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Swans WI (formerly South Newton, Wishford & Stapleford Women's Institute)

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Members from SWANS Women’s Institute recently arranged a luncheon for invited guests and VIPs at the Wiltshire Federation of Women’s Institute’s Annual Council Meeting at the City Hall.

 

This is the second year running they have been asked to arrange the lunch, and they were again pleased to receive many positive comments from the guests.  

 

SWANS WI are involved with many activities.  They meet at South Newton Village Hall every month and have members from the surrounding villages, Wilton and Salisbury. For details go to www.southnewtonpc.org.uk and follow the WI link.

2017 Swans WI

A warm welcome awaits any-one who would like to come along.  We welcome members from all the surrounding villages and nearby areas and if you are interesting in joining our friendly Women's Institute please contact:

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors are also welcome to our meetings or monthly walks.

President: Alana Poulton  01722 790618

                                          alanapoulton@yahoo.co.uk

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SWANS WI hosted a Three Valleys Group Meeting on October 16th in South Newton and Wishford Village Hall.  

 

Members from Harnham Evening, DInton, Hindon and Fonthills, and Broadchalke WIs were entertained by the Salisbury and Ringwood Scottish Dancing Group, with some members joining in the dancing.  

 

A competition held for the best homebaked shortbread was won by Hindon and the Fonthills, although our entry baked by Kathleen Stewart

(Photographed) looked very impressive and tasted delicious.  

 

Our member, Carol Marks, organised  a ‘Scottish’ themed raffle, and a delicious afternoon tea provided by our members was organised by Vicky Archer.  

SWANS WI are 90

 

SWANS WI recently pulled out all the stops to celebrate their 90th anniversary.  

 

The celebrations at South Newton village hall began with a warm welcome of a champagne reception for members and invited guests, and a chance to look at a display of memorabilia cataloguing their past activities as South Newton, Wishford and Stapleford WI to the present day under their new name of SWANS.  After a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, a delicious two course lunch was served prepared and cooked by the committee, followed by coffee and an amazing selection of petit fours baked by members Venice, Diane and Margaret. Next on the Programme was the unveiling of a new tablecloth designed and stitched by the Creative group under the direction of Lin, and the draw for a Denman scholarship that was won by their secretary, Loraine.

 

Guests were then entertained to a comical stage performance, that had been written by two committee members, Pamela and Carol, entitled ‘A very special meeting of the Old Birds WI’ that was performed by all the committee with much hilarity.

 

A special birthday cake baked by Vicky and beautifully decorated by Phillipa was cut and enjoyed with a welcome cup of tea, during which time a grand raffle took place with a variety of prizes generously donated by local businesses.

 

The day ended with the National Anthem before guests departed clutching special 90th birthday balloons, having enjoyed and shared this special time with SWANS WI.

MAY 2019 MEETING

 

When WI Resolutions are on the monthly programme at SWANS WI, you never know what to expect!  Firstly how many will turn up and secondly what some might say!  

 

This month happily members were up for the challenge and we had a great turn-out.  With the business side of the meeting done super quick we turned our attentions to the 2 topics at hand - “Don’t Fear the Smear’ and then “Decline in Local Buses’.  Both topics were presented and discussed - it was good to understand a bit more about these issues and hear personal stories.  It was unanimously agreed that they were worthwhile campaigns though it was felt there should be amendments and alterations to the wording. Serious discussion over, it was time to test the memory with a game we all remember from our childhood – Kim’s Game ….  A reviving tea followed soon after with cakes and sandwiches plus time to catch up with our friends.

 

Next month’s meeting is on 6th June at 2pm at South Newton Village Hall and the topic is ‘Around the World in Music and Pictures’.

 

If you are interested in coming along to a Meeting we’d love you to join us.   Please ring Alana on 01722 790618 for more information.

SWANS WI 90th Celebrations

A collage of the 90th Anniversary

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