Archive for January 2016

It's the End of the Year as we Know it - December Meeting

Sunday, 10 January 2016 § 0

Decembers WI Christmas party was a sure sign of our branch going from strength to giving strength, with a full table of secret santa gifts and an even fuller fuddle finger buffet.  Well done ladies and thank you all who made or brought something to gift to one of their fellow members. There were some truly lovely gifts again this year!

The Christmas revelry got off to an excellent start with Christmas head ware (in anticipation of our up and coming fascinator workshop), some fabulous jumpers (the yarn craft workshop coming in handy again), and gloriously festive table dressing from our lovely Grace-Ann.

The tombola table of temptation kept us all trying until all of the Gin and luxury gifts were gone, raising nearly £80 for the branch and the Christmas themed quiz had us groaning and scratching our heads in the attempt to win the Bombay Sapphire prize.

But most of all, our lovely ladies, it was you who made this party special with your ongoing cheer, kind spirits and good hearts. Thank you all for your time and effort this and every month. We look forward to seeing you and our friends old and new in the coming year and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful new year.

Crafting Around the Christmas Tree - November Meeting!

Sunday, 3 January 2016 § 0

Our November craft meeting was described as chilled out fun by our members.

The session was kicked off by Emma announcing the new membership rates for January which is a snip at £37.50 for the whole year! This includes all meetings and priority booking on our exciting workshops as well as 10 copies of the amazing ‘WI life’ magazine. 

Emma took us through the WYN highlights and the 2016 Resolutions which are: 

Ban the microbead  

British fruit: reviving our heritage  

Free sanitary protection for homeless women  

Prevention of sudden cardiac death in young adults in the UK  

First aid to save lives  

Mind or body – equal funding for care  

Avoid food waste, address food poverty  

Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia  

Please refer to the Buns & Roses website or the WI website for more information. 

We also found out the theme for the NFWI 2016 Craft Competition which is ‘something old, something new. The theme is centred around upcycling which sounds like something which is dear to the roses hearts! 

Our new 2016 diary is available on the website now, this year’s membership fees will be due in January and the bank details have been provided in the round up so please don’t forget to transfer your membership fees.  

There was lots of excellent crafting going on at the meeting and I believe that everyone went away having made at least one decoration for their tree!