Issue 88 May 2018




Our Next  Meeting – Tuesday June 12th  2018


In June we will have a talk and demonstration by Michelle and Kevin from the falconry Hawking About.  They will be bringing some of their birds of prey for us to see.   Should be memorable!

There will also be a raffle, and our competition will be Growing a Sunflower.  Seeds will be given out at the May meeting and the person who grows the best sunflower will be the winner.


Coffee Morning

Our May coffee morning will be hosted by Sharon Sams at Hotham Park Café on Wednesday 23rdMay from 10 am – you are cordially invited to come and meet other members for a chat.


Goodwood Races – May 24th

If you have shown an interest for this, please confirm on the sign-up sheet that you will be coming and transport will be arranged.


Arundel Tour

Note from Celia who is organising this …. We have 5 members booked on the above tour on Monday 18th June. And 9 members booked for Tuesday 19th June. Both tours are at 3.30pm. If you have not signed up yet, please add your name to the sign up sheet. The cost is £5 per person and I would like this payment at our May meeting. So please put cash into an envelope with your name and Arundel History Tour on the front. I will try and organise lifts nearer the day.


Summer Lunch @ Lynn’s


The delicious menu is planned. A glass of fizz and a warm welcome awaits on the 30th June. All for the very reasonable price of £15.  If you are coming (or would like to) please bring money to the meeting. Cheques payable to ‘Bognor Regis WI’.

Thanks  from The Catering team x


Afternoon Tea on 11th July 3-5pm, for St Richard’s Hospital


Sylvia Ede will be hosting a fundraising afternoon with members invited to take tea in the garden, or beside the pool if the weather is bad.

Afternoon tea will of course consist of sandwiches, scones, jam and cream , cake , tea, coffee and squash.  If they wish, members can dangle their feet in the pool (please bring a towel).  There will also be a raffle.  The cost will be £8 and, due to space available, it will be necessary to restrict numbers to 15.

Funds raised will go towards the purchase of an Air Seal Insufflator for Colorectal surgery. This would allow less invasive bowel cancer surgery, which for many patients can reduce the likelihood of requiring a permanent stoma, as well as making recovery easier.

A signup sheet will be at next week’s meeting.  If you wish to sign up but are not at the meeting or have any questions please contact Sue Harris.


‘A Bit on the Side’

May 15th Adventure Golf at Hotham Park – see sign-up sheet for details
May 19th Royal Wedding – Large screen at Hotham park.  Bring your chair and picnic and we can all discuss the dresses!
June 9th Bognor Regis Carnival, theme this year is West End shows – more details later. We’re doing Calendar Girls (but don’t worry fully clothed!) FOUR MORE PEOPLE REQUIRED to make up 12 months of the year.
June 10th Processions in London to celebrate 100 years of votes for women – see sign-up sheet
July 20th Gin and (Sea) Swim – although to ensure your health and safety, we will swim before we gin! Details to follow but time to dust off your waterwings
August 1st Votes for Women Exhibition and Walk at the Museum of London
August 4th Hotham Park Country Fair – BRWI craft/cake/preserves stall. – come and help for a 2 hour shift and/or donate your homemade produce (ideally unlabelled) – more news nearer the time.
August 18th The Summer Social at Rowland Rank Centre.  Save the date!
Jan 2019 Calendar Girls @ Mayflower, Southampton


Please note – if you are wondering what’s on when, and you haven’t your Buzz to hand, just look on the website under Diary Dates.


West SussexFederation Activities

Please see the latest WSN for details of all events organised by WSF.


  • Don’t Get Caught OutTuesday 22nd May 10.30am – 3.30pm at Dial Post Village Hall. Cost £8.00


  • Ten Pin Bowlingon Wednesday 20th June 10.00 am for 10.30 am at Rustington Out of Bounds. The cost to attend is £8.50 for two games


  • Speakers’ Interviewing Evening on Tuesday 26th June 7.30 – 9.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall. The cost is £4.00 per ticket.


  • Jewellery Workshop Thursday 5th July 10.30 – 3.30pm Dial Post Village Hall. The cost is £20.00 plus £10.00 for materials.


  • Patchwork Workshop Thursday 5th July 10.30 – 3.30pm Dial Post Village Hall. The cost is £20.00 plus £10.00 for


  • Play it Again Sam! Monday 9th July 2.00pm – 4.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall. An afternoon of jazz. Cost £10.00


  • Outdoor Talk and WalkWey & Arun Canal walk near Loxwood. Saturday 7th July or Thursday 19th July 10.30am – 1.30pm. Cost £5.00


  • Cookery & Gardening DayFriday 27th July 10.30am – 3.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall. Cost £15.00 to include Ploughman’s Lunch.


  • Federation Quiz DayTuesday 14th August 2.30pm – 4.30pm or 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall, North Mundham Village Hall or King’s Hall Burgess Hill. Cost £14.00



Group News


Walks:Wet, wintery weather made getting to Slindon bluebells and Ardingly Reservoir a challenge!   The next walk is on Tuesday 15th May at 6 p.m. at Del Quay.  It is a flat walk of 3 – 4 miles at Chichester Harbour.    Contact Jan Marsden or sign up at WI.    Lifts to the start can usually be arranged.


Acting Up – Shakespeare We’re Not! At our last meeting, we read two one act plays from the WI archive collection – they were dated, but amusing to read – especially as some had two characters.    An unexpected treat has turned up!   A local community drama group have an Open Evening and we are going along to see how it is done – no more dates fixed.


Art Group – Lynn has now recovered from a large family gathering at her house (lasting three weeks!) and is rested enough for her paintbrush to be twitching again.  New dates for May, June and July are set (see below), the kettle is on and the oven is ready to bake a cake.


If you have signed up for a group event, please let the organiser and/or hostess know in advance if you are unable to attend.


Date & Day Group / contact Venue Details
Wednesday 9th May/ Thursday 10th May Art Group


At Lynn’s home 1.30-4.30 pm
Tuesday 15th May Walking Group

Jan Marsden

Del Quay 6 pm
Thursday 24th May SCIFFLe
Karen McCreedy
Debbie’s home 7.30pm

Theme tba

Tuesday 29th May Bookworms

Celia Janering

At Celia’s home We will be discussing 2 books  Bellman and Blackby Diane Setterfield and The Blind Assassinby Margaret Atwood.


Thursday 31st May Dining Club

Lesley Hiley

Wahacas Mexican Restaurant

31-33 South street Chichester.


12.30 pm

Organised this month by Maggie Pearce – email her if you would like to go.

Monday 18th June Knit & Knatter
Rosemary Coleman
Rosemary’s home 7-9pm

(NB May meeting cancelled)


Wednesday 20th June/ Thursday 21st June Art Group


At Lynn’s home 1.30-4.30 pm
Wednesday 18th July/ Thursday 19th July Art Group


At Lynn’s home 1.30-4.30 pm





Edited by Kate Claisse – on behalf of Bognor Regis WI Committee. All submissions for the next issue to be received by Wednesday 2ndMay.  Thank-you.

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