Monthly Meeting – 22nd May 2019 – A Day in the Life of a Thoroughly Modern Milliner

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Next Wednesday Louise Brooks will be coming to talk to us about all the materials and methods she uses to make many different styles of hats.   Hopefully, we will come away inspired with ideas for those special occasions that pop up at this time of year when a hat might be required, such as summer weddings.   Also, don’t forget you might need a hat if you are joining us for ‘Ladies Day’ at Leicester Racecourse on 6th July!

 

June in bloom - purple daisy flowersIn addition, there will be a Plant Sale next Wednesday.   Plants will be provided by Fiona or from our very own allotment.   If members have any plants they wish to donate, please bring them along –  they will be very much appreciated.

 

 

Also, don’t forget we have a bumper weekend of social events this coming weekend with our trip to Barnsdale Gardens, near Oakham, tomorrow, 17th May, and then our trip to Thornby Hall’s Open Day, Naseby Road, Northampton, on Saturday, 18th May.

Hope to see you soon at one of these events.

 

 

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‘Confessions of a Country Vicar’ Wednesday, 24th April 2019.

It’s our monthly meeting this Wednesday at 7.30 pm when the Reverend Canon Alan Haydock will be entertaining us with some humorous anecdotes from his life as a country vicar!

In addition, we will be having our ‘Craft Stash for Cash’ sale, so bring along any craft materials, magazines, etc that you no longer want, clearly labelled with the price and your name (donation from each sale to MHWI funds).    Further details can be found by clicking on our leaflet ‘Calling all crafters.

Also, payment is now due for the following two social events:

  • Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland – Friday, 17th May 2019 – Cost £9.50.
  • Ladies’ Day at Leicester Racecourse – Saturday, 6th July 2019 – Cost £37.

If you wish to pay by BACS, details can be found by clicking here or, alternatively, bring a cheque made payable to ‘Market Harborough WI’.

We still require further tips for our booklet on reducing plastic, so don’t forget to bring along your ideas on Wednesday or send to our special e-mail account: reduceplasticMHWI@gmail.com.  We already have an offer to produce and print this booklet free of charge, which is amazing!

Finally, looking ahead to our May meeting, we will be having a plant sale, so if you have any spare seeds or plants, you can bring them along then.

 

 

 

 

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Monthly Meeting on 27th March – Social Evening and Quiz with a Gardening Theme

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We have a lovely, fun social evening lined up for you at MHWI this coming Wednesday!  The theme is loosely based around gardening with practical tasks and quiz for you all to try out together.       These sorts of evenings are always a great opportunity for you to have more time to chat to your WI colleagues and get to know each other a little better.

Book and Jigsaw Sale

If you have any books or jigsaws you no longer want and wish to donate to our sale this Wednesday, don’t forget to bring them along with you.  You’ll then have a chance to replenish your stocks, from as little as £1 each.

Forthcoming Social Events

We will also be opening up bookings for the following social events, if you wish to reserve a place:

  • Trip to Barnsdale Gardens – Friday, 17th May 2019
  • Trip to Thornby Hall Open Day – Saturday, 18th May 2019 (Open Day moved from April)
  • Trip to ‘Ladies Day’ at Leicester Racecourse – Saturday, 6th July 2019

If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would like to attend one of these events, just drop us an e-mail and we will reserve a place for you:

marketharboroughwi@gmail.com

April Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday, 24th April, we have the Reverend Canon Alan Haydock’s talk entitled ‘Confessions of a Country Vicar’.

In addition, we will also be having a ‘Cash for Stash Crafters’ Sale’.   Do you have any craft items, magazines, materials you no longer want?  Then bring them along to our April meeting – full details can be found by clicking our leaflet:

Calling all crafters.

 

 

 

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Monthly Meeting this Wednesday, 27th February 2019.

Our next monthly meeting is this Wednesday, 27th February when our speaker, Grainne, will be talking to us about ‘Love and Romance in Art’.    She will be showing us how to look more closely at famous paintings and explaining what the details can reveal.  Sounds intriguing!

A few other things to remember are:

  • Payment of your 2019 subs of £42 is due.
  • Payment of £28 is also due if you have put your name down to go and see ‘Menopause the Musical’ in Corby on Saturday, 15th June 2019.

Details of how to pay can be found on our website here .

Also, we will be having a sale of books and jigsaws at our March meeting.   If you have any books or jigsaws you wish to donate you can bring them along on Wednesday or in March.    Monies raised from sale of jigsaws will go to support the cost of the new greenhouse on our allotment and sale of books will go into our WI funds.

Hope to see you all on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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An energetic start to the New Year with Scottish Dancing!

A big thank you to all our members for helping us through a very full and busy meeting last Wednesday.

First, we dealt with our subscription renewals.    If you have not paid yet, please ensure we receive payment of £42 by our next monthly meeting on 27th February at the latest (details of how to do this contained in an early post).

Secondly, we discussed and voted on the 2019 proposed resolutions (campaigns).    Votes submitted at the meeting have been forwarded to the Leicestershire and Rutland Federation.    It is your individual votes that are added together with members’ votes from WIs around the country    A shortlist of two resolutions will be produced for consideration and adoption at the National Conference of WIs in June.  All resolutions are on-going so we can still continue to work on previous ones, eg plastic reduction, for as long as we consider appropriate.

Last, but by no means least, we all enjoyed a very social and energetic session led by the lovely dancers from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, resplendent in their Scottish kilts and dresses!  Very appropriate for forthcoming Burns night on 25th January. Fascinating bits of history were entwined with reels, Gay Gordon’s and an excellent demonstration of the Highland Fling.   With the Scottish dancers’ guidance and much patience, we all managed to join in and keep going in the right direction!

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Perhaps a new way to keep fit in 2019!

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Next Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

This Wednesday the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be joining us to tell us a little about their history and demonstrate some of their dances.   Then we will all have a chance to join in – tartan optional, but highly recommended!

Don’t forget, that your 2019 subscription of £42 is due this month.   In order to expedite this process, please try to pay by bank transfer before the meeting.   Details have already been sent out by e-mail to you or can be found here .   Alternatively, you can pay by cash or cheque made payable to ‘Market Harborough WI’.

Also, we will be having a short discussion and voting on the shortlist for this year’s proposed resolutions (campaigns).   All very important issues so try and make sure you have read the articles in your WI Life Magazine so you can consider carefully.  (Pink cover, Issue 96, November/December 2018, p24-27).   You can also find further information about the resolutions here .    In brief, the resolutions are as follows:

  • Improving Plant Biosecurity in the UK
  • Trees – Improving the Natural Landscape
  • Pelvic Floor Education
  • Suffering in Silence:  why we need to end the taboo around menstrual health
  • Call against the Decline in Local Bus Services
  • Don’t Fear the Smear

If you want to attend our two forthcoming social events, you will need to make sure you have signed up and paid this Wednesday:

  • HAN Chinese New Year – Tuesday, 5th February – £32
  • Greek Street Food Demonstration – Wednesday, 6th March – £10

 

 

 

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Christmas Party this Wednesday, 19th December 2018.

Don’t forget MHWI meets a week earlier this month for our Christmas Party and we have a lovely fun, festive evening lined up for you!

First of all, you will be able to sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful sounds of the Cransley Hospice Choir as they entertain us with a selection of seasonal songs.

There will be a very special Xmas raffle with 24 gift bags to be won – some will contain a prize of  £10, £20 and £50!!!!   This will be a fundraiser for our own WI so please be generous!   Tickets £1.00 each.

 

Xmas food and drink

 

Of course, there will be some amusing Christmas games to be played as well!  Then everyone will be able to tuck in to our usual fabulous, festive buffet, so don’t forget to bring the following items with you:

  • Savoury or sweet snack
  • Tipple of your own choice
  • Plate, cutlery and glass, as there will only be limited tea/coffee available.   (This will avoid using plastic plates and give our hardworking refreshment people less work to do at Xmas!)

Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, elves’ ears and reindeer noses positively encouraged!

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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