Here is the ribbon picture created by Maggie Maile while on a residential course at Denman College. This was just before the lock down and the sad news of Denman closure, so very poignant.
Jacky has created this flower picture during lock down. She found these beautiful embroidery flower picture cards from cigarette packets which she made into a framed picture.
It is with great sadness we have to report the recent death of a well loved and greatly respected Ockford-Godalming WI member, Margaret Atkins. She had been a member since 1996 and will be sorely missed. Margaret was willing to give many things a try - not least riding a bike which she did not so long ago!
Margaret enjoyed art and here are two of her framed paintings (on the right)
The Surrey Virtual Vixens is a new on-line group which meets monthy on Zoom. Details below.
Surrey Virtual Vixens VWI meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm via Zoom. The meetings are completely free until April 2021 when subs are due in the same way as any other WI. If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining them for a fun-filled and varied calendar of events in 2021, email email@example.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up date with what they are up to!
Congratulations to our President on the safe arrival of her first granddaughter in January 2021! Some happy news.
Following our very interesting talk and slide show on "Behind the scenes of RHS Chelsea Flower Show" members enjoyed seeing spring flowers arranged in a tea cup. Here are some of the arrangements beautifully arranged by members. To see who has arranged the flowers below, hover your mouse over each picture.
WI Womblers busy wombling on Aaron's Hill, making the environment nicer for all of us. More "Wombles" needed!
Some of our members holding paintings which Margaret Atkins painted and framed before she died. One of these beautiful pictures will be donated to the church for everyone to see. A lovely memory of a special lady.
Jeanette, as the Easter Bunny about to deliver goody bags to our members to make their day!
Jacky with her special basket ready to visit members on a beautiful sunny day.
Jacky in her Easter Bonnet ready for the
Surrey Vixen's WI meeting on line!
Our new Walking Group at Witley Common. Gillian, Jacky with Wendy and her two dogs walking in sunshine and snow showers! Typical April weather!
Wendy's dogs Chuckles and Kerry with snow on them!
Jacky held a very sucessful art session recently, in her garden. She and Kris painted tiles ready for the new Art Studio which will be officially opened on 3rd May by the Godalming Mayor.
Games in the garden on a beautiful sunny afternoons. Here is a game of Rummikub.
Well Done The Womblers!
6 intrepid WI members (pictured left) collected 5
bags of rubbish from Aarons Hill and Eashing Lane. Next date for going 'Wombling' TBC.
"Keeping Britian Tidy" on Ockford Ridge. Sadly this is very much needed.
Several members went on a Sunday afternoon walk to Peper Harrow with their four legged friends! Pictured left are Dinah, Jacky and Wendy sitting on the bench dedicated to Jacky's husband George, outside Peper Harrow Church.
Here is the Mayor opening the new "Jaytees" Art Studio recently. She is pictured (left) cutting the ribbon. WI members are invited to join in with various art projects. Speak to Jacky.
Ramster Garden outing to view the sculptures.
The walking group at Witley Common recently. New members are always welcome!
The first Chinthurst Six Meeting! Enjoying afternoon tea at 'Changing Perceptions' in Godalming on a very wet afternoon!
Our recent Committee Meeting "face to face" in the fresh air. It was wonderful seeing everyone and, of course there was cake!
Our delicious Cream tea at Secretts. We were able to meet face to face with our WI friends and have a proper chat under the grape vine which gave much needed shade on a very hot afternoon. Wonderful! A big "Thank you" to Niki.
Gillian and Jacky were able to pick some strawberries (pictured above left). Diana and Beryl (above right)
A lovely lunch was included in our outing to Selborne house and gardens recently. The food was delicious. The outing was very successful, 10 of us were able to go.
Gillian organised a very successful fund raising fair recently in aid of 'Ovarian Cancer Trust'. She raised over £500 which was an amazing effort. The cakes and cream teas were very popular and delicious. Colin put on an interesting display of his models of old Godalming. There was a raffle with some great prizes as well as various stalls including books. This wonderful effort was very well supported by our WI ladies.
A few photographs of our beautiful "Rainbow Picnic" held on Wednesday in the Phillips Memorial Cloisters. We were so lucky with the weather, the lily pond and surrounding flower beds were full of colour. We can recommend a visit for anyone wanting a pleasant walk by the river. We had a very happy occasion which was well attended by members.
Monica received a congratulations card from our President on the occasion of her Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
Photographs from our Rainbow Picnic held on the 4th August 2021 in bright sunshine!
Wendy delivering a beautiful arrangement to Alan and Monica on the occasion of their Diamond wedding anniversary.
A Sunday afternoon cream tea, at Waverley Abbey House on a bank holiday weekend. 16 of our members were able to visit this lovely house and grounds.