Wednesday, 24th October 2018 – Gardening, Pumpkins, Stories & Songs!

The next meeting of Market Harborough WI will be on Wednesday, 24th October, at 7.30pm in the Congregational Church Hall.

Russell Attwood will be our speaker for the evening.    He will be telling us all about ‘Lasagne Gardening’ and then entertaining us with a seasonal selection of pumpkin-inspired stories and songs!

Sounds intriguing so make sure you don’t miss it!

 

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Payment for Ghost Walk and Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle now due

For those of you who have booked a place on the Ghost Walk on Friday, 2nd November, please could you remember to bring your payment of £8 to the meeting on Wednesday to secure your place.    The walk will now start at 7.15 pm from the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

Also, if you wish to attend the Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle on Monday, 19th November, at 1.30 pm, payment of £12 is needed.  Meet at Rockingham Castle main entrance (car sharing may be possible).

 

 

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Payment for Social Events

This is just a gentle reminder that payment is required in advance for social events in order to secure your place.       You can now pay by BACS if you have online banking.    Details of how to do this, can be found on our website by clicking here:  If you want to pay by bank transfer.   If you do not have online banking, then you can bring a cheque along to the next monthly meeting made payable to Market Harborough WI.

There are two social events on offer at the moment:

Ghost Walk – Friday, 2nd November 2018

Start Time now confirmed as 7.15 pm

Meeting at the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

ghosts-1775548_960_720A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

 

Enquiries to Denise Smith:   d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle – Monday, 19th November 2018

Meet 1.30 pm at Rockingham Castle – car sharing may be possible.

 

Christmas tree decorations-w500-h500You will find yourself whisked back to Christmas Eve 1849.

The Watson family and their servants will take you on a festive tour of this impressive castle.   Be prepared for a few surprising appearances along the way!

Price £12.00 for the tour.

Delicious refreshments can be purchased afterwards.

 

 

 

Enquiries to Tricia Blake:   triciablake@msn.com

 

 

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Book ‘Angels’ – Mon 15 October 2018

The next meeting of Book ‘Angels’ will be on Monday, 15th October, at 8 pm in the downstairs bar at  The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.   We will be discussing the following book:

 

I Know a Secret

A crime-solving thriller!  New York Times Bestseller.  “Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives”!

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The following month, we will be meeting a week earlier on Monday, 12th November, at 8pm at the same location.      We will be discussing The Maid’s Room by Fiona Mitchell.

 

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New members/occasional members are always very welcome.   Don’t worry if you haven’t quite finished the book.   Just come along anyway for a chat and a drink at The Angel.

Contact Valerie Hitchcox:

Vhitchox50@hotmail.com

 

 

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Walking Group news

A great time was had by all on the Walking Group’s stroll around the lovely Foxton locks last Sunday.   Fortunately, the weather was much kinder to us this month.  We also ventured up the viewing platform near the inclined plane along the way.    We stopped en route at the new tea room too for a chat and a cuppa!

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The next walk will be on Sunday, 28th October at 10 am around Wistow.     Meet at the Wistow Garden Centre car park.     Walking shoes recommended.

Contact Roseanne Steedman if you wish to join us:

oxendon12@icloud.com

 

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Craft Club – Thursday 4 October 2018

The next meeting of MHWI’s Craft Club will be on Thursday, 4th October 2018 between 7pm-9pm in The Lounge, at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.

We will be making Knitted Christmas Lights so it would be helpful if you could bring your knitting equipment with you.

 

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New members and occasional members always welcome.

Contact Sarah Trappitt:      sarahtrappitt@btinternet.

 

 

 

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AGM last Wednesday

On Wednesday, 26th September, it was our Annual General Meeting.   MHWI’s Financial Statement was presented to members for their perusal and the Annual Report of our activities for the last year was read out..  Members then had a chance to vote for President for the coming year, under the supervision of Joy, one of our Federation’s WI advisers.  We are pleased to announce that Anne Clayton was re-elected as President for a second term.    We have also had offers of help with the Committee work so it looks like we are up and running again for another year!.   Details of  your new Committee Members will be published shortly.

 

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Following the business side of the evening, we were all able to relax and enjoy a fun, social evening, while tucking into the generous Dutch Supper members had provided.   Then each table was given a cardboard cut out doll, told to get creative and make it an outfit!    I think you’ll agree the results were pretty impressive!.   Here’s the winning doll with her team:

 

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We also had a very interesting jam jar raffle with members really making an effort to decorate their jar and provide some intriguing contents!   Here’s just a few of them:

 
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Annual General Meeting of MHWI + Dutch Supper! Wednesday 26th September 2018

Lots of things for you to think about and remember this week!

Firstly, it is the Annual General Meeting of Market Harborough WI this Wednesday, 26th September 2018 at 7.30 pm at our usual venue of the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.   This is your chance to get involved, vote for officers, or maybe volunteer to help with the running of your WI – all help, great or small, is very much appreciated.

Vacancy for Secretary

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We still need someone to fill the role of Secretary – we can’t continue as a WI without someone to do this!  This is a fairly straightforward admin role – e-mails, post, agendas, etc.   (We have a separate volunteer to do the Minutes.}  There’s flexibility on when you carry out your role and we promise you full support to help you get started.   Have a chat with us on Wednesday if you think you could be interested.

Dutch Supper, Competitions and Prizes!

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Once the business side of the evening is sorted, we will be relaxing over a Dutch Supper, so bring along some savoury or sweet food/nibbles and cold drinks, if you wish.   There will also be some competitions and prizes to be won!!!

In order to save using plastic or doing loads of washing up, please could everyone bring their own crockery and cutlery with them!    Many thanks!

Jar Raffle
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Don’t forget we are having a Jam Jar Raffle on Wednesday.   Fill a jar with anything you like, up to a value of £5 and bring it along to be raffled.   There will be prizes for best decorated jar and most original contents!