Weybridge WI Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

Outside of our monthly meetings, members also participate in a wide variety of Special Interest Groups. To name just a few…

The Happy Snappers’ share a passion for Photography and meet every other month, normally at a weekend. Their meet-ups will either be inside learning new techniques and skills, or something outside on a location finding new things to take beautiful pictures of. They also plan to visit a number of photography exhibitions throughout the year.

Past meet-ups have included a photo walk through Bushy Park and a morning’s photography lesson at a Hampshire Lavender Farm.

The affectionately named ‘Muffin Tops’ walking group usually meet once a month for walks of varying lengths around the Surrey countryside. Depending on the time of year these walks take place either on week-day evenings or at weekends.

Past walks have included Bushy Park, West End Esher, and Desborough Island; and their greatest achievement –  climbing Mount Snowdon and raising over £2,300 for our 2017 charity of the year Princess Alice Hospice.

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The Gardening Club is a group of awesome green fingered WI ladies who meet to learn and share their knowledge about gardening.

Past meetups have included visiting members’ gardens, Queen Elisabeth Roof Garden, Lambeth Palace Gardens, and Wisley Gardens.

The Baking Group is a group of like-minded WI ladies that like to bake, try new things and (of course) enjoy eating their baked goods. They meet every 2 months, and have a different theme to bake to for each meet-up. They all bring a batch of baked treats on the night to have with a good cup of tea. They also regularly contribute baked goods to sell or donate as raffle prizes at WI meetings.

Past cakes baked include Lemon Drizzle, Madeleines, Ginger Parkin, Tea Loaf and homemade bread and soup.

The Social Butterflies’ are there to look after the general social needs of members. They organise nights out locally and out of Surrey, with activities ranging from musical tribute nights with drinks and dinner, drinks at a local pub, a theatre outing and more.

The Bridge Club all started off as Bridge amateurs, but have all grown to love it and try to meet once a fortnight to continue developing their playing abilities. All levels of Bridge knowledge are welcome.

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The ‘Crafty Crew’ is all about anything crafty, and plans to meet on a monthly basis to indulge in trying out new crafts, teaching each other tried and tested crafts, and maybe fitting in a crafty trip or too as well. All levels of skill are welcome; it’s all about having fun, learning new things, and spending time with like-minded crafters.

The craft group met every month, trying out a huge range of activities including: pom-pom making, ceramic painting, card making, felt ornaments and Christmas wreath making.

 

Take a look at the ‘Upcoming events’ tab on our home page for details of future group activities to get an idea of the variety of things on offer to members.

 

 

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