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Charlbury WI

Charlbury has a thriving WI which comprises a diverse group of women of all ages, our get togethers are informal and entertaining, with our programme providing something of interest for everyone. And, being the WI, we always treat ourselves to coffee, tea and delicious home-made cake during the evening!

Charlbury WI is part of the Oxfordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, 5 Court Farm Barns, Medcroft Road, Tackley, Oxfordshire OX5 3AL (https://www.oxfordshirewi.co.uk)

The WI Annual Subscription runs from January to December; membership in 2020 is £43.

New members joining the WI for the first time can pay a pro-rata subscription depending upon which quarter of the year in which they join.  

Visitors, £4, are welcome to attend the talks, which take place before the members' monthly WI business, and enjoy the refreshments and chat with members. 

For more information please e-mail Miriam Evans at charlburywi@oxfordshirewi.co.uk

Forthcoming meetings are listed on the Events page of the Charlbury website, also on our own website, Charlbury WI here, and we can be found on social media using @charlburywi (Facebook), and Twitter.

Yack & Yarn: Charlbury WI started a Y&Y group in September 2014. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at The Bell (7.30-9.30pm). This is an open group, you do not need to be a WI member to join in. All crafters are welcome to bring along any project that they have on the go and have a drink and chat as they stitch, sew, spin, knit or crochet! Need a little help on a project? Someone in the group will be able to offer practical advice.

Denman College: The WI's National Training Centre at Marcham near Abingdon is open to WI members and non-members. Visit the website here to view the wide range of craft, cookery and lifestyle courses available.

Meetings in 2020

Wednesday, 19th February
Shaun Morley: Drunk & Riotous - an account of the Oxfordshire Friendly Societies

Wednesday, 18th March
AGM & Beetle Drive 

Wednesday, 15th April

June and Ken Brazier: Mercy Ships

Wednesday, 20th May

Resolutions and Craft Session 

Wednesday, 17th June

Summer Jolly - more details to follow 

Wednesday, 15th July

James Haddow: The Taxi Driver Poet

Wednesday, 19th August

Outing to Witney Blanket Hall with light supper

Wednesday, 16th September

Harvest Supper - more details to follow

Wednesday, 21st October

Martyn Harrison: Les Miserables to the Lion King

Wednesday, 18th November

Festive Craft session

Wednesday, 16th December

Christmas Party evening - details to follow

Full details of forthcoming meetings will be included in the events section of the website

Other Events

WI Book Club in 2020 - 7pm at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury Future Dates: 9th March; 20th April; 1st June; 13th July; 24th August; 5th October; 16th November; 28th December.

WI Craft and Cuppa at Charlbury Bowls Club - 10.30am to 12.30pm on the third Saturday of the month. Cost is £3 per session to include refreshments.

Our next Coffee Morning and cake sale at the Corner House is at 9.30am on Saturday 28th March

WI Carol Service at St Mary's Church Charlbury at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 8th December 2020

Current Committee Members 2019/2020

Pat Court 

Trish Cavell - Vice President

Miriam Evans - President

Susie Finch - Membership & MCS Rep

Nikki Frankum - Treasurer

Jackie Hague 

Jeanne McCann 

Jo Murphy - Secretary

Sue Summerfield 

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