ATTENTION MEMBERS Don't forget to join us on Wednesday evening for our ZOOM BIRTHDAY PARTY 7.30pm
We have heard from County that all the events that are coming up have been cancelled or postponed. There will be no Hornblower until August.
Our meeting on Wednesday 18th March was to go ahead although not quite as normal. However, after the government's advice on the 16th "to avoid non-essential contact with others" we decided we had no choice but to cancel the meeting altogether. The "Group Meeting" that was due to be held in April has been postponed until further notice. We will wait until the government's advice to avoid social contact (to reduce the spread of the virus) is eased and the high risk groups no longer have to protect themselves by keeping indoors (the garden is allowed and a walk on your own for exercise). When this time arrives we will be starting our meetings again. The programme may be modified. As we missed our annual meeting we have not yet published our new programme! We will probably hold the annual meeting in September but that is not definite yet.
February Meeting 2020
We had an amusing talk from Paula Cornwell who, dressed as Mrs Bruce, a lady from the 1920's, talked us through how ladies drove cars in 1928. Not quite as it is today.
January Meeting 2020
"There'll never be another you" Paul Newsham gave us a talk on biometrics. He told us that all finger prints are unique, each finger and thumb, even in twins. Did you know that we have individual ear prints? Hence the name of the talk-there'll never be another you!
Our Christmas party night was very good. The food was delicious. The competition "A Christmas Pudding in any medium" produced some clever entries. The raffle had some lovely prizes. The arrangement done by Jenny F was beautiful.
Resolutions Meeting 15th May 2019
Our May meeting discussed and voted on the resolutions.
1. A call in the decline of local bus routes. This resolution was passed
2. Don't Fear the Smear This was also passed
Was all about the OXO cube
Annual Meeting and Tray Bakes
There were so many cakes brought for the tray bake competition that it was impossible for members to eat enough to judge them properly!!! Thanks to all who made the tray bakes. They were super and very much enjoyed by the members.
Personal Safety-PC Jayne Walters
PC Jayne Walters
PC Jayne Walters was the speaker at our February meeting and it was brilliant. She spoke with a flip chart as an aid memoire. Her talk was full of useful tips on personal safety and amusing anecdotes. Nobody was seen to be "resting their eyes" nor heard to snore! One suggestion was to put a "male orientated" item in your window to give the impression that a male is living in the house. Large boots in a porch would have the same effect. Are our members plucking up the courage to get the football or golf trophies down from the loft? Probably not, but lots of other suggestions don't need such a great sacrifice! A couple of members who had heard her talk previously said it was even better than before!
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Our first meeting of 2019 the talk was on Nottingham suffragists and suffragettes. There was also a Bring and Buy sale which made £16.00 for WI funds Subscriptions for 2019 are £42.00. Dual membership is £20.50.
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Ravenshead Women's Institute is a friendly group and you would be made very welcome at our meetings. Our institute has around 50 members. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. We meet at The Centre @ St Peter's, Ravenshead, Notts. To read more about our meetings click here. We also have a book group, a darts team and a craft group.
COUNTY HOUSE 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 Members can pop in for a coffee during office hours. Contact Rosemary, Heather & Fiona on :- Email : email@example.com Tel: 01636 67 3550
WI ADVISERS 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 :- firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their phone numbers in the Year Book.