Child Okeford Women’s Institute


Child Okeford Women’s Institute

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Welcome to the Child Okeford WI

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to our communities.

We are a lively group with growing membership from within the village and from our neighbouring villages including Shroton, Shilllingstone, Ashmore, Iwerne Steepleton and Okeford Fitzpaine .

Our activities are non-party political, non-denominational and include support for local as well as national events. They include informative talks and activities on a wide variety of subjects, national concerns and issues, in addition to craft and cookery demonstrations.

In addition, we also have a Walking Netball Group & a Craft Group.

We enjoy taking part in all village activities and are becoming known for our fashionable and appropriate head-wear for these events.                                                                                                                                                                                           


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What can you buy for £42 today
A bunch of flowers? a meal out for two? a theatre ticket?    Or for £42 you can have a full years WI membership with all the WI variety, activities, learning experiences, opportunities and fun & friendship including:

  • At a minimum, eleven meetings a year and at Child Okeford you are always guaranteed a friendly welcome.
  • Additional craft and sports activities. In 2019 this includes Walking netball, Kurling, Skittles and many more.
  • Eight copies a year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life.
  • Nine copies of Dorset WI News magazine
  • Additional Federation and National Federation events and activities at WI member prices.
  • Denman College Courses at WI member prices.

Visit us and find out more.

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Visitors to our meetings are most welcome and the fee is £3.50


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Child Okeford WI Committee 2019-20 
PresidentPam Morris
Secretary Liz Thomson
Treasurer Gill Fuglesang 
Hospitality Helen Harrison 

Gaynor Waring

Kim Cowling 


Ann Pearce

Beacon Group

Liz Smith

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Where and When we meet
We meet at 2pm, Every 2nd Monday of the month

The Community Centre
Station Road
Child Okeford  DT11 8EL (unless otherwise stated)


Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @ChildOkeWI

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The Programme 2019/20


We are, during the year, asked to participate in other  events or provide support : we are very flexible!  Keep up to date by checking our website


September 9th

Strictly Ballroom, led by Claire Davis









October  14th

Poppy Making
Craft Workshop

led by our Members




24th October

Kingston Lacy

A Beacon Group talk with Andy Williams @Manston Village Hall 2.00pm






November 11th

Which do you prefer?

Christmas food & drink tasting activity






December 6th

Beacon Group Carol Service

@ Child Okeford Parish Church




December 9th

Christmas Celebrations 










January 13th




A talk from Alice May: artist, author & speaker.
Books and cards by Alice will also be on sale.

We will also vote on the NFWI Resolutions – more information to follow




February 10th

Pub games & Indoor Sports

Oakford Fitzpaine Village Hall

After last years great success, we are doing it again




March 9th

Flower Arranging  For Beginners’

led by Sue Brown: Chair of Child Okeford, Flower Arranging Club




April 6th

Annual Meeting

plus “Would I lie to you?” our WI version!








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Gallery – Some photographs from our recent events and activities.
Please see our web site for more



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Dorset Federation of Women’s Institutes
website: of-the-wi/england/dorset/about-us   Facebook:

National federation of Women’s Institutes


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Page last updated 9 April 2019

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