Doveside WI News 2017

Newsletter - Spring 2017

Here we are in 2017, and it still seems a bit unreal to see the date written down. Christmas is over, and no doubt New Year’s resolutions have been made. In case one of your resolutions is to join a group and get to know new people, let me introduce you to the Doveside WI.

We are a group with around eighty members, who meet once a month, on the 3rd Friday, at Rolleston Club from 9.45am until 12pm. We are a very social bunch; our meetings begin by going over past events, correspondence and finances, and setting out an agenda for upcoming activities and outings. We have a coffee and biscuit break, when you can catch up with everyone you already know, or make new friends. We always run a book stall, where you can satisfy your literary needs, and more often than not, a beneficiary table, where individual members are selling craft or ‘white elephant’ items for a charity of their choice.

Just over an hour is then spent listening to one of our invited speakers. The topics cover an extremely wide range; we could enjoy learning how cheese is produced (this obviously includes some tasting), or we get holiday ‘cravings’, while listening to a knowledge discourse about the Spanish region ‘Picos de Europe’.

Regular outings and activities are on offer, such as a visit to Denby Pottery, a shopping trip to MacArthur Glen, or a walk, followed by lunch, at Willington Marina.

Besides taking part and helping out at village events, some of us get together on the 1st Thursday of each month between 2 – 4pm at the club for a craft and games session.

How are your scrabble skills, or would you like to learn how to crochet?

Should any of the above information sounds like it might be of interest to you, just turn up at the next meeting -, give me a call on 07943440222, or e-mail me at

Michaela Waller
Vice President

Last updated: 5 March 2017