Issue 91

September 2018



Our Next  Meeting – Tuesday October 9th2018

  • In October we have our Annual Meeting when we will hear reports on what we’ve been up to during 2017/18, and members will have the opportunity to elect the new committee and President for the coming year.
  • The competition will be to Carve a Vegetable.
  • Instead of a raffle, there will be an opportunity to guess the weight of a cake (and hopefully win it).
  • And for refreshments there will be a Sausage Sizzle! 

Calendars & Diaries

Celia has the 2019 calendars and diaries that some members have ordered.  She will bring them to our next meeting on Tuesday 11thSeptember.  A diary costs £4.70 and calendars £3.90.

Ten Pin Bowling

We are planning on going to the recently refurbished Tenpin Bowling Centre at Leisure Park, Chichester Gate. We are going on Thursday 13thSeptemberarriving at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. The cost is £10.00 to include 2 games, a drink and sharing platter. You can wear your own flat shoes or borrow some from the centre, providing you are wearing socks. We can arrange lifts. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before, neither will most of the others. Please bring £10.00 in cash to our meeting on Tuesday 11thSeptember so Celia can make a booking online. Please give your £10.00 to Celia. (Don’t put it in the Treasurer’s Box).

BRWI QUIZ – Friday October 12th

Our quiz will take place at Rowland Rank, starting at 7.15 sharp, cost £10.  We need to know numbers soon, so we can book the food (fish & chips or veggie & chips), so please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the September meeting. Friends and family are very welcome. There will be teams of up to 6 but don’t worry if you are not in a team, this can be arranged.

Coffee Mornings

Our original idea was to have our coffee mornings in different locations.  However, the meetings in Hotham Park Café have been very successful, so it has been suggested that we continue to meet there as this is both central, has easy access via foot or car and has the choice of internal or external seating.

Our September coffee morning will be hosted by Kate Claisse at Hotham Park Café on Thursday 20thSeptember from 10 am – you are cordially invited to come and meet other members for a chat. =


This beach hut logo, which has been used during the Summer, was originally designed to cover camp, 2018 marches and the carnival. With the marching season over and time to reflect, the committee would like to know if members wish to vote to adopt this logo, or are there any members who would like to design a possible alternative.

News of our Summer Activities

 Sylvia’s afternoon tearaised a total of £220 which has been donated and acknowledged by Friends of St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester who have offered to come and say an official “thank you” for fundraising and speak about the equipment that was purchased.

Gin and Swimat Gina’s was a success and it has been suggested that this is repeated in 2019; possibly Pimms and a Paddle? 

Suffragette London visitwas enjoyed by all and it’s suggested that an annual trip to London to take in an exhibition or similar would be welcomed. 

Hotham Park Fairraised £371.80.  A marvellous effort by those who contributed their homemade goodies, those who packed up loads of cake the evening before, and also those who helped on the day.  Many thanks to you all

‘Back to School’ Summer Socialwas enjoyed by those who attended – low numbers were thought to be down to people being away or busy during the Summer.

 ‘A Bit on the Side’

September 13th Ten-pin Bowling (see above)
September 22nd Parham House & Autumn Fair – look for the sign-up sheet!
October 12th BRWI Quiz night at Roland Rank.  Sign up now!
November 6th Poppy Factory Tour with Woods – £37 inc lunch.
Jan 2019 Calendar Girls @ Mayflower, Southampton

 West SussexFederation Activities

Federation Quiz – didn’t we do well?

As usual, the WSFWI held its annual quiz at a number of venues this year and BRWI fielded a record five teams at North Mundham Village Hall on Tuesday August 14th.

BRWI entered the well-established quiz in its first year of formation (armed with a range of nibbles and brain enhancing drinks – a tradition that has been enthusiastically taken up by other WIs) and has always put up a good show. This year’s event was no different with Bognor Regis D team winning the Ongoing Quiz and Bognor Regis E team taking the top team prize.

Well done to Karen, Manuela, Anne Winter and Jean for the Ongoing Quiz crown (all questions right!), and to Jeanette, Mandy, Gina and Lyn for the overall win, and to everyone who took part including our own Jan who, as one of the  trustees involved, put in a great deal of work to ensure that the evening was such a success.

Federation Annual Meeting

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at Worthing Assembly Hall 10.45 – 3.30pm Cost £18.00, coach transfer £12.  If anyone would like to be a delegate please email Dinah.  Delegates report back at the next meeting, and their entry and travel is paid by our WI.

WSF Events

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

Mah Jong

Wednesday 17th October at Fittleworth Village Hall 10.00 – 4.00pm Cost £7.00

Christmas Taster Day

31st October 2018 Felpham Community Hall 10.30-3.30 Cost £20.00


Tuesday 6th November Montefiore Hall, Three Bridges 10.30-3.30pm Cost £20.00

Short Mat Bowls

Thursday 8th November at Fittleworth Village Hall 10.00-4.00pmCost £7.00

Cookery & Gardening Sub-committee Demonstration and Talk

Friday 9th November at Boxgrove Village Hall  10.00-3.30pm Cost £12.00

South Rife Group

Celia will have tickets for South Rife with her at our next meeting.  The South Rife meeting is on  Wednesday 19th Septemberat 7.00pm at Rowland Rank. The talk is about Crop Circles. Tickets are £2.50 to include refreshments. Please pay with cash as it goes direct to the Treasurer of South Rife. The competition is to make a corn dollie.  If you require a lift, see Celia.

BRWI are supplying the cakes for this event – any donations will be gratefully received! 

Group News

 Walk Group – news from Jan:

Bramber Beeches working party!  There is a further visit to Bramber Beeches – the WI tree plantation near Steyning – on Thursday afternoon September 13thfrom 12.30 p.m.  There is a ¾ mile walk to the wood along the South Downs Way footpath with extensive views out to Bramber and Shoreham.    There will be opportunity to help cut the nettles at the gate entrance and seat area at the wood, although it is not essential to do that – come along for the walk and views from the top of the downs.   Jan has 3 spaces in her car.

Chichester Harbour walk– Tuesday 25thSeptember starting at 2 p.m.

A 4 mile flat walk out of East Wittering to East Head.   A flat walk along part of Chichester Harbour leading to East Head, an area of sand dunes at the entrance to the harbour.   Lifts to the walk can usually be arranged.    New walkers are very welcome.

Federation Outdoor Talk and Walk at Slindon Woods October 16thor October 18that 10.30 a.m.    Cost £5.00

A National Trust Warden will tell us about the Shingle Beach in Slindon Wood and about the NT’s work in the area.  The walk of about 3 miles will go on into Slindon to the Pumpkin Display.  More details in July WSN.

Sign Up sheets for all 3 walks will be available at our WI meeting, or contact Jan Marsden.

Craft Group – September 24th, 7pm at Barbara Foster’s house.
This time we will be learning to make small origami lanterns for Christmas, they will be illuminated using a small string of LED lights……no fabric in sight!!!!!

A small charge will be for the origami paper.  No need for any other equipment.


members enjoyed a number of outings during August, including an afternoon at the local Planetarium to learn about ‘Distant Worlds, Alien Lives’.  In September, they will be travelling to Oxford to see the Tolkien exhibition at the Bodleian.

Theatre Group

The CFT winter brochure is just out and can be viewed on-line. There are lots of interesting shows on over the Winter, but the group discounts are not very generous and not much better than over 60s discount. So I am not going to make any group bookings but if anybody wants to go to any of the shows with WI members, then record your interest on the sign-up sheet at the next meeting and I will see what we can work out and book some tickets.

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
No September meeting Knit & Knatter
Rosemary Coleman




Walking Group

Jan Marsden

Bramber Beeches

Working Party

(¾ mile)

From 12.30

(see above)






Karen McCreedy

Annie Smith’s home 7.30 pm




Craft Group

Barbara Foster


Barbara’s home 7 pm

Origami lanterns

(see above)



Walking Group

Jan Marsden

East Wittering to East Head

(4 miles)

2 pm

(see above)




Book Group

Flo Page

At Jane Terry’s home 7.30 pm

Discussing – The Children Act by Ian McEwan

(Next Month we will be reading our own books



Dining Club

Lesley Hiley

Hotham Park Café


19.00 pm

Organised this month by Chris Hutchins – email her if you would like to go

Other News

 STOP PRESSA date for those new diaries -NFWI Annual Meeting on 5thJunenext year will be near to home – in Bournemouth !!

 A message from Sue on the General Data Protection Act (GDPR)

Kate and I continue to look at the implications of the new regulations and how to ensure that your data we hold is secure and held for a purpose.
For those not at the last meeting I explained that the main “casualty” of the new regulations was the member’s contact list, the list of names, addresses, phone numbers etc that was shared with your permission. Whilst we had your permission to share, once that information is shared we can no longer ensure that it is kept secure.

If you need to contact a member and don’t have their details, please feel free to contact me as I can facilitate.


Sue Harris

Edited by Kate Claisse – on behalf of Bognor Regis WI Committee. All submissions for the next issue to be received by Wednesday 3rdOctober.  Thank-you.

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