Fun evening at our second AGM!

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Market Harborough WI celebrated its second, successful year last night at the AGM, ably led by our President, Hazel Stacey, in her own inimitable style.  Who else could  get away with not having a Minutes Secretary this year in front of the local Federation representative, Caroline?  The good news is that we do now have one.  Karen stepped up (apologies not sure of your last name at the moment).  Claire Salisbury also stepped up to become Marketing and Social Media Secretary.  Thank you, too, to Vicky Watts who has stepped down from Secretary/PR following the birth of her first baby

Yes, seriously, we have had another excellent year, maintaining a good membership.  Monthly meetings have had good attendances with lots of different activities and speakers.  There was some debate whether this was the Egyptian Dancing or Self Defence!

Finances are looking healthy, too, thanks to the hard work of the Committee organising the fashion show, raffle and refreshments, and, of course, to you, the members for supporting these so generously.

We then had a lovely Dutch supper, members bringing a whole range of savoury and sweet nibbles to tempt everyone.  We loved the cupcakes (see picture below) with the WI logo and Inspiring Women.

Finally, members tested their knowledge on a food and drinks quiz, including a ‘name the chef’ round and Pictionary.  Here’s a question for you – drawing a Danish pastry was easy but, how do you sketch an egg sandwich?!  Team WInners came top – well done!

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Chocolate night – social evening – 2 October 2013

An indulgent evening and an early chance to stock up with goodies for Halloween and (dare I say it – Yes, I will as Simon Mayo said on Radio 2 this teatime that it was only 99 days to go!?) Christmas.
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Sweatshop girls!

Your committee met recently to finalise the arrangements for the Chocoholics evening on Wednesday 2 October at 7.30 pm at the Congregational Church, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough – make sure the date’s in your diary, and you can bring a friend, too.  Here’s Hazel working us hard packing up all the prizes:

Sweatshop girls getting ready for the Chocoholics evening

Sweatshop girls getting ready for the Chocoholics evening

September’s monthly meeting

Wednesday 25th September is our second Annual General Meeting.  This will be followed by a Dutch Supper (members bring food or nibbles to share) and Food and Drink Quiz.  It should be a good, fun evening and the chance to mix and meet new people as you test your knowledge of food and wine.

The evening begins at 7.30 pm.  If you really want to relax and have a drink, then bring a bottle of wine and a glass or two to share with members.

Murder mystery night – a great success!

Thirty-six people came along to the Angel Hotel, Market Harborough, on Friday 13 September for a Murder Mystery night led by Mike Taylor and his wife, Natalie (see top picture below).
Hazel Stacey, Market Harborough WI’s President, reports, ‘Although I didn’t guess correctly “who done it,” several people did.’
Hazel adds that, ‘In a sense it was a private function as no-one booked through the Angel Hotel – it was all WI ladies and or friends of.  The food was good and entertainment was really good.  I have never been to one before and was a little dubious to begin with, but within minutes everyone relaxed and laughter was flowing along with the wine!’
Mike set up visits to historical locations and houses a number of  years ago after a paranormal experience.  Things that go bump in the night are a speciality!
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