Alternative tea & tents 2017 (and its on your doorstep)

What about this brilliant offer for getting together with fellow WI members in 2017 and getting away for a weekend?  It’s local, too.   Women’s Institute & Friends Included 16th – 18th June ‘17: wifi-flier-for-emailing

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Christmas carol service

christmas-carolsEach year a WI in the Welland Group of WIs hosts a Carol Service.  This year it is the turn of MHWI.  It will be on Thursday 8 December at 7.30 pm.   All members very welcome.  The service will be held at our monthly meeting venue, the Congregational Church.  Seasonal refreshments available afterwards.

A policeman’s lot

Alan Rogers, retired Warwickshire policeman

Alan Rogers, retired Warwickshire policeman

Last night we were lucky enough to have as our speaker Alan Rogers, who delivered his talk, ‘A policeman’s lot’. He served as a police officer for 33 years for the  Warwickshire force. As a youngster, he desperately wished to become a professional footballer. His parents had other ideas, and insisted he join the police, by ‘encouraging’ him to watch Dixon of Dock Green, and then Z Cars!!

He was accepted as a cadet for the police and then went on to train as an officer.

He shared a number of humorous anecdotes about the 89 year old Hells Angel, who he let off with a caution, after speeding at over 140mph!! His first fitting for his police uniform and his first arrest. He covered a range of stories about incidents in court, together with the practical jokes played on new police officers. He went on to say that these would never be allowed now, but they did help relieve the enormous stress that they encountered day to day.

Latest news from national and county WI


Check out what’s being planned nationally, including a holiday, 2017 Resolutions, competitions, things to make and training.  It’s all in the latest NFWI newsletter.

Latest updates, too, from WI House for events planned for 2017.  This includes a Food Hygiene course on Saturday 18 March 2017, just 20 places available.

Reminder – tomorrow evening’s meeting

Our speaker tomorrow, the 23rd, is our friendly, retired-police-officer who will be delivering humorous anecdotes from his time in the force.  We just hope none of us feature in his tales!  Guaranteed a laugh.

  • The raffle will have the theme of ‘homemade‘.  It can be something you made or something someone else has made by hand, any item, even food such as jam.  It could be something for Christmas.  If you bring a prize, you will receive a raffle ticket ensuring you get a prize yourself to take home.  Get making now!
  • We’re also supporting the Movember theme which promotes men’s good health.  We’re hoping for some themed cakes for the refreshments (besides buying a slice with your tea or coffee, members might like to make some cup cakes, box them and donate them for selling to raise money).  Another idea – maybe you can come up with something to wear that supports this worthwhile cause?

Christmas Fayre and chance to have a table

Leicester Forest East WI are having a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 3 December,    2-4pm.  A great chance to do some seasonal shopping.
Where? St Mary’s Hall/Braunstone West Social Centre
St Mary’s Avenue
LE3 3 FT
Anyone wishing to have a table should contact Jacky Stamp
Tel:  0116 289041
NB Their WI came to support us in April  by organising a trip out.