2020 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Tuesday 14th January 2020
ALL THE WAY TO OUTER MONGOLIA with Nichola & Steve Luck
Photographs and stories of a memorable trip on horseback. Donation to Dorset MIND.
Tuesday 11th February 2020
SPANISH DANCE EVENING with Salud Botella
There will be an opportunity for some audience participation!
Tuesday 10th March 2020
TWIRLYBATICS with Corrinne Dennis
Tales of acrobatics in the sky in a self-built plane
Tuesday 14th April 2020
BALLOONS CHARITY with Steve Bright
An insight into this small charity supporting bereaved children and young people
Tuesday 12th May 2020
BROWNSEA ISLAND with The National Trust
A talk about the island and its history
Tuesday 9th June 2020
ENGLAND’S OLDEST FAMILY BUSINESS, TRADING SINCE 1515 with Richard Balson
History of the Balson family butcher business (Sales table available with tea towels, books & aprons)
Tuesday 14th July 2020
EVENING BBQ (Members Only)
Kindly hosted by Louise in Yondover.
Tuesday 11th August 2020
NO MEETING – SUMMER BREAK.
Tuesday 8th September 2020
MY LIFE ON THE FAIRGROUND with Kay Townsend
Tales of life and times of a fairground family and all the fun of the fair!
Tuesday 13th October 2020
THE LANDSCAPE IN TEXTILES with Elizabeth Sayers
Elizabeth brings landscapes to life through her quilting and sewing skills
Tuesday 10th November 2020
ANNUAL MEETING for all members
Light supper to follow, please bring a plate of finger food to share
Tuesday 8th December 2020
CHRISTMAS PARTY CELEBRATIONS (Members and a 'plus one' guest)
LOOKING AHEAD ... ADDITIONAL PLANS
SNOWDROP WALK AND AFTERNOON TEA IN COMPTON VALENCE
SOUP LUNCH to raise funds for Balloons charity.
BRIDPORT HISTORY WALK NO.2
VISIT TO ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY
9-30 MAY 2020
VILLAGE SCARECROW COMPETITION
VISIT TO THE OTHONA COMMUNITY TO SEE THE WORK OF ELIZABETH SAYERS during Dorset Arts Week, Burton Bradstock (followed by a cream tea)
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
NFWI ANNUAL MEETING, Royal Albert Hall
TBA VISIT TO NGS GARDEN
Saturday 1st August 2020
LODERS FETE, Loders Court
(Including the WI Made in Loders stall)
Sunday 11th August 2020
5 PUBS CHALLENGE, Loders, Uploders, Askerswell, Nettlecombe, Powerstock
Saturday 15th August 2020
LODERS FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW, Loders Village Hall
Thursday 27th August 2020
MELPLASH AGRICULTURAL SHOW, Showground, West Bay, Bridport
WI Skittles matches commence from September onwards.
Many members, now too many to name individually, help the committee with various tasks during the year, for which the committee are very grateful. For larger events, we often put together an event sub-committee which works well.
Without our active members we could not continue as the thriving group we are today.
New committee members are always welcomed; or alternatively we are always keen to recruit volunteers to join the various 'sub committees' that will be formed to help organise and run specific events throughout the year.
If you can offer your time as a committee member, or if you would be interested in joining an event sub-committee, please approach us for an informal chat. No obligation, we promise!
Loders WI welcomes your ideas, your help and your support as we continue to look forward and grow in number in the years to come. We are proud to have an active and inclusive membership of over 45 for 2019.
Please contact any of the committee if you have thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or indeed if you would like to help out at any time, even on an ad hoc basis.
Our generic email is: . This is generally managed by the Secretary but is accessible for all committee members.
We look forward to another fun filled year for Loders WI!
Mrs Ann Ackerman
Mrs Karen Buchanan-Harlow
Mrs Pauline Dyer
Mrs Jane Edwards
Mrs Carol Hall
Mrs Iris Mair
Mrs Louise Peraux
Mrs Lynne Smith
Mrs Maggie Stones