For details of our meetings and other events please scroll down.
If you want copies of any of the pictures on this site, do ask Barbara at a meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have a facebook site! If you use facebook please look at it and follow. You can get to it by clicking on the f at the very top of this page or by clicking HERE. If you have any comments or suggestions for our facebook page (or anything else) use the facebook message facility or email email@example.com
¤ If you shop on line you can go through give as you live and raise money for our WI. A page has been added to this website https://oakleydeanewi.weebly.com/support-your-wi.html, with information and a link to sign up. It does not cost you anything, the places where you shop pay a % to the charity as a thank you for your business. If you want more information about this please ask Barbara, who has used this for a couple of years and raised money for our WI when buying on line.
April & May 2020
All Oakley & Deane WI activities are suspended until further notice, probably 3 months or more, this includes the jumble sale, coffee mornings, meetings,outings etc.
* The Hampshire WI Spring Council Meeting 2021 has now been planned, see below.
* Are you occupying you time by crafting? Enter your pictures for the Hampshire WI 2022 Calendar competition. Theme ‘creative Hampshire’ photos of craft items. Closing date 5th February 2021. Ask for more information if you would like to enter.
* Lady Denman Cup Competition 2020. – Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical, serious, fact or fiction, based on a conversation they have overheard, or imagined they had heard, on the bus. Closing date now extended to Friday 18 September 2020. If you want to enter please ask Barbara for an application form.
* We published a newsletter which was sent to all members to keep in touch while we can not meet. If you want to see it look on our 'What we've been up to' page by clicking HERE.
* An Audience with Nick Bailey now to be held in August, please see below.
* The Hampshire Annual Meeting in Portsmouth is now re-arranged for September see below.
* Trip to Cardiff now re-arranged in Sept / Oct, see below.
* Quiz and Curry night now to be held in October, see below
** Unfortunately all events are cancelled or postponed for the time being due to COVID-19 virus. Details are below. We wish that all our members and friends stay healthy and happy.
* A report on our March meeting can be found by clicking HERE
Details of our programme are below.
Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Oakley Village hall (Andover Road Hall, see directions under 'where we meet'), the meetings start promptly at 7.30pm with the singing of Jerusalem. Visitors, women of all ages, are always welcome.
In addition we have regular outings and can sign up for Hampshire Federation events. Look below for the trips and events which are taking bookings NOW.
If you want details of any of our events, to put your name down for an event, to get someone's contact details or give us any comments about the website, do please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org which is checked regularly, or use the 'contact us' part of this website.
NOTE – For most events, other than monthly meetings and coffee mornings, you do need to BOOK A PLACE.
If you want to ask a question or would like to come to any of our meetings and make contact first please use the contact form on this website (under more in the top bar) or email email@example.com.
Listing of events
THE EVENTS BELOW MAY OR MAY NOT TAKE PLACE, DEPENDANT ON THE SITUATION. IF YOU WANT TO INQUIRE ABOUT ONE OF THEM PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are pictures of the flowers brought in by members to our monthly meetings. To see others please look at the pictures page of the website, or by clicking HERE
Oakley & Deane WI Calendar we have tried to get all events on the calendar including committee meetings, Loddon group events and also Hampshire and national events which we can go to. Click HERE to go to it.
Oakley & Deane WI was founded in the village of Oakley, North Hampshire in 1918, and has been going continually ever since.
See more in the history section of this website.
Oakley & Deane Women's Institute is affiliated to The Hampshire County Federations of WIs.
The Hampshire federation was formed in 1918
The National WI website is http://www.thewi.org.uk
Denman College is the WI’s own Residential and Day Adult Education College near Oxford. It is a graceful Georgian house, set in 17 acres of beautiful grounds, named after the first NFWI Chairman, Lady Denman. Over the years, most of the money needed to buy, develop and maintain the College has been raised by the members.
Courses are open to members and non-members, and cover a wide variety of topics.
To find out more visit the Denman web site by CICKING HERE