July 2023

 “Let July bring nothing but positive vibes and good memories”.


 A Message from Kate

Our 15th birthday party was another successful social evening with a disco and quiz and lots of laughter. Another triumph for our programme team, so thank you again.

The entries for the Cheshire show were collected at the meeting and I would like to say a big thank you to Sally for organising this. Our members did very well with lots of certificates presented. We hope that the entries will be displayed at the next meeting so you can see the amazing talent of our members. 

Thank you too to Linda, Sally and Ann for co-ordinating the knitting in the park on what was a challenging day weather wise.

Those of you at the meeting will have heard the good news that Karen has volunteered to take over the role of secretary after the annual meeting. She is carrying on as our NECG representative, but not as social secretary. We discussed this at committee and would like to suggest that we have a social events team who could take it in turns to organise various events. So if you would like to be involved with that team please let either me or one of the other committee members know. If you would like more details then Karen can provide these.

Looking forward to seeing you at our July meeting


Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members celebrating their birthdays in July

Ann Marshall, Chris T, Liz B, Pat F, Kate W.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 20th July


Speaker-“Anyone who had a heart”. Sarah Taylor, a cardiac nurse, will speak to us about preventing heart attacks in women.

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Raffle-This month is the NFWI raffle. Tickets will be £1 each. We will not have our own raffle.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Barbara D.   Raffle-Perveen, Pat M.    Refreshments-Carolyn, Moira   

Meet & Greet-Anna, Ann L.

We would be grateful if those of you on meeting duties please arrive by 7.15pm. Thank you.

Trading Table-Lindsey will be selling items at the meeting to raise funds for her trip to Korea for the World Scout Jamboree.

June Meeting Report-Attendance: Members-34    Zoom-0   Visitors-1   Income: Visitors:£5   Raffle:£40 Cakes:£1.50 

August Competition-None

Heatons WI News

Register-In order to ensure the safety of all members if you leave the monthly meeting early please let Linda McD. know so that it can be recorded on the register. It means that, should we have to evacuate the building, we know who exactly is still there. In Linda’s absence please tell Sally.

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt Competition-WIs are asked to enter photographs in ten categories. One entry per WI. Please submit your entry by 10th August to heatonswisec@outlook.com. The committee will coordinate the entries prior to submission. Please note you can enter a photograph into as many categories as you want. See the attachment for details.

WhatsApp Groups-Our ‘Swap, Buy, Sell, Give’ group has another category added to it-borrow. If you need to borrow something, such as a gazebo or some outdoor chairs for example, please use the WhatsApp page and hopefully somebody will be able to help you.

Instagram-As well as our Facebook and Twitter pages we are now on Instagram. You can find us at the.heatonswi

Duties at meetings-We still have a number of gaps for duties at meetings. We ideally need two members for the raffle and two for meet and greet.

Reminder-The bar at the Sports Club is card only.

Tea and Coffee-Available from the bar.

Heatons WI Events

Saturday, 12th August-President’s coffee morning at the Heaton Pub, Didsbury Road at 11.00am. Please use the rear entrance.

Wednesday, 13th December-Christmas Meal at Houldsworth Golf Club, Reddish, 7.30pm. The cost will be £25 with a non-refundable deposit of £10 to be paid at the August or September meeting and the balance by the October meeting. Details of the menu and a signup sheet will be available at this month’s meeting.

North East Cheshire Group News

If anybody is interested in any NEC Group activities please contact Karen

Wednesday, 4th October-Autumn meeting. The speaker will be Judith Holder, comedy writer and TV producer who originated Grumpy Old Women. More details to follow.

New Officers-The NECG officers will be standing down next year so they are looking for volunteers to take on the roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in any of these positions please see Karen,

The Facebook page of NEC group can be found at NECG of WIs. It has useful information about what NECG and other groups in our area are doing.

Cheshire Federation News

If anybody is interested in any Cheshire Federation activities please contact Angela

Membership Survey-CFWI is holding a short survey regarding some possible changes. This will take place at this month’s meeting.

CFWI Virtual WI-If anyone is interested in joining, as a dual member, or has a friend who would be interested in finding out more, please contact Angela B.

Wednesday, 26th July-Literary Lunch at Hartford Golf Club. The speaker is Sally-Ann Martyn, Cheshire based author of “The Clinic”. The cost is £30 which includes a two course lunch.

Friday, 8th September-Visit to Chester. There will be a short boat trip, time to explore the city and a light lunch at Whitefriars. Tickets are £15.

Wednesday, 13th September-“Everybody’s Talking about Jamie” at the Lowry Theatre”, Salford. Tickets are priced at £36 for a centre stall seat.

Member’s Notice Board

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter, or know of any local events other members may be interested in please send details to Linda

Save the date!-September 14th, 5.30-7.30, at Station South in Levenshulme, there will be a short event to celebrate Women Trailblazers of Greater Manchester, unveiling a banner of names sewn by a group of local women. Also on display will be a set of bunting used at this year's International Women's Day in Manchester. The women chosen for these projects were taken from the nominees for Manchester's first female statue since Queen Victoria. Tickets will be allocated through Eventbrite, more details next month.

St Martin’s Foodbank-1st Wednesday of the month. Please drop off at Kate J’s house, 12 Alexandra Rd, SK4 2QE. There will be a box for donations on the drive if the weather is dry or in the porch if wet, from 10am until the evening. They need tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, tinned steamed puddings, custard, UHT/long life milk, tinned coconut milk, treats e.g. individually wrapped chocolate biscuits, size 5 nappies and shampoo.


RNIB Stamp Collection-Shirley Shaw is collecting used postage stamps for the RNIB. She will bring boxes to WI meetings for members to put their used postage stamps in. You will need to separate UK mainland from the rest of the world, including Isle of Man, Jersey etc. Shirley will collect and send them to the RNIB, who get £20 per kilo.

B&Q is recycling plastic plant pots, small electrical items, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

Superdrug Pharmacy at the top of Merseyway Shopping precinct is collecting empty medicine blister packs.