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.
A chance to be creative (and crafty, too). For Wednesday’s raffle, find an empty jar, decorate it and fill it with whatever takes your fancy: tiny bulbs, sweets, bath time treats, the choice is yours.
There’s loads happening tonight!
Tonight is Resolutions Night, when members get their chance to have a say on the proposed lobbying issues by the National Federation of WIs. This year, the two to choose from are ‘Alleviating loneliness’ and, secondly, ‘Plastic soup: keeping microplastic fibres out of our oceans’. More details on pages 20-21 of the April issue of WI Life.
Cheese and wine evening tonight
We’ll be making this into a fun evening, too, helped along with cheese and wine for all members. Bring a bottle of your favourite tipple and a couple of glasses, too, to share with other members. Tea and coffee available at the start of the evening (but no refreshments).
- Raffle – a floral garden theme
- Sale of nearly new bags and scarves (MHWI fund raiser)
- Planning to go on the boat trip in June or Paintpottle – have cash or cheque with you.
See you there!
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?
Our November 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!
Well done to Clare Farquhar, outgoing President, and visitor, Rachel Dodds, who each won a £200 voucher towards a course at Denman College. We look forward to hearing what you book and some pictures of what you did. Oh, and Rachel, we hope you enjoyed last night and will be signing up as a member very soon!
We will also be donating a £100 towards Denman College (proceeds from the raffle and a little bit more!).
Denman voucher raffle prize winners, Rachel Dodds and Clare Farqhuar
Yes, two lucky members will each be winning a voucher value £200 for WI’s Denman College. What a marvellous chance to try a course and maybe learn a new skill!
So, instead of the normal raffle, each member will be able to buynjust one raffle ticket this evening. If you can’t make it but want to be included, then email now: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll put you a ticket into the draw and you can pay us next time you come.