Can you help out at Camp Bestival 2019 which takes place 25th to 28th July 2019 in the grounds of Lulworth Castle.  Sign up on the notice board at the meeting or contact committee member.  Vounteers can stay on during the evening to enjoy the festival.


Would you like to join the Choir to sing at the Carol Festivals at Wimborne Minster on Friday 29th November and Sherborne Abbey on Monday 2nd December?  Please contact committe for booking form which County would ask you to complete and return as soon as possible.


This is a monthly event meeting outside the New Vic on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.00am. All members welcome. 

Although this is a 'just turn up' group, the committee is looking for a member to take on the role of organiser, with the idea to trigger interest again.


We have a new interest group in WeyBay.  A cycling group.  The group will meet on either a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, the ride will vary but will be approximate 12 miles and will stop for a coffee break.  This will be weather dependent.  

The cyclists must wear cycle helmets and bright clothes/coats and if possible, bike lights as the rides will include some roads.  E-bikes are fine.  Weymouth is surrounded by hills, but cyclists can always push their bikes.  No-one is excluded from the group.

Details have been given out by email or make enquiries at the WeyBay meetings.


The first walk has taken place with 6 members enjoying a walk and coffee at the RSPB reserve at Radipole. Walks planned include (April) the Rodwell Trail – Sandsfoot Castle to Portland Castle, (June) Bincleaves, the Nothe and harbour. Dates scheduled so far: 29 April, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August and 9 September; starting at 2pm. Anyone interested in joining should email the Weybay committee.

The annual WeyBay walk organised by Marissa Ronzitti will link with the softies group for September - details to follow.


WeyBay supports three book clubs.  They meet regularly to review the suggested books - and enjoy a good chat with other members.  Ask at the WeyBay meeting about joining one of these groups - or setting up your own.

Book club report: We are the third book club and call ourselves " Book Cover Girls. We meet at The George Pub on the quayside once a month, but during the summer months when the town is busy we try to meet at  other places, one favourite is Delicious in St Albans St.  We enjoyed tasting and hearing about different gins and food and we just about managed to fit in the discussion about our latest book read!!!

The book club is a good excuse to get together to have a chat and discuss books that have been chosen by the members which we probably would not have looked at ourselves.  We've just read 'The Last Hours'  by Minette Walters (local author) set in June 1348.  The black death enters England through the port of Melcombe in the county of Dorsetshire. We found this more interesting as it was so local to us.

A couple of other books we've enjoyed are 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman and 'Winter Soltice' by Rosamunde Pilcher.  We're now reading 'The Elephant Whisperer' by Anthony Lawrence.  All worth searching out if you're looking for a good read!


The WI lunch club meet every month. We are quite a large group, but not every member turns out each month. There is a rota, so each member takes a turn in choosing a venue.  We have had lunch or supper at some very nice pubs and restaurants. Anne O'Neill started the ball rolling with lunch at the Ship Inn on the harbour. Subsequent venues have been Cote in Dorchester, the Kings Arms in Portesham, the Balti House, the Nothe Tavern, The Springhead Sutton Poyntz and the Cove Inn Portland.

So far we have all enjoyed meeting up and having a good chat with members who we wouldn't usually talk to. It's been a good way of making new friends.

There are about 30 ladies on the current list, which is now closed. In June, by which time we will have  been meeting for a year, ladies can decide if they want to stay in the group. If some pull out, we will have room for some new members to join.

The photos shows club members enjoying a Christmas lunch at the Hayloft Restaurant on Portland.  


WeyBay members are invited to bring a book that they have read and swap it for another.  Many members add a short review.  Many thanks to Sarah Holmes for organising the book swaps each meeting.


 Wine tasting at Delicious on Custom House Quay on Wednesday June 26th at 7 pm. We will be tasting 5 wines and a platter of bread and nibbles will be served alongside. The cost is £25 and there is a maximum of 30 places.
If you are interested in coming along, reply to the email or contact the committee. 
It will be an enjoyable evening, so don’t hesitate in booking.

22 May  LAVENDER AND WHEAT making a wreath with Catherine Nix at the Vic Bars. £20 to include all materials and instruction.

3 July ANNUAL BIKE RIDE.  Numbers will be required for the lunch stop.  Sign up at the May meeting.

BEACH PARTYThis year our summer beach party will be on Wednesday July 17th at 6 pm.

As usual, Pete Townsend is letting us use Auntie Vi’s at Greenhill as our base.We will be serving a Paella and Pete will be open for us to buy refreshments. Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on as seating is limited there. Bring your own wine and nibbles as Pete is not licensed.

The tickets will be on sale  at our next 2 meetings and are priced at £8.
It has always been a very successful evening, so new members, please make sure you come along. This event is for WeyBay WI members only.

EVENTS RUN BY COUNTY 'EVENTS COMMITTEE'  Refer to booking forms on Dorset WI Magazine or contact County Office

The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery tour 13 June at Laverstoke Mill, £35 Paddle boarding 17 July £20  
Trip to an owl sanctuary, Mere Down Falconry, 21st June, £10  
Floral Art and Design show, Islington, 8-10 August, £38 
Canal boat trip, Devizes, 17 September

Refer to monthly Dorset Federation magazine for booking forms.