Monthly Report ~ January 2020

22 members, including new members Sarah and Lesley, plus guest Val, were welcomed to the first meeting of 2020. Antonia celebrates her birthday this month.
Final arrangements were made for the New Year lunch at the Fighting Cocks, Arreton, on Thursday. Menu choices were taken, to avoid long delays on the day.
Helpers will be needed for our Ploughman’s and Pud event on February 18th, both to make puddings and to help in the hall. This is usually a very popular event and a good supply of puddings will be needed. Items for the ploughman’s lunch will be catered for by the organising committee.
Subscriptions are due this month, and members were also reminded that next month voting slips for the 2020 Resolution selection will need to be returned. Antonia gave details of the next visit to the Apollo Theatre in February. Debbie then read a very amusing poem on the aftermath of Christmas.
The hall Skittles Alley had already been set up, and after the business meeting, everyone enjoyed a fun tournament, presided over by Keith Cram. The winning team was Team 1: Janet, Lesley S, Sue, Pat, Isabel and Gill. The individual prize went to Pat, and the prize for the lowest score went to Dilys. The scrapbooks were also out on show, and the Best Bloom was judged to be Isabel’s white hellebore.

January Meeting

Our January meeting is always a busy one; annual subs to collect, events to organise and post festivity news to catch up on, and of course the usual WI business to be dealt with. We decided that an informal game of skittles would help the evening flow. Thanks go to Shorwell Sports & Social Club for the set-up and loan of their skittle alley and Keith Cram for officiating over our games; a good time was had by all.


If you are thinking of joining Shorwell WI or are just curious about what we do, please feel free to come along to one or two of our meetings and spend the evening with us. We don’t ask you join immediately or be a jam maker or cake baker, just be yourself and remember that we were all ‘the new girl’ once. If you would like more information please feel free to call Debbie on 741384 or visit our website www.shorwellwi.org.uk
We meet at 7.30pm in Shorwell Parish Hall on the 2nd Monday every month except August.


Our February meeting is on Monday 10th and we will be hearing from the Young Carers (our 2019 charity) and also The Wight Brainy Bunch, our 2020 charity.


Date for your Diary – We will be offering a Ploughmans & Pudding lunch on Tuesday 18th February 12-2pm in Shorwell Parish Hall. Entry is £6 per person on the door and all are welcome.

We will be holding a Ploughmans and Pudding lunch, 12-2pm on Tuesday 18th February. The event will take place at Shorwell Parish Hall and cost £6 per person.


There will be the usual selection of our lovely puddings, and this year rather than offering soup we have decided to offer a Ploughman’s lunch. We will also hold a raffle with takings being split between Shorwell WI and our 2020 charity, The Wight Brainy Bunch.
Come along and enjoy some Shorwell WI hospitality.