The WI

The women’s Institute have been running for 100yrs and are still going strong , here in ogwell we have been in existence since 1928, we offer new members the opportunity to meet with like minded women, over a cup of tea and a chat. Meetings include a range of activities and speakers

the evenings are informal and comprise of  a wide range of speakers which span from crafts, food tasting, health and fitness, history and supporting local charities

There is also a trading stall for books, and vegetables/plants grown by the members, and a stall for home baking !!

In addition we organise in conjunction with the garden society day trips. We support the local theatre, with pantomime outings and other productions

we fund raise annually and run a tombola stall at Christmas fayres and also provide cream teas at the Ogwell summer fete.

we are a friendly group of women who work hard at enjoying ourselves. Why not come and try us out !!!!

we meet every first Tuesday of the month at 7:15pm in the memorial hall East Ogwell please contact sandra jones secretary tel no 872663 or email

You will find the most recent updates and information posted below!

Ogwell Womens Institute

The WI met on the 5th February.   Sally Bryson president opened the meeting, welcoming four guests to sample the taster evening , there were nine  apologies. Also in attendance was WI advisor Eileen Watson who gave an overview of the WI today.

Business was discussed, resolutions were outlined and the majority vote went to ‘Don’t fear the smear’.

spring group meeting 17/4/19 hosted this year  by ogwell, The Grimspound border morris  have  been booked  to provide entertainment .

Spring council meeting 27/4/19 Rivera centre  Mary Thomson to attend as delegate any one else interested in attending please contact Sandra Jones.

Name badges handed out at meeting members asked to personalise and bring to next meeting.

Table top sale 13/4/19 Gloria to find out more details discussed option of running a tombola.

Members asked if interested in forming a craft group as WI been asked to provide a triangle of bunting for next years centenary celebration, Jenny will discuss with Pam.

Refreshment volunteers requested to help with teas.

Mary Thomson outlined ideas  for outings this year ideas discussed were, Sharpham vineyard tour and tasting and also a canoe trip from Stoke Gabriel and Maltsers arms. Interest shown from members. Dates to be arranged.

Sally introduced speaker Samantha Rodderick an independent therapist demonstrating oriental facial massage.

Mary Thomson volunteered to have massage, Samantha highlighted the benefits, improving circulation and removing toxins and wrinkles. Known as the non surgical face lift, the technique is drawn from Japanese Tibetan and Indian massage. An opportunity for members to try techniques in small groups.

The evening ended with refreshments including wine and a raffle was drawn.

Next month meeting 5/3/19 7pm speaker to be arranged

Date for diary

Skittles evening Jolly sailor 7pm 18/3/19 non members welcome

contact sandra jones secretary 872663 or email nursebuilder.jones82@gmail.comOGWELL WI SKITTLE

Programme for 2019

8 January           ORLEY COMMON – ancient, wild and wonderful

Sian Avon, Senior Ranger, Leisure and Green Spaces TDC

5 February          ORIENTAL FACIAL MASSAGE – Samantha Roderick

5 March              T.B.A.

2 April                  MACULAR SOCIETY – Judy Pride

7 May                  GENERAL MEETING

4 June                 WHALES AND DOLPHINS – Sharon Stevenson

2 July                  DAYSPRING PLANTS – talking about gardens in July.

Plants for sale – Peter Cantrill   Open Meeting

August                FUNDRAISING

3 September      LOVELY LAVENDER – talk and demo on making items from lavender.  Mary Griffin.

1 October

6 November       ANNE MARIE MORRIS MP – Open Meeting

December         CHRISTMAS PARTY


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