Lovely Walk from Lubenham last Sunday

The MHWI Walking Group set off last Sunday morning from Lubenham Village Hall for a bracing walk of nearly 4 miles.    The sun managed to shine a little bit and everyone returned feeling invigorated by the fresh air and lovely scenery.

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2019-01-27 lubenham walk - tricia and ann

As always, our walkers managed to find a pub to relax in and enjoyed some well earned refreshments at the end of their journey.

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Do come and join us on our next walk – details to be posted shortly.   Remember walking is not only very good for your  physical health, but can help your mental health too – a subject close to our hearts at present.

For further information, please contact Roseanne by e-mail, as follows:

oxendon12@gmail.com

 

 

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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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Walking Group – Walk 27th Jan

The MHWI Walking Group are walking next Sunday, 27th January. We will be meeting at Lubenham Village Hall at 10am.

The walk is 3.75miles, and it is envisaged to take approximately 1¾ hours. Wrap up warm!

Please contact Fiona, 07779 397913 if you would like to go, or for further details.

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Book Club Meeting Monday, 7th January

MHWI’s Book Club will meet on Monday, 7th January 2019, at 8pm at Veneto’s, Manor Walk, Market Harborough.

The group will be discussing books of their choice set in Italy.

New members are always welcome. For more information please contact Valerie Hitchcox on Vhitchcox50@hotmail.com

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Craft Club Meets 3rd January

MHWI’s Craft club will meet this Thursday, 3rd January 2019, between 7pm-9pm in The Lounge at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.

Please bring your craft project ideas and crafty books as we plan our projects for 2019. It might be something you have done before and want to share, something you’ve always wanted to try or something for a good cause. If you’d like, bring along some nibbles and any ongoing craft projects while we chat and share ideas.

New members always welcome. There is a small charge of £2.50 for room hire. For more information, please contact Sarah Trappit on sarahtrappitt@btinternet.com

 

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Merry Christmas!

The last meeting of 2018 came to a fun and festive end last night.    First, the Cransley Hospice Choir entertained us with a mixture of well known, traditional songs, interspersed with a beautiful, melodious Christmas ‘lullaby’ written by a local composer.

2018-12-19 Cransley Hospice Choir

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Fiona produced an excellent Christmas Gift Bag raffle for us with lots of prizes, including the cash jackpot of £50!

2018-12-19 Xmas Gift Bag Raffle

Everyone enjoyed the ‘Find your Other Half’ game, which also gave us a chance to ask each other questions and get to know each other a little better!.

The hall was beautifully decorated with our own bunting,  plus colourful knitted baubles produced by our Craft Club, and an exquisite nativity set knitted by Carolyn.

2018-12-19 Knitted Nativity Scene

The food, of course, was plentiful and delicious.

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We would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

 

 

 

 

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