All WIs need to raise money to pay for expenses such as venue costs and speakers. Each of us pays an annual membership fee and a proportion of this goes to county and regional WI funds. For this reason, WIs need to raise additional funds. This can be an exciting challenge and an opportunity to share an experience or have fun with other members and visitors.
If you have a good fund raising idea, then do speak to a Committee Member at the next monthly meeting, Contact Us or call 07547 890 756. We’re looking at ideas for an event in 2014. This will be our major opportunity to raise funds.
If you’d like to join a small team taking the fund raising idea forwards (or any other idea that is suggested) then, again do speak to a Committee Member, Contact Us or call 07547 890 756. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the Market Harborough WI, do something for the local community and meet new friends, too.
Many thanks to Evanda Greenwood, Social Secretary, for arranging the quiz this evening. It was held at Engima and they made us very welcome. Seventeen members and visitors took part in answering 40 questions that spanned general knowledge, history and geography.
Try one of our questions that created much debate on our table? Which parts of the body keep growing? (see below for answer)
Team Bananas won with 37 points, followed by WI knows 32 points, Sooty & Co 30 points, New Ones 27 points and Sizzling Sisters 19 points.
Answer (in bold)
On Wednesday 10th July, join us at Enigma Bar and Café on Coventry Road, Market Harborough for a quiz night. The quiz starts at 7.30 pm and entry is £1 per person.
Hope you can make it. Should be a fun evening and as well as a great chance to meet new friends.
Jim Jacobs will be the visiting speaker at the July monthly meeting. Jim will be telling us about the invaluable work of the Market Harborough and The Bowdens Charity, the largest in the area. This includes taking on responsibility for that famous local landmark, the Old Grammar School, that forms the basis of the Market Harborough WI logo.
The Charity dates back to 1570 and earlier. Today it is the amalgamation of 2 local charities in 1994. Importantly, it funds many local initiatives through amateur sport, arts, relief in need, community, education and the environment. Organisations can apply to it for support. So, join us on Wednesday 24 July at the Congregational Church Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough to find out about the work it has been doing.