Welcome to the web page of Chavey Down WI, Berkshire Federation!

In normal times (remember those) we meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at St Martin’s Hall in Church Road at 7.45pm.  However, we are not in normal times any more so in the true spirit of a community based organisation we have adapted to ensure Chavey Down WI remains as strong as ever despite Covid 19.

For Members online we have weekly Saturday Coffee Mornings and monthly Book Club meetings. We have also started outdoor coffee morning following the latest Government Guidelines.  In addition we communicate regularly via email and have an active Chavey Down WI Facebook Group for Members only.  The few Members not online receive regular telephone calls to keep them in touch.  In addition, our Committee has put together some excellent Goodie Bags to cheer up all Members during these unsettling times.

Although we are not meeting indoors at the moment we always welcome new members so if you are interested we can be contacted via this website or the public Chavey Down WI Facebook Group.  You will be made welcome if you would like to join our Saturday chats prior to deciding whether to join our WI 🙂

In the mean time please have a wander around our website – not full of events, clubs, meetings, trips and celebrations currently but starting to and it gives a flavour of what we get up to and what we hope to return to in the future, whenever that is.

***Good News! We are having our first Garden Party open to all Members on the 17th July.  Booking is essential to stay within the 30 allowed and it will be our first event where Members can get together.  In addition we are planning for our first full meeting to be on September 13th in St Martin’s Hall.  Colin Bird will be giving a talk on the history of Warfield Park and we will be following measures to limit Covid transmission … even if no longer mandatory … so you will feel safe.  Details will follow closer to the date ***

Ali Bird
President of Chavey Down Women’s Institute