Tuesday 8 Sept at 7.30pm _
Ladies in Pigs
A cookery demonstration using British reared pork - hopefully with samples for willing testers or should that be tasters?!!
Visitors are very welcome.
So, where did summer go? Having had an excellent visit to Flintham museum in July and a very tasty Summer dinner at the Royal Oak in early August our sights are set on the September meeting. In October the meeting is called Happy Feet, our speaker being a podiatrist, hopefully getting our feet ready (in case we fancy a dance) to 'discover South American Music' during our November meeting (see Monthly Meetings)
Our June Meeting was entitled 'Both sides of the bench'
Our speaker, Alison Clark, gave us an amusing and informative talk about being a duty solicitor visiting police cells at any time of day or night and of being a magistrate. Alison presented us with real life speeding offence cases and we had to decide on the punishment to be given. Some members wanted to give sentences higher than those allowed by the sentencing guidelines whilst others wanted to be able to hear more about mitigating circumstances before giving out the punishment - this is not allowed! The moral of the evening is- Don't drive over the speed limit!
Our president, Marjory, spoke about her enjoyment of the Buckingham Palace Garden Party to celebrate the Centenery of the WI
April saw the County Annual Meeting held at the Concert Hall in Nottingham. Attending a meeting such as this reminds us that we belong to a huge National organisation and it was fitting that being the Centenary Year that the National Chair (Janice Langley) was one of the speakers. The County Chair (Jane Jefferson) presented Margaret Foss with flowers for serving over 35 years on the Cookery and Craft County Committee and for being a Denman Tutor for 20 years.
The speaker at our own meeting was Mrs Gill Wright. She spoke about the need to encourage bumblebees into our gardens. She asked us to consider planting a range of plants to help the bumblebee population. These included rosemary, heathers, honeysuckle, thyme, lavender and cornflowers . There are 25 different species of bumblebees in this country but only 1 species of honey bee.
Members celebrated Mrs Connie Stobbs' special birthday .
Why not come along to our Coffee Morning?
Saturday 25th April when we are showing lots of archived material from our 98 years of existence. Tempting coffee and refreshments will be served in the W.I. Hut 10 a.m.to 12 noon.
The WI web site
(which now has a search facility for your local WI group based on your postcode)
The opening times of the federation office at Trent Bridge House, Beastmarket Hill, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG24 1BN
are as follows:
Mon–Wed only 9am – 3pm
Closed for painting & cleaning in August
Contact Rosemary, Heather & Fiona on :-
Email : email@example.com
Tel: 01636 67 3550
The Nottinghamshire Federation web pages are here:- Nottinghamshire Federation
You can download documents & booking forms.
These ladies are on hand to give help and advise to you about all aspects of the WI.
They can attend your annual meeting or your committee meetings or just offer help on the end of a phone or email.
To get in touch on any WI matters :-
or check out their phone numbers in the Year Book.
JOINING THE WI
The annual fee for joining the WI is just £36.00 in 2015. If you join mid-year you pay pro-rata on a quarterly basis.