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.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

November and December meeting

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 last meeting was Friday 9 November when Kelly Broadfield from the Dodford Children's Holiday Farm gave an interesting talk about the work that is carried out helping children from inner city schools, special schools and nurseries. Delicious refreshments were provided by Diana Pardoe and Raili Caldicott.

Our next get together, on Friday 13 December, will be a little different this year when we will be enjoying a Christmas Lunch at The Dodford Inn.  Please arrive for 12.30pm.   This year we can all relax and the only thing to bring will be our usual Secret Santa Sock..... 

The New Year kicks off on Friday 10 January when Yvonne Cocks will join us and give a talk on 'Parachuting and Me'. Refreshments will be provided by Jackie Parker and Carolyn Evans.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

September meeting

As you can tell, there is no August meeting of the WI.

The next event will be the Dodford Show. on 7th September.

Details and classes are available at the Dodford Gardening Club website:

http://www.dodfordgardeningclub.co.uk/dodford-show-schedule-2016/index.html

So practise your baking!

Meanwhile:

Our meeting on Friday September 13th will be a talk entitled: Bromsgrove on the Eve of War - Pat Tansell