Personal Safety-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.
The November 2018 meeting
We had a talk by Diana Wright. She started by saying that laughter was a great gift. She stated that she didn't like smut but her first amusing poem was about a lady who thought she a mouse had run up her skirt and found that it was the vicar's hand!
Helen Rose brought the "WI Shop" to the meeting and manned it single handed. There was plenty of interest, I hope there were plenty of purchases made.
Thanks to members for bringing in lots of toys and presents for older children for our Christmas collection.
Helen had made out a list of possible meetings for next year's programme. Thanks to those of you who found time to tick off those you were most interested in.
Resolution voting forms are in November's WI Life.
"Chocolate Unwrapped"-October meeting
Tracey Akehurst told us about the history of chocolate. It goes back a long time. The Aztecs made a bitter drink from the cacao seeds, nothing like the hot chocolate you enjoy with whipped cream and marsh mallows!
Tracey showed us a slide which described chocolate as " A divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink enables a man to walk for a whole day without food".
At the end of the talk some chocolate pieces were passed round. These were quite dark chocolate but had some sweetness when eaten after trying 100% cocoa.
Sad news-Helen Beardshaw has died aged 95
Helen was one of our oldest members. Her funeral was held at Mansfield Crematorium on Monday 8th October. the Chapel was full and there were many WI members present. Money was collected in aid of the Samaritans. Helen worked for the Samaritans for 40 years and received an MBE. A further collection at the WI was made and a further £24.00 was sent to the charity.
Hanwell's Vineyard tour and wine tasting-July 2018
Here are some photos of this outing-but where is the wine????
Summer Walk- July 2018
We have had our first walk which has doubled upon as our annual Summer Walk. We met at the Plough in Farnsfield and walked across the countryside. The weather was very warm and dry. A complete contrast to last year's walk when we got very wet.
We enjoyed a meal at the Plough after our walk. The walk was further than we had planned due to an unforeseen item on the route! 🐂
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20th March 2019