Things to remember – September monthly meeting

Tonight is our annual meeting.  Your chance to celebrate another successful year with other members and the Committee.   Maybe you have some great ideas on what you’d like to see happening next year?  If so, It’s your chance, too, to step up, and make those things happen.

We’ll be celebrating with a Dutch Supper (everyone brings a plate of food, sweet or savoury, to share).  Bring a couple of glasses, too, and your favourite tipple.

Other things to remember:

  • Bring along any unwanted books you wish to donate to the Book Sale.  Pick up some more autumn evening reading for just £1 a title. or 4 for £3.
  • Raffle – bring along a decorated jar of small items for this month’s raffle  Can’t wait to see what surprising things members can put in a jar.  Now there’s a challenge!
  • Pick up a scarf bargain for the autumn – we’ll have some for sale.
  • Guess the number of buttons in a jar – £1 entry and a prize for the best guess.

Hiring now! Join us this evening

MHWI is completing its sixth, successful year.  For this to continue, we urgently need more people to step up to the committee.   Several key posts will become vacant at this month’s AGM.   Want to find out more about what’s involved?   If so, do come along to our Committee meeting this evening at 7.30 pm at The Roebuck on Rockingham Road, Market Harborough (behind the Tesco garage).    A relaxed evenings with fellow MHWI members guaranteed.

There are various roles to fill from our September annual meeting: President and Vice President (without which MHWI cannot continue), as well as help with the Secretary’s role, Website/Social Media and Refreshments.


Hiring now! Join us at the Committee meeting this evening

Would you like to be a Committee member but are not too sure what it’s all about?  Or, maybe if you can’t commit to being on the Committee all year you could help out with specific events?   If so, do come along to our Committee meeting this evening at 7.30 pm at The Roebuck on Rockingham Road, Market Harborough (behind the Tesco garage).    Come along and spend a relaxed evenings with fellow MHWI members.

There are various roles to fill from our September annual meeting: President and Vice President (without which MHWI cannot continue), as well as help with the Secretary’s role, Website/Social Media and Refreshments.


We’re hiring now!

We’re looking for those who would like to be more involved with MHWI whether it be ad hoc or on an ongoing basis.

With the AGM looming we have two must fill positions to keep our WI running. President and Vice President.  These roles can be shared if you don’t fancy taking it on alone but must be filled for our WI to keep running.

There are also other roles, including website/social media and refreshments co-ordinators, and help with the secretary’s role..

For more information Contact us or attend our next meeting at The Roebuck, Market Harborough, August 16th @ 7.30pm.

Your help with a local health survey

You might like to with this survey being carried out by Loughborough University:

Wondered what you thought about putting this on our website in case any of our members want to participate.

From: Maxine Whelan
Sent: 23 June 2017 09:26
Subject: Loughborough University – Research


Dear Ms Janet Kirk,


I am a PhD student at Loughborough University in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. I hope this email finds you well.


I am looking for willing volunteers to take part in my research project called the SIGNAL study (see recruitment poster and information sheet attached). The study relates to physical activity and preventing Type 2 diabetes and involves the use of wearable devices (e.g. Fitbit) to offer real-time feedback on physical activity and glucose (sugar) levels. In total we are looking for 45 participants to take part. I am emailing you to find out whether you be willing to share the study materials with the various Women’s Institutes based in the Leicestershire and Rutland Federation?


Please find below details of the study:

If you meet the following criteria. 

  • You are aged 40 years or older and
  • You use an Android smartphone (e.g. Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, …) 

We would very much like you to complete the final item of our screening process. We ask that you complete a brief online survey ( Questions relate to age, gender, ethnicity, family history, waist circumference, height and weight. This survey will provide you with a level of risk for developing Type 2 diabetes (e.g. low, increased, moderate or high). If you receive a moderate or high  risk, and you are aged at least 40 years old and use an Android smartphone, a member of our research team will get in touch with you about taking part in our study.


Please feel free to share the details of this study with friends, family members and colleagues to help spread the word.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch ( or 07721008842).


I look forward to hearing from you.


Best wishes,

 Maxine Whelan

PhD Research Student

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Loughborough University


Seasonal baking for the Carol service on Thursday 8 December

December is upon us and there’s loads to do.  However, if you can do some seasonal baking for the Carol Service that MHWI is hosting for the Welland Group christmas-carolson Thursday 8 December 2016, 7.30 pm.  All members very welcome.  The service will be held at our monthly meeting venue, the Congregational Church.  Seasonal refreshments afterwards.

Enjoy adult colouring?

Have you or your WI tried adult colouring? Perhaps you’ve taken it up as a regular hobby?

crayon-clipart-6-w500-h500Please could any members or WIs who have tried, or currently do, adult colouring get in touch with Hattie Parish from WI Life She’d like to hear about your experiences – whether or not you enjoy it, what you get out of it, why you do it, etc., for a feature on the new craze.  


 Feel free to share this any way you like – on social media for example, or in your newsletters – as we’d love the spread the message as widely as possible.

Many thanks,



Hattie Parish

Editorial Assistant, WI Life

National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)

104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

T: 020 7731 5777 ext 217

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We need you!

Committee meeting in The Roebuck

Committee meeting in The Roebuck

Volunteers are needed to join the Market Harborough WI committee in September.  We welcome your skills and ideas.  Meetings are fun and are held in a pub!  Interested?  Email: or call 07547 890 756 or speak to a committee member at the June meeting.  Vacant posts will include: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Secretary.

You are very welcome to come along to our June meeting and see what it’s all about.

Seeds, plants, cuttings, garden paraphernalia needed

plant-w500-h500Spring is firmly with us and our monthly raffle for May will be for seeds, plants, cuttings and garden paraphernalia.  We would like members to donate items.  In return you will be given a raffle ticket and will claim your prize at the end of the evening.  So, check out what you have at home and get potting up items to bring along on 25 May.  Maybe time to have a clear out in the garden shed and bring in unwanted items?

Plants should be those that attract bees in line with the WI’s national bee campaign.  You might also like to download this helpful leaflet from national WI on plants to grow in your garden that attract bees: FINAL_Bee_Garden