Abberley WI


Abberley Clocktower Poppies

Photo taken by Lynne Whitaker November 2018

Very pleased to have this photo selected for November in the WFWI Calendar for 2020

Abberley WI

Update November 8th 2020

Not unexpectedly we have now entered a new month of lockdown. On a positive note, in October we held our first WI monthly meeting via Zoom. Although lack of access or familiarity with technology made it difficult for many members to join us, about a third of our members heard Tricia Cavell from St Richard's Hospice in Worcester give a very interesting presentation on the work of the hospice. We learnt about the work of the hospice in normal times and how they have adapted their services since the start of the pandemic. Although much of their work has had to be curtailed they have taken the opportunity to move some services onto Zoom and in so doing reach more patients.

The Walking Group has met in September and October, despite having to split into smaller groups to comply with Covid regulations. For the last few months we have held successful Committee meetings on Zoom and have have also started social group chats and Knit and Natter sessions using Zoom and the Bridge Group is still thriving on line.

The Whatsapp group continues to entertain and keep us in touch. The virtual Book Group has managed monthly meetings, most recently reading and enjoying 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion and 'Wilding' by Isobel Tree. Two extremely different books which were much enjoyed.

This month should have seen our Annual Meeting take place with presentation of reports and nominations for President. Instead the Committee put together a Goody Bag which was hand delivered to all members and contained the necessary paperwork, a commemorative poppy, a quiz and a sweet treat.

Unfortunately the new lockdown this month means the Walking Group cannot ramble, but hopefully normal service will be back in January and we can start thinking about plans for 2021. The Christmas meal has been cancelled but we hope to be in touch with all members in a covid compliant but creative manner!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

The latest reading list for Book Club is now available.

Abberley WI meets at

Abberley Village Hall Worcestershire WR6 6AA

7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month

...and many other activities organised by members for members.

Please have a look at the programme page and record of previous meetings. You can also follow us on Twitter - @abberleytWIeter and find us on Facebook.

Do come and try us out - the first few meetings are free. We are a friendly, welcoming local women’s organisation and would love to see you.

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