Welcome to the homepage of CHEWI (Charlwood Evening WI).

We are a group of about 50 or so women with an age-range spanning 32-82 and we always welcome new members. We meet on the first Monday of every month, generally, but not always, in Charlwood Village Hall.

We are based in the village of Charlwood although a number of our members come from other towns and villages and have been attracted to CHEWI because of our varied programme which aims to blend all that is modern and exciting about the WI with the traditions and craft-based-ethos of the Women's Institute.

Our meetings have included cocktail making, wine-tasting, bee-keeping, belly-dancing, historic walks, a Question-Time style debate with local councillors and shopkeepers on 'shopping local' and have included speakers from The Royal College of Midwives, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust as well as a famous ballroom and Latin dress-designer Who has worked with members of Strictly and a practitioner of alternative medicine. As well as this we have learned how to make ceramic tiles, charm-bracelets, decorate Christmas cakes, make chocolate gifts and treats and decorate cup-cakes.

We also run several activity groups - FAT club (film and theatre) which regularly visits West End and local shows; Craft club which organises sessions including Christmas Wreaths, mosaics, flower-arranging and bunting; Food Group which visits local pubs and restaurants and enjoys good food together as well as a walking group.

We also hold regular shopping evenings, pamper evenings, socials and cake-sales. If you are looking for something a bit different to do, why not come and say hello? We will make you very welcome.

Next Meeting

September 1st – Historic Walk. We plan to leave slightly earlier than usual because of the light, so a prompt 7pm start from the Parish Hall.

Coming up

September 16th – CRAFT Club- felting

Sept 27th – CHEWI late summer ball- band & curry, £15 a ticket- BYO drinks

Oct 6th – Focus on BOOBS!!

Oct 21st – Craft club- Xmas theme

Nov 3rd – CHEWI AM- with cheese & wine

Nov 18th – Craft club with Xmas theme

Dec 1st – CHEWI Meeting- Xmas pottery painting NO VISITORS (unless joining- sorry)

Dec 16th – Craft club- Xmas theme