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National Women’s Register

The National Women’s Register (NWR) exists to provide mentally stimulating meetings, activities and events across the country. If you would like to meet other women to share and explore thoughts, ideas and experiences, then NWR could be for you. Nationally there are 380 groups; each one is run according to what suits the local members. Chineham and Old Basing NWR meet on the 1st Monday at 2pm, currently by Zoom. We continue to flourish despite Covid restrictions and new members have joined us. For our early March meeting we discussed newspaper good news stories to uplift us all during these weird times. They included the National Trust planting cherry blossom trees, rescuing of whales, the use of obsolete telephone kiosks as village book swap locations and Banksy-style artwork appearing on the walls of Reading Prison. Later in March we will be learning about the work of the Air Ambulance, and in April will talk about our Saturday jobs when we were at school.

We look forward to restarting our lunches out and having proper face to face meetings. The Book Group continues to meet monthly by Zoom on a Thursday evening. The very proactive NWR Head Office has arranged access to theatrical productions, and dozens of Zoom talks and quizzes, all included in our £25 annual subscription.

If you enjoy lively conversation and broadened horizons whilst having fun and meeting people (according to the current guidance on social contact) please look at www.nwr.org.uk, or contact Karen via karen.dann@gmail.com or call her on 01256 328488 for a chat. If the thought of Zooming with strangers daunts you then don’t worry - you can just listen in for a couple of meetings if you don’t want to talk or appear on the grid of participants.

Sandie Tapping


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