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A NOTE FROM ANGELA

Dear Ladies,

As my first year as President draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Committee

for all their support and hard work, and for helping to make the WI Centenary such an enjoyable year.

I wish you all peace and joy at Christmas and good health and prosperity in 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the party on Thursday. 

Best wishes,

Angela


NOTICES

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 17th December

 Join us for our Christmas party! There will be a “Pointless” Christmas quiz, our annual “Secret Santa”, a home-decorated Christmas cracker competition, raffle, the final results of our 2015 competitions, craft sale, homemade mince pies and a Christmas drink of your choice.  Christmas jumpers optional!

Those who wish to participate in the Secret Santa are asked to bring along a gift to the value of £2. There is only have one rule and that is a request that you only buy a gift that you would be happy to receive!

 Official business will be kept to a minimum but we will be collecting the 2016 resolution forms.  Please see below for more details.  No trading table this month.


 Door: Chris S;  Raffle: Linda McD;  Secret Santa: Sally;  Mince Pies:  Anne, Pat McG and Barbara C.

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 21st January, 2016

 January’s speaker will be Kevin Dronfield, who will talk about “The History of Wellington Road North” and the competition will be a Wellington boot decorated by you.


Door: Susan R;  Raffle: Krysia;  Cake rota:  Fiona and Carolyn

 Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

A gentle reminder:  Please make sure your mobile phones are switched off at the start of the meeting and, please, no chatting when the Chair or anyone else is speaking.

 

The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee – don’t forget your mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunches – Saturday, 19th December, 2015 and Saturday, 23rd January 2016

 

We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

November Meeting Report

 

We held our AGM at the November meeting.  The 2016 Committee was duly elected.  We voted as to whether we should sing Jerusalem at every monthly meeting.  The result of the ballot was 11 for the proposal and 33 against.  Therefore, as previously, we will only sing Jerusalem at our AGM and birthday celebrations.

 

After the business was completed we enjoyed a taste of a beautiful cake made by Sheila to celebrate the 100 years of the WI.  Linda Burns raised a magnificent £100 from her jewellery sale which will go to our chosen charity, Dementia Friendly Heatons. 

 

November Meeting Competition Results

 

First prize in November’s competition for the most delicious Swiss roll was won by Pat McG, 2nd prize was won jointly by Anne, Chris S and Sheila.

 

November Meeting Finance

 

Refreshments £24.50, Christmas raffle £60, ACCW £1.19, Sale of mugs £40, Foreign coins – yet to be converted into sterling.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

 

Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1 cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

 

Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

2016 Subscriptions

 

These have been set at £37.50, plus £18 for dual members, due in January.  Anne will be collecting subscriptions at the December and January meetings.  These can be paid for in cash, by cheque or by BACS.  Each member will be given an envelope containing a form showing the different methods of payment.  It is essential that you return the completed form with your payment. Resolutions

 

In the November/December issue of WI Life a shortlist of the 2016 nominated resolutions, along with brief details of each resolution and a selection slip, was published. 

 

Now it is up to you to select which resolution you would like to go forward to the 2016 Annual Meeting.

 

The selection process is open to all WI members and you can make your selection by filling out the selection form and bringing it along to the December meeting.  Don’t worry if you can’t find your copy of the magazine, full details can be found at www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/news-and-events/current-news-and-events/resolutions-you-choose and there will be extra forms at the meeting.

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Social Afternoon – Wednesday, 13th January 2016

 

Join us for an afternoon IT help session and scrapbook amnesty at the Moor Club from 1.30 to 4 pm.  Suze will be on hand to help you with your IT problems and queries and, as we need to complete the 2015 scrapbook as soon as possible, assistance will be on hand to help you finish your page.

 

Green Hearts Workshop – 28th January 2016                                                                      by Chris and Tiff

 

We are proud to have been approached by our National Federation (NFWI) who would like us to run a craft workshop in support of the Climate Change Coalition.  The NFWI are founder members of the Coalition.  


We will hold the workshop at The Moor Club on 28th January 7.00 pm. Please note that this will replace the normal craft group meeting at The Heaton Mersey Community Hall.  We will be inviting ladies from other local WIs to join us and our MP, Anne Coffey, will be invited.  


At the workshop you can have fun making various heart badges to be worn or shared on Valentine's Day to support the Coalition.  We will be using all sorts of crafts - knitting, crochet, origami, felt, patchwork, funky foam, salt dough etc.  The only rule - they must be mainly green! 


We would much appreciate donations of any green wool, felt, yarn, funky foam or small amounts of fabrics that would be useful. Also black or white yarn for stitching.  Please could you bring them to a craft group or main meeting? 

 

 

DECEMBER/JANUARY/FEBRUARY CALENDAR  

 

Thursday, 17th December

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

Christmas party, “Pointless” quiz and lots more.  See full details above.

Competition:  A Christmas cracker decorated by yourself

Door:  Chris Stables;  Raffle:  Linda McDowell; 

Mince Pies:  Anne, Pat McG and Barbara C

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 19th December

10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 21st December

7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Hosted by

Barbara Humpage

 

Merry Christmas

and a very happy New Year to everyone!

 

Thursday, 7th January

7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or Suze.

Hosted by

Anne Kelly

Wednesday, 13th January

1.30 to 4 pm

Social Afternoon

Join us for an IT help and scrapbook session.  Details above.

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Thursday, 14th January

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

Heaton Mersey Community Hall

Monday, 18th January

5.15 pm

 

Monthly Meal

Fish and Chip Supper – two for one deal

Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

Fosters Fish and Chips

Wilmslow Road, Didsbury

Thursday, 21st January

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

Kevin Dronfield will talk about “The History of Wellington Road North” Competition:  A Wellington boot decorated by you.

Door:  Susan Razaq;  Raffle: Krysia Kaczmarska; 

Cake rota:  Fiona Neill and Carolyn Rowe

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 23rd January

10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 25th January

7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Hosted by

Barbara Humpage

Thursday, 28th January,

7 pm

Green Hearts Workshop

in support of the Climate Change Coalition

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Wednesday, 3rd February

7 pm

Monthly Meal

Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

TBC

Thursday, 4th February

7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or Suze.

Hosted by Suze Appleton

Thursday, 11th February

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

Heaton Mersey Community Hall

Thursday, 18th February

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

“Arts and Crafts” by Judith Beckett  Competition:  Something Sheepish

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 20th February

10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

 

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in December and January.

 

 

LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD

 

A visit to The Globe Theatre, London

 Join the Heatons’ WI trip to The Globe Theatre, London.  Spring/summer 2016.  More details to follow.

 

The Big WI-kend – Friday, 30th September to Sunday, 2nd October 2016

 A WI weekend away at Linnet Clough, Marple.  Lots of activities planned.  Watch this space.

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Winter Walk and Lunch  :  Friday, 29th January 2016.  Meet at 10 am at Nelson Pit Car Park, Shrigley Road, North Poynton,

SK12 1TH.  A walk into Lyme Park for coffee, followed by lunch at the Boar's Head.  (Route may be modified according to weather and conditions.)

 

 

News from cheshire

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

 

Literary Lunch  :  Thursday, 17th March 2016 at Cheshire View, Christleton.  Speaker Jackie Wilkins.  More details to follow.

 

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College  :  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016.  See Sue J for an application form.

 

Cheshire News  : The Cheshire Federation newsletter is issued in 11 monthly copies but you only pay for 10 at a cost of £4 for the year.  If you would like to receive a copy please contact Sue J.  New for 2016 - It is proposed that there will be an online edition from February onwards. The cost is the same and registration forms will be available from the Sue.  Closing date 14th January.

 

WI Tea Digital Champions  :  Cheshire Federation are looking for members who are interested in sharing their knowledge of the internet to help other members get online.  For more details contact Rachel Hughes, CFWI Web Editor at cfwiwebeditor@outlook.com or call 01244 347462.

 

Baking Days  :  These are planned for the last Thursday of every month from 10 am to 1 pm at WI House, Chester.  Only ten members per class at a cost of £3 per class (recipe provided; bring your own ingredients).  Different items each month – January - Victoria sandwich; February - fruit tart; March - Easter holiday; April - scone; May - fruit muffins; June - preserves; July - quiches; August - Swiss roll; September - biscuits; October - Christmas cake; November - sausage rolls, December - closed.  Contact WI House for more details.

 

Centenary Exhibition  :  9th, 10th and 11th February, WI House, Chester.  An exhibition of special pieces made by Cheshire WIs to mark the centenary.  We will be submitting our scrapbook.  Can anyone who has agreed to complete a page please hand it in as soon as possible please?

 

Cheshire Show Hints & Tips Day  :  Friday, 19th February 2016 at Byley Village Hall, CW10 9NG.  Meet the judges, ask questions and get advice for your next entry in the Cheshire Show.  Tickets £5 to include tea or coffee.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Closing date 1st February.

 

 

NFWI NEWS

 

2016 Annual General Meeting  :  Saturday, 11th June 2016, Brighton Centre, Brighton, East Sussex.  Members wishing to attend this event as an observer (£20 each + 51p postage) should send details of name, WI and a self-addressed envelope (C5, not stamped), together with a cheque made payable to CFWI, to WI House. (This does not include any travel arrangements.)

 

 2016 DIARY DATES

 

Tuesday, 1st March 2016  :  Annual Council Meeting, Winsford

Saturday, 11th June 2016  :  NF Annual Meeting

Tuesday/Wednesday, 21st and 22nd June 2016  :  Cheshire Show

Tuesday, 4th October 2016:  Autumn Meeting

 

 

Members’ Notice Board

 

Things to buy or sell?  Events you want to publicise?

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

email info@theheatonswi.com

 

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in

please give the details to any Committee member or email info@theheatonswi.com

 

 The Heatons WI Committee Members:

 Angela Britland, President;  Tiff Jordan, Vice-President and Minute Secretary;

Susan Johnson, Secretary;  Anne Kelly, Treasurer; 

Suze Appleton, IT Support;  Karen Catchpole, Social Secretary;

Linda McDowell, NE Cheshire Representative; 

Chris Stables, Craft Co-ordinator and Competition Organiser;

 Sally Stelfox, Publicity and Newsletter

 


NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER


A NOTE FROM ANGELA

 The singing of JERUSALEM is synonymous with the WI. Originally, it was sung by the National Union of Suffrage Societies, in 1918, to celebrate women’s enfranchisement. Many of the leaders of the NFWI at that time had been part of the struggle to win the vote for women and one such, Grace Hadow, suggested the adoption of JERUSALEM as the WI anthem.

 Many WIs sing JERUSALEM at the start of each meeting but when our WI was founded in 2008 it was decided, by the then members, to sing it only at the birthday celebration in May. Recently, many members have asked why we do not sing it at every meeting and for this reason we have decided to sing this anthem at the Centenary AGM and to hold a ballot of members to gage current opinion.

At the November meeting you will be asked to vote as to whether you would like JERUSALEM to open every meeting or just the May meeting and the AGM.

 I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM and to sampling the Swiss Roll entries for the competition.

 Best wishes,

 Angela

 

NOTICES

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 19th November

 

AGM - There won’t be a speaker at the November meeting as we will be holding our AGM, where the current officers will give reports for the year and we will be electing next year's committee.

Traditionally, at our National AGM we sing Jerusalem at the start and the National Anthem at the end of the evening.  Some members have recently asked why we don’t sing Jerusalem at every meeting.  At the November meeting Angela will present some background history behind the hymn being the “WI song”, followed by a secret ballot to decide whether we should sing Jerusalem at every meeting in the future.

 This month’s competition is for you to make the perfect Swiss roll – any flavour and any size.  We will all vote for the best Swiss roll by placing a sticker on the card of the one we like best.  This will be the last competition for 2015 and the winner of the annual prize is far from certain.  Don’t miss your chance to add points to your tally before the winner is announced at the December meeting.

 Door:  Moira Hewitt; Raffle:  Kate Johnson; Cake rota:  Chris Lynane, Carolyn Rowe

 Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

The vote for which charity we support next year has been postponed until January. Our support for this year's charity, Dementia Friendly Heatons, had to take the form of items bought and the committee arranged that we would pay for a set of special books which Beryl the organiser needed for the group and to complete the donation we agreed to pay for the Christmas gifts that the attendees are given by Father Christmas at their Christmas party on December 4th. These are 25 boxes of chocolates which we have wrapped but if anyone has any nice Christmas twiddly bits to dress them up with please bring them to our meeting in November. Beryl has said we are welcome to call in (at the United Church) after about 2pm on the 4th December but would prefer it if only 3 or 4 called in so we don't overwhelm the group. She is extremely grateful for our support and has been reluctant to ask for anything.

 

A gentle reminder:  Please make sure your mobile phones are switched off at the start of our meetings and, please, no chatting when the Chair or anyone else is speaking.

 The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee, 50p a cup or 75p for a mug – a few mugs are available but to be sure you can bring your own mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunch – Saturday, 21st November

 We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

October Meeting Report                                                                                                     

 In Angela’s absence on holiday, Tiff opened the meeting with a tribute to Joan Williams, one of our past members who passed away recently.  Joan was a lively, talented member of our WI who designed the table cloth we display at every meeting.

 We enjoyed an animated demonstration of gift wrapping by Elaine Cuzner.  Elaine’s hints, tips and techniques will ensure that all our Christmas gifts will be beautifully wrapped this year.

 

October Meeting Competition Results

 First prize in October’s competition for the best gift-wrapped empty bottle was won by Sally, 2nd prize by Pat McG and 3rd prize by Tiff.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

 Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1 cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

 Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

2016 WI Subscriptions 

 These have been set at £37.50, plus £18 for dual members, due in January.

 

St. Paul’s Craft Fair

 £135.75 raised from the sale of Cakes and Crafts

 

Jewellery Sale

 Linda Burns has very kindly offered to sell jewellery items at our November meeting.  All proceeds from the sale will go to our chosen charity, Dementia Friendly Heatons.

 

Secret Santa

We will be holding a ‘Secret Santa’ at our December meeting and those wishing to participate are asked to buy a gift to the value of £2. There is only one rule and that is a request that you only buy a gift that you would be happy to receive!

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CALENDAR   compiled by Suze


Thursday, 19th November 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

Annual meeting and committee elections. 

Competition:  Homemade Swiss Roll.

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road


Saturday, 21st November 10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty.  Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road


Monday 23rd November, 7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Thursday, 26th November at 7.30pm

Creative Crafts Group

Christmas meal at. Il Borgo, Shaw Road


Wednesday 2nd December,  7 pm

Monthly Meal

Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

Brassica, Shaw Rd


Thursday, 3rd December 7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  Contact Chris Stables or Suze.

 

Thursday, 10th December 7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey


Thursday, 17th December 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting – Christmas Quiz;

Competition: a Christmas Cracker you have decorated;

Secret Santa £2

The Moor Club, Heaton Moor Road


Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in November.

 

Members’ Notice Board

 Things to buy or sell?  Events you want to publicise?

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

contact Sally.

 

News from Cheshire

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

 

2016 Diary dates

Annual council meeting       Tues 1st March           NF Annual Meeting              Sat 11th June

Cheshire Show                     Tu/We 21/22 June      Autumn meeting                  Tues 4th Oct

 

Cheshire News           This is issued in 11 monthly copies but you only pay for 10 at the cost of £4 for the year. If you would like to receive a copy please contact Suze. New for 2016 - It is proposed that there will be an online edition from February onwards. The cost is the same and registration forms will be available from the secretary. Closing date 14/1/2016

 

WITea Digital Champions

Cheshire Federation are looking for members who are interested in sharing their knowledge of the Internet to help other members get online. For more details contact Rachel Hughes, CFWI Web Editor at cfwiwebeditor@outlook.com or on 01244 347462

 

2016

Baking days                           last Thurs every month 10-1pm       WI House, Chester

Only 10 members per class, cost £3, bring own ingredients(recipe provided), different item each month, Jan-Victoria sandwich, Feb-fruit tart, Mar-Easter holiday, Apr-scones, May-fruit muffins, Jun-preserves, Jul-quiches, Aug-Swiss roll, Sep-biscuits, Oct-Xmas cake, Nov-sausage rolls, Dec-house closed

 

Centenary items exhibition              9,10,11th Feb                         WI House, Chester

An exhibition of WIs special pieces made to mark the centenary. We will be submitting our scrapbook. Can anyone who has agreed to complete a page please hand it in as soon as possible please?

 

Hints & tips day                                 Fri 19th Feb                            Byley Village Hall, CW10 9NG

Meet the judges and ask questions, get advice for your next entry in the Cheshire Show.

Tickets £5 to include tea/coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. Closing date 1/2/16

 

Other events

 

NFWI Open Days                               Weds/Thurs 25/26th Nov        11-1.15/2-4.15

A chance to visit the London headquarters of the WI, find out about the work and tour the building. See Suze for details. Closing date 31/7/15

 

2016 AGM observer tickets              Sat 11th June 2016                Brighton Centre

Members wishing to attend this event as an observer (£20 each + 51postage) should send details of name, WI and a self addressed envelope (c5 not stamped) together with a cheque made payable to CFWI, to WI House. (Does not include any travel arrangements.)

 

If you know of any other events our members might be interested in please give details to any committee member or email to info@theheatonswi.com

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Autumn Outing  :  Wednesday, 26th November to Trentham Gardens.  Large shopping village, garden centre, lakeside walks and winter gardens, refreshments.  Coaches will leave Woodford Memorial Hall at 9.30 am, leaving Trentham at 4 pm.  Tickets £10 available from Linda.

 

Carol Service:  Tuesday, 8th December at 2.00pm at All Saints Church, Cheadle Hulme.

 

Christmas at White Friars  :  On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December, from 11 am to 3 pm, WI House in Chester will be decorated for Christmas with photos of Centenary events and archive display.  Light refreshments available.  £3 per person. Parties of six or more please book in advance.

 

Winter walk: Friday, 29th January. Route to be decided.

 

Literary Lunch:  Thursday, 17th March 2016 at Cheshire View, Christleton.  Speaker Jackie Wilkins.  More details to follow.

 

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College:  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016.  See Suze for an application form.

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

The Heatons Christmas Festivals will take place on Friday, 27th November from 4 pm to 8 pm, on Shaw Road, Heaton Moor and on Saturday, 12th December from 11 am to 4 pm at Moor Top. 

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in please give the details to any committee member or email  Sally

 

 ********************

  

OCTOBER 2015

A NOTE FROM ANGELA

 

Dear Ladies,

 

Sadly, one of our former members, Joan Williams, has died.  Joan was a member of our WI for several years and was a founder member of the craft group and a contributor to the Cheshire Show.  She was a very talented artist and her memory will be forever enshrined in our tablecloth, the motifs for which she designed.  I sent condolences to Joan’s husband and family

on our behalf and several ladies who knew Joan well attended her funeral.

 

In November we will be holding our AGM and we are looking for new Committee Members.  Why not come along to a Committee Meeting, without obligation, to see how things work and to see how you might be able to contribute to

our growing and successful WI?

 

Apologies for my absence at the October Meeting but I leave you in Tiff’s very capable hands.

See you all in November.

Best wishes,

Angela

 

 

NOTICES

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 15th October

 

This month’s speaker is Elaine Cuzner and she will be talking about “Gift Wrapping with a Difference”.  The competition will be a gift-wrapped empty bottle (no bottle bags, please, unless homemade).  There will be a trading table at this month’s meeting.

 

Door:  Norma Davis; Raffle:  Christine Turner;  Cake Rota:  Liz Robertson and Linda King

Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

A gentle reminder:  Please make sure your mobile phones are switched off at the start of the meeting and, please, no chatting when the Chair or anyone else is speaking.

 

The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee – don’t forget your mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunch – Saturday, 17th October

 

We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

The Heatons WI Committee

 

Would you like to consider joining the Committee?  You are very welcome to join us for a meeting if you are thinking about committee membership and any interest shown would be without obligation; we normally meet on the first Monday of every month.  It is always a pleasure to welcome new ideas and fresh blood to the Committee.  Elections for the 2016 Committee will be held at the November meeting.

 

2016 Charity

 

Please let us know if you would like to nominate a charity for us to support next year. The charity must be a local, with charitable status, have a charity number and a bank account.  Please write a few sentences about the charity and pass it onto any Committee member before 31st October 2015.  We will vote to choose our 2016 charity at the November meeting.

 

September Meeting Report                                                                                                                                  

 

Another busy meeting was started off by the taking of the Centenary photo of all members present.  Many thanks to our photographer, Nigel, for his patience and organisational skills.  Jean Bailo gave an interesting talk about Stockport in World War I, giving us an insight into the way of life during the War.  Rationing during that time instigated ingenious methods of making food go further and more appealing, such as recycling onions and 34 different ways of cooking potatoes.  After the talk a pot luck supper was enjoyed by members, which didn’t appear to include potatoes!

 

September Meeting Competition Results

 

First prize in September’s competition for the best vintage button was won by Liz R. , 2nd prize by  Tiff and 3rd prize by Sally.

 

Oops!

 

August’s first prize, for the best homemade postcard, was won by Fiona.  Many apologies to Fiona for the error.

 

September Meeting Finance

 

Refreshments £24.50, Raffle £33, ACCW £2.98, Foreign coins – yet to be converted into sterling.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

 

Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1 cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

 

Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

 

OUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

 

Afternoon Tea at Chancellors

 

To mark the 100th anniversary of the very first WI meeting in the UK, which was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey on 16th September 1915, we held an afternoon tea at Chancellors, Fallowfield on 16th September 2015.  32 ladies joined in this jolly event.

 

A small wooden plaque was given to both Suze and Sheila in thanks for founding The Heatons WI eight years ago.

 

At the monthly meeting the following evening, Angela thanked Sue J for her hard work in organising the afternoon tea and Anne for collecting the monies and settling with the venue.

 

 

COMING SOON

 

Craft and Cakes

 

On Saturday, 31st October, from 10 am to 3 pm there will be a craft fair at St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor Road.  We are taking a stall to sell our crafts and cakes.  This event will be one of our main fundraising events of the year (along with the yarn storming) and all profits from the stall at the fair will be for our use. 

 

We still need a couple of volunteers to help on the stall for an hour.  Please speak to a Committee member at the October meeting if you can help.

 

We have learned over the years that “big cakes sell well”, as do scones and small bags of sweets.  The cakes that sold out first recently were Victoria sandwiches, tea loaves and lemon drizzle cakes.  Please note that all cakes must be wrapped in clear film and MUST include a list of ingredients.  Unfortunately, we will not be allowed to sell any homemade produce that does not clearly list the ingredients.  Please bring your cakes to St. Pauls from 9.30 am onwards on the day of the fair, Saturday, 31st October.

 

Donations of sweets, which will be made up into small bags, can be brought to the October meeting.

We also need donations of craft items.  These can be taken to the October meeting or to the Creative Crafts Group meeting on Thursday, 22nd October between 7 pm and 9 pm at St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey.

 

Jewellery Sale

 

Linda Burns has very kindly offered to sell jewellery items at our November meeting.  All proceeds from the sale will go to our chosen charity, Dementia Friendly Heatons.

 

 

DENMAN BURSARIES

 

Bursaries for 2015 and 2016 are still available for courses at Denman.  If you have access to a computer, go to www.denman.org.uk/ to download a copy of the latest brochure.  Pages 32 and 33 have full details of how to apply for a bursary.  Details will also be available at the October meeting.  Closing date Friday, 13th November 2015.

 

 

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER CALENDAR   compiled by Suze

 

Thursday, 15th October

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

“Gift Wrapping with a Difference” by Elaine Cuzner

Competition:  A gift-wrapped empty bottle (no bottle bags unless homemade)

Door:  Norma Davis; Raffle:  Christine Turner

Cake rota:  Liz Robertson, Linda King

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 17th October

10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 19th October

7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Hosted by

Barbara Humpage

Thursday, 22nd October

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Saturday, 31st October

10 am to 3 pm

WI Stall at St. Paul’s Craft Fair

Cakes and Crafts.  See notice above.

St. Paul’s Church Hall, Heaton Moor Road

Wednesday,  4th November 7 pm

Monthly Meal

Organised by  Shirley Sharp.  Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

Avanti, Moorside Road,

Heaton Moor

Thursday, 5th November

1.45 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or email Suze.

Hosted by Laura

Thursday, 12th November

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Thursday, 19th November

 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

No speaker.  Annual meeting and committee elections. 

Charity nominations.

Door:  Moira Hewitt; Raffle:  Kate Johnson

Cake rota:  Chris Lynane + one volunteer needed

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

 

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in October.

 

 

Members’ Notice Board

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

A note from Barbara Humpage:

 

Friday 18th September was a huge success (despite me worrying nobody would turn up!).  A fantastic sum of £856 was raised for Macmillan and I never fail to be amazed at the generosity of everyone.  A big “Thank You” to all my friends from the WI who turned out in force with lots of lovely cakes and raffle prizes to help swell the coffers.  They also helped man various stations at short notice for which I was so grateful.  As you are aware Macmillan is a cause close to my heart so it gave me immense pleasure to bank £856 on behalf of all my loyal supporters.

 

Francis House Children’s Hospice

 

We have recently received the following message from Mags Stelmaszek at Francis House.  If you are interested in volunteering a little of your time, please contact Francis House directly:

 

Francis House Children’s Hospice provides care and support for children and young people with life limiting conditions from the Greater Manchester area and beyond.  You may well be aware of our presence here in Didsbury and I am sure that your members have supported us in the past for which we are very grateful.  I am writing to you today to ask your members for their help.  We are looking for volunteers to give a few hours of their time each week to help us provide care and support for children and young people with life limiting conditions.  We currently have vacancies for volunteers in our kitchen and our reception area. Should any of your members be interested further details are available on our website www.francishouse.org.uk/staff/volunteering/

 

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

email info@theheatonswi.com

 

 

See Suze or Sally or email info@theheatonswi.com if you would like more information about the following events:

 

LOCAL WIs

 

Centenary Ball  :  On Friday, 16th October, from 7.30 pm to midnight, the Salford Angels WI are holding a black tie ball at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.  Exciting raffle prizes and all profits to the Salfordian Hotel, Southport.  Tickets £30 each. 

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Autumn Outing  :  Wednesday, 26th November to Trentham Gardens.  Large shopping village, garden centre, lakeside walks and winter gardens, refreshments.  Coaches will leave Woodford Memorial Hall at 9.30 am, leaving Trentham at 4 pm.  Tickets £10 available from Linda.

 

Our advisor, Beryl, is looking for members to train as advisors.  Training includes courses at Denman College.  See Linda for more information.

 

Members attending the Centenary dinner in October should take their own drinks, including soft drinks.  Glasses will be provided.

 

 

News from cheshire

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

Compiled by Suze

 

CFWI Archives Open Days  :   Thursday, 15th October 2015, 11 am to 2 pm.  The archive team has arranged three days when they will show you round WI House in Chester.  Just drop in.

 

Cathedral Celebration  :  On Wednesday, 18th November at 11 am there will be a service to Celebrate Cheshire Federation’s 95th birthday at Chester Cathedral.  Tickets £3 each – WI members only.  See Suze for more details.  Closing date 19th October 2015.

 

Christmas at White Friars  :  On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December, from 11 am to 3 pm, WI House in Chester will be decorated for Christmas with photos of Centenary events and archive display.  Light refreshments available.  £3 per person. Parties of six or more please book in advance.

 

Literary Lunch  :  Thursday, 17th March 2016 at Cheshire View, Christleton.  Speaker Jackie Wilkins.  More details to follow.

 

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College  :  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016.  See Suze for an application form.

 

 

NFWI NEWS

 

2016 WI Subscriptions  :  These have been set at £37.50, plus £18 for dual members.

 

Diary Dates  :

Tuesday, 1st March 2016  :  Annual Council Meeting

Saturday, 11th June 2016  :  NF Annual Meeting

Tuesday/Wednesday, 21st and 22nd June 2016  :  Cheshire Show

Tuesday, 4th October 2016:  Autumn Meeting

 

Call to Action:  Care Not Custody Campaign              

 

The Government will be taking important decisions on this in the coming months. With some way to go and key funding decisions imminent, NFWI is calling on WI members to keep up the pressure for change.  Please write to your MP asking them to press the Government for long term, secure funding for liaison and diversion services by writing to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, and the Chancellor, George Osborne MP, in support of the business case for full national tool out of liaison and diversion services by 2017/18.  Look out for Who Cares?  A special report on Care Not Custody will appear in the next WI Life magazine.

 

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

North West Food Lovers Festival  :  Friday, 23rd to Sunday, 25th October 2015, Tatton Park, Knutsford.  WI members can save 62% off Friday’s ticket prices when booking online at www.nwfoodloversfestival.co.uk, quoting W150.

 

Christmas Shopping Spectacular  :  Arley Hall is holding a champagne and shopping spectacular evening on Monday, 9th November 2015 and daytime event on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 in aid of the Seashell Trust.  Full details available at www.arleyhallshoppingspectacular.co.uk or on telephone number 0161 610 0170.

 

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in

please give the details to any Committee member or email  email info@theheatonswi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heatons WI Committee Members:

 

Angela Britland, President;  Tiff Jordan, Vice-President;

Suze Appleton, Secretary;  Anne Kelly, Treasurer; 

Karen Catchpole, Social Events Co-ordinator; Susan Johnson, Fundraising Co-ordinator;

Chris Stables, Craft Co-ordinator;  Sally Stelfox, Publicity and Newsletter

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

A NOTE FROM ANGELA

 

Dear Ladies,

 

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the summer, despite the weather not being as warm and dry as we might have liked!

This autumn we still have lots of exciting events to continue our Centenary celebrations.  I am looking forward to

the Afternoon Tea at Chancellors and to our first Pot Luck Supper.

Don't forget to have your hair done for the Centenary photo, at the September meeting!

 

Best wishes,

Angela

 

 

NOTICES

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 17th September

 

The title of this month’s talk is “Stockport in WWI” by Blue Badge Guide, Jean Bailo.  The monthly competition is a vintage button (pre-1980) from your button box.

 

We will be holding a pot luck supper at the September meeting.  Please bring a small plate of cold savoury food to share (about the amount you would eat yourself, plus a little more).  If you are unable to bring anything but would like to join in the event you can make a small donation of £2 for our funds and join in the fun.

 

We plan to have a group photograph taken at the start of the meeting to commemorate this special centenary year.

 

There will be no trading table this month.

 

Door duty:  Maura O’Donoghue;  Raffle:  Sue Ireson;  Cakes Rota:  Pat McGurk and Linda Burns

Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

A gentle reminder:  Please make sure your mobile phones are switched off at the start of the meeting and, please, no chatting when the Chair or anyone else is speaking.

 

The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee – don’t forget your mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunch – Saturday, 19th September

 

We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

The Heatons WI Committee

 

Would you like to consider joining the Committee?  You are very welcome to join us for a meeting if you are thinking about committee membership and any interest shown would be without obligation; we normally meet on the first Monday of every month.  It is always a pleasure to welcome new ideas and fresh blood to the Committee.  Elections for the 2016 Committee will be held at the November meeting.

 

2016 Charity

 

Please let us know if you would like to nominate a charity for us to support next year. The charity must be a local, with charitable status, have a charity number and a bank account.  Please write a few sentences about the charity and pass it onto any Committee member before 31st October 2015.  We will vote to choose our 2016 charity at the November meeting.

 

August Meeting Report                                                                                                                                           by Sue Johnson

 

Susan Ord’s talk entitled “The Secrets of Handwriting” was truly fascinating and very informative. Who could have imagined that Susan could determine so much about a person’s character by analysing one short sentence i.e., “the quick brown fox jumped”?  Susan made it clear from the outset that it normally takes a minimum of six hours to truly analyse an individual’s handwriting, but she went on to prove that credible statements could be made from analysing characteristics written in the test sentence she had asked members to write down.

 

During the course of her talk, members were asked to write out the sentence in normal sized handwriting, then to make their writing bigger then, finally, as small as they could.  At each stage Susan walked around the room and asked certain members if she could show their handwriting example to the group and to comment on it accordingly.  Needless to say, members thoroughly enjoyed this brief insight in to the world of handwriting analysis and it made some members think that they might even consider undertaking a full analysis of their own handwriting at some point in the future.

 

Angela gave a vote of thanks to Susan and then she thanked the Programmes Committee for inviting such an interesting speaker along to one of our meetings.  Angela then read out details of the proposed programme for next year and asked for a show of hands for approval of the draft programme.  The members voted unanimously in favour of accepting the new programme, to commence in January 2016. 

 

August Meeting Competition Results

 

First prize in August’s competition to make a postcard was won by Moira, 2nd prize by Sally and 3rd prize by Chris S.

 

August Meeting Finance

 

Refreshments £21, Raffle £27, ACCW £1.83, Trading table £2.50, Foreign coins – yet to be converted into sterling.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

 

Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1 cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

 

Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

 

OUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

 

Afternoon Tea at Chancellors

 

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey on 16th September 1915.  To mark the 100th anniversary of this meeting we have organised an afternoon tea at Chancellors, Mosley Road, Fallowfield on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at 4 pm.

 

The cost will be £9 per person.  Please place the correct amount in cash, in a named, sealed envelope, to be collected at the start of the event.  If you wish to purchase a glass of wine, fizz, etc., please pay for this separately.  Directions to Chancellors can be found at www.chancellorshotel.co.uk/location/directions/

 

 

COMING SOON

 

Craft and Cake Fair

 

A date for your diary:  Saturday, 31st October, 10 am to 3 pm at St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor Road.  This event will be one of our main fundraising events of the year (along with the yarn storming).  All profits from the cake and craft stall at the fair will be for our use.  If you have any good ideas as to how we can make this “the table not to miss” at the fair, please have a word with a Committee member. 

 

A sign-up sheet will be available at monthly meetings for volunteers to help on the stall (one-hour slots) and for donations of craft items and cakes. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER CALENDAR   compiled by Suze

 

Thursday, 17th September

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

Stockport in WWI by Blue Badge Guide, Jean Bailo

Competition:  A vintage button (pre-1980) from your button box

Event:  Pot Luck supper – savoury items only, please

Door:  Maura O’Donoghue; Raffle:  Sue Ireson

Cake Rota:  Pat McGurk and Linda Burns

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 19th September

10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 21st September

7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Hosted by

Barbara Humpage

Thursday, 24th September

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Thursday, 1st October

7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or email Suze.

Hosted by Anne Kelly

Wednesday,  7th October

7 pm

Monthly Meal

Organised by  Di Capey. Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

Go East

Thursday, 8th October

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Thursday, 15th October

 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

“Gift Wrapping with a Difference” by Elaine Cuzner

Competition:  A gift-wrapped empty bottle (no bottle bags unless homemade)

Door:  Norma Davis; Raffle:  Christine Turner;

Cake Rota:  Liz Robertson, Linda King

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

 

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in September.

 

 

Members’ Notice Board

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

On Friday, 18th September Barbara Humpage will once again be hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10 am until 12 noon at her home at 22 St. Andrew's Road, Heaton Moor.  All welcome.

 

Barbara would be very grateful to receive any donations of books, cakes and raffle prizes.  For more details please contact info@theheatonswi.com.

 

Things to buy or sell?  Events you want to publicise? 

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

email info@theheatonswi.com

 

 

See Suze or Sally or email info@theheatonswi.com if you would like more information on the following events:

 

LOCAL WIs

 

Weekend Walk  :  On Saturday, 12th September Didsbury WI are organizing a 4-mile long walk to Martin Weir, along country lanes and tracks and through fields, with a few gentle ups and downs and a couple of stiles,   Refreshments afterwards at Chapeau cafe, plus farm shop and deli.

 

Little Black Dress Event  :  On Friday, 19th September, from 7 pm, and at just £5 a ticket including a welcome drink on arrival, Cheadle and Gatley WI have invited us to “a fab event you won't want to miss!”. 

 

Picnic in the Park  :  On Sunday, 27th September, weather permitting, Cottonopolis WI are hosting a picnic in Heaton Park, near the Dower House, St. Margaret’s Road entrance, from 1 - 4 pm.  There will be performances by the Salford Angels choir, a zumba class, craft relay races (including casting on ten stitches and knitting three rows, crocheting a chain, sewing a seam, making a paper chain and cutting out paper dolls) and rounders.  There will also be pop-up crafts and, if you play an instrument, take it along and join in a “jam” session.  Bring your own picnic.  All welcome.

 

Centenary Ball  :  On Friday, 16th October, from 7.30 pm to midnight, the Salford Angels WI are holding a black tie ball at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.  Exciting raffle prizes and all profits to the Salfordian Hotel, Southport.  Tickets £30 each. 

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Autumn Walk  :  Friday, 25th September, Dunham Massey.  More details at the September meeting.

 

Autumn Outing  :  Wednesday, 26th November (new date) to Trentham Gardens.  Tickets £10 available from Linda.

 

Our advisor, Beryl, is looking for members to train as advisors.  Training includes courses at Denman College.  See Linda for more information.

 

Members attending the Centenary dinner in October should take their own drinks, including soft drinks.  Glasses will be provided.

 

 

News from cheshire

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

Compiled by Suze

 

County walk  :  Wednesday, 23rd September around Beacon Hill, Frodsham.  Approx. 5 mile walk, partly on the Sandstone Trail.  There are a couple of long steep and short climbs but mostly flat walking, could be muddy, stiles and kissing gates to be negotiated. 

 

Inspiring Women Exhibition  :  On until Sunday, 27th September, Knutsford Heritage Centre.  The Knutsford group of WIs has issued an invitation to visit and view the spectacular Knutsford Millenium Tapestry.  Admission free, closed Mondays.

 

Polymer clay bead-making and beaded Japanese braiding jewellery day  :  Wednesday, 14th October, 10 am to 4 pm.  Half day of each craft at WI House, 11 Whitefriars, Chester.  Bring packed lunch.  Price £15.  Additional material available to purchase on the day.  Closing date 17th September 2015.  See Suze for tickets.

 

CFWI Archives Open Days  :   Thursday, 15th October 2015, 11 am to 2 pm.  The archive team has arranged three days when they will show you round WI House in Chester.  Just drop in.

 

Cathedral Celebration  :  On Wednesday, 18th November at 11 am there will be a service to Celebrate Cheshire Federation’s 95th birthday at Chester Cathedral.  Tickets £3 each – WI members only.  See Suze for more details.  Closing date 19th October 2015.

 

Christmas at White Friars  :  On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December, from 11 am to 3 pm, WI House in Chester will be decorated for Christmas with photos of Centenary events and archive display.  Light refreshments available.  £3 per person. Parties of six or more please book in advance.

 

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College  :  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016.  See Suze for an application form.

 

 

NFWI NEWS

 

Call to Action:  Care Not Custody Campaign              

 

The Government will be taking important decisions on this in the coming months. With some way to go and key funding decisions imminent, NFWI is calling on WI members to keep up the pressure for change.  Please write to your MP asking them to press the Government for long term, secure funding for liaison and diversion services by writing to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, and the Chancellor, George Osborne MP, in support of the business case for full national tool out of liaison and diversion services by 2017/18.  Look out for Who Cares?  A special report on Care Not Custody will appear in the next WI Life magazine.

 

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

North West Food Lovers Festival  :  Friday, 23rd to Sunday, 25th October 2015, Tatton Park, Knutsford.  WI members can save 62% off Friday’s ticket prices when booking online at www.nwfoodloversfestival.co.uk, quoting W150.

 

Christmas Shopping Spectacular  :  Arley Hall is holding a champagne and shopping spectacular evening on Monday, 9th November 2015 and daytime event on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 in aid of the Seashell Trust.  Full details available at www.arleyhallshoppingspectacular.co.uk or on telephone number 0161 610 0170.

 

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in

please give the details to any Committee member or email  email info@theheatonswi.com

 

  

The Heatons WI Committee Members:

 

Angela Britland, President;  Tiff Jordan, Vice-President;

Suze Appleton, Secretary;  Anne Kelly, Treasurer; 

Karen Catchpole, Social Events Co-ordinator; Susan Johnson, Fundraising Co-ordinator;

Chris Stables, Craft Co-ordinator;  Sally Stelfox, Publicity and Newsletter

 

 

AUGUST 2015

A NOTE FROM ANGELA

 

Dear Ladies,

 

This month I thought that I would quote the words of Janice Langley, NFWI Chair, from her speech at the AGM:

We all want every WI to be everything the members want it to be and to do this we have to be sure the WI is here to inspire its members so that we can all be inspiring women working together. At the end of the day, the WI is what you make it.

I hope that our WI is everything you want it to be and if you have suggestions and ideas

to make us a more inspiring group, please let the Committee know.

Enjoy the summer!

Best wishes,

Angela

 

NOTICES

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 20th August

 The title of this month’s talk is “The Secrets of Handwriting” by Susan Ord.

 

The monthly competition will be to make and write a postcard to a friend.  Use paper or material and your imagination but the entry must be your own work!

 

Door duty:  Karen Catchpole;  Raffle:  Barbara Davies;  Cakes Rota:  Suze Appleton, Sheila Booth, Sue Chambers

Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

There will be a trading table this month.

 

A gentle reminder:  Please make sure your mobile phones are switched off at the start of the meeting and, please, no chatting when the Chair or anyone else is speaking.

 

The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee – don’t forget your mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunch – Saturday, 22nd August

 We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

July Meeting Report

July’s speaker was our own member, Suze Appleton, on “Elizabeth Raffald – The Experienced English Housekeeper; Manchester’s 18th Century Celebrity Chef”.    Elizabeth Raffald was the 18th Century’s equivalent of one of today’s “city supermums” juggling numerous businesses and a family of between nine and sixteen children.  Thank you, Suze, for entertaining us so well with tales of Elizabeth’s achievements at a time when women had no rights.

 

The Manchester Evening News is currently running a campaign for a statue of one of the city’s famous women.  Suze has proposed that Elizabeth Raffald be remembered in this way.  If you would like to vote for Elizabeth Raffald go to the MEN’s website, www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk and enter Elizabeth Raffald’s name in the search box.  This will bring you to the article originally published and enable you to vote.

 

The accessories swishing event was a great success.  £6 was raised for our own funds.  All the items “un-swished” were donated to the Children’s Society charity shop.

 

July Meeting Competition Results

First prize in July’s competition to write a poem about food was won by Trish Campbell, 2nd prize by Chris Stables and 3rd Prize by Val Pomfret.

 

July Meeting Finance

Refreshments £27, NFWI Raffle £50, ACCW £2.37, Swish £6, Foreign coins – yet to be converted into sterling.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1 cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

OUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

 

The Heatons WI Centenary Event – Yarn Storming                                                         by Chris Stables   

 

Once more, thank you to all those who contributed in any way towards the successful yarn storming event that took place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July.

On the Saturday morning, fourteen of our members, plus some husbands and young people, arrived at Heaton Moor Park armed with sewing kits to install the yarn storm collection.  We made a trail of decorated trees and bushes through the park.  Knitted owls were fixed to railings and the big blanket of knitted squares was carefully sewn onto a large central tree. Stripes, garlands, flowers, bumble bees and pom-poms were sewn, strung, fixed, wound and cajoled into place.  After 90 minutes, the installation was complete and we were all wandering round, admiring each other's work.  It looked fantastic and we were already getting great comments from park users, especially families with young children.

We had heavy overnight rain and a night of hoping it would all still be intact for the next day but it was all fine; all still in place for our lunchtime picnic on the Sunday.  Several members with their friends and families soon filled the area near the tennis courts, spreading out their picnics.  Bottles of bubbly were spotted, together with bright tablecloths, a vase of sweet peas and a camping chair decorated with bunting and fairy lights!  Sue and Anne's lovely cake and craft stall added to the festive atmosphere and it was soon besieged with park users and visitors wanting to buy. (A grand total of £227.10 was raised for our funds.)  Hot drinks and ice creams were provided by the Knitting Friends of the Park.  Members of other local WIs joined us in the early afternoon. 

At 2.00 pm, we clustered by the central tree, resplendent with its blanket, for the opening ceremony.  Angela made a short speech and then three little girls held the ends of a yellow ribbon which local comedian Justin Moorhouse cut with a pair of gold, tasselled scissors. He pronounced the Heaton Moor Park Wise Owls Yarn Storm open, the crowd applauded and many photos were taken.

During the following week we received many appreciative messages and complements via social media and from park users.  The owls on the railings by the gates were particularly popular!  The following Friday some of us met and showed the installation to our MP, Anne Coffey.  She took time to look at everything, made some lovely comments about our work and there were more photo opportunities.

Since then, we've kept an eye on the installation. Some of the less robust and less well fixed items have suffered in the weather or have been taken but, after two weeks, most of it is still in place.  I hope to leave it there until mid August. 

 

Centenary Scrapbook

We still need volunteers to make up a scrapbook page for our memento of the centenary year for the months of August and December.  If you would like to help to create a page for the scrapbook, please speak to Suze.  Advice and support can be provided.

 

Afternoon Tea at Chancellors

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey on 16th September 1915.  To mark the 100th anniversary of this meeting we are planning an afternoon tea at Chancellors, Fallowfield on Wednesday, 16th September 2015.  Cost £7.95 per person.  A sign-up sheet is available at monthly meetings.

 

Centenary Photograph

On the 17th September at our monthly meeting we plan to have a group photograph taken to commemorate this special year.  

 

Craft Fair

A date for your diary:  Saturday, 31st October, 10 am to 3 pm at St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor Road.  This event will be one of our main fundraising events of the year (along with the yarn storming).  All profits from the cake and craft stall at the fair will be for our use.  If you have any good ideas as to how we can make this “the table not to miss” at the fair, please have a word with a Committee member.  A sign-up sheet will be available at monthly meetings for volunteers to help on the stall (one-hour slots) and for donations of craft items and cakes. 

 

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CALENDAR   compiled by Suze

Thursday, 20th August, 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

“The Secrets of Handwriting” by Susan Ord

Competition:  Make and write a postcard to a friend.

Door duty:  Karen Catchpole;  Raffle:  Barbara Davies

Cakes Rota:  Suze Appleton, Sheila Booth, Sue Chambers

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road


Saturday, 22nd August 10.30 am

President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty. 

Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 24th August 7.30 pm

Book Club Hosted by Barbara Humpage


Thursday, 27th August 7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey


Wednesday, 2nd September,  7 pm

Monthly Meal Organised by Sue I.  Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

KRO Bar,

Shaw Road


Thursday, 3rd September, 7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or email Suze.

Hosted by Anne


Thursday, 10th September, 7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey


Thursday, 17th September 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

Stockport in WWI by Blue Badge Guide, Jean Bailo

Competition:  A vintage button from your button box

Event:  Pot Luck supper – savoury items only, please - see note below*.

Door:  Maura O’Donoghue; Raffle:  Sue Ireson

Cake Rota:  Barbara Humpage, Pat McGurk, Linda Burns

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

 

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in August.

 

* September Meeting – Pot Luck Supper 

We are planning to hold a pot luck supper at the September meeting.  Please bring a small plate of cold savoury food to share (about the amount you would eat yourself, plus a little more).  If you are unable to bring anything but would like to join in the event you can make a small donation of 50p for our funds and join in the fun.

 

Members’ Notice Board

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday, 18th September Barbara Humpage will once again be hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10 am until 12 noon at her home at 22 St. Andrew's Road, Heaton Moor.  All welcome.

Barbara would be very grateful to receive any donations of books, cakes and raffle prizes.  For more details please contact Barbara on 432 4670.


Things to buy or sell?  Events you want to publicise? 

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

contact Sally on sallystelfox@hotmail.com or call on 432 7797.

 

LOCAL WIs

 

Weekend Walk  :  Didsbury WI has invited us to join them on a circular walk from Styal Mill, with lunch at the Ship Inn, on Saturday, 22nd August.  More details available at the August meeting.

 

Centenary Fair, Harrogate  :  Didsbury WI have organised coach transport to the Centennial Fair at Harrogate on Saturday, 5th September and have asked if any of our members would like to join them.  The coach will depart from East Didsbury tram stop, at 9 am.  The cost of the coach is £15 per person and entry tickets for the show need to be purchased separately (go to www.thewishow.com/ for more details).  Seat numbers are limited.  If you are interested please send a cheque made payable to Didsbury Village WI, along with your name, email address and telephone number to Val Hagan, 20 Willow Way, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6JS as soon as possible to secure your coach seat.

 

Little Black Dress Event  :  On Friday, 19th September, from 7 pm, and at just £5 a ticket including a welcome drink on arrival, Cheadle and Gatley WI have invited us to “a fab event you won't want to miss!”.  To reserve tickets, please contact Jenny on 07949 860 388 or Carol Wood at cazy88.cw@gmail.com

 

Picnic in the Park  :  On Sunday, 27th September Cottonopolis WI are hosting a picnic in Heaton Park, near the Dower House,

St. Margaret’s Road entrance, from 1 - 4 pm.  All welcome.

 

Centenary Ball  :  On Friday, 16th October, from 7.30 pm to midnight, the Salford Angels WI are holding a black tie ball at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.  Exciting raffle prizes and all profits to the Salfordian Hotel, Southport.  Tickets £30 each.  More details from Suzanne on 07581 471530 or hello@salfordangelswi.co.uk.

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Autumn Walk  :  Friday, 25th September.  Route to be decided.

Autumn Outing  :  Wednesday, 11th November to Trentham Gardens.  More details to follow.

 

News from Cheshire Federation

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

Compiled by Suze

 

Cycling event  :  Tuesday, 18th August from 10.30 am.  Meet at Chester Station, cost £1.  See Suze for more details.

CFWI Archives Open Days  :   Wednesday,  9th September and Thursday, 15th October 2015, 11 am to 2 pm.  The archive team has arranged three days when they will show you round WI House in Chester.  Just drop in.

Dominoes Tournament  :  Monday, 21st September from 7pm at Tarvin Community Centre.  A round robin singles tournament;  please bring your own dominoes.  See Suze for more details.  Closing date 10th September.

Scrabble Tournament  :  Monday, 21st September from 7pm at Tarvin Community Centre.  Two games of 55 minutes each using standard Scrabble rules.  No dictionaries to be used in play.  See Suze for more details.  Closing date 10th September.

County walk  :  Wednesday, 23rd September around Beacon Hill, Frodsham.  Approx. 5 mile walk, partly on the Sandstone Trail.  There are a couple of long steep and short climbs but mostly flat walking, could be muddy, stiles and kissing gates to be negotiated.  To reserve a place please contact Jill Beavan by email on jill.b107@btinternet.com or by phone on 01244 301015 after 13th September.

Inspiring Women Exhibition  :  On until Sunday, 27th September, Knutsford Heritage Centre.  The Knutsford group of WIs has issued an invitation to visit and view the spectacular Knutsford Millenium Tapestry.  For more details see Suze or contact Judith Shirley on 01565 652448, or judithshirley@gmail.com, or Jean Cummins on 01565 633149.  Admission free, closed Mondays.

Polymer clay bead-making and beaded Japanese braiding jewellery day  :  Wednesday, 14th October, 10 am to 4 pm.  Half day of each craft at WI House, 11 Whitefriars, Chester.  Bring packed lunch.  Price £15.  Additional material available to purchase on the day.  Closing date 17th September 2015.  See Suze for tickets.

Fashion, Facts Fizz & Fun  :  Thursday, 22nd October from 7.30pm at the  Winsford Academy.  Join the WI Advisers and Public Affairs Sub-committee for an affectionate tribute to the first century of the WI.  Tickets £10, to include a glass of fizz.  See Suze for tickets, closing date 10th September.

Cathedral Celebration  :  On Wednesday, 18th November at 11 am there will be a service to Celebrate Cheshire Federation’s 95th birthday at Chester Cathedral.  Tickets £3 each – WI members only.  See Suze for more details.  Closing date 19th October 2015.

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College  :  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016.  See Suze for an application form.

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Southport Flower Show  :  Thursday, 20th to Sunday, 23rd August.  Although it is too late for the WI discounted tickets, you can still purchase full price tickets through the organisers’ website, www.southportflowershow.co.uk, or by telephone on 01704 547147.  The show is held at Victoria Park, Southport and this year’s theme is China.

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in

please give the details to any Committee member or email  Sally on sallystelfox@hotmail.com

 

 

The Heatons WI Committee Members:

Angela Britland, President;  Tiff Jordan, Vice-President;

Suze Appleton, Secretary;  Anne Kelly, Treasurer;  Susan Johnson, Fundraising Co-ordinator;

Chris Stables, Craft Co-ordinator;  Sally Stelfox, Publicity and Newsletter

 

Contact details for Suze:  suzeapple@yahoo.co.uk/0161 431 7696/07769 298079


JULY 2015

A NOTE FROM ANGELA

 

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Cheshire Show. 

We won the Kandy Trophy for the second year running, with a massive 57 points!  Well done, everyone!

 

I would like to thank Tiff for chairing the meeting this month. 

The meeting is less than 48 hours before my son’s wedding so I may be a little pre-occupied!

 

Have a great July Meeting, when our guest speaker will be our very own Suze.

 

Best wishes,

 

Angela

 

Notices

 

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, 16th July

 

July’s talk will be by our own member, Suze Appleton, on “Elizabeth Raffald – The Experienced English Housekeeper”, Manchester’s 18th Century Celebrity Chef. 

 

The monthly competition will be a poem on the subject of food.  There will be no trading table this month.

 

We will be holding a swishing event for accessories – hats, scarves and jewellery.  For those members who haven’t attended a swishing event before, this is a chance to exchange your pre-loved accessories for someone else’s – a great opportunity to ring the changes to your wardrobe before your summer holidays. 

 

  • If you bring one item to the swish, you are entitled to take one item home, two items to the swish and two items home, etc.  Those members who bring along items will be allowed to choose their new accessories first.
  • If you don’t want to bring anything along, but find the item that will complete your summer outfit, you can make a “purchase” for a minimum price of £1 per item.  All the money raised will go to our own funds.
  • If the item you brought to the swish isn’t exchanged or sold (unless you want to take it home with you) it will be donated to charity.

 

Door duty:  Shirley Sharp;  Raffle:  Linda McDowell.  Cakes Rota:  Kate Johnson and Anne Kelly

Could we ask that the ladies who are on door and raffle duty arrive at the Moor Club by 7 pm, please? 

 

We look forward to welcoming you to July’s meeting. 

 

The Moor Club it is situated on Heaton Moor Road, opposite Boots Chemist, on the ground floor of the building, accessed by the middle front door.  We meet from 7.30 pm with a 7.45 pm start.  We pay 50p on the door and separately for our own tea or coffee – don’t forget your mug.  A full bar service will be available during the tea break.

 

President’s Brunch – Saturday, 18th July

 

We will meet for the President’s Bunch at The Elizabethan, Heaton Moor Road, from 10.30 am in the window seats at the front of the building.  The Elizabethan is adjacent to the Moor Club. 

 

Cheshire Show Winners 2015

 

For the second year running we were awarded the Kandy Trophy for the most points won by a WI formed since 2015.   Thank you and well done to everyone who took part.  We had 47 individual entries and one combined entry, out of a membership of 58 and scored a massive 57 points.

 

For the first time in our history, one of our members received full marks for her entry.  Congratulations to Anne Kelly for achieving this with her beautiful patchwork bag.

 


Third prize winners

 

Class 1b – Individual beginners craft

Moira Hewitt

Linda McDowell

Kate Young

 

Class 2b – A cake of your choice

Sheila Booth

 

Class 4 – Individual floral art

Joan Quinland

 

Class 5a – Individual craft

Esther Platt

Carole Whitehurst

 

Class 6 – Individual photography

Sally Stelfox
Highly Commended

 

Class 1a – Individual beginners preserve or fruit curd

Carolyn Rowe

 

Class 1b – Individual beginners

craft item

Esther Platt

 

Class 5a – Individual craft

Janet Lewis

Linda McDowell

Brenda Nichols

Sally Stelfox

 


Commended

 

Class 5b – Fabric craft

Suze Appleton

 

Class 5c – Yarn craft

Tiff Jordan

 

Class 6 – Individual photography

Tiff Jordan

 

Class 10 – Combined Co-operative

Angela Britland, Tiff Jordan, Anne Kelly, Lindsey Loughtman, Pat McGurk, Chris Stables


 

June Meeting Report                                                                                                                                               by Sue Johnson

 

Tiff explained that as part of the WI's initiative to encourage members to tweet she had entered her tweet address into a draw and she had been chosen to cover the week commencing 15th June. Tiff further explained that she would be taking a number of photos during the course of the evening and sending them to her twitter account.  Tiff was asked 'what is tweeting' and after her explanation a number of members smiled and said “we don't know what it is exactly, but please feel free to take photos and tweet away”!

Our guest speaker Dalton Booth gave an insightful presentation in to his work in Cambodia.  The presentation was in three parts, the first being a photographic introduction of Cambodia including some stunning photos of the country; the second part was about the population of Cambodia and their lifestyle and this, in part, was central to the reasons why Dalton spends so much time there in his volunteer capacity as recently retired orthopaedic surgeon.  The third part of his talk was about the ongoing projects he is involved with and one of these projects is a silk workshop making goods for export.

Dalton explained Cambodians are relatively new to driving; not only that, but they do not wear any safety gear, nor do they follow safety guidelines concerning the numbers of passengers they should carry, either on motor bikes or in tut tuts, so this potentially lethal combination amounts to many Cambodians experiencing severe injuries when they are involved in road traffic accidents.  In addition to these injuries, polio and children born with club feet are still real issues for Cambodians so Dalton and his network of volunteers work tirelessly to support the villagers and their families.

At the end of his presentation Dalton said he had brought a number of silk items for sale and he explained that all profits would go back directly to the workshop he and his volunteer friends were supporting.  The items on sale were extremely well received by members and Dalton emailed Angela the following day to thank the membership for their generosity.

 

June Meeting Competition Results

 

June’s competition was the best home-decorated pair of sunglasses.  1st place:  Sue Johnson, 2nd place:  Chris Stables and 3rd place:  Angela Britland.

 

June Meeting Finance

 

New membership £27, Refreshments £25, Raffle £35, Trading table £4.96, ACCW 49p, Foreign coins – yet to be converted into sterling.

 

ACCW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)

 

Donations of small change and postage stamps are collected at each monthly meeting at the sign-in desk.  Stamps, UK or foreign, should have at least 1cm of envelope still around them.  Details of ACCW’s work can be found www.acww.org.uk.

 

Foreign Coins

 

Don’t forget to bring any foreign coins you may have to our monthly meetings to be changed into sterling for our benefit.

 

OUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

 

The Cheshire Federation’s 95th Birthday and Centenary Celebrations

 

The heavy rain we drove through to reach Gawsworth Hall cleared up just as we arrived for the birthday celebrations.  About twenty members of The Heatons WI enjoyed their picnics before being entertained by the Woodford WI Choir, Kelsall WI  and members of the Cheshire Federation Board of Trustees.  Birthday cake and bucks fizz added to the festivities and it was a real treat to be able to wander through Gawsworth Hall and gardens.  The banners made by the Cheshire WIs were displayed in the marquee, where ours really stood out from the rest!  A thoroughly nice way to spend a day.

 

The Heatons WI Centenary Event – Yarn Storming Information and Timetable                                                           by Chris Stables  

 

The yarn storming team recently had a rehearsal with the collection of knitted and crocheted items that we will be installing in Heaton Moor Park and they looked very good.  

Installation - For those of you who have kindly offered to help with the installation, we will meet at the centre of Heaton Moor Park at 10.30 am on Saturday 11th July. We will be sewing the items in place with wool or twine, which will be provided. Please bring some smallish scissors on a lanyard and a large-eye needle, blunt if possible. We will work in pairs and I hope we should be finished in about an hour but it's hard to tell how long it will take! 

 

Picnic and Opening Ceremony - On Sunday 12th July, around 12.00 mid-day, we begin our celebration with a Heatons WI friends and family picnic in the area next to the tennis courts.  Please bring your friends, your picnic (as posh as you like!) and a picnic blanket or folding chairs for your own comfort.  We have been asked to take away any rubbish, as the bins in the park might not be sufficient. 

 

At 2.00pm, local celebrity comedian, Justin Moorhouse will perform the opening ceremony and the Friends of Heaton Moor Park have kindly agreed to provide refreshments from the Pavilion. Let's hope for great weather and a very enjoyable day!

 

Cakes and Crafts  -  Please take your cakes and crafts to Sue Johnson's house on Saturday evening, 11th July between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm or to Anne Kelly’s house on the Sunday morning, 12th July, between 9.30 am and 10.00 am.  Please remember that all cakes must be wrapped in clear film and MUST include a list of ingredients. 

 

Centenary Scrapbook

 

We still need volunteers to make up a scrapbook page for our memento of the centenary year for the months of August and December.  If you would like to help to create a page for the scrapbook, please speak to Suze.  Advice and support can be provided.

 

Afternoon Tea at Chancellors

 

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey on 16th September 1915.  To mark the 100th anniversary of this meeting we are planning an afternoon tea at Chancellors, Fallowfield on Wednesday, 16th September 2015.  Cost £7.95 per person.  A sign-up sheet is available at monthly meetings.

 

Centenary Photograph

 

On the 18th September at our monthly meeting we plan to have a group photograph taken to commemorate this special year.  

 

Craft Fair

 

A date for your diary:  Saturday, 31st October, 10 am to 3 pm at St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor Road.  This event will be one of our main fundraising events of the year (along with the yarn storming).  All profits from the cake and craft stall at the fair will be for our use.  If you have any good ideas as to how we can make this “the table not to miss” at the fair, please have a word with a Committee member.

 

JULY/AUGUST CALENDAR   compiled by Suze

 

Thursday, 16th July

7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Monthly Meeting

“Elizabeth Raffald – The Experienced English Housekeeper”

Talk by Suze Appleton about Manchester’s 18th Century Celebrity Chef

Competition:  A poem on the subject of food

Event:  Accessories Swish – hats, scarves, jewellery

Door duty:  Shirley Sharp;  Raffle:  Linda McDowell 

Cakes Rota:  Kate Johnson and Anne Kelly

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

Saturday, 18th July

10.30 am


President’s Brunch

A chance to chat over a nice coffee and maybe a bacon butty.  Meet in the front window seats.

The Elizabethan

Heaton Moor Road

 

Monday, 20th July

7.30 pm

Book Club

 

Hosted by

Barbara Humpage

Thursday, 23rd July

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Wednesday, 5th August

7 pm

Monthly Meal

Organised by Kate J.  Sign-up sheet at the monthly meeting.

The Heaton’s Tandoori,

Shaw Road

Thursday, 6th August

7.30 pm

Thursday Book Club

Open to new members.  See Chris Stables or email Suze.

Hosted by Chris S.

Thursday, 13th August

7.30 pm

Creative Crafts Group

Sewing, knitting, crochet, crafting and chatting.

St. John’s Community Centre, Heaton Mersey

Thursday, 20th August

 7.30 pm

Monthly Meeting

“The Secrets of Handwriting” by Susan Ord

Competitions:  Make and write a postcard to a friend.

Door duty:  Karen Catchpole;  Raffle:  Barbara Davies

Cakes Rota:  Sheila Booth, Sue Chambers, Suze Appleton

The Moor Club,

Heaton Moor Road

 

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in July.

 

Members’ Notice Board

 

Things to buy or sell?  Events you want to publicise? 

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter,

See Sally or email:  info@theheatonswi.com

 

LOCAL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

See Suze or Sally or email info@theheatonswi.com if you would like more information on the following events:

 

An Invitation from Adlington WI – Life as a Tiller Girl

 

As part of their Centenary celebrations, we have been invited to a “mini” group meeting on Friday 10th July, 7.00 for 7.30pm, at Adlington Village Hall, SK10 4LF.  Carole Ward will regale us with tales of her “Life as a Tiller Girl”.  Light refreshments and raffle.  Tickets £1.00 each. 

 

An invitation from the Social Lites WI – The History Wardrobe:   A Dress for Every Decade

 

On Tuesday, 14th July, The Social Lites WI, Urmston are holding “A Dress for Every Decade” event, as part of their Centenary celebrations – it’s guaranteed to be a lively event!  Details can be found at https://socialliteswi.wordpress.com or book through Eventbrite.

 

An invitation from Didsbury WI – Centenary Fair, Harrogate

 

Didsbury WI have organised coach transport to the Centennial Fair at Harrogate on Saturday, 5th September and have asked if any of our members would like to join them.  The coach will depart from East Didsbury tram stop, at 9 am.  The cost of the coach is £15 per person and entry tickets for the show need to be purchased separately (go to www.thewishow.com/ for more details).  Seat numbers are limited. 

 

An invitation from Cheadle and Gatley WI – Little Black Dress

 

On Friday, 19th September, from 7 pm, and at just £5 a ticket including a welcome drink on arrival, Cheadle and Gatley WI have invited us to “a fab event you won't want to miss!”. 

 

NEWS FROM OUR NE CHESHIRE REP

Linda McDowell

 

Summer Evening Walk  :  Wednesday, 15th July.  Meet at the Legh Arms, London Road, Adlington at 7.00pm, followed by supper at the Legh Arms at approximately 8.30 pm.

 

Autumn Walk  :  Friday, 25th September.  Route to be decided.

 

Centenary Dinner  :  NEC's Centenary celebration on Wednesday, 21st October.  7.00 pm at Woodford Community Centre.  Two course dinner with coffee – bring your own drinks.  Cabaret speaker and entertainer, Neil Hurst.  Complimentary raffle.   Ten tickets are available for this event (and a sign-up sheet as members need to choose their main course and dessert).  See Linda for more information.

 

Autumn Outing  :  Wednesday, 11th November to Trentham Gardens.  More details to follow.

 

News from cheshire

CFWI - WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ.  Tel. 01244 347462; info@cheshirewi.org.uk

compiled by Suze

See Suze or Sally or mail info@theheatonswi.com for more information.

 

WI Diaries  :  Please see Suze if you would like to order a diary for 2016.  £3.80 each.  Closing date for orders is 17th July 2015. 

 

CFWI Archives Open Days  :   Tuesday, 14th July, Wednesday,  9th September and Thursday, 15th October 2015, all 11 am to 2 pm.  The archive team has arranged three days when they will show you round WI House in Chester.  Just drop in.

 

CFWI Open Day at Bishop’s House  Wednesday, 22nd July.  Coffee morning from 11 am – 1 pm or afternoon tea from 2 – 4 pm, at Bishop’s House, Abbey Square, Chester,by kind permission of Elizabeth Foster.  Tickets £5 each.  See Suze for tickets.  Closing date 26th June 2015. There will be a raffle, bottle tombola and music sessions by Zentangle at both events. 

 

County Walk  :  Tuesday, 28th July, Eastham Ferry, 6.5 mile flat walk.  Bring a packed lunch. 

 

Nantwich & South Cheshire Show  :  Wednesday, 29th July. 

 

Inspiring Women Exhibition  :  Tuesday, 4th August until Sunday, 27th September, Knutsford Heritage Centre.  The Knutsford group of WIs has issued an invitation to visit and view the spectacular Knutsford Millenium Tapestry.  Admission free, closed Mondays.

 

County Walk  :  Thursday, 6th August, Lower and Over Peover.  A 7.5 mile walk on field, track, woods and country lanes is planned.  Mostly flat walking but it could be muddy and stiles and kissing gates need to be negotiated.  No toilets available.  Bring a packed lunch. 

 

Dominoes Tournament  :  Monday, 21st September from 7pm at Tarvin Community Centre.  A round robin singles tournament;  please bring your own dominoes.  Closing date 10th September.

 

Scrabble Tournament  :  Monday, 21st September from 7pm at Tarvin Community Centre.  Two games of 55 minutes each using standard Scrabble rules.  No dictionaries to be used in play.  Closing date 10th September.

 

Autumn Meeting  :  Tuesday, 6th October from 11 am to 3 pm.  Winsford Lifestyle.  Speaker:  Anne Diamond.  Tickets £12 each.  Closing date 13th August.

 

Polymer clay bead-making and beaded Japanese braiding jewellery day  :  Wednesday, 14th October, 10 am to 4 pm.  Half day of each craft at WI House, 11 Whitefriars, Chester.  Bring packed lunch.  Price £15.  Additional material available to purchase on the day.  Closing date 17th September 2015. 

 

Fashion, Facts Fizz & Fun  :  Thursday, 22nd October from 7.30pm at the  Winsford Academy.  Join the WI Advisers and Public Affairs Subcommittee for an affectionate tribute to the first century of the WI.  Tickets £10, to include a glass of fizz.  Closing date 10th September.

 

Cheshire Federation visit to Denman College  :  Advance notice – 22nd to 24th July 2016. 

 

NFWI NEWS

See Suze or Sally or mail info@theheatonswi.com for more information.

 

NFWI Open Days  :  Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th November 2015, 11 am to 1.15 pm and 2 pm to 4.15 pm.  A chance to visit the London headquarters of the WI, find out about the work and tour the building.   Closing date 31st July 2015.

 

OTHER EVENTS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

“Mahoot – The Great Elephant Walk” Charity Screening  :  Friday, 10th July at 7.30pm, Stockport Plaza.

This event is to raise money for Community Action Nepal following the recent earthquake.  You read more about CAN at www.canepal.org.uk Tickets for the screening are available from the Plaza box office or go to www.stockportplaza.co.uk.

 

Southport Flower Show  :  Thursday, 20th to Sunday, 23rd August.  The organisers of the Southport Flower Show have kindly offered WI members a discount on tickets.  Tickets cost £15 each through their website, www.southportflowershow.co.uk, with no booking fee.  Tickets booked through their office, telephone number 01704 547147, carry a £1 fee for P&P per order.  Please quote the code “WI” when booking to receive the discount.  This offer will end on 30th June.  The show is held at Victoria Park, Southport and this year’s theme is China.

 

If you know of any local events other members might be interested in

please give the details to any Committee member or email info@theheatonswi.com

 

The Heatons WI Committee Members:

Angela Britland, President;  Tiff Jordan, Vice-President;

Suze Appleton, Secretary;  Anne Kelly, Treasurer;  Susan Johnson, Fundraising Co-ordinator;

Chris Stables, Craft Co-ordinator;  Sally Stelfox, Publicity and Newsletter