Posts Categorized: Monthly Meetings

March Monthly Meeting – Gardening for Wildlife

Anne Luder came to our March meeting to talk about Gardening for Wildlife. She started her talk highlighting the numbers of native British birds, animals and plants that we have lost or are in danger of losing.   The WI has previously campaigned on the decline of the bee population due to decline in a favourable… Read more »

February Monthly Meeting – Heart Crafts

Former President, Victoria Hudson, visited us in February to help members make Valentines themed heart-shaped decorations to take home.   Attendees at the meeting enjoyed rummaging through Victoria’s stash of felt, fabric, ribbons and buttons to customise their own designs.

January Monthly Meeting – Walking the Camino

Our speaker for January was the inspirational Jacqui Robinson. Jacqui tragically witnessed the sudden death of her husband.   This was obviously a traumatic experience, and she went through a painful grieving process.   A few years on, a conversation with an old walking friend led to them meet up again to walk the Camino… Read more »

November Monthly Meeting – Jewellery Making

In November we tried jewellery making. Armed with a beading needle, some findings, a pack of beads and some expert instruction, the room fell quiet whilst we all concentrated on the beading pattern to make a beautiful bracelet and matching pair of earrings each. Our next meeting is our pre-booked Christmas meal so we will… Read more »

October Monthly Meeting – In The Pantry

Ian Waller visited in October and gave his talk about the story behind the well known food  brands you find in your cupboards. He told us about how Cadbury started making chocolate Easter eggs in 1875, and how Dairy Milk didn’t appear until 1905. Many of the food brands also issued collectibles such as the… Read more »

September Monthly Meeting – Pointless

Our September meeting was Pointless.   No, we haven’t gone all despondent.   Due to our planned speaker having to cancel at the eleventh hour, we came up with our own version of the TV game show Pointless.   Unfortunately Alexander Armstrong was unavailable so Secretary Louise stepped into his shoes, and we had to… Read more »

June Monthly Meeting – Ceramic Painting

Sarah of Something to Treasure visited our June meeting with a collection of blank ceramics for members to decorate.   Everyone listened as Sarah described hints and techniques to try, before being set loose on the range of bowls, vases, plates and cups.   Even those who were less than confident in their artistic talents… Read more »

May Monthly Meeting – Annual Meeting

Every year, WIs across the country have an annual meeting to review the past year, elect the committee and officers, and debate the National Federation (NFWI) resolution. Reports on the previous year were given by Kirsten on behalf of the Secretary role, and Yvonne our Treasurer.   Kirsten also thanked the outgoing committee and our… Read more »

April Monthly Meeting – Card Making

In April we took our crafty stash, added some crafting tools and a bit of instruction from Vice President Louise, and made some fantastic handmade cards.We give cards to members on their birthday, and I can’t wait for my birthday to see which card I get.This craftiness coincides with the launch of our new craft… Read more »