We could all relax and chat, and the only thing to be brought was our usual Secret Santa Sock.

The New Year kicked off on Friday 10 January when Yvonne Cocks joined us for a second time and gave a talk on 'Parachuting and Me'. Most of us cringed at the thought of making a parachute jump!  Delicious refreshments were provided by Jackie Parker and Carolyn Evans.

Our speaker on Friday 14 February will be Mark Billen who will give a talk on 'Tales from The Forest'.  Refreshments wll be provided by June Parker and Jackie Meech.

We will be hosting the WI Group Meeting on Tuesday 24 March 2020.  We look forward to greeting our fellow WI's in the Bromsgrove and Hillside Group of WI's on this occasion, and request lots of help from our members to make this an enjoyable evening.

So once again Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you during 2020.