Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Great Litter Pick

As part of a whole village and community venture, WI members joined in with over 100 other residents in a village litter-pick as part of RMBC's 'Love Where You Live Campaign'.

We were provided with all the necessary equipment and spent a sunny Sunday morning collecting over 300 bags of rubbish!

Jill ready for action

It was a great event to be part of - here's to the next one.

What a lot of litter!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

April Meeting - Flowers with Victoria

The TCC was packed out with ladies in their Easter finery ...... with Sybil, Angela and 'honorary' member Eleithyia amongst the first to arrive.

We were all given a 'free' raffle ticket by our speaker for the evening, local florist Victoria Firth.  She gave us a heart-warming explanation of how she came to give up her Nursing career following the death of her husband to follow her dream of opening a flower shop and how her dream had turned into a very successful reality.
She gave us a demonstration of how to make a successful bouquet of flowers which was won as a raffle prize by Dorothy.

Elsie and Pat admiring Victoria's Wedding bouquet

After a lively 'question and answer' session Victoria kindly offered to judge our Easter Bonnet parade which was won by Shelagh with Ann as runner-up - we all agreed with her choice the bonnets were superb!

After the business part of the meeting we then enjoyed wonderful refreshments served by our resident 'tea-bunnies'  .....

June with new members Barbara and Dot - plus knitted animals ready for our
Coffee morning for Weston Park on the 14th April.

All in all a really lovely evening - thanks Victoria.
(Not forgetting our hard-working committee!)

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Lunch at the Travellers Inn

Well done Sue for organising such a lovely lunch - food. service and company was wonderful!

Thanks from Sybil for the excellent service!

Happy Easter everyone.

March Meeting

Vice-President Jean led the meeting with Mary being in Holland on 'Grandma' duty!
As Spring starts there was a lot of business to get through before an excellent and heartfelt presentation by representatives of our chosen charity of the year
CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young

Linda Simpson presenting our generous donation to CRY

We then got the opportunity to hear all about Peggy's visit to the palace to collect her MBE

Well done Peggy

Happy Birthday Ladies

Don't forget your Easter Bonnets for the next meeting!

Beryl Parkin

At our March meeting we were saddened to hear of the recent death of long-time member Beryl Parkin - she had been a very active member of the committee and will be missed by many.

God Bless you Beryl.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

February Ten-pin Bowling

 There was a great turn-out at the Oasis Bowling Alley as WI members joined Holy Trinity's Friday Club at their monthly bowling session.

Mary, Sheila and Rita ready for action

Pat, Ann and Julia

Pat and Jayne enjoying a mid-game break

Pat finished first for the WI team with Julia and Ann a close second and third.

A great time was had by all who played - hopefully more will join us next time including members from Chapeltown and Kimberworth WI's.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

January Meeting

Happy New Year to all Members!

Despite the cold weather and many members suffering from colds, a warm welcome met everyone who braved the elements to come down to the Trinity Centre.
After the business part of the meeting and a discussion of the Resolutions, Sybil then organised a 'Beetle Drive' to take the place of our expected speaker.  As well as being good fun it gave everyone the chance to catch up with news.

Members were also asked to check out our new facebook page to keep up with current news.

January 'babies' received birthday wishes and cards and we all received an invite to Angela's 50th birthday bash at the weekend.