Dale WI is a small friendly group and draws its members from Marloes, St Brides and St Ishmaels as well as Dale. We meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings in Dale Coronation Hall. Our speakers cover a wide range of topics ranging from “Wood-turning” to “Sailing the South Pacific” and we also draw on the talents of our own members who entertain us with tales of their their travels or demonstrate their artistic skills. In the summer we organise an outing – recent destinations have included the Senned, the Wool Museum, the Carmarthen Recycling plant, the Amazon Warehouse in Swansea and The Royal Mint – with, of course, a pub meal afterwards. Perhaps the highlight of the year is the Christmas Dinner – we each supply a dish and we enjoy a sumptuous spread with entertainment afterwards.
It is not all fun and frolics however, there are campaigns which look at various topics such as domestic violence, patients with dementia in hospital, food waste and this year plastic soup. All these are important and the WI is heavily involved with trying to highlight the issues and to raise them in the public’s consciousness. So we cover nearly every aspect of life culturally, socially, current affairs and all points in between.
To add to our portfolio we look after a section of Dale Walled Garden and steward Open Days when we show off the beautiful space that is the Walled Garden.
So….why not try us out? We are a motley crew who are good company and are always looking for inspiration from new members. Lifts are available from most areas and you do need to be over 18!
Contact Yvonne Evans (President) on 01646 636251 or Harriet Bishop (Secretary) on 636668 if you would like to come along to a meeting as a guest – part of the current programme are set out below to whet your appetite.
All meetings held in Jubilee Suite, Coronation Hall, Dale at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.
The first Tuesday of every month is a business meeting where campaigns and areas of interest are discussed as well as local issues relevant to Dale WI.
DALE WI PROGRAMME 2020
FOR THE TIME BEING THE PROGRAMME IS ON HOLD. IT IS HOPED TO START UP AGAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
**** CREAM TEAS, SATURDAY 9th MAY, CORONATION HALL, DALE 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm ***
22nd January “Himalayan – a trip to Nepal” a talk by Rosemary and Peter Royle
18th February – A talk by a member of a talk by a member of Halfan Cymru— The Domestic Abuse Treatment Centre Haverfordwest
19th March -“My time at Picton Castle ” a talk by Mike Cottam—Marloes Village Hall
21st April -Pembrokeshire from an Artists and Photographers point of view” a talk by Dr Robert Llewellyn Davies—Open Meeting, all welcome
21st May – “Wild Flowers” with Jane Warr and Margaret Copley—test your knowledge of the hedgerow flowers!
16th June – OUTING – Visit to Dyfryn Fernant Garden nr. Fishguard
15th September – Treasure Hunt around St Ishmaels—
October – Matinee at The Torch Theatre and tea TBC
November – Trip to Picton Castle . TBC