Welcome to the Ottershaw Night Owls website. We have membership spaces available so please come to one of our meetings and find out what we get up to! All women are welcome and you do not have to live in Ottershaw.

Visitors usually pay £2 a session and can visit three times and there is no obligation to become a member. If you would like more information do get in touch via the contact button on the left and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

NEW Programme for 2017
Please visit the programme page to see what is in store for 2017. We have a very varied selection of speakers and activities so there will be something for everyone.

A summary of our 2016 programme is now on the past activities page.

Next meeting - Tuesday 7th February
Iftikhar Chaudri, ex-police officer and deputy mayor of Runnymede, will be talking about his time on series 3 of the Apprentice in 2007.

ONOWI - activities
See the activities pages for details of the Walking Group, Theatre trips and Book Club. 
As a donation from some of these activities goes to our chosen charity it is especially worth while getting involved.

Our new charity for 2017 is The Orchard Centre in Chertsey. A representative will be coming to speak to us at our February meeting to explain the work done by the Orchard Centre.

WI Fair - Alexandra Palace - Saturday 1st April
We are organising a trip to the WI Fair at Alexandra Palace, with a coach to get us there and back. Please sign up at the February meeting if you have not already done so. Tickets are £11 plus a contribution to the coach.

Coffee Morning
There will be a number of charity coffee mornings over the winter months. The next one of these is on Tuesday 14th February from 9 to about 12 at Sally G's house. The mornings are open to everyone, so please bring friends, and a number of different charities will be supported.

Walking Group
The walking group activities are suspended for the winter but they will be back in spring.

Book Club
We now have all the book choices for 2017 and reviews of the books we have read so far in 2016. Please have a look at these if you missed a meeting or if you are not a member and simply want an idea for your next book to read.

Theatre Trips
Please check the page for regular updates about the shows being book - lots of variety so there is something for everyone.

Surrey at Denman
Next year's Surrey at Denman weekend is 13 - 16 July 2017 and applications must be received by 31  January 2017. Full details of the programme for the days, costs and how to apply are to be found by clicking here.

The new Denman brochure is now available - please call 01865 391991 for a copy. Look at the Denman page on this website to find out about upcoming events.

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  • December 2016 - Singalonga Christmas

    Our new president introduced Pam Wedgewood and Sarah Jones from the Equippers Community Choir who taught us several Christmassy tunes, including “The Christmas Song -Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and the hilarious The Twelve Days After Christmas” with great audience participation, verbally as well as musically.
    Afterwards, we enjoyed time to chat and drink mulled wine or fruit punch and a mince pie. The Secret Santa gifts were collected.
    Lyrics to Twelve days After Christmas

January 2017 - Argentine Tango

Marion Greenwood and David Thomas entertained us with a brief history of tango aided by music and video clips. It started in the working class and migrant quarters of Buenos Aires in the 1920s. He clarified the numerous misconceptions about tango dancing, portrayed in popular culture as far back as Rudolf Valentino films from the 1920s and, more recently, the Strictly Come Dancing versions.
Argentine tango is a very social dance, largely improvised, with a party atmosphere, essentially walking with a partner to the music beats. Numerous ladies tried out the steps and everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.


See Surrey Federation Newsletter for full information and also the latest edition of  Surrey Federation Talking Points

Don't forget that there are a wide variety of courses and craft sessions run by the Surrey Federation at various locations. See Surrey News for full information.

New Speaker Audition - Tuesday 14th March
Betchworth Memorial Hall
£5 for half a day or £9 for all day
Closing date 17th February

Annual Council Meeting - Monday 27th March
Dorking Halls
Cost tbc
See January Surrey News

WI Literary Lunch - Thursday 27th April
Guildford Golf Club
Cost £30 including 2 course lunch
Closing date 31st March

Woburn Abbey - Friday 19th May
Cost £30 including coach travel and entrace, refreshments available at extra cost

Contact Surrey Federation - sfwi2dr@yahoo.co.uk

Ottershaw Night Owls is a member of the Surrey Federation of Women's Institutes 
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