Please note, that with the current Coronavirus situation, the Overstrand WI meetings have been cancelled for March, April and May.  Also, as from September the group will meet in the afternoons at 14.30 on the third Wednesday of the month,in the Parish Hall.

Overstrand Evening Women's Institute

The Overstrand Evening Women's Institute was founded in 1983.  We currently have twenty members and meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, The Londs, Overstrand.

The W.I. is a vibrant organisation, open to women of all ages.  It has been a driving force in many UK wide campaigns with its slogan "Inspiring Women" ringing true.

100 Cakes for Rockstock

on Norfolk Day

Most meetings feature a guest speaker and there is often a demonstration, slide show or entertainment of some kind.  We also have a competition with members bringing in items of interest pertaining to a preset letter of the alphabet, plus there is a raffle to help our funds.  We now have a sales table at our meetings, where members can bring unwanted items to sell.  After the speaker, refreshments are available and members have a chance to chat.  We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to members and visitors. During the year we arrange additional activities.  In 2019 we enjoyed a river cruise in June from Horning on the Southern Comfort, Mississippi Paddle Boat.  In July we baked 100 cakes for Norfolk Day, these were given away and well received by the audience at Overstrand's music event, Rockstock.  In November, members donated various foods which were later taken to our local Food Bank.  Our Christmas Lunch, held in the Amber Restaurant at the Cromer Country Club, proved to be extremely enjoyable, starting with Nancy reading her annual poem, and rounded off with our traditional Secret Santa.  

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Our Calendar of meetings for 2020 feature a variety of interesting speakers

(guests are most welcome to attend.)

  • January 15th Planning Evening with a Fish & Chip Supper.  Competition: Something beginning with letter 'R'.

  • February 19th A Dog is for Life - Paige Langton of Snetterton Dogs Trust.  Competition: Something beginning with letter 'S'.

  • March 18th A Special Child - Elaine Luckett talks about Downs Syndrome.  Cancelled

  • April 15th Patchwork - Sue Oakes.  Cancelled.

  • May 20th Resolution Meeting. Cancelled

  • June 17th Walk/Games Evening with Strawberry Supper.  

  • July 15th Lady Lord Mayoress of Norwich - Phyllida Scrivens.  Competition: Something beginning with letter 'V'.

  • August 12th Craft Evening (note this is not the third Wednesday in the month).

  • September 16th Titanic Imposters - John Balls. Competition: Something beginning with letter 'W'.

  • October 21st My Life, Secrets and Lies - Caz Lewis. Competition: Something beginning with letter Y'.

  • November 18th Annual Meeting.

  • December Christmas Lunch (date to be decided).

© 2020 Overstrand Life - Janet Ellis

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